School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733
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M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Suha AL-OBalli Kridli, PhD, RN

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Associate Professor 
2004 Human Health Building 
Phone: (248) 364-8773
kridli@oakland.edu

Dr. Kridli is an active researcher in the area health beliefs and practices of the Middle Eastern population with a focus on diabetes and childhood obesity. She was recently funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan to conduct an intervention study, in Dearborn, titled “Prevention Program to Reduce Falls in Older Arab American”. She is especially interested in the international aspect of nursing such as conducting international research in Jordan and Qatar, and serving on international Ph.D. dissertations. Dr. Kridli teaches research at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as diversity and vulnerable populations courses.

 

Education

  • PhD in Nursing – University of Missouri-Columbia
  • MSN in Childbearing/Childrearing – University of Missouri-Columbia
  • BSN – University of Jordan-Amman

 

Research Area Interests

  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • Middle Eastern Health Beliefs and Practices 
  • Diabetes 
  • Fall Prevention

 

Publications

  • S., and Austin, H. (2019). Factors influencing women’s decisions to getting tested for BRCA mutation.Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 9(3), 33-40.
  • L., and Kridli, S. (2019).Cultural Sensitivity of a Community-Based Falls Prevention Program Targeting Older Arab American. Open Journal of Nursing, 8(1).
  • D, Penprase, B, & Kridli, S. (2018). Risk factors for Frequent users of the Emergency Department Among Adults Age 55 and Older. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(10), 96-101.
  • Shaheen,A., Nassar,O., Khalaf, I, Kridli, S., Jarrah, S., & Halasa, S. (2018). The Effectiveness of Age-Appropriate Pre-Operative Information Session on the Anxiety Level of School-Age Children Undergoing Elective Surgery in Jordan. International Journal of Nursing Practice. In press.
  • Kridli, S, Jaber, L, Yung-Wen, L, Bates, A., & Jilian, M., (2017). Improving Health Behaviors of Arab American Youth. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(7), 119-128.
  • Mandya, J., & Kridli, S. (2015). Childhood overweight and obesity in Qatar. Avicenna, 2014, Refereed Journal.
  • Kridli, S. (2015). Childhood Obesity and Arab American Youth. Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health (editorial), 2(2), e110.
  • Johnson, M., Richardson, K., & Kridli, S. (2014). Disparities in Pain Management in the Emergency Department: An integrative Review. Open Journal of Nursing, 4, 608-619.
  • Pryor, C., Kintz, T., Shemami, H., & Kridli, S. (2014). Nursing Interventions to Promote Smoking Cessation during Pregnancy: An Integrative Review. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(9), 77-90.
  • Fisher, K. & Kridli, S. (2014). The Role of Motivation and Self-Efficacy on the Performance of Health Promotion Behaviors in the Overweight or Obese Middle-Aged American Female. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20, 327-335.
  • Bauce, K, Kridli, S., & Fitzpatrick (2013). Cultural Competence and Psychological Empowerment Among Acute Care Nurses. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 4(2), 27-38.
  • Kridli, S., Ilori, O. & Verriest, H. (2013). Health Beliefs and Practice of Qatari Women: Pregnancy and childbirth. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(2), 1-10.
  • Kridli, S., Ilori, O. & Goeth, J. (2012). Health Beliefs and Practice of Qatari Women: A Qualitative Study. Avicenna, 1, 1-23.
  • Rhodes, D., Kridli, S., & Penprase, B. (2011). Understanding Overweight Adolescents Using the Theory of Planned Behavior. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 17(6), 562-570.
  • Kridli, S., Kondziolka, V., & Burkland, K. (2011). Community and School Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: A Literature Review. Dirasat, 38(1), 85-99.
  • Pittman, S., & Kridli, S. (2011). Music Intervention and Preoperative Anxiety An Integrative Review. International Nursing Review, 58(2), 157-163.
  • Kridli, S. (2011). Health Beliefs and Practices of Muslim Women during Ramadan. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 36(4), 216-223.
  • Zenzen, W., & Kridli, S. (2009). An Integrative Review of School Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 23(4), 242-258.
  • Kridli, S., Herman, W., Brown, M., Fakhouri, H., & Jaber, L. (2006). The Epidemiology of Diabetes and Its Risk Factors Among Chaldean Americans. Ethnicity and Disease, 16, 351-356.
  • Kridli, S., & Newton, S. (2004). Jordanian Married Muslim Women’s Intention to Use Oral Contraceptives. International Nursing Review, 52(2), 109-114.
  • Kridli, S., & Schott-Baer, D. (2004). Jordanian Muslim Women’s Intention to Use Oral Contraceptives. Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice, 18(4), 345-356.
  • Kridli, S., & Libbus, K. (2002). Establishing reliability and validity of an instrument measuring contraceptive beliefs. Women’s Health International, 23(8), 870-881.
  • Kridli, S. (2002). Women’s Health Care Beliefs and Practices of Arab Americans. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 27(3), 17-182.
  • Kridli, S., & Libbus, K. (2001). Contraception in Jordan: a cultural and religious perspective. International Nursing Review, 48 (3): 144-151.
  • Libbus, K., & Kridli, S. (1997). Contraceptive decision making in a sample of Jordanian Muslim women: Delineating salient beliefs. Health Care for Women International, 18(1), 85-94.
  • Research Funding
    • Yao, L., & Kridli, S. (2017). Prevention Program to Reduce Falls in Older Arab American. BCBS Community Health Matching Fund. (Funded $25,000). Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.
    • Kridli, S., & Jaber, L. (2014). Improving Health Behaviors of Arab American Youth. (Funded $72,921.00). Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.
    • Kridli, S. (2013). Global Health Course. e-learning and Instructional Support. Online Course Development Stipend. (Funded $750). Oakland University.
    • Dallo, F., & Kridli, S. (2011). Church Health Fairs: A Strategy to improve Wellness and Health Promotion in the Chaldean American Community. SHS/SON Collaborative Research Award (Funded $2,250). Oakland University.
    • Kridli, S., Jaber, L., Herman, W., & Brown, M. (2000). The epidemiology of Diabetes and its risk factors among Arab/Chaldean Americans. (Funded $2000). Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Inc.
    • Kridli, S., Jaber, L., Herman, W., & Brown, M. (2000). The epidemiology of Diabetes and its risk factors among Arab/Chaldean Americans. (Funded $146, 535). Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.
    • Kridli, S. (1999). Jordanian women’s intentions to use oral contraceptives (Funded $1000). Oakland University.
    • Kulwicki, A., & Kridli, S. (1999). Health Perceptions of Arab Muslim, Christian, Chaldean and Armenian women in the Metropolitan Area of Detroit (Funded $8000). Oakland University. School of Nursing.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Arab Nurses Association 
  • Michigan Board of Nursing
  • Midwest Nursing Research Study
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing