Fathima Wakeel, PhD
Fathima Wakeel, PhD

Assistant Professor
Clinical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Care, and Health Care System Administration
Phone: (231) 591-3137
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Public Health, Community Health Sciences, Psychology
  • Certificate, Postdoctoral Training, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Disparities Research Scholars Program
  • Certificate, Postdoctoral Training, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, AHRQ Health Services Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • MPH, University of South Florida (USF), Public Health, Maternal and Child Health
  • BA, University of South Florida (USF), Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences, Chemistry

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Fellowship, Health Disparities Research Scholars Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madison, WI, United States
  • Fellowship, AHRQ Health Services Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, United States

Biography

Dr. Wakeel is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Ferris State University’s College of Health Professions. She received her PhD in Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a major in Community Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. She completed both her Masters of Public Health (MPH) and her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of South Florida (USF). Her postdoctoral training includes the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Services Research and Healthcare Quality Improvement Program Fellowship and the Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) Program Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Wakeel’s academic and research training has focused primarily on racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in maternal and child health and women’s mental health.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Journal Article
    Njoku, A., Wakeel, F. (2018). "Infusing Health Disparities Awareness Into Public Health Curricula at A Rural Midwestern University," Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. pp. 1-8. Sage Publications. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2373379918786746?journalCode=phpa
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Picard, A., Hill, A., Quilitzsch, A., Wakeel, F. (2017). "American Cancer Society Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative," Student Health 101. Big Rapids, MI: Ferris State University. https://ferris.readsh101.com/1017-tobacco-free-campus/
  • Journal Article
    Njoku, A., Wakeel, F., Reger, M., Jadhav, E., Rowan, J. (2017). "Developing a Learner-Centered Curriculum for a Rural Public Health Program," International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 29 (3). International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning. (http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/past2.cfm?v=29&i=3
  • Conference Proceeding
    Wakeel, F. (2016). "Assessment by Design," Learning Insights.
  • Journal Article
    Witt, W. P., Mandell, K., Cheng, E. R., Wisk, L. E., Chatterjee, D., Wakeel, F., Park, H., Zarak, D. (2016). "Infant Birth Weight: The Role of Preconception Stressful Life Events and Substance Use," Archives of Women's Mental Health.
  • Journal Article
    Chao, S. M., Wakeel, F., Nazinyan, Y., Sun, S. (2016). "Do Preconception Health Behaviors and Conditions Differ by Level of Acculturation?: Findings from the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Study," Maternal and Child Health Journal. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4794372/
  • Journal Article
    Cheng, E. R., Park, H., Wisk, L. E., Mandell, K., Wakeel, F., Litzelman, K., Chatterjee, D., Witt, W. P. (2015). "Examining the link between women’s exposure to stressful life events prior to conception and infant and toddler health: the role of birth weight," Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
  • Journal Article
    Witt, W. P., Mandell, K., Cheng, E. R., Wisk, L. E., Chatterjee, D., Wakeel, F., Park, H., Zarak, D. (2015). "Predictors of Alcohol and Tobacco Use Prior to and During Pregnancy in the US: The Role of Maternal Stressors," Archives of Women's Mental Health. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25449635
  • Journal Article
    Witt, W. P., Wisk, L. E., Cheng, E. R., Mandell, K., Chatterjee, D., Wakeel, F., Godecker, A. L. (2015). "Determinants of Caesarean Delivery in the US: A Lifecourse Approach," Maternal and Child Health Journal. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24770955
  • Journal Article
    Chao, S. M., Wakeel, F., Herman, D., Higgins, C., Shi, L., Chow, J., Sun, S., Lu, M. C. (2014). "The 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby Study: A Multilevel, Population-Based Study of Maternal and Infant Health in Los Angeles County," Advances in Preventive Medicine. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10.1155%2F2014%2F293648

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Orientation for DNP Students, "The IRB: Process: It Seems Easy Enough, But," CHP School of Nursing, FLITE 110, (August 27, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Peterson, A., Rowan, J. A., Mahdi, G., Kavanaugh, A., Student Success Summit, "Social and Emotional Learning: What is it? Why does it matter? How might it be addressed," Retention and Student Success, Big Rapids, MI, (May 8, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Public Health Information session for Wexford-Missaukee CTC, "What is Public Health," CHP, VFS 325, (April 25, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., PUBH 310: Public Health Services in Rural Populations, "Maternal and Child (MCH) and Mental Health in Rural Areas," (March 22, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Public Health Information session for MOISD Students, "What is Public Health," CHP, VFS 420, (March 19, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Honors Program Lunch and Learn Presentation, "What is Public Health," Honors Program FSU, PIC 142, (February 8, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Fadayomi, O., Mahdi, G., Classroom Community and Climate, "Social Capital and Intercultural Communication," FCTL, (March 17, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Public Health Information session for West Catholic High School, "What is Public Health," CHP, VFS 325, (April 25, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Health Care Management Association (HCMA) RSO meeting, "HCMA Guest Presentation," HCMA, VFS 103, (March 21, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Honors Program Lunch and Learn Presentation, "What is Public Health," Honors Program FSU, PIC 142, (October 17, 2017).