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Eman Abu Sabbah

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1979
  • Age: 42
  • Curriculum vitae :


Personal Information

Eman Abu SabbahName
Jordan, July 1979Place and date of birth
School of NursingFaculty
Maternal & child health departmentDepartment


DateUniversity of donor rankSpecializationQualification
June 2015The State University of  New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USANursingPhD
July 2005School of Nursing, The University of Jordan, Amman, JordanClinical NursingM.Sc.                          
July 2001School of Nursing, The University of JordanGeneral Nursing                                             B.Sc.                          

Specialization and domain of interest

Women’s and child healthSpecialization
Domestic violence, reproductive health, family health, critical care, sleep disorders among cancer survivor
Domain of interest

Title and abstract of the doctoral thesis (within 150 words)

Factors associated with screening for intimate partner violence by health care providers in Jordan.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women has been identified as a global public health problem with the profound impacts on the women's health. Screening for IPV is advocated for early identification and intervention with suspected victims. However, the information about Jordanian healthcare providers (HCPs') screening practices for IPV is limited. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate Jordanian HCPs' screening behaviors for IPV as well as the personal, professional, and institutional factors associated with screening. Data were collected by stratified quota sampling from 139 HCPs (physicians and nurses) working in hospitals and healthcare centers of two major cities in Jordan. HCPs screen for IPV more frequently when there is evidence of injury compared to other clinical conditions. Physicians perceived that they had more knowledge about IPV and self-efficacy, and were less resistant to screening than were the nurses in this study.

Career Experience

DatePlace of workJob Title
07/2015- presentSchool of Nursing, The University of Jordan 
Assistant professor
09/2010-2015                                                    School of Nursing, The State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA.
Research Assistant.

9/2005-02/2009                                                       Aqaba University College, Al-Balqa'a Applied University, Aqaba, JordanLecturer
10/2003- 08/2005                                                    School of Nursing, The University of Jordan
     Clinical Instructor.
10/ 2001-09/ 2005                                                   Pediatric Oncology Department, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan.
    Maternity Department, Alkhalidi Hospital
Registered Nurse.

Administrative works and committees

Date Administrative work and committee

Sep2020-presentScientific research committee/Chair
Jan 2020-presentSupervisory Committee of the Legal Nursing and Midwifery Exam/ Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing Committee/member
 Jordanian Nurses’ council  
Dec2018- Dec2019Health promotion youth friendly clinic/ The University of Jordan/ member
Jan 2018- presentHead of Maternal Health Nursing sections/ School of nursing
Sep 2015- Aug2020Scientific research committee/member
Sep 2015- Sep 2016Students' guidance & counselling committee/member

Recent Publications within last five years

Research title, Publisher, DateName of researcher
Traditional methods for managing illness in newborns and infants in an Arab-society. International Nursing Review, 2019
Arabiat, D; Whitehead, L; AL Jabery, M; Towell-Barnard, A; Shields, L; & Abu Sabbah, E.
Feasibility Testing of a Self-Management Program Book to Improve Adherence to PAP in Persons Newly Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea
Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 2018.Dickerson, S., Jungquist, C., TenBrock, E., Aquilina A.,  Smith, P; Abu Sabbah, E., Alameri, R., & Dean, G.
Understanding intimate partner violence in Jordan: Application of the Ecological Model. 
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 2016.Abu Sabbah, E., Chang, Y., & Campbell-Heider, N.
Sleeping with the Enemy: Sleep and Quality of Life in Patients with Lung Cancer. 
Cancer Nursing, 2015.Dean, G., Abu Sabbah, E., Yingrengreung, S., Ziegler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L., & Dickerson, S. 
Experiences of patients with advanced lung cancer: Being resigned to sleep-wake disturbances while maintaining hope for optimal treatment outcomes. Cancer Nursing, 2015.Dickerson,S., Abu Sabbah, E., Gothard, S., Zeigler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L., & Dean, G.

Sleep is not a priority when living my life after a diagnosis of Lung Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 2012.Dickerson,S., Abu Sabbah, E., Ziegler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L.M., & Dean, G. 
A Narrative Review of the Research on Spousal Violence Against Women in Jordan. (Abstract)
Nursing Research, 2015. 
Abu Sabbah, E., Campbell-Heider., & Chang, Y. 

Publications under review

Provider attitudes towards youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services in Jordan: A cross-sectional study of physicians, midwives and nurses 

Understanding attitudes and norms related to sexual and gender-based violence among youth in Jordan: An egocentric social network study protocol
“The use of complementary medicine during childbearing years: A multi-country study of women from the Middle East”

Scientific conferences and symposia

Type of participation Place and date of conferenceConference Title
Secondary investigatorTexas International Education Consortium 29/6-28/8/2020TIEC Virtual Exchange for Nursing in Egypt, Jordan and Texas.
Attendancevirtual webinar
Organized by Princess Sumaya University for Technolog
"Women in Data Science" webinar

Virtual workshop
23/4/2020Participants in the workshop "Using the Microsoft Teams Application to Facilitate Distance Learning", which was held on April 23, 2020, with a duration of three training hours.
School of Nursing, The University of Jordan
Development of higher education programs for the school
School of Nursing, The University of Jordan 
Development of curriculum of Bachelor degree
School of Nursing, The University of Jordan 
29/12/2019Workshop entitled“ Health Culture Education
School of Nursing, The University of Jordan 
15/12/2019Workshop entitled “ A new view of labor: how our mindset and support in labor changes the outcomes
School of Nursing, The University of Jordan 
17/9/2019Lippincott procedures 

Invited podium presentationJordan 6-7/10/2018
First national conference for National Center for Forensic Medicine in collaboration with family protection department titled “ Community security is a shared responsibility”
AttendanceJordan, 2016Child abuse and neglect: A multidisciplinary approach to child maltreatment
Poster  Washington, DC (April 15-17, 2015).Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
Theme “Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy: Creating a Culture of Health”
Invited podium presentation.Law School, University at Buffalo, March 7, 2015Culture and Control of Women – Resources and Remedies. 
PosterPortsmouth, New Hampshire (July 13-15, 2014)International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference,
PosterPrague, July 22 - 25, 2013STTI Research Congress
PosterBaltimore, MD, (June 1-4 2013).SLEEP 27th Annual Meeting of Associated Professional Sleep Association
PosterWashington, DC (September 13-15, 2012).2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Science 
Invited podium presentation.Gender Institute, University at Buffalo, April 8th-2013Gender Across Borders Symposium (Healthcare providers’ responses to IPV)
AttendanceUniversity of Rochester, October21-22, 2010Interpersonal Violence and Victimization: Bridging Research to Practice 

AttendanceDead sea, Jordan, April 23-24, 2008.The Second Jordanian Nursing Council International Conference: The less travelled road: Search for new realities. 
Presentation UK, Wrightington Hospital (March, 2006).North West Musculoskeletal Clinical Research and Audit Symposium.
PresentationUK, Glasgow (2006). International RCN Research conference, 

Training courses

Name of course

Texas International Education Consortium 29/6-28/8/2020TIEC Virtual Exchange for Nursing in Egypt, Jordan and Texas.
Academic Life Science/ KuwaitAdvance Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO PROVIDER)
July 14-162016European Association for the study of diabetes the national center for diabetes , endocrinology, and genetics (post graduate education course)
February 3-6/2003 sponsored by National Cancer Center institute& King Hussein Cancer CenterBasic Oncology nursing course,
July 2-25/2002.sponsored by Jordan 
University Hospital.Hematology & Oncology Nursing Care

April 18-28/2002 which is sponsored by Jordan University Hospital.Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Teaching activities

GraduateBachelorTaught Courses

Maternal Health Nursing (theory &                 clinical)                              
Reproductive Health 
Scientific Research and Statistical Methods
Professional writing
Essentials of Growth & development

Membership in scientific and professional bodies and societies 


Name and place of scientific body and society

2012- presentAmerican Association of University Women                                                      

2012- presentSigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Gamma Kappa Chapter                      
2001- presentJordanian Nurses & Midwives Council                                                               

Achievements and Awards

Group Development Marketplace Award for Innovation on Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response 2019

Ruth G. Elder Excellence in Research Award              

Student Research Award

Devoe Doctoral Dissertation Award 

Graduate Assistant Scholarship

Isable Marchus Fellowship

International Fellowship 

Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund 

Graduate Scholarship

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