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Name TAMARA YOUSEF SULEIMAN MOUSA

 
 

Education                                               

 

Degree

Institution

Major

 PhD           

The University of Texas at Austin       

Nutritional Sciences

 MSc                       

The University of Jordan                    

Nutrition and Food Technology

 BSc                      

The University of Jordan                    

Nutrition and Food Technology

 

 

Research and Professional Experience

Teaching assistant and lecturer:

The University of Jordan (February, 2006 - January, 2007).

The University of Texas at Austin (January, 2012 - December, 2016).

Research assistant:

For Dr. Rima Mashal, the Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, the University of Jordan (July, 2009- April, 2011).

 

Professional and Public Service

 

EDITORIAL BOARD:  International Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders

                                    Journal of Nutrition and Food Science Forecast

 

REVIEWER: Journal of Human Ecology, since 2011

Body Image: An International Journal of Research, since 2012

Health Education Behavior, since 2012

                      Oman Medical Journal, since 2012

 

Member of: Obesity Society; American Society of Nutrition.

 

Supervision of undergraduate students who assisted in conducting the doctoral research by recruiting subjects, and collecting as well as entering data into Food Processor, FoodWorks, ChooseMyPlate, Excel and SPSS programs.

 

 

Awards and Honorary Societies

 

            The University of Jordan Award for Publishing.

 

The Tyrrell E. Flawn Graduate Scholarship in Nutrition for 2014-2015 for academic achievement. The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Dr. John B. Longenecker Graduate Fellowship for 2015-2016 for academic achievement. The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Nominated for the Emerging Leader in Nutrition Science Poster Competition at Experimental Biology Conference 2016 in San Diego, Ca.

 

 

Research Interests

 

         Nutritional status; diet quality; food rescue nutrition; food security; health status of the low-income and adolescents; eating attitudes and behaviors; eating disorders.

 

 

Publications and Contributions

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

 

Mousa T, Freeland-Graves J. Organizations of Redistribution and Rescue. Public Health.152. 117-122, 2017.

Mousa T, Freeland-Graves J. Motivations for Volunteers in Food Rescue Nutrition. Public Health. 149. 113-119, 2017.

Mousa T, Freeland-Graves J. Mousa T, Beretvas S. Factor Structure of an Arabic Version of the Eating Attitude Test. J Hum Nutr Food Sc. 4. 1084-1092, 2016.

Freeland-Graves J, Mousa T, and Kim S. International Variability in Diet and Requirements of Manganese: Causes and Consequences.  J Trace Elem Med Biol. 38. 24-32, 2016.

Freeland-Graves J, Lee J, Mousa T, Elizondo J. Patients at Risk for Trace Element Deficiencies: Bariatric Surgery. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 28. 495-503, 2014.

Mashal R, Al-Ismail K, Al-Domi H, Al-Mousa T. Variability in trans Fatty Acid Content of Selected Local and Imported Foods in Jordan. La Rivista Italiana Delle Sostanze Grasse. 89. 193-200, 2013.

Mousa T, Al-Domi H, Mashal R, Jibril M. Eating Disturbances among Adolescent Schoolgirls in Jordan. Appetite. 54. 196-201, 2010.

Mousa T, Mashal R, Al-Domi H, Jibril M. Body Image Dissatisfaction among Adolescent Schoolgirls in Jordan. Body Image: An International Journal of Research. 7. 46-50, 2010.

Mousa T, Al-Domi H, Mashal R. Eating Disturbances in Adolescent Girls: A Review. Dirasat. 36. 109-121, 2009.

 

Abstracts

 

Mousa T, Freeland-Graves J. Nutrient Status of Clients of a Soup Kitchen. FASEB J. April 2017. 31:791.23.

Mousa T, Freeland-Graves J. Food Security: Motivations of Volunteers in Food Rescue Nutrition. FASEB J. April 2016. 30:899.5.

 

Book (Monograph)

 

Mousa T, Mashal R, Al-Domi H. Eating and body image disturbances among adolescent girls in Jordan. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany. 1-100, 2011.

 

Book Chapters

                                   

Freeland-Graves J, Mousa T, Sanjeevi N. Nutritional Requirements for Manganese, In: Manganese in Health and Disease; ed. Aschner M and Costa L; Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, London; 34-75. 2015.

Mousa T. Risk Factors of Eating Disorders in Females, In:  Eating Disorders: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments; ed., Shapiro C; Nova Science Publishing, NY; 141-154. 2012.

Mousa T, Mashal R. Negative Body Image Perception and Associated Attitudes in Females, In: Body Image: Perceptions, Interpretations and Attitudes; ed., Greene S; Nova Science Publishing, NY; 255-262. 2011.

 

Conference Presentations

                                             

Freeland-Graves J, Mousa T, Kim S. International Variability in Diet and Requirements of Manganese: Causes and Consequences.  10th International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH), 18-22 October, 2015. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Freeland-Graves J, Lee J, Mousa T, Elizondo J. Patients at Risk for Trace Element Deficiencies: Bariatric Surgery. 10th International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH), 18-22 November, 2013. Tokyo, Japan.

Mousa T, Al-Domi H, Mashal R. Eating and body image disturbances among adolescent schoolgirls in Jordan. (Abstract). 2nd Graduate Studies Research Conference, 27-29 October, 2009. Amman, Jordan.

 

Conference Posters

 

Freeland-Graves J, Mousa T, Nutrient Status of Clients of a Soup Kitchen. Experimental Biology Conference, 21-25 April, 2016. Boston, USA

Mousa T, Freeland-Graves J, Food Security: Motivations of Volunteers in Food Rescue Nutrition. Experimental Biology Conference, 2-6 April, 2016. San Diego, USA.

Mousa T, Al-Domi H, Mashal R, Eating Attitude and Behavior Disturbances of Selected Adolescent Schoolgirls in Amman, Jordan. 19th International Congress of Nutrition (2009), 4-9 October, 2009. Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Conference Attendance

 

Obesity 2012, 30th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 20-24 September, 2012.

 

Training/Internship

 

Applied Nutrition. Marriot Hotel and Specialty Hospital, Amman, Jordan. Feb - Mar, 2005.

Food Analysis and Quality Control. Nabil Factory for Food Products and Food Monitoring Department, Ministry of Health, Amman, Jordan. April - May, 2005.

 

Skills

 

Languages:  Fluent in Arabic and English.

Good in French and Spanish.

Fair in Italian.

 

 

Computer and Software Skills:

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

SPSS, SAS, STATA and Power Analysis statistical software.

ESHA Food Processor, FoodWorks, and ChooseMyPlate programs.

Statistical analyses including; regression models, structural equation modeling, factor analysis, reliability and validity measurements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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