Graduate Research Assistant
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Currently, I am a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Science program in Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, working with Dr. Patricia Kluding as my primary mentor. My current research revolved around the relationship of sedentary behavior and physical activity with diabetes. My other research work investigates different complications of diabetes such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy and amputation. I am educated as a physical therapist in Saudi Arabia and I worked with wide range of neurological and orthopedic conditions mainly spinal cord injury, stroke, and total joint replacements. I received my master’s degree in Biomedical Science from Oklahoma State University. My research was investigating the effect of peripheral nerve injury on Vascular Glutamate Transporter I & II levels at the dorsal root ganglia and at the site of injury in rat.