Laeth S. Nasir, MB,BS
Laeth S. Nasir, MB,BS

Laeth S. Nasir, MB,BS

Professor
School of Medicine

Expertise/Specializations

  • Primary Care mental Health Delivery in the Middle East

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Family Medicine

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • College of Arts and Sciences

Teaching Activity

  • Lecturer on Medical Ethics in SOM
  • Medical Student Preceptor
  • Residency Preceptor
  • Small Group Leader Medical Students

Biography

Laeth S Nasir MBBS
Is Professor and Associate Dean for Community Medicine at Creighton University, and Graduate Program Faculty in the Creighton University Department of Medical Anthropology.
Dr Nasir earned his medical degree from the University of Jordan in 1987, subsequently completing a Fellowship from the Department of Surgery at Deaconess Beth Israel Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. After completing a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he joined the faculty in 1992. He was promoted the rank of Professor in 2005.
In the 2003-04 academic year, Dr Nasir was awarded a J.William Fulbright Scholarship to teach and carry out research at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. Over the years he has served as a consultant to a number of organizations, including the World Bank and USAID.
From 2009 to 2011, he served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, as well as Acting Chair of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine at the United Arab Emirates University in the United Arab Emirates.
Dr Nasir has written on a variety of topics during his career. He has a special interest in cross cultural aspects of medical care, and is the primary author of the medical textbook, “Caring for Arab Patients; A Biopsychosocial Approach”. He also serves as a co-editor of “Taylors Principles and Practice of Family Medicine”. Currently he is working with Harvard University on a project that explores mental health care delivery in the primary care setting in Middle Eastern countries.  Dr Nasir lectures nationally and internationally on primary care topics and medical education in Middle Eastern countries.

Education

  • Western Michigan University,,1978-1981
  • University of Jordan Faculty fo Medicine,M.B.,B.S.,1981-1987

Certifications

Diplomate of the American Academy Of Family Physicians

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Nasir L. ‘Managing Mentally Ill Patients in Primary Care’. In: Taylor, Paulman, Nasir, Paulman. Taylors’ Principles and Practice of Family Medicine 7th Edition. Springer. In press., Springer Publishing, 2016
  • Jobe B, Nasir L. ‘Bites and Stings’. In: Taylor, Paulman, Nasir, Paulman. Taylors’ Principles and Practice of Family Medicine 7th Edition. Springer. In press, Springer Publishing, 2016
  • Nasir L. Nasir A. ‘Selected Problems of Infancy and Childhood’. In: Taylor, Paulman, Nasir, Paulman. Taylors’ Principles and Practice of Family Medicine 7th Edition. Springer. In press., Springer Publishing

Articles

  •  Osman OT1,2, Nasir L3, Mollica RF4, Zoubeidi T5, Lavelle J4, Amawi N;Trauma-Informed Care Survey of Psychiatrists and Primary Care Physicians in the Middle East. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord.2017 Sep 28;19(5). pii: 17m02157. doi: .4088/PCC.17m02157., Primary Care Companion CNS Disorder, pii: 17m02157, doi: .4088/PCC.17m02157, 2017
  • Nasir L. Nasir A. ‘Selected Problems of Infancy and Childhood’. In: Taylor, Paulman, Nasir, Paulman. Taylors’ Principles and Practice of Family Medicine 7th Edition. Springer 2016., Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2016
  • Jobe B, Nasir L. ‘Bites and Stings’. In: Taylor, Paulman, Nasir, Paulman. Taylors’ Principles and Practice of Family Medicine 7th Edition. Springer 2016., Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2016
  • Nasir A, Khader A, Nasir L, Abuzayed I, Seita A. Paediatric continuing medical education needs and preferences of UNRWA physicians in Jordan. East Mediterr Health J. 2016, Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, Apr 19;22(1), 47-51, 2016
  • Nasir A, Nasir L. Counseling on Early Childhood Concerns: Sleep Issues, Thumb-Sucking, Picky Eating, School Readiness, and Oral Health. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Aug 15;92(4):274-278., American Family Physician, 92(4), 274-278, 2015
  • Nasir A, Nasir L.  Counseling on Early Childhood Concerns: Sleep Issues, Thumb-Sucking, Picky Eating, School Readiness, and Oral Health.  Am Fam Physician. 2015 Aug 15., American Family Physician, 92(4), 274-278., 2015
  • Amawi N, Mollica RF, Lavelle J, Osman O, Nasir L. Overview of Research on the Mental Health Impact of Violence in the Middle East in Light of the Arab Spring: J Nerv Ment Dis. 2014 Sep;202(9):625–9., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202(9), 625-9, 2014
  • Nasir L. ‘Managing Mentally Ill Patients in Primary Care’. In: Taylor, Paulman, Nasir, Paulman. Taylors’ Principles and Practice of Family Medicine 7th Edition. Springer 2016., Springer, Berlin, Germany

Editing and Reviews

  • Associate Editor: Taylor, Paulman, Nasir, Paulman. Taylors’ Principles and Practice of Family Medicine 7th Edition. Springer. Expected publication date: 2016(Edited 48 of the 133 chapters)
     , Springer Publishing, 2016
  • Paulman, Taylor, Paulman, Nasir. (Eds) Taylors’ Principles and Practice of Family Medicine 7th Edition. Springer, 2016. 2 Volumes, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2016
  • Section Editor: Nasir,L “Infectious disease”. Taylors’ Manual of Family Medicine. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 2015, Not Applicable, 2015
  • Paulman, Paulman, Harrison, Nasir, Jarzynka. Taylors’ 10 Minute Diagnosis Manual. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 3rd Ed, 2013., Not Applicable, 2013
  • Co-Editor: Paulman, Paulman, Harrison, Nasir. “Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine”: A Literature Based Approach. Text- 1st Edition. Elsevier/Mosby 2011., Not Applicable, 1, 2011

Presentations

  • Nasir L. Invited Speaker, Pediatric and Primary Care Essentials for United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) physicians. October 6th and 7th 2017. Gaza City, Gaza. Presentations “Primary Care Orthopedics” “Primary Care Mental Health Issues”., 2017
  • Nasir L.  ‘Physician Impairment in Arab Countries’. Research Presentation, 2nd Annual Global Health Conference-Midwest. Creighton University February 5th and 6th 2016, 2016
  • Nasir A. Nasir L. ‘They make me sign a paper so that when something goes wrong, I will have only myself to blame’: A socio-cultural analysis of parental refusal of lumbar puncture. Research Presentation, 2nd Annual Global Health Conference-Midwest. Creighton University February 5th and 6th 2016, 2016
  • Nasir L. Invited Speaker and Panelist – Abu Dhabi Ambulatory Healthcare International Congress. Presentations: “Depression in Primary Care”, “Anxiety and Panic Disorder in Middle Eastern Countries”, and “End of Life Care in Arab Countries”. Abu Dhabi, October 8-13th 2015, 2015
  • “Trauma Informed Care Survey of Psychiatrists and Primary Care Physicians in the Middle East”. Ossama O, Mollica R, Nasir L, Hashim J, Lavelle J, Amawi N. Poster Accepted, 16th World Congress of Psychiatry, Madrid, Spain. September 14th-18th, 2014, 2014
  • Research Presentation: Amawi N, Mollica R, Lavelle J, Osman O, Nasir L. "Overview of Research on the Mental Health Impact of Violence in the Middle East in Light of the Arab Spring". Presented at the Third International Conference of the Jordanian Association of Psychiatrists.  Co-sponsored by the World Association of Psychiatrists. Amman, Jordan June 4th 2014, 2014
  • Nasir L. Invited Speaker and Panelist " Importance of Primary Care in the Middle East". C3 Conference hosted by the US Department of State, and the US Department of Commerce, April 28th 2014 New York, New York, 2014
  • Research Presentation:  “Trauma Informed Care Survey of Psychiatrists and Primary Care Physicians in the Middle East”. Ossama O, Mollica R, Nasir L, Hashim J, Lavelle J, Amawi N. 13th International Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders, November 20th -22nd, 2013 Monte Carlo, Monaco., 2013
  • Research Presentation: “Communities and Communication: Health Care for Bhutanese and Burmese Refugees In Omaha” Roedlach A, Heinemann L, Minnich M, Nasir L, Travers Gustafson D. American Academy of Anthropology, Nov 12, 2012. San Francisco, California, 2012
  • Research Presentation: “Emirati Medical Student’s Perspectives on Delivering Bad News in the Local Setting: The Hidden Curriculum” Stella Major, Leena Amiri, Jawad Hashim, Laeth Nasir and Arwa Abdul-Haq. Third Annual SEHA Research Conference,15th Dec 2011, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Primary Care Mental Health in Arab Countries, Social Determinants of Health in Arab Countries, Medical Humanities Related to Arab Populations

Current Research Projects

  •  Medical Humanities Related to Arab Populations, Complexity in Primary Care

Grant Funding Received

  • 2012- Presidents’ Faculty Research Grant: “Pilot Study: The Florence Clinic, Refugee Populations and Community Health”. PI- Nasir,L Co-I’s:-Heinemann, L; Rodlach A,; Gustafson,D.($10,700)
  • 2011- UAEU Global Health Center Grant: Partnership Between UAEU and Harvard University to Explore Mental Health Trauma in Middle Eastern Countries. Mollica,RF, Osman,O, Nasir,L. ($50,000)

Awards and Honors

  • -Excellence in Teaching Award:, Creighton University Department of Family Medicine, 2016
  • Alumnus of the Year, Department of Family Medicine University of Nebraska, 2014
  • 2014- Alumnus of the Year:, University of Nebraska Department of Family Medicine., 2014
  • J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Visiting Scholar, University of Jordan Department of Community and Family Medicine, 2003
  • • Concept and development of a slide rule device “Nebraska Billing Device” for gauging clinical levels of care. Invention marketed and over 14,000 copies sold nationally to more than 80 academic and private medical groups between 2002 and 2008, 2002