Mahmoud Salam, PhD, MSN, RN

Dr. Mahmoud Salam joined LAU in September 2023 as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Alice Ramez Chaghoury School of Nursing. Dr. Salam has a critical care clinical experience, licensed both in Lebanon and USA. He has extensive training in case management at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was a senior research coordinator at a leading medical research center abroad.


Research Interests and Projects

Dr. Salam has a strong research interest in the fields of Nursing, Public health, Infection control and Occupational safety. His current research focus revolves around people’s attitude towards vaccines, specifically those who are vulnerable and the unprivileged groups.

Dr. Salam has contributed to various health related research projects in the past years. He was actively involved in a National Biobanking Project in 2010. Since 2013, he worked with other researchers on studies related to the quality of life among diabetics, nurses’ perception towards accreditation, peripheral intravenous catheter complications, antibiotic prescription errors, accidental ingestion of poisons, attitude of cancer patients towards healthcare management, adverse events post blood donations, perceived risks associated with blood transfusion, addiction to smartphone usage, thrombocytopenia in neonates, allergies, early menarche, obesity and eating disorders, forensic odontology, mental illness, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, BPA, moral distress among nurses, perceptions towards MERS-CoV, oral parafunctional habits, delirium post-op, workplace bullying, low back pain, late cancer presentation, attitudes towards vaccines and few editorials. Dr. Salam acted as a peer reviewer on some journals such as Clinical Toxicology, Pediatrics, Plos One, International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Research, International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health and others. Dr. Salam participated in many research events where he presented his work and got awarded. His doctoral research project received a grant from the research board at AUB. Dr. Salam’s work is heavily cited (>1400 times) with an h-index-20 and i10-index 29.  



Selected Publications

  1. Salam, M. Nursing advancement programs: self managed and nursing focused. Nursing: Research and Reviews 2016:6 9–11.

  2. Mohammed AlAteeq, Abdulaziz M Alrashoud, Mohammed Khair, Mahmoud Salam: Smoking cessation advice: the self-reported attitudes and practice of primary health care physicians in a military community, central Saudi Arabia. Patient Preference and Adherence 04/2016; 10(1):651-658.

  3. Salam, M., & Alghamdi, K. S. (2016). Nurse educators: Introducing a change and evading resistance. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice6(11), p80.

  4. Salam M. Motor vehicle accidents: The physical versus the psychological trauma. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2017;10:82-3.

  5. Almutairi, H., Salam, M., Alajlan, A., Wani, F., Al-Shammari, B., & Al-Surimi, K. (2017). Incidence, predictors and severity of adverse events among whole blood donors. PloS one12(7), e0179831.

  6. Alhassan AA, Alqadhib EM, Taha NW, Alahmari RA, Salam M, Almutairi AF. The relationship between addiction to smartphone usage and depression among adults: a cross sectional study. BMC psychiatry. 2018 Dec;18(1):148.

  7. Almuhlafi M, Abu Jamilah K, Almutairi AF, Salam M. Relationship between early menarche, obesity, and disordered eating behaviors: a school-based cross-sectional survey in Northern Saudi Arabia. Diabetes metabolic syndrome and obesity-targets and therapy. 2018 Jan 1;11:743-51.

  8. Salam M., N. Al Rawashdeh, A.F. Almutairi, Public awareness of forensic odontology and willingness to enroll in a prospective dental registry: a survey conducted in Saudi Arabia, The Saudi Dental Journal (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sdentj.2019.05.008

  9. Almehizia AA, AlEssa RK, Alwusaidi KM, Alzamil KA, AlJumah M, Aljohani S, Adel F. Almutairi, Salam M (2019) Allergic rhinitis: Disease characteristics and coping measures in Saudi Arabia. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217182. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0217182

  10. Omar, M., Salam, M. & Al-Surimi, K. Workplace bullying and its impact on the quality of healthcare and patient safety. Hum Resour Health 17, 89 (2019) doi:10.1186/s12960-019-0433-x

  11. Almutairi, H., Salam, M., Batarfi, K., Alharbi, D., Wani, F., Almutairi, A., … & Al–Surimi, K. (2020). Incidence and severity of adverse events among platelet donors: A three-year retrospective study. Medicine, 99(52).

  12. Almutairi, A. F., BaniMustafa, A. A., Bin Saidan, T., Alhizam, S., & Salam, M. (2021). The prevalence and factors associated with low back pain among people with flat feet. International Journal of General Medicine, 3677-3685.

  13. Damsees, R., Jaghbir, M., Salam, M., Al-Omari, A., & Al-Rawashdeh, N. (2023). Unravelling the predictors of late cancer presentation and diagnosis in Jordan: a cross-sectional study of patients with lung and colorectal cancers. BMJ open, 13(5), e069529.

  14. Salam, M. and Honein-AbouHaidar, G., 2023. Determinants of influenza and COVID-19 vaccine intent or uptake in Lebanon: a scoping review of the literature. BMC Infectious Diseases, 23(1), pp.1-18.