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Khlood Salman, Dr.PH, RN

Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Fisher Hall 522
Phone: 412.396.1509


Dr. PH, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 2001
M.S.N., School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1986
B.S.N., College of Nursing, University of Baghdad, 1976

Dr. Salman earned her Master's Degree in Medical Surgical Nursing (School of Nursing) and her Doctoral Degree in Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (Graduate School of Public Health) from the University of Pittsburgh. She has extensive clinical experience in acute and chronic care including organ transplantation. Prior to joining the faculty of Duquesne University School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor, she held positions as a staff nurse, home care nurse and most recently at a Medicaid managed health organization (MHO) as a public health nurse. Dr. Salman's expertise in nursing, public health, and Middle Eastern culture has led her to a research focus on disease prevention and health promotion with particular interest in women's health and vulnerable populations. Dr Salman's funded research has included minority, immigrant and refugee populations, international/global health, environmental health, interreligious (interfaith) dialogue, and technology in education.

Dr Salman has presented her research nationally and internationally. Her most recent publication includes, "Religious Violence as a Public Health Disease from an Epidemiological Perspective", a chapter in the book, Can Muslims and Christians Resolve their Religious and Social Conflicts: Cases from Africa and the United States, edited by Iwuchukwu and Stiltner (2012).

Dr Salman's expertise is sought after by many community agencies. She serves as a member in various interdisciplinary community organizations in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area such as the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition and the Braddock Primary Health Clinic. Dr Salman is one of the original members of the Refugee Mentoring Task Force established by the Department of Human Services in the Allegheny County. She is also a member of the Epidemiology Super Course developed by Public health professionals at the Graduate School of Public Health.


Grants Submitted

(Funded) Principle Investigator: Salman, K. A study of the health beliefs and practices related to cancer screening in, and a health education needs assessment of, a sample of Arab Muslim women". (Funded by seed money from School of Nursing, about $ 500).

(Funded) Catove, J. Salman, K, and Madden, M. (2003). Assessment of the effectiveness of the combination of NRT and counseling in smoking cessation for Medicaid population. (the study was conducted on Gateway Health Plan members, awarded grant from Highmark for $30,000)

(Not Funded) Principle Investigator: Salman, K. A study of the health beliefs and practices related to cancer screening in, and a health education needs assessment of, a sample of Arab Muslim women. Submitted for funding on Dec. 2007, Faculty development funds.


Peer Reviewed Articles

Salman, K. & LaPorte, R. (2009) The Epidemiology of Lower Extremity Amputation in Amman-Jordan (Accepted for publications in the Jordanian Medical Journals for Sept. issue, 2009)

Book Chapters

Boyle, J.S., Salman, K. F. (2002). Nursing in Iraq. In N. Bryant (Ed). Women in Nursing in Islamic Societies. Karachi, Pakistan: Karachi Press.

Salman, K.F. (1993). Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing Part I and II. Baghdad, Iraq. (Chapters on nursing care of patients with pulmonary, Eyes Nose Throat (ENT), and neurological disorder) in Arabic language.

Non Peer Reviewed Articles

Periodic publications ( 2002-2007) in theGateway Clinical Times (physicians newsletter) and Gateway to Health (member newsletter) regarding different preventive health topics (e.g. immunizations, breast cancer screenings, cervical cancer screenings, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and lead poisoning among children), 4-6 issues/year.

Salman, K. (2006). Applying the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) to increase breast cancer screening rates among Medicaid women. (the study was published in Gateway Provider Newsletter in 2007)

Book Review

Hale, D. (2010). An Invitation to Health. California: Wadsworth.

Scholarly Presentations

(Local ) Salmank, K.(invited) Paper presentation. Women's Preventive Health Screening; focusing on Breast, cervical and colon screening. The First Annual Muslim Women Conference at the Islamic center of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. Nov. 1st,  2008

(National) Salman, K. (Invited). Paper presentation.  Meeting the Spiritual Needs of  Dying Muslim Patients.  The Hospice Palliative Nurse Association Clinical Forum. Pittsburgh, PA. Sept. 2008

Peer Reviewed

(International) Salman, K. Paper presentation: The Epidemiology of lower extremity amputation in Amman-Jordan and the role of the nurse to decrease the incidence of amputation. The International Conference of Nursing Council, Amman -Jordan. April 2008

(Local) Presentations of Pediatric preventive health performance to the Physician Advisory Workgroup for Gateway Health Plan, 3-4 times/year (to get their feedbacks and suggestions to improve Gateway Health Plan performance). Pittsburg, PA (2002-2007)

(Local) Presentations of Women's preventive health performance to the Physician Advisory Workgroup for Gateway Health Plan, 3-4 times/year. Pittsburgh, PA (2002-2007)

(International) Salman, K. Paper presentation. Evaluating criteria for weaning Patients from prolonged mechanical ventilation. International conference for Critical Care Nurses. Canada (Quebec city. August 1988


Awards from the Center of Minority Health at the GSPH at Pitt University   (2007)

Recognition of five years of services for the National Minority Health Month (2006)

Extra Mile Award-from Graduate School of Public Health Center of Minority Health (2005)

Certificates of Appreciations from the Graduate School of Public Health for the yearly contribution in the Immunization Workgroup during the annual National Minority Health Month. (2003-2007)

Dean Service Award for Extraordinary Work as a Doctoral Student Representative in the Doctoral Student Organization at the Graduate School of Public Health (2001)       

Certificate of Appreciation for Extraordinary Efforts in Academic Achievement from the University of Baghdad, Iraq (1988)

Academic Scholarship from University of Baghdad to pursue Masters of Science in Nursing in the U.S.A. (1981)

Awarded the Title of Team Leader to Evaluate the Training of Student Nurses in Sofia, Bulgaria

Graduated with Honors, University of Baghdad (1975)