Peer Reviewed Scientific Publications

Adrenocortical and psychosocial responses of families in Jordan to the COVID- 19 pandemic

Panter-Brick C, Dajani R, Hamadmad D, Hadfield K (2021). Comparing online and in-person surveys: Assessing a measure of resilience with Syrian refugee youth. International Journal of Social Research Methodology.

iOntoBioethics: A Framework for the Agile Development of Bioethics Ontologies in Pandemics, Applied to COVID-19

The Effects of a Reading-Based Intervention on Emotion Processing in Children Who Have Suffered Early Adversity and War Related Trauma.

Dajani, R Hamadmad, D, Abudeyyah, G Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience

Publications and films Reports Anthropology of the middle east Volume 16, Issue 1 Pages: 111–120

Suchodoletz, A. v., Dajani, R et al Adrenocortical and psychosocial responses of families in Jordan to the COVID-19 pandemic Submitted to Child Development

Suchodoletz, A. v., Larsen, R. A. A., & Dajani, Reading for pleasure among Jordanian children: A community-based reading intervention. Journal of Research in Reading.

Al-Eitan LN, Rababa'h DM, Hakooz NM, Alghamdi MA, Dajani RB Analysis of Comprehensive Pharmacogenomic Profiling of VIP Variants Among the Genetically Isolated Chechen Subpopulation from Jordan
Journal of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine 14 July 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 199—215

Al-Tabba’ A, Dajani R and Al-Hussaini M Stem Cell Statute in Jordan: Leading the Way. Front. Genet. (2020)

Dajani et al Variability of CYP2C8 Polymorphisms in Three Jordanian Populations: Circassians, Chechens and Jordanian-Arabs submitted to ethnicity and health

Dajani R, Dhawan S, Awad S the Increasing Prevalence of Girls in stem Education in the Arab World: What Can We Learn? Sociology of Islam May 2020 Volume 8 issue 2 Page 159-174

Rana Dajani, Alya Al Sager, Diego Placido and Dima Amso The Value of the We Love Reading Program for Executive Functions In Jordanian Children Proceedings of the MIT LINC 2019 Conference, vol 3, pages 61—71

Links: 1. https://easychair.org/publications/paper/sjDr 2. https://doi.org/10.29007/t1p1

Al-Eitan LN, Rababa'h DM, Hakooz NM, Alghamdi MA, Dajani RB. Genetic Polymorphisms of Pharmacogenes among the Genetically Isolated Chechan Subpopulation from Jordan. Accepted in the pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine

Vietnam article accepted 3. Amal Al-Tabba', Rana Dajani, Maysa Al-Hussaini Stem Cell Statute in Jordan: Leading the Way accepted in Frontiers in Genetics

Dajani et al Variability of CYP2C8 Polymorphisms in Three Jordanian Populations: Circassians, Chechens and Jordanian-Arabs submitted to ethnicity and health

Dajani R, Dhawan S, Awad S The Increasing Prevalence of Girls in stem Education in the Arab World: What Can We Learn? Sociology of Islam May 2020 Volume 8 issue 2 Page 159-174

Rana Dajani, Alya Al Sager, Diego Placido and Dima Amso The Value of the We Love Reading Program for Executive Functions In Jordanian Children Proceedings of the MIT LINC 2019 Conference, vol 3, pages 61--71

Al-Balas QAE, Dajani R, Al-Delaimy WK. The Ethics of Gene Editing from an Islamic Perspective: A Focus on the Recent Gene Editing of the Chinese Twins. Sci Eng Ethics. 2020;26(3):1851-1860.

Al-Eitan LN, Al-Maqableh HW, Mohammad NN, Hakooz NM, Dajani RB. Genetic analysis of pharmacogenomic VIP variants of ABCB1, VDR and TPMT genes in an ethnically isolated population from the North Caucasus living in Jordan

Al-Eitan LN, Rababa'h DM, Hakooz NM, Alghamdi MA, Dajani RB. Genetic Polymorphisms of Pharmacogenes among the Genetically Isolated Circassian Subpopulation from Jordan.

Al-Eitan LN, Darwish NN, Hakooz NM, Dajani RB. Investigation of the forensic GlobalFiler loci in the genetically isolated Circassian subpopulation in Jordan. Gene. 2019 Dec 3:144269. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2019.144269. [Epub ahead of print]

Al-Eitan LN, Darwish NN, Hakooz NM, Dajani RB. Assessing the forensic efficiency of the GlobalFiler STR loci among the genetically isolated Chechen subpopulation in Jordan. Gene. 2019 Dec 15;720:144078. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2019.144078. Epub 2019 Aug 29.

Hajjej A, Saldhana FL, Dajani R, Almawi WY. HLA-A, -B, -C, -DRB1 and -DQB1 allele and haplotype frequencies and phylogenetic analysis of Bahraini population. Gene. 2020;735:144399. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2020.144399

Panter-Brick C, Eggerman M, Ager A, Hadfield K, Dajani R. Measuring the psychosocial, biological, and cognitive signatures of profound stress in humanitarian settings: impacts, challenges, and strategies in the field. Confl Health. 2020;14:40. Published 2020 Jundoi:10.1186/s13031-020-00286-w 14.

Al-Eitan L, Saadeh H, Alnaamneh A, Darabseh S, Al-Sarhan N, Alzihlif M, Hakooz N, Ivanova E, Kelsey G, Dajani R. The genetic landscape of Arab Population, Chechens and Circassians subpopulations from Jordan through HV1 and HV2 regions of mtDNA. Gene. 2020 Mar 1;729:144314. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2019.144314. Epub 2019 Dec 26.

Ververis A, Dajani R, Koutsou P, et al Distal hereditary motor neuronopathy of the Jerash type is caused by a novel SIGMAR1 c.500A>T missense mutation Journal of Medical Genetics Published Online First: 11 September 2019. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2019-106108

Laith Al-Eitan …. Rana Dajani Genetic polymorphisms of pharmacogenomic VIP variants in the Circassian subpopulation from Jordan Curr Drug Metab. 2019 Jul 29. doi: 10.2174/1389200220666190729124000.

Rana Dajani What do we mean when we talk about gender and science? An interview with Professor Emerita Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT), author of Reflections on gender and science, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 44, 2019 - Issue 2 Pages 221-226

Al-Balas QA, Dajani R, Al-Delaimy WK.Traditional Islamic approach can enrich CRISPR twins debate. Nature. 2019 Feb;566(7745):455. doi: 10.1038/d41586-01900665-1.

Sara Abudahab, Nancy Hakooz, Yazun Jarrar, Mohammad Al Shahhab, Ahmad Saleh, Malek Zihlif, Rana Dajani. Interethnic variations of UGT1A1 and UGT1A7 Polymorphisms in the Jordanian Population Curr Drug Metab. 2019;20(5):399-410. doi: 10.2174/1389200220666190528085151.

M Odeh, R Dajani et al iLLL.CancerCare: A Vision for an intelligent LifeLong Learning Framework for Cancer Care accepted IEEE 2018 1st International Conference on Cancer Care Informatics (CCI) DOI: 10.1109/CANCERCARE.2018.8618230

Walid Al-Zyoud *, Sara Mansour, Feryal Elayan, Noor Homsi, Hane Ajeilat, Rana Dajani The Management of Conflict of Interest in Scientific Research at Jordanian Universities. Accepted in Engineering Publication House

Chris Clukay, Rana Dajani et al. Effect of MAOA genetic variants and resilience on perceived stress in Syrian refugee youth. PLoS One. 2019 Jul 17;14(7):e0219385. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219385. eCollection 2019.

Panter-Brick. Dajani R…C-reactive protein, Epstein-Barr virus, and cortisol trajectories in refugee and non-refugee youth: Links with stress, mental health, and cognitive function during a randomized controlled trial Brain Behav Immun. 2019 Feb 20. pii: S0889-1591(18)30341-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2019.02.015. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim KY, Tanaka Y, Su J, Cakir B, Xiang Y, Patterson B, Ding J, Jung YW, Kim JH, Hysolli E, Lee H, Dajani R, Kim J, Zhong M, Lee JH, Skalnik D, Lim JM, Sullivan GJ, Wang J, Park IH. Uhrf1 regulates active transcriptional marks at bivalent domains in pluripotent stem cells through Setd1a. Nat Commun. 2018 Jul 3;9(1):2583. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04818-0.

Panter-Brick C, Kurtz J, Dajani R (2018). What strong partnerships achieve: Innovations in research and practice. Humanitarian Exchange (Special issue). In press.

Chen, A. , Panter‐ Brick, C. , Hadfield, K. , Dajani, R. , Hamoudi, A. and Sheridan, M. (2019), Minds Under Siege: Cognitive Signatures of Poverty and Trauma in Refugee and Non‐ Refugee Adolescents. Child Dev. doi:10.1111/cdev.13320

De Barros Damgaard, P …. Dajani, R et al 137 ancient human genomes from across the Eurasian steppes. Nature 2018 May;557(7705):369-374. doi: 10.1038/s41586018-0094-2. Epub 2018 May 9.

Dajani R, Shbeilat S, Arafat A, Sobar S, Bitar H, Tayyem R, Wei Z, Hakonarson Association of genetic variants with macronutrient intake in Circassian and Chechan populations in relation to diabetes MetaGene June 2018; 16:199

Dajani R et al Genes associated with diabetes in Circassians and Chechans accepted Jordan medical Journal January 2018; 52(1):59-75

Masomotu, Dajani Public-Private Divide: Cultural and Social Factors in Women’s Attitudes Toward Cord Blood Banking in Jordan Trans-2017-0890.R1

Dajani, Rana, Kristin Hadfield, Stan van Uum, Michael Greff, and Catherine PanterBrick. “Hair Cortisol Concentrations in War-Affected Adolescents: A Prospective Intervention Trial,” Pyschoneuroendocrinology December 19, 2017.

Panter-Brick, Catherine, Rana Dajani, Mark Eggerman, Sabrina Hermosilla, Amelia Sancilio, and Alastair Ager. “Insecurity, Distress and Mental Health: Experimental and Randomized Controlled Trials of a Psychosocial Intervention for Youth Affected by the Syrian Crisis.” Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, October 2, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12832.

Panter-Brick, Catherine, Kristin Hadfield, Rana Dajani, Mark Eggerman, Alastair Ager, and Michael Ungar. “Resilience in Context: A Brief and Culturally Grounded Measure for Syrian Refugee and Jordanian Host-Community Adolescents.” Child Development, June 15, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12868.

Al- Eitan, Laith N., Ahmad M. Nassar, Rana B. Dajani, Basima A. Almomani, and Nesreen A. Saadeh. “Diabetes Mellitus in Two Genetically Distinct Populations in Jordan. A Comparison between Arabs and Circassians/Chechens Living with Diabetes.” Saudi Medical Journal 38, no. 2 (February 2017): 163–69. https://doi.org/10.15537/smj.2017.2.17910.

Dajani, Rana, Jin Li, Zhi Wei, Michael E. March, Qianghua Xia, Yousef Khader, Nancy Hakooz, et al. “Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Novel Type II Diabetes Risk Loci in Jordan Subpopulations.” PeerJ 5 (2017): e3618. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3618.

Mahasneh, Randa Ali, Michael H. Romanowski, and Rana Basem Dajani. “Reading Social Stories in the Community: A Promising Intervention for Promoting Children’s Environmental Knowledge and Behavior in Jordan” The Journal of Environmental Education 48, no. 5 (June 1, 2017): 334–46.

Matsumoto, Monica M., Rana Dajani, Yousef Khader, and Kirstin R. W. Matthews. “Assessing Women’s Knowledge and Attitudes toward Cord Blood Banking: Policy and Ethical Implications for Jordan.” Transfusion 56, no. 8 (August 2016): 2052–61. https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.13650.

Dajani, Rana, Jin Li, Zhi Wei, Joseph T. Glessner, Xiao Chang, Christopher J. Cardinale, Renata Pellegrino, et al. “CNV Analysis Associates AKNAD1 with Type 2 Diabetes in Jordan Subpopulations.” Scientific Reports 5 (August 21, 2015): 13391. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep13391.

Matsumoto, Monica M., Rana Dajani, and Kirstin R. W. Matthews. “Cord Blood Banking in the Arab World: Current Status and Future Developments.” Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation: Journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 21, no. 7 (July 2015): 1188–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2015.01.012.

 Tayyem, Reema Fayez, Rana Dajani, Yousef S. Khader, Suhad S. Abu-Mweis, Raja Fatahallah, and Hiba A. Bawadi. “Nutrient Intake and Lifestyle Factors by Diabetes Status of Circassians and Chechans in Jordan.” Ethnicity & Disease 24, no. 2 (2014): 200–206.

Dajani, Rana, Sung-Eun Koo, Gareth J. Sullivan, and In-Hyun Park. “Investigation of Rett Syndrome Using Pluripotent Stem Cells.” Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 114, no. 11 (November 2013): 2446–53. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcb.24597.

Dajani, Rana, Raja Fathallah, Ala Arafat, Mohammed Emad AbdulQader, Nancy Hakooz, Yousef Al-Motassem, and Mohammad El-Khateeb. “Prevalence of MTHFR C677T Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Genetically Isolated Populations in Jordan.” Biochemical Genetics 51, no. 9–10 (October 2013): 780–88. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10528-013-9606-9.

Dajani, Rana, Yousef S. Khader, Nancy Hakooz, Raja Fatahalla, and Farouk Quadan. “Metabolic Syndrome between Two Ethnic Minority Groups (Circassians and Chechens) and the Original Inhabitants of Jordan.” Endocrine 43, no. 1 (February 2013): 112–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12020-012-9723-y.

Shishani, Kawkab, Rana Dajani, and Yousef Khader. “Hypertension Risk Assessment in the Largest Ethnic Groups in Jordan.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 15, no. 1 (February 2013): 43–48. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903011-9533-y.

Dajani, R., A. Arafat, N. Hakooz, Z. Al-Abbadi, Al-Motassem Yousef, M. El Khateeb, and F. Quadan. “Polymorphisms in Factor II and Factor V Thrombophilia Genes among Circassians in Jordan.” Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis 35, no. 1 (January 2013): 83–89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11239-012-0772-0.

Fathallah, Raja Mohd-Talal, and Rana Dajani. “Comparison of Population Based Cancer Incidence Rates among Circassians, Chechans and Arabs in Jordan (19962005).” Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP 14, no. 10 (2013): 6035–40.

Dajani, Rana, Raja Fatahallah, Abdelrahman Dajani, Mohammad Al-Shboul, and Yousef Khader. “Prevalence of Coagulation Factor II G20210A and Factor V G1691A Leiden Polymorphisms in Chechans, a Genetically Isolated Population in Jordan.” Molecular Biology Reports 39, no. 9 (September 2012): 9133–38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-012-1785-7.

Hakooz, Nancy, Sameh Alzubiedi, Al-Motassem Yousef, Tawfiq Arafat, Rana Dajani, Nidaa Ababneh, and Said Ismail. “UDP-Glucuronosyltransferase 1A4 (UGT1A4) Polymorphisms in a Jordanian Population.” Molecular Biology Reports 39, no. 7 (July 2012): 7763–68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-012-1615-y.

Dajani, Rana. “Evolution and Islam’s Quantum Question.” Zygon® 47, no. 2 (June 2012): 343–53. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9744.2012.01259.x

Dajani, Rana, Yousef S. Khader, Raja Fatahallah, Mohammad El-Khateeb, Abel Halim Shiyab, and Nancy Hakooz. “Diabetes Mellitus in Genetically Isolated Populations in Jordan: Prevalence, Awareness, Glycemic Control, and Associated Factors.” Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications 26, no. 3 (June 2012): 175–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2012.03.009.

Mahasneh, Randa, Aisheh Tawalbeh, Rana Al-Smadi, Souad Ghaith, and Rana Dajani. “Integrating Service Learning in Jordanian Higher Education” 49, no. 4 (October 12, 2012): 415–25.

Massadeh, Muhannad, Fatima Sabra, Rana Dajani, and Alaa Arafat. “Purification of Lipase Enzyme Produced by Bacillus Stearothermophilus HU1.” Penang, Malaysia, 2012.

Dajani, Rana, Esraa Al-Haj Ali, and Basem Dajani. “Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor and Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein 2 Are Elevated in Intrinsic Asthmatics.” Cytokine 56, no. 3 (December 2011): 641–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cyto.2011.08.040.

Dajani, Rana, Salih Sanlioglu, Yulong Zhang, Qiang Li, Martha M. Monick, Eric Lazartigues, Timothy Eggleston, Robin L. Davisson, Gary W. Hunninghake, and John F. Engelhardt. “Pleiotropic Functions of TNF-Alpha Determine Distinct IKKbeta-Dependent Hepatocellular Fates in Response to LPS.” American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology 292, no. 1 (January 2007): G242252. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpgi.00043.2006.

Dajani, Rana, Yulong Zhang, Peter J. Taft, Sue M. Travis, Timothy D. Starner, Ansgar Olsen, Joseph Zabner, Michael J. Welsh, and John F. Engelhardt. “Lysozyme Secretion by Submucosal Glands Protects the Airway from Bacterial Infection.” American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology 32, no. 6 (June 2005): 548–52. https://doi.org/10.1165/rcmb.2005-0059OC