Nancy M. Daraiseh, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7236

Fax 513-636-9765


Occupational health and safety; human factors; patient safety; health outcomes; stress

Nancy Daraiseh, PhD, specializes in occupational safety and health with over 13 years of experience and 20 publications focusing on studying workload and the work environment and their impact on health outcomes in employees in various industries. Dr. Daraiseh has obtained four pilot grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to investigate work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and other health outcomes in nursing personnel. As a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cincinnati, she was awarded a grant to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of engineering laboratories’ safety and best practices at a regional university. She is currently collaborating with the Division of Child Psychiatry to examine interventions to improve both staff and patient safety. Dr. Daraiseh is also studying the effectiveness of patient handling equipment in a pediatric-care population by examining the impact on staff injuries and patient outcomes.

Dr. Daraiseh is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, The Human Factors & Ergonomics Society and the Society for Health Systems. She is a reviewer for the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Human Factors & Ergonomic Society, Ergonomics and The Institute of Industrial Engineers.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

MS: University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.

Schaffer P, Daraiseh N, Daum L, Mendez E, Lin L, Huth M. Pediatric inpatient falls and injuries: A descriptive analysis of risk factors. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. 2012;17(1), 10-18.

Chen J, Davis LS, Davis K, Pan W, Daraiseh N. Physiological and Behavioral Response Patterns at Work among Hospital Nurses. Journal of Nursing Management. 2011; 19, 57-68. 

Daraiseh N, Cronin S, Davis LS, Shell R, Karwowski W. Low back symptoms among hospital nurses, associations to individual factors and pain in multiple body regions. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2010; 40, 19-24.

Dabke S, Salem O, Genaidy A, Daraiseh N. Job satisfaction of women in construction trades. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2008;134(3), 205-216.

Moayed F, Daraiseh N, Shell R, Salem S. Workplace Bullying: A systematic review of risk factors and outcomes. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. 2006;7(3), 311-327.