Zeina Mneimneh

Dr. Zeina Mneimneh
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Assistant Research Scientist ISR

Zeina Mneimneh is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Survey Methodology Program within the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. She holds a PhD in Survey Methodology from University of Michigan. She has more than 15 years of experience in designing, conducting, and overseeing large-scale surveys and is a collaborator in the cross-national World Mental Health survey initiative. Her main operational interests include monitoring surveys using paradata, reducing survey error in conflict-affected settings, and international capacity building. Her main research interests include interview privacy, social desirability effects, adaptive measurement design, interviewer effects, and quality of big data.

Selected publications:

Mneimneh ZN, Axinn, W, Ghimire, D, Cibelli, K, and Al-Kaisy, M (2014). Conducting Surveys in Areas of Armed Conflict. In : Hard-to-Survey Populations. Roger Tourangeau, Brad Edwards, Timothy P. Johnson, Kirk M. Wolter, and Nancy Bates (Eds.). Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom.

Mneimneh ZN, Heeringa SG, Tourangeau R, Elliott, MR (2014). Bridging Psychometrics and Survey Methodology: Can Mixed Rasch Models Identify Socially Desirable Reporting Behavior. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 2:257-282.

Karam EG, Fayyad, J, Karam AN, Melhem, N, Mneimneh ZN, Dimassi H, Tabet CC (2014). Outcome of Depression and Anxiety After War: A Prospective Epidemiologic Study of Children and Adolescents. Journal of Traumatic Stress, Available on DOI: 10.1002/jts.21895

Andrade LH, Alonso J, Mneimneh Z, Wells JE, Al-Hamzawi A, Borges G, Bromet E, Bruffaerts R, de Girolamo G, de Graaf R, Florescu S, Gureje O, Hinkov HR, Hu C, Huang Y, Hwang I, Jin R, Karam EG, Kovess-Masfety V, Levinson D, Matschinger H, O'Neill S, Posada-Villa J, Sagar R, Sampson NA, Sasu C, Stein DJ, Takeshima T, Viana MC, Xavier M, and Kessler RC (2013). Barriers to mental health treatment: results from the WHO World Mental Health surveys. Psychological Medicine, Available on CJO 2013 doi:10.1017/S0033291713001943

Karam EG, Salamoun MM, Mneimneh ZN, Fayyad JA, Karam AN, Hajjar R, Dimassi H, Nock MK, Kessler RC (2012). War and first onset of suicidality: the role of mental disorders. Psychological Medicine, 42(10):2109-2118

Saab R, Moussaoui D, Tabet CC, El Hamaoui Y, Salamoun MM, Mneimneh ZN, Karam EG (2011). Epidemiology of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders in the Arab World. The Arab Journal of Psychiatry,22 (1): 1-9

Karam EG, Salamoun MM, Yeretzian JS, Mneimneh ZN, Karam AN, Fayyad J, Hantouche E, Akiskal K, Akiskal HS (2010). The role of anxious and hyperthymic temperaments in mental disorders: a national epidemiologic study. World Psychiatry : Official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), 9(2):103-10.

Karam EG, Mneimneh ZN, Karam AN, Fayyad JA, Dimassi H, Nasser SC, Chaterji S, Kessler RC (2008). Lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders: first onset, treatment and exposure to war- the LEBANON study. PLoS Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 4, e61

Pennell BE, Mneimneh ZN, Bowers A, Chardoul S,Wells JE, Viana MC, Dinkelmann K, Gebler N, Florescu S, He Y, Huang Y, Tomov T, and Vilagut G (2008). Implementation of the World Mental Health Surveys. In : The WHO Mental Health Surveys. Kessler R and Ustun B (Eds). Cambridge University Press, NY, USA.

Karam EG, Mneimneh ZN, Karam AN, Fayyad JA, Nasser SC, Chaterji S, Kessler RC (2006). Prevalence and treatment of mental disorders in Lebanon: a national epidemiologic survey. Lancet, 367:1000-1006.

Karam EG, Mneimneh Z, Salamoun M, Akiskal KK, Akiskal HS (2005).Psychometric properties of the Lebanese-Arabic TEMPS-A: a national epidemiologic study. Journal for Affective Disorders, 87(2-3):169- 83.