Dr.  Rania Mekary, Post-Doc; PhD, MSc, MSc. - Harvard School of Public Health - Research Associate

Dr. Rania Mekary

Post-Doc; PhD, MSc, MSc.

Harvard School of Public Health

Research Associate

Boston, MA | United States

Main Specialties: Epidemiology

Additional Specialties: Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses; Nutritional sciences and physical activity


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Dr.  Rania Mekary, Post-Doc; PhD, MSc, MSc. - Harvard School of Public Health - Research Associate

Dr. Rania Mekary

Post-Doc; PhD, MSc, MSc.

Introduction

Post-doc in nutrition ad physical activity epidemiology in relation to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer (Harvard University).
PhD in nutritional Sciences (LSU);
MSc in Applied Statistics (LSU);
MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics (AUB);
BSc in Food technology and Nutrition (AUB);
DEUG-B-Year 1 (Paris V University);
French Baccalaureat (Serie C);
Lebanese Baccalaureat (Sciences Experimentales).

Primary Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health - Boston, MA , United States

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Education

Jul 2017
Post-Doc
Harvard
Jul 2017
Post-Doc
Harvard

Experience

Jul 2017
Teaching; Scholarship; Service

Publications

37Publications

1312Reads

1453Profile Views

368PubMed Central Citations

Safety and Efficacy of Antibacterial Prophylaxis After Craniotomy: A Decision Model Analysis.

World Neurosurg 2017 Sep 31;105:906-912.e5. Epub 2017 May 31.

Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2017.05.126DOI Listing
September 2017
56 Reads
2.420 Impact Factor

The impact of transsphenoidal surgery on neurocognitive function: A systematic review.

J Clin Neurosci 2017 Aug 16;42:1-6. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

Cushing Neurosurgery Outcomes Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, 15 Francis Street, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2017.01.015DOI Listing
August 2017
60 Reads
1.320 Impact Factor

The role of intersection and street design on severity of bicycle-motor vehicle crashes.

Inj Prev 2017 06 9;23(3):179-185. Epub 2016 Nov 9.

Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042045DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5502254PMC
June 2017
35 Reads
1.941 Impact Factor

Stereotactic radiosurgery versus whole-brain radiotherapy after intracranial metastasis resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Radiat Oncol 2017 Jun 24;12(1):106. Epub 2017 Jun 24.

Cushing Neurosurgery Outcomes Center (CNOC), Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13014-017-0840-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5483276PMC
June 2017
57 Reads
3 Citations
2.550 Impact Factor

Efficacy of transsphenoidal surgery in achieving biochemical cure of growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas among patients with cavernous sinus invasion: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Neurol Res 2017 May 16;39(5):387-398. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

a Department of Pharmaceutical Business and Administrative Sciences , MCPHS University , Boston , MA , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01616412.2017.1296653DOI Listing
May 2017
46 Reads
1.450 Impact Factor

Fructose Consumption in the Development of Obesity and the Effects of Different Protocols of Physical Exercise on the Hepatic Metabolism.

Nutrients 2017 Apr 20;9(4). Epub 2017 Apr 20.

Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Exercise (LaBMEx), School of Applied Science, University of Campinas, 13484-350 Limeira, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu9040405DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5409744PMC
April 2017
43 Reads
3 Citations
3.150 Impact Factor

Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in brain tumor patients undergoing craniotomy: a meta-analysis.

J Neurooncol 2016 12 3;130(3):561-570. Epub 2016 Sep 3.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, 17 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11060-016-2259-xDOI Listing
December 2016
32 Reads
2 Citations
3.070 Impact Factor

Strength Training Prevents Hyperinsulinemia, Insulin Resistance, and Inflammation Independent of Weight Loss in Fructose-Fed Animals.

Sci Rep 2016 08 4;6:31106. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

Department of Nutrition, Metabolism and Exercise, Campinas State University (UNICAMP), Limeira/SP, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep31106DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4973231PMC
August 2016
30 Reads
6 Citations
5.080 Impact Factor

Excessive training impairs the insulin signal transduction in mice skeletal muscles.

J Endocrinol 2016 07 17;230(1):93-104. Epub 2016 May 17.

Postgraduate Program in Rehabilitation and Functional PerformanceRibeirão Preto Medical School, USP, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil School of Physical Education and Sport of Ribeirão PretoUniversity of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/JOE-16-0063DOI Listing
July 2016
33 Reads
2 Citations
3.720 Impact Factor

The Efficacy of Antibacterial Prophylaxis Against the Development of Meningitis After Craniotomy: A Meta-Analysis.

World Neurosurg 2016 Jun 26;90:597-603.e1. Epub 2016 Feb 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Cushing Neurosurgery Outcomes Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2016.02.048DOI Listing
June 2016
52 Reads
1 Citation
2.420 Impact Factor

Blood pressure and neuropsychological test performance in healthy postmenopausal women.

Maturitas 2016 Jun 8;88:25-31. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1249 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02215, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.03.007DOI Listing
June 2016
23 Reads
2.942 Impact Factor

Erratum to "Predictors and Rates of Delayed Symptomatic Hyponatremia after Transsphenoidal Surgery: A Systematic Review" [World Neurosurg. 88 (2016) 1-6].

World Neurosurg 2016 05 31. Epub 2016 May 31.

Cushing Neurosurgery Outcomes Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2016.05.008DOI Listing
May 2016
42 Reads
2.420 Impact Factor

Predictors and Rates of Delayed Symptomatic Hyponatremia after Transsphenoidal Surgery: A Systematic Review [corrected].

World Neurosurg 2016 04 22;88:1-6. Epub 2016 Jan 22.

Cushing Neurosurgery Outcomes Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2016.01.022DOI Listing
April 2016
46 Reads
2 Citations
2.420 Impact Factor

Editorial: Public Health Nutrition in the Middle East.

Front Public Health 2016 1;4:33. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

American University of Beirut , Beirut , Lebanon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4771730PMC
March 2016
24 Reads

A higher overall diet quality is inversely associated with the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in men and women.

Authors:
Rania A Mekary

Evid Based Med 2016 Feb 20;21(1):36. Epub 2015 Oct 20.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, MCPHS University, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ebmed-2015-110193DOI Listing
February 2016
28 Reads

Regulation of hepatic TRB3/Akt interaction induced by physical exercise and its effect on the hepatic glucose production in an insulin resistance state.

Diabetol Metab Syndr 2015 18;7:67. Epub 2015 Aug 18.

São Paulo State University, UNESP, Rio Claro, SP Brazil ; Faculty of Applied Science, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Rua Pedro Zaccaria, 1300, Jardim Santa Luzia, Limeira, SP Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13098-015-0064-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4539706PMC
August 2015
70 Reads
1 Citation
2.500 Impact Factor

Unplanned readmissions to acute care from a pediatric postacute care hospital: incidence, clinical reasons, and predictive factors.

Hosp Pediatr 2015 Mar;5(3):134-40

School of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2014-0071DOI Listing
March 2015
24 Reads
2 Citations

Weight training, aerobic physical activities, and long-term waist circumference change in men.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2015 Feb 19;23(2):461-7. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oby.20949DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4310793PMC
February 2015
49 Reads
7 Citations
3.734 Impact Factor

Muscle-strengthening and conditioning activities and risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective study in two cohorts of US women.

PLoS Med 2014 Jan 14;11(1):e1001587. Epub 2014 Jan 14.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America ; Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America ; Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001587DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3891575PMC
January 2014
29 Reads
24 Citations

Belief beyond the evidence: using the proposed effect of breakfast on obesity to show 2 practices that distort scientific evidence.

Am J Clin Nutr 2014 Jan;99(1):212-3

Department of Nutrition Harvard School of Public Health 665 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 E-mail:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.113.077214DOI Listing
January 2014
25 Reads
6.770 Impact Factor

Isotemporal substitution analysis for physical activity, television watching, and risk of depression.

Am J Epidemiol 2013 Aug 19;178(3):474-83. Epub 2013 Jun 19.

Harvard School of Public Health, Building 2, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aje/kws590DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3727339PMC
August 2013
33 Reads
31 Citations
5.230 Impact Factor

Eating patterns and type 2 diabetes risk in older women: breakfast consumption and eating frequency.

Am J Clin Nutr 2013 Aug 12;98(2):436-43. Epub 2013 Jun 12.

Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.112.057521DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3712552PMC
August 2013
27 Reads
24 Citations
6.770 Impact Factor

Prospective study of breakfast eating and incident coronary heart disease in a cohort of male US health professionals.

Circulation 2013 Jul;128(4):337-43

Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Ave, Bldg II, Room 349, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001474DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3797523PMC
July 2013
36 Reads
42 Citations
14.430 Impact Factor

Sex steroid hormone levels and body composition in men.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2013 Jun 26;98(6):2442-50. Epub 2013 Apr 26.

New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2012-2582DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3667256PMC
June 2013
31 Reads
14 Citations
6.210 Impact Factor

Eating patterns and type 2 diabetes risk in men: breakfast omission, eating frequency, and snacking.

Am J Clin Nutr 2012 May 28;95(5):1182-9. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.111.028209DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3325839PMC
May 2012
26 Reads
48 Citations
6.770 Impact Factor

The joint association of eating frequency and diet quality with colorectal cancer risk in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

Am J Epidemiol 2012 Apr 2;175(7):664-72. Epub 2012 Mar 2.

Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwr363DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3324432PMC
April 2012
27 Reads
6 Citations
5.230 Impact Factor

Joint association of glycemic load and alcohol intake with type 2 diabetes incidence in women.

Am J Clin Nutr 2011 Dec 2;94(6):1525-32. Epub 2011 Nov 2.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.111.023754DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252550PMC
December 2011
26 Reads
11 Citations
6.770 Impact Factor

Relation between clinical depression risk and physical activity and time spent watching television in older women: a 10-year prospective follow-up study.

Am J Epidemiol 2011 Nov 7;174(9):1017-27. Epub 2011 Oct 7.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwr218DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3243936PMC
November 2011
27 Reads
40 Citations
5.230 Impact Factor

Total antioxidant capacity intake and colorectal cancer risk in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

Cancer Causes Control 2010 Aug;21(8):1315-21

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Bldg 2, Rm 355A, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10552-010-9559-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3117427PMC
August 2010
30 Reads
6 Citations
2.735 Impact Factor

Rapid vascular modifications to localized rhythmic handgrip training and detraining: vascular conditioning and deconditioning.

Eur J Appl Physiol 2010 Jul 12;109(5):803-9. Epub 2010 Mar 12.

Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Medical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00421-010-1367-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3128811PMC
July 2010
26 Reads
3 Citations
2.190 Impact Factor

Analysis of television viewing and physical activity using time substitution models.

Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul;170(13):1173-4; author reply 1174

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2010.210DOI Listing
July 2010
23 Reads
1 Citation
17.333 Impact Factor

Bicycle riding, walking, and weight gain in premenopausal women.

Arch Intern Med 2010 Jun;170(12):1050-6

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Ave, Bldg II, Room 314, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2010.171DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3119355PMC
June 2010
25 Reads
16 Citations
17.333 Impact Factor

Physical activity in relation to long-term weight maintenance after intentional weight loss in premenopausal women.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2010 Jan 4;18(1):167-74. Epub 2009 Jun 4.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/oby.2009.170DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2798010PMC
January 2010
37 Reads
11 Citations
3.734 Impact Factor

Isotemporal substitution paradigm for physical activity epidemiology and weight change.

Am J Epidemiol 2009 Aug 7;170(4):519-27. Epub 2009 Jul 7.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-1204, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwp163DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2733862PMC
August 2009
24 Reads
62 Citations
5.230 Impact Factor

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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