Seham Elmrayed is a pediatric epidemiologist at the Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Her research focuses on improving the assessment of child growth and gaining insights into the interpretation of growth data. She is particularly interested in the analysis and appraisal of bias sources in quantitative child health research. Her principal methodologies include systematic reviews and meta-analysis, statistical modeling, and critical appraisal. Dr. Elmrayed has an exemplary background in interdisciplinary and international achievements. She has held multiple teaching and research roles in academic and health research institutions in Europe, Canada, and currently Egypt. She has published in various scientific peer-reviewed journals and books, and has been recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and civic contributions. She has been the recipient of prestigious research awards, including the international Vanier Award.
- Fenton CJ, Elmrayed S, Fenton TR. 5.1 Growth Standards. World Rev Nutr Diet. 2022;124:415-424. doi: 10.1159/000516709. Epub 2022 Mar 3. PMID: 35240609.
- Elmrayed S, Metcalfe A, Brenner D, Wollny K, Fenton TR. Are small-for-gestational-age preterm infants at increased risk of overweight? Statistical pitfalls in overadjusting for body size measures. J Perinatol. 2021 Aug;41(8):1845-1851. doi: 10.1038/s41372-021-01050-5. Epub 2021 Apr 13. PMID: 33850286.
- Fenton TR, Elmrayed S, Alshaikh B. Nutrition, Growth and Long-Term Outcomes. World Rev Nutr Diet. 2021;122:12-31. doi: 10.1159/000514745. Epub 2021 Aug 5. PMID: 34352761.
- Johnson W, Elmrayed SA, Sosseh F, Prentice AM, Moore SE. Preconceptional and gestational weight trajectories and risk of delivering a small-for-gestational-age baby in rural Gambia. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Jun;105(6):1474-1482. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.144196. Epub 2017 May 10. PMID: 28490512; PMCID: PMC5445671.
- Fenton TR, Cormack B, Goldberg D, Nasser R, Alshaikh B, Eliasziw M, Hay WW, Hoyos A, Anderson D, Bloomfield F, Griffin I, Embleton N, Rochow N, Taylor S, Senterre T, Schanler RJ, Elmrayed S, Groh-Wargo S, Adamkin D, Shah PS. Extrauterine growth restriction and postnatal growth failure are misnomers for preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2020 May;40(5):704-714. doi: 10.1038/s41372-020-0658-5. Epub 2020 Mar 25. PMID: 32214217.
- Fenton TR, Elmrayed S. The Importance of Reporting Energy Values of Human Milk as Metabolizable Energy. Front Nutr. 2021 Jul 7;8:655026. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2021.655026. PMID: 34307434; PMCID: PMC8292613.
- Kokts-Porietis RL, Elmrayed S, Brenner DR, Friedenreich CM. Obesity and mortality among endometrial cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2021 Dec;22(12):e13337. doi: 10.1111/obr.13337. Epub 2021 Sep 2. PMID: 34476900.
- Fenton TR, Nasser R, Creighton D, Elmrayed S, Tang S, Gillis C, Alshaikh B. Critical examination of relationships between early growth and childhood overweight in extremely preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2021 Dec;41(12):2774-2781. doi: 10.1038/s41372-021-01182-8. Epub 2021 Aug 17. PMID: 34404924.
- PhD in Epidemiology. The Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
- MSc (ABD) in Epidemiology. The Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
- BHSc of Global Health and Nutrition (Hons). The Metropolitan University Copenhagen, Denmark
- Child growth
- Diagnosis of childhood obesity
- Cognitive outcomes of preterm infants
- Nutrition research and myths
- Public health policy
- Bias assessment