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Dr. Mohamad Baydoun

Dr. Mohamad Baydoun

Dr. Mohamad Baydoun

Program:

Post-Doctoral, Oncology

Supervisor:

Dr. Linda E. Carlson

Research Project Title:

Psychological distress during the first year after hematopoietic cell transplantation: longitudinal trajectories and correlates

Background:

Mohamad Baydoun is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary, working with Dr. Linda Carlson. Dr. Baydoun is an oncology nurse with a PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Baydoun’s research focuses on improving long-term health of cancer survivors, particularly survivors of hematologic malignancies and hematopoietic cell transplantation. One area of his research examines how complementary therapies and cannabis affect mood and behavior,including cancer-related fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, depression, anxiety and sleep problems. His research also investigates biological mechanisms, trajectories and predictors of long-term cancer side-effects. Another line of his research examines factors that can enhance self-care skills and abilities in cancer survivors. Dr. Baydoun received a grant from the Oncology Nursing Foundation in the US to conduct his dissertation study, which was a pilot trial that evaluated the feasibility and benefits of a six-week yoga program in leukemia and lymphoma survivors treated with hematopoietic cell transplantation.

Career Goals:

Dr. Baydoun’s career goal is to improve long-term health of cancer patients and survivors.