I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Nursing at ASU. I earned my PhD from University of Pittsburgh/ USA in 2015. My main research interest is acute pain perception and response to opioid analgesia. My PhD research focused upon the genetic contributions (gene × gene interactions) to postoperative pain and analgesic responses. In addition to my clinical experience as a registered nurse in the Burn Unit at Jordan University Hospital, I have years of experience as a Teaching Assistant (TA) and Graduated Student Researcher (GSR) in School of Nursing at University of Pittsburgh.