Musheera AnisAbdellatif

Musheera AnisAbdellatif

Assistant Professor


Beacom Hall 312

Phone: (605) 658-5952



I worked as a child psychiatrist in Egypt. My work was mainly with patients and families affected by mental illness and childhood psychiatric disorders. I was one of the founding members of a highly specialized Child Psychiatric Unit in my hometown. Some of my responsibilities included working closely with families of individuals with autism and ADHD, working with adolescents from high risk environments, and consulting parents on different childhood and teenage issues. As part of my advocacy for children and families with special needs I founded Mansoura Autism Support Association (MASA) in Egypt. MASA is a charity organization dedicated to providing financial and emotional support to families living with autism.

Teaching Interests:

Arabic Language and culture Psychiatric Disorders Pathophysiology Intensive writing Human Development Disability

Research Interests:

My current research includes a major trans-cultural study of attachment theory in the USA, Egypt, and China. Establishing research networks in three different countries and working with a team of exceptional researchers as well as becoming well informed about theory and practice of multicultural research has made this a very rewarding experience. In addition, I am working closely with two other researchers on a study about college students' motivation and engagement in academic tasks.


  • Ph D, Child Development and Educational Psychology, USD, 2015
  • Diploma, Addiction Studies, International Substance Abuse and Addiction Centre of studies (ISSACS). , 2009
  • MS, Neuro-Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University. , 2005
  • MD, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University. , 1999

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Egyptian Medical License, MInistry of Health


  • Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee (HAMIC), USD. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - Present)


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Nelson, Amy, AnisAbdellatif, Musheera, Larson, June, Mulder, Cindy, Wolff, Becky, and . New Faculty Orientation: Discussion of Cultural Competency, Sexual Victimization, and Student Behaviors. Edited by Patricia Yoder-Wise. Thorofare, NJ: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 2016.


  • Freeman, Harry, Gnimpieba, Etienne, AnisAbdellatif, Musheera, Haper, Irene. The WHMT A web-based diagramic measure of attachment networks. Presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis. (April 01, 2018)
  • AnisAbdellatif, Musheera. Presented at the Biomedical interventions for People with Down syndrome: Across the lifespan, Al Madina- Kingdomn of Saudi Arabia. (August 2016)
  • AnisAbdellatif, Musheera. Health provisions for chidlren with Down syndrome.
  • AnisAbdellatif, Musheera. Health provisions for children with Down syndrome.
  • AnisAbdellatif, Musheera, Freeman, Harry, Mahmoud, Nehad. Anis Abdellatif, M., Freeman, H., Mahmoud N. (2016, April). Attachment Networks Among Young Adults in Egypt and the United States: Are Collectivist Cultures Less Hierarchical?. Presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting program , Baltimore, MD. (April 2016)
  • AnisAbdellatif, Musheera, Berg-Poppe, Patti, Johnson, Julie, Cerny, Shana, . Presented at the First annual University of South Dakota/ U.S.A. - Tafaol Center/Bahrain, International Down syndrome Awareness Colloquium, Bahrain/ UAE/ Egypt/ Saudi Arabia. (March 21, 2016)
  • los, Ryan, Schweinle, Amy, AnisAbdellatif, Musheera. Specific goals versus goal orientation in challenging college activities.. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual meeting , Toronto, Ontario, Canada.. (August 2015)
  • AnisAbdellatif, Musheera. Screening: Miss Representation:This award - winning documentary exposes m edia 's mis representations of women — especially powerful ones — and features Katie Couric, Geena Davis, Jane Fonda, and Hillary Clinton , among others . Post - screening discussion. Presented at the BIENNIAL WOMEN AND GENDER RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Vermillion, SD. (April 2015)
  • Schweinle, Amy, Los, Ryan, AnisAbdellatif, Musheera. Motivation to Repeat a Challenging Activity as a Function of Recalled Emotion and Experience. Presented at the annual APA Conference. , Washington, DC. (August 2014)
  • Schweinle, Amy, Los, Ryan, AnisAbdellatif, Musheera. Predicting College Students' Interest in Repeating Challenging Course Activities. Presented at the American Psychology Association (APA) Conference, Honolulu, HI. (2013)