Musheera AnisAbdellatif

Musheera AnisAbdellatif

Assistant Professor


Beacom Hall 312

Phone: (605) 658-5952



Musheera Anis, MD, PhD is a Pediatric Neuropscyhiatrist who has over 15 years of clinical experience working with children and youth. She transitioned to academia, where she enjoys teaching disability studies, research methods, nutrition, and human disease within the Health Sciences department.

Teaching Interests:

Musheera's teaching interests include Disability Studies, Attachment Theory, Developmental Psychology, Psychiatric Disorders, Pathophysiology, and Research and Intensive Writing.

Research Interests:

Current research include a major trans-cultural study of attachment theory in the USA, Egypt, and Nigeria. Musheera continues to work closely with colleagues from the school of education in running an attachment research lab. In this lab, graduate and undergraduate students are mentored in research pertaining to attachment.


  • health Coach, Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching Training, Institute of Integrative Nutrition , 2018
  • 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


  • Integrating Family-Centered and Trauma Informed Care into Practice among Pediatric Healthcare Providers, USD School of Health Sciences. Grant Role: Supporting. (2019 - 2019)
  • A New Approach to Measuring and Understanding the Structure and Function of Adolescent Attachment Networks, SERC. Grant Role: Supporting. (2018 - 2018)
  • Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee (HAMIC), USD. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - 2017)
  • Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee (HAMIC), USD. Grant Role: Principal. (2018)


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.

Awards and Honors:

  • Champions of Inclusive excellence award, Nominated, USD, 2018
  • Mosaic Award for Inclusive Excellence, Nominated, USD, 2018


  • AnisAbdellatif, Musheera. Reflex Integration Workshop.
  • 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, Wolff, Becky. Aromatherapy: Scents and Sensibility. Presented at the 2017 Down syndrome Innovations Conference, Houston, TX. (2017)
  • 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)