August 2010-present Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO October 2006-July 2010 Research Assistant Professor, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, University of Missouri, Saint Louis, MO August 2009-July 2010 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO June 2006-July 2009 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO January 2007-2009 Consultant, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Saint Louis, MO January 2006-August 2006 Assistant Professor, Health Communication Research Laboratory and Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO January 2004-December 2005 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Health Communication Research Laboratory and Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO August 1999-December 2003 Senior Research Assistant for “Effective Media Strategies for Drug Abuse Prevention” grant funded by National Institute of Drug Abuse, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY August 1999-December 1999 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky, Department of Communication, Lexington, KY
New Funded Research 2011-2012 Principal Investigator, “Community Mental Health for New Americans: Pilot Research.” Funded by the Saint Louis University Beaumont Faculty Development Fund Award. Development and pilot test of a culturally sensitive, innovative program to address the mental health issues among Bosnian refugees in St. Louis. 2011-2012 Co-Investigator, “The Primary Care Behavioral Health Screen (PCBHS)- Bosnian.” Funded by the Greater St. Louis Health Foundation. Translation and implementation of the PCBHS-Bosnian version. Substance Use and Drug Abuse Prevention, Health Disparities, Refugees and Health, Mental Health, Acculturation and Immigration, Culturally Appropriate Healthcare and Communication, Medical Sociology, Message Design and Tailoring, Mass Communication, Social Marketing, Behavior Change
2011 Harris KJ, Karamehic-Muratovic A, Herbers SH, Moreland-Russell
S, Cheskin R and Lindberg K. Perceptions of Personal Risk
About Smoking and Health Among Bosnian Refugees Living in the
United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
2010 Cheah WH, Karamehic-Muratovic A, Matsuo H and Poljarevic A.
The influence of personal predispositions on refugees'
resettlement process. The International Journal of
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5(7), pp.37-48.
2010 Matsuo H, McIntyre K, Cheah WH and Karamehic-Muratovic A.
Ambivalent Prejudice toward Refugees: The Role of Social
Contact and Ethnic Origin. Missouri Electronic Journal of
June Matsuo H, Redmount IH, Karamehic-Muratovic A, Cheah WH,
2010 Willoughby L and Poljarevic A. Application of Linear Matrix
Model to Adaptation Process of Bosnian Refugees in the
U.S. Proceedings of the Asian Conference on the Social
Sciences, Osaka, Japan. pp.996-2001.
2009 Cheah WH, Karamehic-Muratovic A, Matsuo H and Poljarevic A.
The Influence of Environmental Factors on Bosnian Refugees'
Resettlement Process. Global Studies Journal, Volume 2(3),
2009 Baker EA, Brownson RC, Dreisinger M, McIntosh LD and
Karamehic-Muratovic A. Examining the role of training in
evidence-based public health: A qualitative study. Health
Promotion Practice, 10(3), 342-348.
2009 Karamehic-Muratovic A, Cheah WH, Matsuo H, and
Poljarevic A. Audience Segmentation of Bosnian Refugees
Psychological Health. International Journal of Interdisciplinary
Social Sciences, 3(10).
2008 Cohen EL, Vijaykumar S, Wray R and Karamehic-Muratovic A.
The Minimization of Public Health Risks in Newspapers
After Hurricane Katrina. Communication Research Reports,