Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MScEPI, FACOEM is professor and chair in the Department of Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Karolinska Institutet School of Medicine (1981) and served his residency at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. In 1983, Dr. Arnetz completed a PhD in psychophysiology from the Karolinska Institutet School of Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden. He has received both a MPH and MScEpi from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Arnetz came to Michigan State University in September 2015 from his position as professor and vice chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and deputy director of Wayne’s National institute of Environmental Health-funded P30 Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors.

Publications

  • Andersen, J. P., Papazoglou, K., Gustafsberg, H., Collins, P., & Arnetz, B. (in press). Mental preparedness training. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
  • Anderson JP, Papazoglou K, Arnetz BB, Collins PI. Mental preparedness as a pathway to police resilience and optimal functioning in the line of duty. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 2015;17(3):624-527.
  • Andersen JP, Papazoglou K, Koskelainen M, Nyman M, Gustafsberg H, Arnetz BB. Applying resilience promotion training among special forces police officers. SAGE open. 2015(April-June)1-8.
  • Aldhalimi, A., Sen, A., Wright, M.A., Arnetz, J., E., Hill, E., Hikmet, J., Ghosh, S., Stemmer, P.M., Park, S.K., Morishita, M., Ruden, D., and Arnetz, B.B. (2015). Lead Enhances the Effect of Trauma on HPA Axis-Associated Gene Expression. Psychosomatic Medicine, 77(3).
  • Jamil H, Barkho E, Broadbridge CL, Ventimigalia M, Arnetz JE, Lami F, Arnetz BB. Self-rated health and medical conditions in refugees and immigrants from the same country of origin. Iraqi J Med Sci, 2015;13(2):108-19
  • Lumley MA, Shi W, Wiholm C, Slatcher RB, Sandmark H, Wang S, Hytter A, Arnetz BB. The relationship of chronic and momentary work stress to cardiac reactivity in female managers: feasibility of a smart phone-assisted assessment system. Psychosomatic medicine. 2014;76(7):512-8. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000085. PubMed PMID: 25077429.
  • Jen KLC, Zhou K, Arnetz BB, Jamil H. Pre- and post-displacement stressors and body weight development in Iraqi refugees in Michigan. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2015;17(5):1468-475.
  • en KL, Zhou K, Arnetz B, Jamil H. Pre- and Post-displacement Stressors and Body Weight Development in Iraqi Refugees in Michigan. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health. 2014. doi: 10.1007/s10903-014-0127-3. PubMed PMID: 25376128.
  • Jamil HJ, Rajan AK, Grzybowski M, Fakhouri M, Arnetz B. Obesity and overweight in ethnic minorities of the Detroit metropolitan area of Michigan. Journal of community health. 2014;39(2):301-9. doi: 10.1007/s10900-013-9760-3. PubMed PMID: 23990337.
  • Jamil H, Geeso SG, Arnetz BB, Arnetz JE. Risk factors for hookah smoking among Arabs and Chaldeans. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health. 2014;16(3):501-7. doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9772-1. PubMed PMID: 23579963.
  • Hijazi AM, Lumley MA, Ziadni MS, Haddad L, Rapport LJ, Arnetz BB. Brief narrative exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress in Iraqi refugees: a preliminary randomized clinical trial. Journal of traumatic stress. 2014;27(3):314-22. doi: 10.1002/jts.21922. PubMed PMID: 24866253; PMCID: 4080404. NIHMSID: NIHMS595425.
  • Elsouhag D, Arnetz B, Jamil H, Lumley MA, Broadbridge CL, Arnetz J. Factors Associated with Healthcare Utilization Among Arab Immigrants and Iraqi Refugees. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health. 2014. doi: 10.1007/s10903-014-0119-3. PubMed PMID: 25331684.
  • Arnetz BB, Broadbridge CL, Jamil H, Lumley MA, Pole N, Barkho E, Fakhouri M, Talia YR, Arnetz JE. Specific trauma subtypes improve the predictive validity of the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire in Iraqi refugees. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health. 2014;16(6):1055-61. doi: 10.1007/s10903-014-9995-9. PubMed PMID: 24549491; PMCID: 4138298.
  • Arnetz BB, Broadbridge CL, Ghosh S. Longitudinal determinants of energy levels in knowledge workers. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2014;56(1):79-85. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000029. PubMed PMID: 24351892.
  • Arfken CL, Broadbridge CL, Jamil H, Arnetz BB. Immigrant Arab Americans and alcohol use: longitudinal study. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health. 2014;16(6):1303-6. doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9960-z. PubMed PMID: 24322655; PMCID: 4051867.
  • Arnetz J, Rofa Y, Arnetz B, Ventimiglia M, Jamil H. Resilience as a protective factor against the development of psychopathology among refugees. The Journal of nervous and mental disease. 2013;201(3):167-72. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3182848afe. PubMed PMID: 23407208; PMCID: 3584239.
  • Arnetz BB, Arble E, Backman L, Lynch A, Lublin A. Assessment of a prevention program for work-related stress among urban police officers. International archives of occupational and environmental health. 2013;86(1):79-88. doi: 10.1007/s00420-012-0748-6. PubMed PMID: 22366986; PMCID: 3596819.
  • Jamil B, Dafdony I, Yasso F, Lami F, Arnetz, B. Role of Ethnicity and Environmental as Risk Factors on Asthma In Two Ethnic Group in Michigan Stat USA. J. Fac. Med., Baghdad, Iraq, 2013;55(3):233-238
  • Arnetz B, Drutchas A, Sokol R, Kruger M, Jamil H. 1991 Gulf War exposures and adverse birth outcomes. US Army Medical Department journal. 2013:58-65. PubMed PMID: 23584910; PMCID: 3930470.
  • Chandrasekar D, Arnetz B, Levy P, Basu AS. Plug-and-play, single-chip photoplethysmography. Conference proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference. 2012;2012:3243-6. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346656. PubMed PMID: 23366617.
  • Arnetz BB, Templin T, Saudi W, Jamil H. Obstructive sleep apnea, posttraumatic stress disorder, and health in immigrants. Psychosomatic medicine. 2012;74(8):824-31. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31826bf1ec. PubMed PMID: 23023679; PMCID: 3561898.
  • Arnetz BB, Ventimiglia M, Beech P, DeMarinis V, Löök J, Arnetz JE. Spiritual values and practices in the workplace and employee stress and mental well-being. Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion (JMSR). 2013;10:271-281.
  • Halford C, Anderzen I, Arnetz B, Svärdsudd K. Understanding how pattern of health are shaped modeling possible chains of causation affecting self-rated health in healthy adult women and men. Social Science & Medicine. 2013. In press.
  • Jamil H, Geeso SG, Arnetz BB, Arnetz JE. Risk factors for hookah smoking among Arabs and Chaldeans. J Immigrant Minority Health. 2013. DOI 10.1007/s10903-013-9772-1.
  • Ramji R, Arnetz JE, Nilsson M, Jamil H, Norstrom F, Maziak M, Wiklund Y, Arnetz BB. Determinants of waterpipe use among adolescents in Northern Sweden: A survey of use pattern, risk, perception, and environmental factors. BMC Research Notes, 2015;15(8):441.
  • Wright AM, Aldhalimi A, Lumley MA, Jamil H, Pole N, Arnetz JE, Arnetz BB. Determinants of resource needs and utilization among refugees over time. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2015;Epub.

Presentations

  • November 5 – 7, 2015: Anderson JP, Papazoglou K, Koskelainen M, Nyman M, Gustafsberg H, Arnetz BB. Applying Resilience Promotion Training among SWAT officers. ISTSS, New Orleans, LA.
  • May 6 – 9, 2015: Session (F.6.8): Stress and resilience in police officers and social workers. May 8 at the APA/NIOSH 2015 International Work, Stress and Health Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • March 1 – 7, 2015: Session: Mental health:, March 02 at the 7th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities, Muscat, The Sultanate of Oman.
  • November 2016: Jen, K-L.C, Arnetz, BB, Jamil, H, Zhou, K. Middle Eastern Refugees are at High Risk of Developing Obesity and Chronic Disease in the U.S. Abstract number 10259. The Obesity Society (TOS) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • June 2015: Arfken, C, Broadbridge, M, Arnetz, BB, Arnetz, J, Lumley, M, Jamil, H, Pole, N. Incident alcohol use among adult Arab refugees and immigrants. Abstract number 2172830. Annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Phoenix, AZ.
  • March 2015: Aldhalimi, A, Sen, A, Wrigh, AM, Arnetz, J, Hill, E, Jami, H, Ghosh, S, Stemmer, PM, Park, PM, Motishita, M, Ruden, D, & Arnetz, BB. Lead Enhances the Effect of Trauma on HPA Axis-Associated Gene Expression. American Psychosomatic Society Conference: 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Savannah, GA.
  • March 1-7, 2015: Arnetz, BB, Harkema, Wright, M, Jamil, H, Lumley, M, Pole, N, Arnetz, J. Mental Health among Iraqi Refugees Displaced to the United States: Importance of Post-displacement Social Stressors and Institutional Resources. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities, Muscat, The Sultanate of Oman.

Committees

  • September 2015-Present: MSU Family Medicine, Clinical Executive Committee
  • September 2015-Present: MSU Family Medicine, Executive Committee
  • September 2015-Present: MSU Family Medicine, Research Subcommittee
  • September 2015-Present: MSU Family Medicine, Vice Chair
  • September 2015-Present: MSU-CHM Executive Management Committee
  • September 2015-Present: MSU-CHM, Chairs/Directors Research and Education Group
  • September 2015-Present: MSU-CHM, FAD Chairperson Collaboration & Leadership Group
  • September 2015-Present: MSU Health Team's Advisory Committee
  • September 2015-Present: MSU Health Team's Clinical Chair's Committee
  • September 2015-Present: MSU Health Team's Department Advisory Committee
  • September 2015-Present: MSU MPH Program Curriculum Committee
  • 2011-Present: FACOEM, Fellow, American College and Environmental Medicine
  • 2013-Present: Faculty member, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (IEHS) Committee for the development of an Environmental Health concentration within the MPH program
  • August 2015-Present: International Work and Life Academy (IWALA), founding member
  • September 2015-Present: US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Extramural Medical Research, member of the grant review committee
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Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine
P: 517-884-0428
788 Service Rd, B106D
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

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