About the Authors

Abeer M. Mahmoud

Contributed equally to this work with: Abeer M. Mahmoud, Umaima Al-Alem

amahmo4@uic.edu

Affiliations Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition and Department of Physical Therapy, School of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Pathology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Umaima Al-Alem

Contributed equally to this work with: Abeer M. Mahmoud, Umaima Al-Alem

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Firas Dabbous

Affiliation James R. & Helen D. Russell Institute for Research & Innovation, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, United States of America

Mohamed M. Ali

Affiliation Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition and Department of Physical Therapy, School of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Ken Batai

Affiliation Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Ebony Shah

Affiliation Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Rick A. Kittles

Affiliation Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: AMM UA. Data curation: AMM UA FD RAK. Formal analysis: AMM UA FD. Funding acquisition: RAK AMM. Investigation: AMM UA FD MMA KB ES RAK. Methodology: AMM UA FD. Project administration: AMM. Resources: AMM UA FD RAK. Software: AMM UA FD. Supervision: RAK AMM. Validation: AMM UA RAK. Visualization: AMM UA. Writing – original draft: AMM UA. Writing – review & editing: AMM UA FD MMA KB ES RAK.