Research-Related Experience

 

Research Methodology Consultant

2002-2004
Project title: “Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in Health Care Workers during Surgery”. A project conducted in the University of Maryland Medical System and Maryland Shock Trauma surgical operating rooms. The study was funded by CDC/NIOSH (#U60/CCU316599-02).

Principal Investigator & Medical Epidemiologist

2006-2010
Project title: “Association between Antidepressant Drugs and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns in the UK-Based General Practice Research Database: A Cohort Study of Mother-Baby Linked Pairs”. DSRCS, OSE, FDA.

2005-2006
Project title: “Association between Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Acute Myocardial Infarction in the UK-Based General Practice Research Database”. DSRCS, OSE, FDA.

2003-2004
Project title: “Measurement of the Compliance of Prescribers with the Contraindication of the Use of “Triptans” in Migraine Headache Patients with Vascular Disease: A Pilot Study”. Funded by the Regulatory Science and Review Enhancement (RSR) program in the Food and Drug Administration. An Internet-based risk assessment approach conducted in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine.

Co-Investigator/Collaborator

2010-2013
Project title: “Association between Antidepressant Drugs and Cataract in the UK-Based General Practice Research Database”. DEPI-1, OSE, FDA.

2011-2013
Project title: "Patterns of use of antidepressants and antipsychotics across and within pregnancies in a population-based UK cohort". DEPI-1, OSE, FDA.

Project title: “Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in pregnancy and cardiac malformations: a propensity-score matched cohort in CPRD”. DEPI-1, OSE, FDA.
 
1999-2000
Project title: “A Multi-Center Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Cosamin®Ds in Knee Osteoarthritis”. A clinical trial in collaboration with the Department of Division of Rheumatology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

Project title: “Randomized Comparison of Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment Regimes in the Middle-Aged Patient”. A clinical trial in collaboration with the Harbor City Medical Center, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

Project title: “The Effects of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Manganese Ascorbate on Young Recreational Subjects with Osteoarthritis of the Knee”. A clinical trial in collaboration with the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Project title: “Use of chondroprotective Agents in Acute Peri-Operative Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Patients”. A clinical trial in collaboration with the Department of Orthopedics, Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas.

Project title: “Exploratory Trial of the Anti-inflammatory Effects of CosaminâDS in Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)”. A pilot clinical trial in collaboration with the Division of Rheumatology, Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), Cincinnati, OH.

1998-2000
Project title: “Evaluation of Cosamin® DS in the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis”. A clinical trial conducted in collaboration with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

1997-1999
Product development projects funded by Maryland Industrial Partnerships in collaboration with Department of Pharmaceuticals, School of Pharmacy University of Maryland.

1996-1998
Project title: “Efficacy of Cosamin® in the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis: a Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial”. A clinical trial conducted in collaboration with the orthopedic surgeons of the Hendersonville Orthopedic Association, Asheville, NC.

Medical Data Manager and Data Analyst

1987-1992
Worked as a statistical consultant and conducted the statistical analyses of more than 50 Master of Science and PhD thesis projects.

1990-1992
Schistosomiasis Research Project (Grant No. 263-140/2, funded by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the United State Agency for International Development), working in two states representing both Cairo University School of Medicine and Minya University School of Medicine, Egypt.

1988-1990
National Project of Schistosomiasis Control, Medical Research Unit attached to Cairo University School of Medicine, Egypt (Grant No. N00014-77G-0045 from the Office of Naval Research and U.S. Navy Clinical Investigation Protocol C1-0-06-1322).
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