Magda A Shaheen, MD, PhD
Title Associate Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Surgery
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street, Cobb Building
Telephone (323) 357-3453
As the director of the “Research Design and Biostatistics” function at Charles R Drew University (CDU), and Co-Director of CDU/UCLA-CTSI, Biostatistics, Study Design and Clinical Data Management Program, I have the wealth of expertise to successfully provide rigorous basic and advanced methodological and educational support in biostatistics, research design, epidemiology and other technical domains with practical guides for basic science, clinical and translational types of research. I have a medical degree in internal medicine and doctorate degree in epidemiology /biostatistics with extensive training and expertise in clinical, community and translational research. As a researcher, I carried out clinical and translational research since 1995. I successfully administered several projects, collaborated with other researchers, and produced several peer-reviewed publications from these projects and continue to produce more articles. As an educator, I have over 20 years experience in providing statistical and epidemiological and research methods teaching, and training to scholars, faculty, and students. I mentored faculty and students at CDU, provide courses, seminars and training workshops for investigators interested in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical, community and translational research. As a result of my experiences, I refined the research method and improve the implementation of the projects, assist investigators in the design, implementation, data management, statistical data analysis, and publication of their research projects, provided basic and advanced methodological and statistical support to investigators including junior faculty conducting pilot projects, other faculty, and investigators.
Education & Training
Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 2015-2017

Research. 2012-2017

Methodology in clinical research: observational studies. 2013-2017

Clinical Research I. 2004

Fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics for nursing. 2011-2014

Community research survey methods and analysis. 2006, 2008, 2010.

Clinical research I. 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010.

Clinical epidemiology I. 2005, 2007, 2009.

Clinical research II. 2005, 2007, 2009.

Clinical epidemiology II. 2005, 2007, 2009.

Meta analysis, decision analysis, cost effectiveness analysis (joint teaching). 2006, 2008.

Clinical research III (joint teaching). 2005, 2007, 2009.

Introduction to statistics. 2010.

Introduction to clinical research. 2004.

NIH Awarded Grants
1. Shaheen MA, Munawar A, Sadaf H, Tahir MN, Isab AA, Ahmad S. Crystal structure of di-chlorido-bis-(N,N'-di-methyl-thio-urea-?S)mercury(II). Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 2015 Sep 1; 71(Pt 9):1061-3.
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2. Shaheen MA, Salem SA, Fouad DA, El-Fatah AA. Intralesional tuberculin (PPD) versus measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine in treatment of multiple warts: a comparative clinical and immunological study. Dermatol Ther. 2015 Jul-Aug; 28(4):194-200.
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3. Shaheen MA, Idrees M. Evidence-based consensus on the diagnosis, prevention and management of hepatitis C virus disease. World J Hepatol. 2015 Mar 27; 7(3):616-27.
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4. Calderón JL, Shaheen M, Hays RD, Fleming ES, Norris KC, Baker RS. Improving Diabetes Health Literacy by Animation. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Mar 27; 40(3):361-372.
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5. Firempong AO, Shaheen MA, Pan D, Drazin D. Racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence and mortality from septic shock and respiratory failure among elective neurosurgery patients. Neurol Res. 2014 Oct; 36(10):857-65.
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6. Sinha SK, Shaheen M, Rajavashisth TB, Pan D, Norris KC, Nicholas SB. Association of race/ethnicity, inflammation, and albuminuria in patients with diabetes and early chronic kidney disease. Diabetes Care. 2014 Apr; 37(4):1060-8.
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7. Hagrass HA, Pasha HF, Shaheen MA, Abdel Bary EH, Kassem R. Methylation status and protein expression of RASSF1A in breast cancer patients. Mol Biol Rep. 2014 Jan; 41(1):57-65.
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8. Martins D, Nicholas NA, Shaheen M, Jones L, Norris K. The development and evaluation of a compassion scale. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Aug; 24(3):1235-46.
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9. Iqbal S, Younas U, Chan KW, Saeed Z, Shaheen MA, Akhtar N, Majeed A. Growth and antioxidant response of Brassica rapa var. rapa L. (turnip) irrigated with different compositions of paper and board mill (PBM) effluent. Chemosphere. 2013 May; 91(8):1196-202.
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10. Shaheen MA, Tahir MN, Irfan RM, Iqbal S, Ahmad S. 5-Hy-droxy-2-{(E)-[(3-nitro-phen-yl)iminio]meth-yl}phenolate. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2012 Sep 1; 68(Pt 9):o2622.
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11. Shaheen MA, Tahir MN, Irfan RM, Iqbal S, Zaneb M. 2-[(E)-N-(Adamantan-1-yl)carbox-imidoyl]-6-eth-oxy-phenol. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2012 Aug 1; 68(Pt 8):o2588.
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12. Shaheen MA, Tahir MN, Irfan RM, Iqbal S, Ahmad S. 2-Eth-oxy-6-{(E)-[(4-methyl-phen-yl)imino]-meth-yl}phenol. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2012 Jul 1; 68(Pt 7):o2011.
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13. Shaheen MA, Abdel Fattah NS, Sayed YA, Saad AA. Assessment of serum leptin, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in patients with skin tags. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2012 Dec; 26(12):1552-7.
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15. Mohamed TM, Oceandy D, Zi M, Prehar S, Alatwi N, Wang Y, Shaheen MA, Abou-Leisa R, Schelcher C, Hegab Z, Baudoin F, Emerson M, Mamas M, Di Benedetto G, Zaccolo M, Lei M, Cartwright EJ, Neyses L. Plasma membrane calcium pump (PMCA4)-neuronal nitric-oxide synthase complex regulates cardiac contractility through modulation of a compartmentalized cyclic nucleotide microdomain. J Biol Chem. 2011 Dec 2; 286(48):41520-9.
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16. Morcos MM, Morcos WM, Ibrahim MA, Shaheen MA. Environmental exposure to endotoxin in rural and urban Egyptian school children and its relation to asthma and atopy. Minerva Pediatr. 2011 Feb; 63(1):19-26.
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17. Ahmad S, Shaheen MA, Stoeckli-Evans H. A monoclinic polymorph of cysteamine hydro-chloride. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2009; 66(Pt 1):o134.
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18. Akhtar M, Iqbal S, Kausar A, Bhanger MI, Shaheen MA. An economically viable method for the removal of selected divalent metal ions from aqueous solutions using activated rice husk. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2010 Jan 1; 75(1):149-55.
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19. Mufakkar M, Tahir MN, Ahmad S, Shaheen MA, Waheed A. Bromidobis(N,N'-diphenyl-thio-urea-?S)copper(I) monohydrate. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2009; 65(Pt 8):m892-3.
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20. el-Samahy MH, Shaheen MA, Saddik DE, Abdel-Fattah NS, el-Sawi MA, Mahran MZ, Shehab AA. Evaluation of androgen receptor gene as a candidate gene in female androgenetic alopecia. Int J Dermatol. 2009 Jun; 48(6):584-7.
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21. Shaheen MA, Mahmoud MA, Abdel Aziz MM, El Morsy HI, Abdel Khalik KA. Sputum dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine level as a novel airway inflammatory marker in asthmatic children. Clin Respir J. 2009 Apr; 3(2):95-101.
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22. Shaheen MA, Hartinger CG, Tahir MN, Shafiq AA, Keppler BK. 5-Hydr-oxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2009; 65(Pt 2):o437.
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23. Abdel Fattah NS, Shaheen MA, Ebrahim AA, El Okda ES. Tissue and blood superoxide dismutase activities and malondialdehyde levels in different clinical severities of acne vulgaris. Br J Dermatol. 2008 Nov; 159(5):1086-91.
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24. El-Saify MY, Shaheen MA, Sabbour SM, Basal AA. Nocturnal attacks, emergency room visits and ICU admission of pediatric asthma: frequency and associated factors. J Egypt Public Health Assoc. 2008; 83(5-6):353-67.
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25. Shaheen MA, Akhtar AJ. Organ failure associated with acute pancreatitis in African-American and Hispanic patients. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Dec; 99(12):1402-6.
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26. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen MA, Zha J. Organic colonic lesions in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Med Sci Monit. 2006 Sep; 12(9):CR363-7.
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27. Heslin KC, Casey R, Shaheen MA, Cardenas F, Baker RS. Racial and ethnic differences in unmet need for vision care among children with special health care needs. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun; 124(6):895-902.
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28. Bazargan M, Calderón JL, Heslin KC, Mentes C, Shaheen MA, Ahdout J, Baker RS. A profile of chronic mental and physical conditions among African-American and Latino children in urban public housing. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5):S5-3-9.
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29. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen MA. Dyspepsia in African-American and Hispanic patients. J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 May; 96(5):635-40.
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30. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen MA. For the patient. Treating pain without causing complications. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(4):550.
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31. Frerichs RR, Shaheen MA. Small-community-based surveys. Annu Rev Public Health. 2001; 22:231-47.
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32. Shaheen MA, Frerichs RR, Alexopoulos N, Rainey JJ. Immunization coverage among predominantly Hispanic children, aged 2-3 years, in central Los Angeles. Ann Epidemiol. 2000 Apr; 10(3):160-8.
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33. Packer GJ, Shaheen MA. Patterns of hand fractures and dislocations in a district general hospital. J Hand Surg Br. 1993 Aug; 18(4):511-4.
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34. Shaker AM, Shaheen MA, O'neel PJ. Traumatic aseptic osteitis pubis. Ann Saudi Med. 1991 Mar; 11(2):205-8.
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35. Shaheen MA, Badr AA, al-Khudairy N, Khan FA, Mosalem A, Sabet N. Patterns of accidental fractures and dislocations in Saudi Arabia. Injury. 1990 Nov; 21(6):347-50.
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36. Shaheen MA. Musculoskeletal brucellosis in Saudia Arabia. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1988 Oct; 33(5):257-60.
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37. Kolawole TM, Hawass ND, Shaheen MA, Badr AH, Rahman NU. Lumbosacral plexus avulsion injury: clinical, myelographic and computerized tomographic features. J Trauma. 1988 Jun; 28(6):861-5.
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38. Shaheen MA, Badr AA. Concomitant ipsilateral femoral shaft and femoral neck fracture. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1987 Aug; 32(4):223-7.
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39. Shaheen MA, Sabet NA. Bilateral simultaneous fracture of the femoral neck following electrical shock. Injury. 1984 Jul; 16(1):13-4.
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