Magda A Shaheen, MD, PhD
Title Associate Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Internal Medicine
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
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USAPhD1998Epidemiology
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USAMPH1995Epidemiology
Cairo University, School of Medicine, Cairo, EgyptMS1988Internal Medicine
Cairo University, School of Medicine, Cairo, EgyptMD1981Medicine/Surgery
Cairo University, School of Science, Cairo, EgyptBS1979Zoology/Chenistry
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. Randle R, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Pen D, Diab S, Shaheen M. Racial and ethnic differences in patients involved in alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes and its related clinical outcomes among various age groups in the U.S. Traffic Inj Prev. 2020; 21(2):115-121.
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2. Scott LR, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Shirazi A, Pan D, Lee S, Teruya SA, Shaheen M. Helmet use and bicycle-related trauma injury outcomes. Brain Inj. 2019; 33(13-14):1597-1601.
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3. Rubio DM, Hamm ME, Mayowski CA, Nouraie SM, Quarshie A, Seto T, Shaheen M, Soto de Laurido LE, Norman MK. Developing a Training Program to Diversify the Biomedical Research Workforce. Acad Med. 2019 08; 94(8):1115-1121.
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4. Nguyen S, Shaheen M, Pak Y, Rajfer J. Early improvement in SHIM scores with Revactin®. Int J Impot Res. 2020 Mar; 32(2):255-256.
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5. Nguyen S, Rajfer J, Shaheen M. Safety and efficacy of daily Revactin® in men with erectile dysfunction: a 3-month pilot study. Transl Androl Urol. 2018 Apr; 7(2):266-273.
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6. Elsaid AF, Shaheen M, Ghoneum M. Biobran/MGN-3, an arabinoxylan rice bran, enhances NK cell activity in geriatric subjects: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Exp Ther Med. 2018 Mar; 15(3):2313-2320.
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7. Sherzai AZ, Shaheen M, Yu JJ, Talbot K, Sherzai D. Insulin resistance and cognitive test performance in elderly adults: National health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES). J Neurol Sci. 2018 05 15; 388:97-102.
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8. Yen EY, Shaheen M, Woo JMP, Mercer N, Li N, McCurdy DK, Karlamangla A, Singh RR. 46-Year Trends in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Mortality in the United States, 1968 to 2013: A Nationwide Population-Based Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 05; 167(11):777-785.
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9. Kermah D, Shaheen M, Pan D, Friedman TC. Association between secondhand smoke and obesity and glucose abnormalities: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 1999-2010). BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2017; 5(1):e000324.
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10. Salama H, Medhat E, Shaheen M, Zekri AN, Darwish T, Ghoneum M. Arabinoxylan rice bran (Biobran) suppresses the viremia level in patients with chronic HCV infection: A randomized trial. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2016 Dec; 29(4):647-653.
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11. Sherzai D, Sherzai A, Lui K, Pan D, Chiou D, Bazargan M, Shaheen M. The Association Between Diabetes and Dementia Among Elderly Individuals: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Analysis. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2016 May; 29(3):120-5.
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12. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Bazargan M, Shaheen M, Teklehaimanot S, Ahmadi A, Cooper JS, Teruya S. Depression Symptoms, Acculturation, Needing Care, and Receiving Care: A Study of Adolescents Living in California. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2016; 9(3):45-66.
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13. Sherzai D, Sherzai A, Babayan D, Chiou D, Vega S, Shaheen M. Dementia in the Oldest-Old: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database Analysis. J Aging Health. 2016 Apr; 28(3):426-39.
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14. Calderón JL, Shaheen M, Hays RD, Fleming ES, Norris KC, Baker RS. Improving Diabetes Health Literacy by Animation. Diabetes Educ. 2014 05; 40(3):361-372.
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15. 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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16. 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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17. Lagbas C, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Shaheen M, Kermah D, Pan D. Traumatic brain injury related hospitalization and mortality in California. Biomed Res Int. 2013; 2013:143092.
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18. 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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19. Friedman TC, Sinha-Hikim I, Parveen M, Najjar SM, Liu Y, Mangubat M, Shin CS, Lyzlov A, Ivey R, Shaheen M, French SW, Sinha-Hikim AP. Additive effects of nicotine and high-fat diet on hepatic steatosis in male mice. Endocrinology. 2012 Dec; 153(12):5809-20.
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20. Rajavashisth TB, Shaheen M, Norris KC, Pan D, Sinha SK, Ortega J, Friedman TC. Decreased prevalence of diabetes in marijuana users: cross-sectional data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III. BMJ Open. 2012; 2:e000494.
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21. Estape E, Laurido LE, Shaheen M, Quarshie A, Frontera W, Mays MH, Harrigan R, White R. A multiinstitutional, multidisciplinary model for developing and teaching translational research in health disparities. Clin Transl Sci. 2011 Dec; 4(6):434-8.
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22. Hsia SH, Navar MD, Duran P, Shaheen M, Davidson MB. Sitagliptin compared with thiazolidinediones as a third-line oral antihyperglycemic agent in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Endocr Pract. 2011 Sep-Oct; 17(5):691-8.
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23. Bang MH, Van Riep T, Thinh NT, Song le H, Dung TT, Van Truong L, Van Don L, Ky TD, Pan D, Shaheen M, Ghoneum M. Arabinoxylan rice bran (MGN-3) enhances the effects of interventional therapies for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: a three-year randomized clinical trial. Anticancer Res. 2010 Dec; 30(12):5145-51.
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24. Glasser A, Shaheen M, Glenn BA, Bastani R. The sun sense study: an intervention to improve sun protection in children. Am J Health Behav. 2010 Jul-Aug; 34(4):500-10.
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25. Ghoneum M, Shaheen M. MRN-100, an Iron-based Compound, Possesses Anti-HIV Activity In Vitro. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2010 Dec; 7(4):427-32.
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26. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Jaundice in African-American and Hispanic patients with AIDS. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Dec; 99(12):1381-5.
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27. 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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28. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Increasing incidence of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in African-American and Hispanic patients: association with the use of proton pump inhibitor therapy. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 May; 99(5):500-4.
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29. Asuncion MM, Shaheen M, Ganesan K, Velasques J, Teklehaimanot S, Pan D, Norris K. Increase in hypoglycemic admissions: California hospital discharge data. Ethn Dis. 2007; 17(3):536-40.
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30. 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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31. Shaheen M, Echeverry D, Oblad MG, Montoya MI, Teklehaimanot S, Akhtar AJ. Hepatitis C, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory markers: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [NHANES III]. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2007 Mar; 75(3):320-6.
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32. 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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33. 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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34. Calderón JL, Shaheen M, Pan D, Teklehaimenot S, Robinson PL, Baker RS. Multi-cultural surveillance for ectopic pregnancy: California 1991-2000. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5):S5-20-4.
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35. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Extrapancreatic manifestations of acute pancreatitis in African-American and Hispanic patients. Pancreas. 2004 Nov; 29(4):291-7.
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36. 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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37. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Upper gastrointestinal toxicity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in African-American and Hispanic elderly patients. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(4):528-33.
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38. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen MA. For the patient. Treating pain without causing complications. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(4):550.
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