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Magda Shaheen, MD, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionCharles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
DepartmentInternal Medicine
Address1731 E. 120th Street
Los Angeles CA 90059
Phone(323) 357-3453
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    Cairo University, School of Science, Cairo, EgyptBS1979Zoology/Chemistry
    Cairo University, School of Medicine, Cairo, EgyptMD1981Medicine/Surgery
    Cairo University, School of Medicine, Cairo, EgyptMS1988Internal Medicine
    University of California, Los Angeles, USAMPH1995Epidemiology
    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USAPhD1998Epidemiology

    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.

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    1. Kibe LW, Bazargan M, Bosah A, Schrode KM, Kuo Y, Andikrah E, Shaheen M. Diet Quality of Older African Americans: Impact of Knowledge and Perceived Threat of COVID-19. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 03 27; 20(7). PMID: 37047890; PMCID: PMC10094625.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    2. Shaheen M, Schrode KM, Tedlos M, Pan D, Najjar SM, Friedman TC. Racial/ethnic and gender disparity in the severity of NAFLD among people with diabetes or prediabetes. Front Physiol. 2023; 14:1076730. PMID: 36891143; PMCID: PMC9986441.
    3. Shaheen M, Schrode KM, Pan D, Kermah D, Puri V, Zarrinpar A, Elisha D, Najjar SM, Friedman TC. Sex-Specific Differences in the Association Between Race/Ethnicity and NAFLD Among US Population. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021; 8:795421. PMID: 34926533; PMCID: PMC8674562.
      Citations: 4     
    4. Shaheen M, Kibe LW, Schrode KM. Dietary quality, food security and glycemic control among adults with diabetes. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2021 12; 46:336-342. PMID: 34857217; PMCID: PMC8646986.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Shaheen M, Pan D, Schrode KM, Kermah D, Puri V, Zarrinpar A, Elisha D, Najjar SM, Friedman TC. Reassessment of the Hispanic Disparity: Hepatic Steatosis Is More Prevalent in Mexican Americans Than Other Hispanics. Hepatol Commun. 2021 12; 5(12):2068-2079. PMID: 34558824; PMCID: PMC8631095.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Talbert PY, Perry G, Ricks-Santi L, Soto de Laurido LE, Shaheen M, Seto T, Kumar D, Quarshie A, Thakar M, Rubio DM. Challenges and Strategies of Successful Mentoring: The Perspective of LEADS Scholars and Mentors from Minority Serving Institutions. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 06 07; 18(11). PMID: 34200278; PMCID: PMC8200946.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Ruiz M, Ullah S, Siddiqui G, Bangash M, Khan S, Shang W, Moradi P, Shaheen M. Racial and ethnic disparities in chronic health conditions among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus. Health Promot Perspect. 2021; 11(1):54-59. PMID: 33758756; PMCID: PMC7967138.
    8. Hao Q, Wang P, Dutta P, Chung S, Li Q, Wang K, Li J, Cao W, Deng W, Geng Q, Schrode K, Shaheen M, Wu K, Zhu D, Chen QH, Chen G, Elshimali Y, Vadgama J, Wu Y. Comp34 displays potent preclinical antitumor efficacy in triple-negative breast cancer via inhibition of NUDT3-AS4, a novel oncogenic long noncoding RNA. Cell Death Dis. 2020 12 11; 11(12):1052. PMID: 33311440; PMCID: PMC7733521.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. Sinha SK, Shaheen M, Singh VR, Rajavashisth TB, Pan D, Sun L, Norris KC, Nicholas SB. How Clinically Relevant Is C-Reactive Protein for Blacks with Metabolic Syndrome to Predict Microalbuminuria? Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2021 02; 19(1):39-47. PMID: 32896227; PMCID: PMC7891189.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. 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. PMID: 32023129.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. 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. PMID: 31514542.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. 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. PMID: 30768468; PMCID: PMC6764096.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. 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. PMID: 30705436.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. 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. PMID: 29732286; PMCID: PMC5911531.
      Citations: 3     
    15. 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. PMID: 29627040.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. 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. PMID: 29086801; PMCID: PMC6188647.
      Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    17. 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. PMID: 28405342; PMCID: PMC5372029.
      Citations: 11     
    18. 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. PMID: 26862150; PMCID: PMC5102621.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. 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. PMID: 28540140; PMCID: PMC5440089.
    20. 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. PMID: 26187536.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. 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. PMID: 24676274; PMCID: PMC6309339.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. 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. PMID: 24620921.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. 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. PMID: 24550221; PMCID: PMC4069363.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. 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. PMID: 24324953; PMCID: PMC3845866.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    25. 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. PMID: 23974394; PMCID: PMC3915801.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. 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. PMID: 23093702; PMCID: PMC3512067.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    27. 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. PMID: 22368296; PMCID: PMC3289985.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    
    28. 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. PMID: 22212225; PMCID: PMC3252201.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. 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. PMID: 21550951; PMCID: PMC4452112.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    30. 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. PMID: 21187503.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. 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. PMID: 20218761.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. 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. PMID: 18955328; PMCID: PMC2892344.
      Citations: 3     
    33. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Jaundice in African-American and Hispanic patients with AIDS. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Dec; 99(12):1381-5. PMID: 18229774; PMCID: PMC2575931.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. 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. PMID: 18229777; PMCID: PMC2575932.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. 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. PMID: 17534007; PMCID: PMC2576066.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. 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. PMID: 17985510.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. 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. PMID: 16940928.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. 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. PMID: 16919355.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. 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. PMID: 16769846.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. 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. PMID: 16312939.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. 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. PMID: 16312940.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    42. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen M. Extrapancreatic manifestations of acute pancreatitis in African-American and Hispanic patients. Pancreas. 2004 Nov; 29(4):291-7. PMID: 15502645.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen MA. Dyspepsia in African-American and Hispanic patients. J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 May; 96(5):635-40. PMID: 15160978; PMCID: PMC2640656.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Akhtar AJ, Shaheen MA. For the patient. Treating pain without causing complications. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(4):550. PMID: 14632282.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. 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. PMID: 14632273.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Frerichs RR, Shaheen MA. Small-community-based surveys. Annu Rev Public Health. 2001; 22:231-47. PMID: 11274520.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    47. 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. PMID: 10813509.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    48. 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. PMID: 8409670.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Shaheen MA. Musculoskeletal brucellosis in Saudia Arabia. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1988 Oct; 33(5):257-60. PMID: 3230546.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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