Dr. Nawar Shara
MedStar Research Institute, Hysttsville, MD, USA
Nawar Shara, PhD, is the Director of MHRI’s department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics, Associate Professor of Endocrinology at Georgetown University’s School of Medicine and the Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Core for the Georgetown-Howard Universities Clinical and Translational Science Center (GHUCCTS).
Dr Shara’s research focus includes Big Data solutions, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, data visualization, Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Designs and Optimization schemes in clinical trials.
She is a member of American Statistical Association, the Royal Statistical Society, the American Society of Nephrology, the Women in Statistics Caucus, ASA Scientific and Public Affairs Advisory Committee. She is the President of the National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA DC Chapter) as well as the chair of the Science and Research Committee for NAAMA. Dr Shara has served as a peer reviewer for the following journals: Diabetes, American Journal of Cardiology and Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications. Dr Shara served as Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded studies, National Kidney Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her earlier work aimed at examining correlated of kidney and cardiovascular disease including oxidative Stress and surrogates of kidney function. She is currently the principal investigator of a NIH NCATS supplements looking to leverage voice activated technology (Alexa) to help patients with Heart Failure to better manage their disease. Dr Shara conducts, supports and oversees clinical and translational research across MedStar hospitals and is involved in teaching and education at Georgetown she is also course Director for many offerings at Georgetown University including, Biostatistics in Medical Research, Research methodology and Analytic approaches in Regulatory Science, a course offered as part of the Master of Science in Regulatory Science program at Georgetown University (CERSI) and the Chair for a session on AI in medicine at the First International Conference in Systems and Network Medicine at Georgetown University, Washington DC, September 2019.