Genetics - Genetic Epidemiology; Public Health - Epidemiology
Dr. Shaheen received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Cairo University School of Science. She was awarded her M.D. degree and her Master Degree in Internal Medicine from Cairo University School of Medicine and practiced medicine for ten years. She received an Outstanding Award from the Ministry of Health in Cairo for her services and accomplishment in the field of internal medicine. She worked in several collaborative research projects between Universities in United States and institutions in Cairo. After completion of a multi-central collaborative project, Dr. Shaheen offered a fellowship to study toward master and doctorate degree at the School of Public Health University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shaheen received her Master in Public Health (M.P.H) and her doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health (UCLA). Dr. Shaheen worked as an internal medicine physician and as a researcher in Cairo. In the research field, she was appointed as a Chair of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Computer Unit in the Nutrition Institute in Cairo. During her study period at UCLA, she worked at several research projects as a researcher and as a consultant. She also worked as a teaching assistant for several classes in the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA School of Public Health. She received two honor awards from UCLA School of Public Health; an Outstanding Service Award and Teaching Assistant of the Year for the Epidemiology Department. Dr. Shaheen has an extensive experience in teaching and research. She has 18 years of experience in research development and implementation. She has a unique experience in epidemiology and survey research methods. In collaboration with Professor Ralph Frerichs at UCLA Department of Epidemiology, she developed a rapid survey methodology that she utilized in conducting five surveys among the Latino and African American communities in Los Angeles. Dr. Shaheen is the program director and an instructor for the Master of Science in Clinical Research program at the College of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. As an instructor she is teaching classes in clinical research and applications, epidemiology and epidemiologic methods, evidence based medicine, data management and data analysis, survey research methods and rapid surveys in urban areas.