Azza Shoaibi, BPharm, MPH, PhD
Azza served as a research instructor in the Biomedical Informatics Center (BMIC), Department of Public Health Sciences, at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Her educational and training background includes pharmacy, health economics, biostatistics and epidemiology. Her previous research has generally focused on identifying and evaluating measures for chronic diseases prevention, early detection and control as well as medication safety and effectiveness and her research at BMIC was specifically focused on using advanced statistical models to identify and quantify patterns in clinical data that are potentially relevant to disease population and individual risk and prognosis. Azza holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. In 2011, she joined the PhD program as a Fulbright scholar from the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian territory. She received her Masters degree in Public Health with a focus on health economics at Birzeit University, Ramallah in 2010. Azza has been working with the CPCP team to investigate the effectiveness of different diet and physical activity interventions to improve health outcomes including chronic inflammation and overweight indicators. Azza’s dissertation work aims to develop a nomogram to screen for prostate cancer while distinguishing high risk prostate cancer.