Research Susan M. Abdel-Rahman, PharmD
Research Susan M. Abdel-Rahman, PharmD

Susan M. Abdel-Rahman, PharmD

Director, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Core Laboratory
Director, Fungal Genomics Laboratory

Dr. Abdel-Rahman currently is the Director of the Developmental Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Core Laboratory and the Fungal Genomics Laboratory for the Children’s Mercy Hospital. She holds a professorial appointment in Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Her service to the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology includes past membership on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2006-2010), a membership on the Missouri Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board- (Gubernatorial appointment) from 2008 to present and is currently the Associate Editor of Mycopathologia. During the past 15 years, Dr. Abdel-Rahman has designed and conducted numerous clinical trials in children ranging from single-site pharmacokinetic studies to large epidemiologic investigations the most recent of which enrolled more than 10,000 children.

Research Interests

  • Design of clinical trials integrating analytical and molecular methodologies
  • Molecular diagnostic approaches for both diploid (human) and haploid (fungal) organisms 
  • Global health related to pharmacotherapy in developing countries

Education and Training

  • 1998-1994 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (B.S. in Pharmacy)
  • 1993-1995 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Pharm.D. in Clinical Pharmacy)

Professional Experience

  • 1992 Summer Research Associate, Department of Toxicology/Pharmacology Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • 1990-1992 Summer Research Assistant, Analytical/Residue Division BASF Ag-Chem, Research Triangle Park, NC
  • 1993-1995 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 1995-1997 The Ohio State University and Wexner Institute for Pediatric Research, Columbus, OH (Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases)
  • 1997-2001 Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Missouri at Kansas City, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine
  • 2001-2009 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy University of Missouri at Kansas City, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • 2001- Director, Developmental Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Core Laboratory Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • 2008- Director, Fungal Genomics Laboratory, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • 2009- Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Medicine

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