Maysaa Mahmood, PhD

My MS research involved medication safety studies focusing primarily on the prevalence and prevention of drug-drug interactions in ambulatory health care settings. My PhD research focused on survey instruments design and validation. My dissertation research “Development and Testing of the Workplace Climate Questionnaire” involved the development of a self-completed questionnaire that can be used to routinely assess work-related stress. It also examined the psychometric properties of the questionnaire using a sample of the target population. I currently work with the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine on issues pertaining to the supply of pharmaceuticals and medical equipments in conflict and disaster areas.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcome
Dissertation Title: 
“Development and Testing of a Health and Workplace Climate Questionnaire”
1. Mahmood MH, Armstrong EP, Malone DC, Skrepnek GH. The relationship between Pharmaceutical Services Characteristics and Exposure Rates to Clinically Important Drug-Drug Interactions in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2008;65:1744-9.
2. Grizzle AJ; Mahmood MH; Ko Y; Murphy JE; Abarca J; Armstrong EP; Skrepnek GH; Woosley RL; Rehfeld RA; Malone DC; Jones WN; Schepers GP; Nichol WP; Houranieh A; Dare DC; Hoey CT. Reasons Provided by Prescribers when Overriding Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts. American Journal of Managed Care 2007 13: 573-580.
3. Mahmood MH, Malone DC, Skrepnek GH, Abarca J, Armstrong EP, Murphy JE, Grizzle AJ, Ko Y, Woosley RL. Potential Drug-Drug Interactions within Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2007;64:1500-5.
4. Wiley J, Mahmood MH, Jackson C. Conductive Education in Cerebral Palsy: A Programme Evaluation of the Individual Achievements Association. Recent Advances in Conductive Education. 2006, 5, (2): 1-21.
5. Baqir HI, Mahmood MH, Fakhri S. Evaluation of Serological Tests for the Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori Infection. Iraqi Journal of Gastroenterology. 2003; 1; 41-47.
Alumna or Alumnus: 
Alumni Title/Position/Employer: 
Pharmacoeconomist, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Bethesda, MD