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Susan Abdel-Rahman, PharmD

Director of Health Care Innovation

Susan Abdel-Rahman, PharmD

Susan Abdel-Rahman, PharmD, is the Director of Health Care Innovation research within the Children’s Mercy Research Institute. Dr. Rahman also holds an appointment as Professor of Pediatrics and Marion Merrell Dow/Missouri Chair in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Dr. Rahman has been involved in basic, applied and clinical research for 25 years, with grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, National Endowment for the Arts, Pharmaceutical Industry and private foundations. She directs a laboratory-based research program emphasizing analytical chemistry and molecular genetics, leads a drug discovery program centered around anti-infectives, and heads an active medical device development group.

She has overseen dozens of clinical trials spanning the range from small, single-site pharmacokinetic studies to large population-based epidemiologic investigations, most emphasizing underserved and minority populations. Over 28,000 participants have enrolled in studies for which Dr. Rahman has served as the Principal Investigator.

Dr. Rahman is actively engaged in patient care as part of the Clinical Pharmacology/GOLDILOKs consult service and serves as the Principal Investigator and Program Director for an NIH funded T32 fellowship program in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology.