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Shima Dowla

NIH Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Department of Health Behavior
E-mail: SHIMA@uab.edu
Full CV

Shima received an A.B. in Neuroscience from Dartmouth College in 2011. Upon graduation, she received an NIH-funded Fogarty Fellowship to investigate the nutritional deficits in a cohort of TB/HIV co-infected women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Shima began the MD/PhD program in Health Education & Promotion in the fall of 2012. Her research interests include childhood obesity treatment, diet composition, and metabolic health. Her dissertation uses a randomized controlled trial study design to test the effect of a reduced carbohydrate diet on changes in body composition, eating behaviors and health-related quality of life in obese adolescents. Shima is also involved in several studies evaluating the effects of diet, physical activity, and disease modifying drugs on obesity-related outcomes in adults.

Publications

  1. Makeeva V, Gullett J, Dowla S, Olson K, Resuehr D. Evaluation of Homemade Ballistic Gelatin Phantoms as a Low-Cost Alternative to Commercial-Grade Phantoms in Medical Education. Med. Sci. Ed. 2016 May; 26. Epub 2016 May 19.
     
  2. Bakari M, Wamsele J, MacKenzie T, Maro I, Kimario J, Ali S, Dowla S, Hendricks K, Lukmanji K, Neke NM, Waddell R, Matee M, Pallangyo K, von Reyn CF. Nutritional status of HIV-infected women with tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Public Health Action. 2013 3(3):224-29. [PMC4463132]

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Numbers TL1TR001418 and T32GM008361 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The content is solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, or the National Institutes of Health.

Years: 2014 -
Primary Mentor: Dr. Kevin Fontaine (primary mentor); Dr. Barbara Gower (co-mentor)