• Abdul Shour MS., Ph.D

  • Project Scientist I


    • MCRI - MCRI-Cancer Care and Research
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. 1R5 Marshfield, WI 54449

Education


2017 to 2021:
PhD, Public and Community Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2015 to 2017:
MS, Sustainable Peacebuilding, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
2010 to 2014:
BS, Social Sciences and Law, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Work Experience


2022 to Present:
Project Scientist I, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, division of Marshfield Clinic Inc., Marshfield, WI
2022 to Present:
Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health , Madison, WI
2022 to 2022:
Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
2021 to 2022:
Assisstant Professor of Public Health, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
2021 to 2021:
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2020 to 2021:
Founding Member & Co-Principal Investigator, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2017 to 2021:
Data Analyst/Research Assistant, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2017 to 2017:
Health Systems Research Fellow, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
2015 to 2017:
Instructor & Graduate Teaching Assistant, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
2016 to 2016:
Research Fellow, Milwaukee Health Department, Family and Community Health Services, Milwaukee, WI
2016 to 2016:
Research Fellow, Center for Global Health Equity, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
2014 to 2015:
Court Monitoring Consultant, Center for Accountability and Rule of Law, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Honors & Awards


2012:
Government of Sierra Leone Grant-in-Aid Fellowship for good academic performance
2013:
Meritorious Award Winner, Annual Inter-University Debate Championship, USL
2013 to 2015:
President of the Society for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
2016:
WC Kohler Scholar Award for exceptional academic performance in graduate school
2017:
Graduate Student Fellowship, MCW Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2017:
Honorary Excellent Speaker, World Affairs Seminar on Social Justice, Carrol University
2019:
Greg Alexander Outstanding Student Paper Award, Maternal and Child Health Promotion
2019:
Excellence in Scientific Research, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2017 to 2021:
Graduate Student Fellowship $65,000 per year for four years
1st Place Poster Presention Award, Eta Nu Chapter, 2nd Annual Student Poster Symposium for College of Nursing Students

Statement


In the pursuit of rigorous data analysis through statistical methods, it is imperative to approach the numbers and data points with care and mindfulness. It is crucial to recognize that these figures represent the lives of real people, whose well-being will be directly impacted by the evidence-based policies that emerge from our investigations.

Research Interests


As a researcher with a strong background in healthcare and public health, I am committed to advancing scientific knowledge and improving healthcare delivery. I conduct research on improving healthcare delivery, advancing public health knowledge, and promoting health equity.

My research profile includes a variety of studies in healthcare and public health. I have investigated the effectiveness of voice recognition technology for real-time dictation in rural healthcare, the impact of COVID-19 on teleoncology in Nigerian outpatient cancer clinics, and the relationship between residential racial segregation and firearm fatalities. I have also examined the impact of social determinants of health on women, maternal and child health outcomes, and access to healthcare. In addition, I have conducted research on the use of data-driven methodology to improve healthcare access. My highest cited article is a case study of the Doxycycline for the Treatment of Nodding Syndrome Trial affecting children. I have presented my research at numerous scientific conferences and delivered public lectures on the promise and challenges of AI in medicine.

I am the author of the new book Collaborative Governance: Regulating AI in the US Economy, published in 2023. I am a receiver of numerous honors, including the Excellence in Scientific Research Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Greg Alexander Outstanding Paper Award from the American Public Health Association. I was also honored as an Excellent Speaker on Social Justice at the World Affairs Seminar and received the WC Kohler Scholar Award for exceptional academic performance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Professional Societies


2010 to 2015:
Peace and Conflict Resolution Society
2018 to 2019:
Pediatric Trauma Society
2019 to 2021:
American Public Health Association
2019 to 2021:
MCW Underrepresented Students in Biomedical Research
2018 to Present:
MCW Center for Advancing Population Science
2022 to Present:
Guinean Medical Society
2022 to Present:
Society for General Internal Medicine
2022 to Present:
Consortium for Global Health Universities

Committees


2017 to 2021:
Member, MCW Title IX Steering Committee
2021 to 2022:
Search and Hiring Committee, Public Health Department, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
2021 to 2022:
Advisor, Public Health Student Club/Group, Public Health Department, Carroll University. Waukesha, WI
2021 to 2022:
Advisor, Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), Public Health Department, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
2021 to 2022:
Hiring Committee, School of Business, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
2021 to 2022:
Hiring Committee, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, College of Health Sciences, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
2022 to Present:
Executive Representative, Budget Committee, Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin State Legislature, Madison, WI

Presentations


2023:
Developing an evidence-based model to predict and identify factors influencing appointment no-shows in a large rural healthcare network, American Public Health Association's (APHA) 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta
2023:
Effect of economic empowerment on disclosure of intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Uganda: Application of the theory of planned behavior, American Public Health Association's (APHA) 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta

Select Publications


  • Anguzu R, Akun PR, Ogwang R, Shour AR, Sekibira R, Ningwa A,...Idro R. Setting up a clinical trial for a novel disease: a case study of the Doxycycline for the Treatment of Nodding Syndrome Trial - challenges, enablers and lessons learned. Glob Health Action. 2018 January 31; 11(1):1431362. PMCID: PMC5795749.
    PubMed ID: 29382251
  • Shour AR, Holmes B, Ameh EA, Olaomi OO, Anguzu R, Cassidy LD. Motor vehicle accident is a risk factor for traumatic head injury among children in Abuja: analysis of the first trauma registry in Nigeria. Pan Afr Med J. 2019 July 16; 33 :215. PMCID: PMC6814322.
    PubMed ID: 31692769
  • Lubogo M, Anguzu R, Wanzira H, Shour AR, Mukose AD, Nyabigambo A, Tumwesigye NM. Utilization of safe male circumcision among adult men in a fishing community in rural Uganda. Afr Health Sci. 2019 September 1; 19(3):2645-2653. PMCID: PMC7040272.
    PubMed ID: 32127837
  • Shour AR, Muehlbauer A, Anguzu R, Weeks F, Meurer J. Examining the Association Between Racial Bias Exposure and Postpartum Depression Among Women in Wisconsin. WMJ. 2021 March; 120(S1):S24-S30.
    PubMed ID: 33819399
  • Shour AR, Hamberger LK, Meurer J, Kostelac C, Cassidy L. Context Matters: Assessing the Association Between Area Deprivation and the Severity of Injury and Types of Domestic Violence Victimization Among Women. [published online ahead of print 2022 January 29]. J Interpers Violence. :8862605211072209.
    PubMed ID: 35098777
  • Shour A, Garacci E, Palatnik A, Dawson AZ, Anguzu R, Walker RJ, Egede L. Association between pregestational diabetes and mortality among appropriate-for-gestational age birthweight infants. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2022 December; 35(25):5291-5300. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2021.1878142. PMCID: PMC8324595.
    PubMed ID: 33517824
  • Shour AR, Anguzu R, Zhou Y, Beyer K. Examining the Factors Associated With Sexual Violence Against Women in Sierra Leone: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study. J Interpers Violence. 2022 February; 37(3-4):1384-1403. doi: 10.1177/0886260520922344.
    PubMed ID: 32468958
  • Wagstaff K, Williams JS, Garacci E, Shour AR, Palatnik A, Egede LE. Racial and ethnic differences in the relationship between infant loss after prior live birth and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 December 13; 35(25):9600-9607. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2022.2049747.
    PubMed ID: 35282748
  • Anguzu R, Kabagenyi A, Cassidy LD, Kasasa S, Shour AR, Musoke BN, Mutyoba JN. Adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures and its association with intimate partner violence among women in informal settings of Kampala, Uganda. PLOS Global Public Health. 2022 April 6; 2(4):e0000177. doi: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0000177. PMCID: PMC10021164.
    PubMed ID: 36962157
  • Shour AR, Anguzu R, Zhou Y, Muehlbauer A, Joseph A, Oladebo T,...Onitilo AA [including Puthoff D.] Your neighborhood matters: an ecological social determinant study of the relationship between residential racial segregation and the risk of firearm fatalities. BioMed Central Injury Epidemiology Journal. 2023 March 13; 10(14)doi: 10.1186/s40621-023-00425-w. PMCID: PMC10012477.
    PubMed ID: 36915201
  • Joseph A, Shour AR, Lasebikan NN, Jimoh MA, Adegboyega BC, Nwachukwu E,...Onitilo AA [including Puthoff D.] Examining Cancer Patients' Perceptions of the Impact of COVID-19 on Teleoncology: Findings From 15 Nigerian Outpatient Cancer Clinics. JCO Glob Oncol. 2023 March;9:e2200221. doi: https://doi.org/10.1200/go.22.00221. PMCID: PMC10497253.
    PubMed ID: 36921242
  • Onitilo AA, Shour AR, Puthoff DS, Tanimu Y, Joseph A, Sheehan MT. Evaluating the adoption of voice recognition technology for real-time dictation in a rural healthcare system: A retrospective analysis of dragon medical one. PLoS One. 2023 March;18(3):e0272545. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0272545. PMCID: PMC10035815.
    PubMed ID: 36952436
  • Shour A, onitilo AA, Anguzu R. The impact of minority health social vulnerability on population-based cancer incidence. [published online ahead of print 2023 May 25]. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. 41(16):e22501. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2023.41.16\_suppl.e22501.
  • Shour AR, Jones GL, Anguzu R, Doi SA, Onitilo AA. Development of an evidence-based model for predicting patient, provider, and appointment factors that influence no-shows in a rural healthcare system. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 September 14; 23(1):989. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-09969-5. PMCID: PMC10503036.
    PubMed ID: 37710258
  • Joseph A, Akinsete A, Adeneye S, Balogun O, Awofeso O, Oladipo A,...Onitilo AA [including Puthoff D, Shour A.] Feasibility and Safety of Implementing Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) for Pediatric Craniospinal Irradiation in a Low-Middle-Income Region: The Nigerian Experience. Advances in Radiation Oncology. 2023 July 28; :101325. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2023.101325.
  • Shour A, Onitilo AA. Distance Matters: Investigating No-Shows in a Large Rural Provider Network. Clin Med Res. 2023 December;21(4):177-191. doi: 10.3121/cmr.2023.1853.
    PubMed ID: 38296643