• Abdul Shour MS., Ph.D

  • Project Scientist I

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


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

Work Experience

2014 to 2015:
Court Monitoring Consultant, Center for Accountability and Rule of Law, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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
2015 to 2017:
Instructor & Graduate Teaching Assistant, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
2017 to 2017:
Health Systems Research Fellow, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
2017 to 2021:
Data Analyst/Research Assistant, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2020 to 2021:
Founding Member & Co-Principal Investigator, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2021 to 2021:
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2021 to 2022:
Assisstant Professor of Public Health, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
2021 to 2022:
Post-doctoral Fellow , UW- Milwaukee WI , Milkwaukee, WI
2022 to 2022:
Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
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

Honors & Awards

Government of Sierra Leone Grant-in-Aid Fellowship for good academic performance
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
WC Kohler Scholar Award for exceptional academic performance in graduate school
Graduate Student Fellowship, MCW Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Honorary Excellent Speaker, World Affairs Seminar on Social Justice, Carrol University
Greg Alexander Outstanding Student Paper Award, Maternal and Child Health Promotion
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

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


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, Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin State Legislature, Madison, WI

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
  • Abdul Shour, Emma Garacci, Anna Palatnik, Aprill Z. Dawson, Ronald Anguzu, Rebekah J. Walker, Leonard Egede. Association between pregestational diabetes and mortality among appropriate-for-gestational age birthweight infants. [published online ahead of print 2021 January 31]. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2021.1878142.
  • 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. 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 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. 37(3-4):1384-1403.
    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. [published online ahead of print 2022 March 13]. J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.. :1-8.
    PubMed ID: 35282748
  • Ronald Anguzu, Allen Kabagenyi, Laura D. Cassidy, Simon Kasasa, Abdul R. Shour, Bernadette N. Musoke, Joan N. Mutyoba. 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 doi: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0000177.