Dr Raniya Al-Matari

Raniya Ali Al-Matari was born in the United States to a Yemini father and Ethiopian mother and raised in the Middle East capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. She attendant various international schools in Saudi Arabia where, she met students and colleagues from around the globe. Her curiosity, and willingness to befriend and communicate effectively with her new-found friends, allowed her to eventually learn and become fluent in the five different languages of English, Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya, and Urdu.

After graduating from high school, she moved to Jordan to study pharmacy at Jordan University of Science and technology and completed her degree in 2008. She moved to Alexandria, Virginia, so that she could pursue a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacy Administration. Shecompleted her Dissertation entitled Development and Validation of an Amharic version Simplified Medication Adherence Questionnaire and its use in the assessment of medication adherence predictors among persons of Ethiopian descent. Additionally, Raniya was a Research & Teaching Assistant, a member of the Howard University, Student Chapter of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), and a member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outreach (ISPOR). Raniya is a Board-Certified Pharmacist in Saudi Arabia and Board-Certified Pharmacy Technician in the US. She was the recipient of the Chauncey Ira Cooper Scholarship from the Howard University Alumni Association, and the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Award from the Howard University’s, Donor Scholarship. She is currently teaching at Howard University as a Biostatistics instructor to the freshman and sophomore students in the National Workforce Pipeline Program. She also works in different projects using several secondary analyses. She’s research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, health outcome research, and secondary data analysis.

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