Karim Kabbara, MS
Project Manager / Snr. Application Developer
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Information Services & Technology

18+ years’ experience as a Senior Enterprise Solution Architect, Project Manager, Application Developer, Systems Analyst, and Web Manager, in the area of healthcare, academics, finance, law enforcement, construction, and voice recognition.

• 16 years experience in education and healthcare
• Two years funds distribution and banking
• One year construction and voice recognition
• Strong leadership, communication and organizational skills
• Ability to architect and implement networks and computer systems
• Ability to quickly master technology
• Ability to enforce all policies and procedures

Specialties: Team Building, Leadership, Negotiation, Analytical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving, Project Management, Systems Analyst / Programmer, System Architecture, UI Experience, Nonprofits
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Gardiner P, Lestoquoy AS, Gergen-Barnett K, Penti B, White LF, Saper R, Fredman L, Stillman S, Lily Negash N, Adelstein P, Brackup I, Farrell-Riley C, Kabbara K, Laird L, Mitchell S, Bickmore T, Shamekhi A, Liebschutz JM. Design of the integrative medical group visits randomized control trial for underserved patients with chronic pain and depression. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Mar; 54:25-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27979754; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.12.013;.
  2. Gardiner P, Filippelli AC, Kabbara K, Lin SC, Sadikova E, Kaptchuk TJ, Kemper K. Online Education for Improving Communication and Documentation of Dietary Supplements Among Health Professionals Practicing in a Hospital Setting. J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Oct; 21(10):638-44.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26270001; PMCID: PMC4605355; DOI: 10.1089/acm.2015.0156;.
  3. Timothy E. McAlindon, Karim A. N. Kabbara. Method for conducting clinical trials over the internet. 2007. View Publication
  4. McAlindon T, Formica M, LaValley M, Lehmer M, Kabbara K. Effectiveness of glucosamine for symptoms of knee osteoarthritis: results from an internet-based randomized double-blind controlled trial. Am J Med. 2004 Nov 1; 117(9):643-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 15501201.
  5. Formica M, Kabbara K, Clark R, McAlindon T. Can clinical trials requiring frequent participant contact be conducted over the Internet? Results from an online randomized controlled trial evaluating a topical ointment for herpes labialis. J Med Internet Res. 2004 Feb 17; 6(1):e6. PMID: 15111272; PMCID: PMC1550589.
  6. McAlindon T, Formica M, Kabbara K, LaValley M, Lehmer M. Conducting clinical trials over the internet: feasibility study. BMJ. 2003 Aug 30; 327(7413):484-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 12946971; PMCID: PMC188386.

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 6 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2004


I am highly qualified to participate as a lead mentor or co-mentor at BUMC. My program of research is focused on health outcomes associated with disturbed sleep in various populations of healthy women and women with chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS and cancer. I have completed cross-sectional studies, longitudinal studies, and most recently, randomized clinical trials to improve sleep. I have mentored doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows studying various patient populations, from the very young to very old. During my tenure at BUMC, I have directly supervised over 30 doctoral students, mentored 14 postdoctoral trainees, and served as a lead mentor for 6 pre-tenured faculty. I have been the Director for a T32 Nurse Research Training Grant since 1996, and I have been honored with being voted mentor of the year by doctoral students on two occasions. I play a significant role in the clinical and translational (CTSI) research mentoring and career development programs at BUMC. I am the seminar leader for the first session in the CTSI Mentor Development program on “Rewards and Challenges of Mentoring” and I have co-mentored two KL2 scholars. I have published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles with trainees as first-author, and serve as a consultant on two external K awards as well as three external R01 awards with former mentees. Finally, I have served on many different NIH study section review panels, and I served as the Chair of an NIH study section (2008-2010), which allows me to be particularly effective in mentoring early career principal investigators who are writing their first NIH applications. I can provide mentees a cubicle space with my research team, tangible resources such as access to large datasets for secondary analysis as needed, and intangible resources such as attending our formal research team meetings and our informal spontaneous group discussions as well as networking at national sleep research conferences.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Career Mentor
  • Project Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
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         Email: assistant_name@bu.edu
         Phone: 617-414-0000

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