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Mariam Paracha, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Mariam ParachaMariam Paracha is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center of Health and Technology and Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Venuto, she is investigating patterns of use of concomitant medications in participants of clinical trials and observational studies in HIV and Parkinson’s disease. She moved to Massachusetts from Pakistan at the age of six and attended the Clarke School for the Deaf. Dr. Paracha completed a dual bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry and Neuroscience at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science University, Worcester, MA. Mariam has been involved in Global Deaf Muslim, an organization focusing on enhancing accessibility to Islam.

Education

MCPHS University
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
2017

University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Biochemistry and Neuroscience
2012

Research

Through my post-doctoral training, I am focusing on developing clinical pharmacology expertise in HIV antiretrovirals and anti-Parkinson medications. My research interests are in drug-drug interactions caused by inflammation and polypharmacy.  Ultimately, my research aims to identify factors of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic variability in order to develop safer strategies of medication administration in populations vulnerable to drug-drug interactions.

Selected Publications

  • Alsarrani, A., Nguyen, L., Paracha, M., Smith, C., Kaplita, P. "Evaluating in vitro Brain Penetration Properties of Selected Nootropic Supplements." Lab Researcher Northeast Society of Toxicology. Shrewsbury, MA. 2017. Conference Poster.
  • Paracha, M., Silva, M. "Liraglutide and semaglutide: A mixed treatment comparison meta-analysis of cardiovascular and safety outcomes." ASHP Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 2016. Conference Poster.