MPH, PhD: Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Professor Muhammed El Taha received an M.S. in Statistics from AUB in 1980, and a PhD in Operations Research from North Carolina State University in 1987. He has been a Professor of Operations Research and Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Southern Maine since 1987.

He also teaches Management Science in the School of Business, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department. He served as Graduate Program Director and Department Chair. He has held visiting scholar positions at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Telecommunications INRS (Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Canada, and the American University of Beirut. Professor El-Taha’s co-authored book, “Sample-Path Analysis of Queueing Systems” was awarded the “1999 Best Publication Award” by the Applied Probability section of INFORMS (the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science). His research publications have been extensively cited in the queueing networks and statistics literature.

Professor El-Taha has extensive experience consulting on projects using biostatical analysis. A sample of his consulting projects include: Socioeconomic Status as a Determinant of Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in the Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America (CORRONA) Database; Switching and Drug Survival Analysis of Infliximab and other.