Roksana Karim, PhD, MBBS
Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences
Dr. Karim joined the USC faculty in 2007; soon after receiving her Doctoral degree in Epidemiology at Preventive Medicine USC. She has a medical degree from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. Dr. Karim teaches Epidemiology and Research Methods for the MPH online program and the undergraduate program of Health promotions (HP) within the Department of Preventive Medicine. Her major research interest is women's health, particularly the impact of menopause and sex hormone concentrations on atherosclerosis/cardiovascular disease and other age-related chronic inflammatory outcomes including bone density and cognition. She also has vast interest in HIV-associated endocrine and cardiovascular complications in women and children. Dr. Karim published over 60 original articles in well-respected, peer-reviewed journals from NIH-funded studies and received multiple awards and recognition for her research works.
Concentrations of endogenous sex steroid hormones and SHBG in healthy postmenopausal women.
J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2022 Feb 16;223:106080. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2022.106080. Epub 2022 Feb 16. PubMed PMID: 35182725;
Comparison of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Between 2 Subclinical Atherosclerosis Measures in Healthy Postmenopausal Women: Carotid Artery Wall Thickness and Echogenicity: Carotid Artery Wall Thickness and Echogenicity.
J Ultrasound Med. 2022 Apr 7;. doi: 10.1002/jum.15985. Epub 2022 Apr 7. PubMed PMID: 35388917;
Effect of menopausal hormone therapy on methylation levels in early and late postmenopausal women.
Clin Epigenetics. 2022 Jul 18;14(1):90. doi: 10.1186/s13148-022-01311-w. Epub 2022 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 35850911; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9295504.
Effect of menopausal hormone therapy on arterial wall echomorphology: Results from the Early versus Late Intervention Trial with Estradiol (ELITE).
Maturitas. 2022 Aug;162:15-22. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2022.02.007. Epub 2022 Mar 17. PubMed PMID: 35474254; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9232990.
Subclinical carotid artery atherosclerosis and cognitive function in older adults.
Alzheimers Res Ther. 2022 May 7;14(1):63. doi: 10.1186/s13195-022-00997-7. Epub 2022 May 7. PubMed PMID: 35526057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9077926.
- Health Behavior Research Methods
- AIDS in Society
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
- Detection and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Principles of Biostatistics