Dr. Shaya has advanced training and expertise in formulary development and management, as well as medication therapy management (
A member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, she also serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Medical Economics, the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, Expert Review in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and P&T. She is a reviewer for and has published in peer-reviewed journals, including Circulation
Dr. Shaya has served as the Chair of the State of Maryland Governor’s Advisory Council on Hepatitis C and Diseases of the Liver, and heads the MVP (Maryland Cardiovascular Health) Program and has served as the Co-PI of a large grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, (NHLBI) to develop and implement a research partnership program between academia and a community-based health system in the Health Enterprise Zone in West Baltimore.
She serves on the Advisory Council for Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Board of the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care (chairing the Education, Performance and Evaluation Committee and serving on the Compliance Committee), the Quality Health Foundation, and the Health Services and Value Research Review (HSVR) study section and special emphasis panels for the Agency for Health Quality Research (AHRQ). Her translational medicine work is based on public-private partnerships and community engagement initiatives aimed at reducing the burden of chronic disease.
Dr. Shaya teaches in various clinical and graduate policy courses and advises and mentors pharmacy, medical, graduate and post-doctoral students and junior faculty. Her mentees and students have 100% career placement rate and have taken positions in government, academia, consulting, non-profit organizations and the healthcare industry. She serves as Chapter Advisor for the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
She is a member of the Executive Council at the School of Pharmacy, the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Senate Advisory Committee, and the Council of University System Faculty (CUSF) at the University of Maryland. She has led the design of the new curriculum, serving as chair of the Curriculum Committee, and the Assessment Committee at the School. She has also chaired various search committees at the University and other organizations she serves.
Dr. Shaya obtained her PhD in Health Policy, Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (with a minor Health Economics), her doctoral health economics degree (DESS) from the Sorbonne University Paris-IX Dauphine and her Masters in Public Health (MPH) and BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the American University of Beirut.
She is also very involved in her local community, volunteers on the boards of various community engagement boards (e.g. Sinai hospital), at Our Daily Bread and at fund raising events for various health and education causes. She is also active with the World Trade Center Institute programs sponsored by the US Department of State. She is fluent in English, French, Arabic and Spanish.
Health Systems Change, Patient Centered Outcomes, Comparative Effectiveness, Drug Safety, Medicare and Medicaid Policy, Pharmacoepidemiology
Lab Techniques and Equipment
Large datasets and predictive modeling.