Dr. Musaad is the associate director of the Illinois Biostatistical Core at IHSI. She has over 12 years of combined experience conducting clinical research in academia and in the design and statistical analysis of clinical trials in clinical research organizations (industry). As associate director, she consults with researchers and clinicians within Illinois, Carle Hospital, and other external partners on study design, data management, statistical analysis and interpretation of findings to promote and enhance the quality and conduct of new and ongoing research projects. She also works with multidisciplinary research and education programs to support their data management and biostatistical needs. Other areas within her scope of expertise include developing project documentation, garnering feedback from collaborators and Core team members, streamlining Core communication flow and creating standard operating procedures. Dr. Musaad also develops training and educational materials in study design, epidemiology, biostatistics, and statistical computing software as part of the educational mission of the Biostatistical Core.