Dr. Tabassum Majid
Dr. Tabassum Majid is thrilled to have moved through the UMBC community as a prior INDS graduate (2010), alum, and now adjunct instructor for the department. Her expertise focuses on neurodegenerative disorders of the aged, which was the concentration within her INDS degree. This led her to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she completed her PhD in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine through a unique interdepartmental program, which emphasizes the translation of unique diagnostic and clinical indicators from the wet lab or bench to the clinical application or bedside of older patients and their families. This led her to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy focusing in health services and outcomes research using stated preference methodologies to explore care management decisions of older adults and their families. This work led to her appointment on the Maryland Governor’s Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. In addition to teaching, her current job is with Integrace, a long-term care company based in Carroll County, Maryland as Director of Research. Daily, she is partnering with universities, companies, and foundations to test and implement innovative, person-centered studies to emphasize abilities and enhance meaningful living for older individuals, colleagues, and families throughout communities in Maryland.