Sharon Ghazarian, Ph.D.

Dr. Sharon Ghazarian

Sharon R. Ghazarian, PhD is a research methodologist and expert in complex statistical analysis and research methodology for medical, behavioral and social sciences. She brings experience from a variety of perspectives including behavioral health, public health, social sciences and hospital medicine. Prior to joining All Star Children’s Foundation, Dr. Ghazarian was the Senior Director for Health Informatics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida and served as a faculty member in the Division of Health Sciences Informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she conducted research on methodological advances in healthcare data with a particular focus on pediatric developmental outcomes.

Dr. Ghazarian has successfully built data and analytic teams for over 10 years, including teams of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, database designers, data scientists and clinical analytic specialists.

Prior to her Florida relocation in 2016, Dr. Ghazarian was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Data Management Core at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical campus. She held a joint faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Department of Community and Public Health, providing expertise and guidance for research on child outcomes. Dr. Ghazarian also previously served as the senior statistician for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

Dr. Ghazarian has mentored undergraduate as well as graduate students, medical residents and junior faculty in areas of research methodology, study design, and complex analytical techniques across a variety of disciplines and subspecialties including psychology, psychiatry, rheumatology, hospital medicine, pediatrics, and maternal child health. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate level coursework in child and adolescent development, research methodologies, and statistics. In partnership with colleagues, Dr. Ghazarian developed a research training curriculum for Johns Hopkins Medicine and served as co-director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Clinical and Translational Research Training Track program which implemented the newly developed curricula for selected medical residents, fellows and junior faculty participants.

Additional experience includes serving as co-chair for data governance and stewardship committees and co-sponsoring a large Enterprise Data Warehouse implementation effort.