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Shah Golshan

Shah Golshan


  • Ph.D.

  • M.Ed.

  • B.A.

Current Position(s): 

  • Project Scientist, UCSD

  • Director of the VMRF Vetstats Biostatistics Core, 2013-2016 

Personal Statement: 

Dr. Golshan is a Project Scientist in the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry and have more than 30 years’ experience in psychiatric research. Dr. Golshan has been Co-PI/statistician on more than 40 grants funded by the NIH, VA and DoD and co-author on 121 publications.  Dr. Golshan also had served as a member of review Committees for the NIMH and statistical reviewer for the American Journal of Geriatric, Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatric Research and Psychopharmacology.  Dr. Golshan has extensive experience in complex statistical modeling and analysis and in study design and methodology and had been involved in teaching principles of study design and statistical concepts and procedures in the psychiatric department since 1987. 

Professional History:

  • CEO, Golshan and Associates, CA, 1987-Present

  • Steering Advisory Committee, NIMH-Funded Mental Health Clinical Research Center, 1987-2000

  • Fellowship Advisory Committee, NIMH-Funded Psychopharmacology Fellowship Research Program, 1996-2000

  • Scientific Advisory Committee, NIMH-Funded Geriatric Psychiatry Clinical Research Center, 2000-2013

  • Member of Advanced Center for Innovation in Services & Intervention Research’s Steering Committee, 2000-2013

  • Member of Advanced Center for Innovation in Services & Intervention Research’s Council of Investigators, 2000-2013

  • Member of Advanced Center for Innovation in Services & Intervention Research’s Research Partners Council, 2000-2013      

  • Associate Executive Director, IRBco, CA, 2007-Present

  • CFO, IALSN, CA, 2014-Present 

  • Member of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health, 2015-Present 

  • Research Executive Committee member of the Krupp Endowment Fund for Research in Integrative Medicine, 2015-Present 


  • College of Education, Georgia State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology with a major in Human Development and minor in Computer Use Research, 1981-1985

  • College of Education, Georgia State University, Master of Education with a major in Educational Psychology, 1979-1981

  • Ferdowsi University, Mashahad, Iran, Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and minor in Counseling, 1973-1977

  • Certificate for High Performance database Development by Information Builders Inc 1988

  • Certificate for Digital’s System Administration by Digital Equipment Computer Users Society, 1988

  • Certificate of Clinical Data Management in Pharmaceutical Research and Development by the Center for Professional Advancement, 1992

  • Certificate for Advanced Data Analysis by BMDP Statistical Software Incorporated, 1992

  • Certificate for Web Site Development and Design by CompuMaster Inc., 1999

  • Certificate for e-security by MIS Training Institute, 2000

  • AAHRP Accreditation, 2010

  • Humanitarian Use Devices and Protections for vulnerable populations, 2010

  • Training for serious and continuing non-compliance and corrective action plan, 2010

  • PRIM&R Institutional Review Board, 2010

  • Compassionate Use of an Unapproved Test Article, 2010

  • CITI training for IRB Member, 2012

  • Humanitarian Use Device and the IRB's role in reviewing an HUD study, 2013

  • Review method of Phase I Trials, 2013

  • Update on AAHRPP Accreditation process, 2013

Awards and Honors: 

  • Outstanding Merit Student Award, Georgia State University, 1983

  • Outstanding Merit Student Award, Georgia State University, 1982

  • Honor Student Award, Ferdowsi University, 1975

  • Honor Student Award, Ferdowsi University, 1974


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