Dr. Naser Elkum is the Director of Biostatistics, in the Division of Clinical Epidemiology at Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar. Dr. Elkum earned a Ph.D. degree in statistics from Queen’s University, Canada. Subsequently, he worked as a manager of biostatistics and data management department at Pharma Medical Research Inc. and as a scientist at King Faisal Hospital & Research Centre. Dr. Elkum is a research methodologist with research interests in the development and application of statistical methods to health research. His research interests cover a wide spectrum of research areas including design and analysis of RCTs; generalized linear/nonlinear mixed effects models; failure time data; statistical methods in epidemiology and cancer; Bayesian and non-Bayesian inference and statistical consulting. Dr. Elkum collaborates with researchers in cardiology, internal medicine, urology, oncology, pathology and health technology assessment. He provides statistical leadership in studies in various areas of population health research, clinical research and health services and outcomes research.