A pharmacist by training, I received my PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin. I have served as a consultant for the WHO, UNESCO and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on projects related to pharmaceutical policy, pharmacy education and publication ethics. My research examines a number of issues including caring for Muslim patients considering fasting during Ramadan, judicious use of antibiotics and family planning. I have done research with clinicians, students and patients in the US, Egypt , Pakistan and Lebanon. I have a keen interest in pharmacy practice in developing countries.