|Nita A. Limdi, Pharm D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Areas of Focus: Antiepileptic drugs, treatment of status epilepticus, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, and genetic epidemiology.Publications
My overall research focus is understanding genetic and environmental predictors of drug response and racial differences in the contribution of these factors. Currently, my principle research focus is to identify predictors of anticoagulation therapy.
Dr. Nita Limdi is a Clinical Pharmacist and Epidemiologist in Department of Neurology working in collaboration with the UAB Epilepsy Center. Her subspecialty is Pharmacogenetics/ genomics, Pharmacoepidemiology and Neuropharmacology. The primary focus of her research is to elucidate genetic and environmental determinants of drugs response, specifically those that are associated with toxicity and lack of efficacy. Currently her research efforts focus on understanding the genetic and environmental regulation of warfarin response and using this information to individualize therapy to reduce the risk of hemorrhagic complications. This effort will set the stage for identifying predictors of response to other widely used drugs.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Sardar Patel University, India (1988), she then obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Samford University, Birmingham, AL (1993). Dr. Limdi then went on to complete a pharmacy internship at Samford from 1993-1994, completing her PharmD in 1994. She became a Clinical Pharmacist with UAB from 1994-1997 and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Neurosciences at UAB from 1997-2003. To enhance her clinical research skills, she continued her education obtaining a MSPH (Clinical research/ Biostatistics) in 2005 and a PhD in Epidemiology in 2007.
Dr. Limdi was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Neurology in 2001 and Assistant Professor in 2003. Dr. Limdi has a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology.