Nigar obtained her medical degree from the University of Istanbul and completed her post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Following her Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology, she pursued her PhD in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University. Her PhD research focused on the application of GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) methodology in chronic kidney disease mineral and bone disorders.
Her expertise in research methodology includes clinical trials, prognosis research, evidence synthesis and knowledge translation. Additionally, she has contributed to a variety of educational activities, including teaching graduate-level courses.
Nigar has an advanced certificate in Teaching and Learning. She has over thirty publications in peer-reviewed journals. Nigar is passionate about teaching clinical trial methodology, including the design, execution and analysis stages.