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Dr. Ahmed Hossain, Public Health, Most Cited Article Award

PHD at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Ahmed Hossain is a distinguished public health researcher with expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics. He has significantly contributed to understanding and addressing crucial health issues, including COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. His research spans infectious diseases, mental health, and occupational factors affecting specific groups like nurses and bank employees. Dr. Hossain’s work reflects a commitment to improving healthcare strategies globally, with a focus on evidence-based solutions. His multidisciplinary approach and leadership roles underscore his dedication to advancing public health research and addressing pressing health challenges.

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📚 Education:

Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada (Sept 2004 – Nov 2010). SickKids Research Training Competition (RESTRACOM) Award Winner. Thesis Topic: Contribution to Statistical Techniques for Identifying Differentially Expressed Genes in Microarray Data. Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Beyene and Dr. Andrew Willan.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship:

CIHR post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Canada (Jan 2012 – Dec 2013). Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) DSECT Award Winner.

Professional Experience:

Principal Biostatistician, Pharma Medica Research Inc., Mississauga, ON, Canada (April 2014 – Dec. 2014) Worked on therapeutic areas including Oncology, Cardiovascular, Asthma, and Allergy. Conducted statistical analyses and provided support for new studies.

Teaching Assistant and Lecturer:

Taught various courses in Biostatistics and Statistics at McMaster University and the University of Toronto.

Awards and Scholarships:

Recipient of several awards, including the Apotex Award for excellent performance in analytics and University Open Scholarship at the University of Toronto.

Leadership and Memberships:

Holds leadership roles in organizations such as Director of the Global Health Institute and Advisor at the Center for Development Action, Dhaka. Actively involved in professional memberships, including the American Public Health Association.

Research Focus

Dr. Ahmed Hossain’s research primarily focuses on public health and epidemiology, addressing critical issues such as COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, and global prevalence of multimorbidity. His work extends to infectious diseases, including HIV and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and explores the impact of occupational factors on health, such as low back pain among specific occupational groups like bank employees and nurses. Additionally, he delves into mental health symptoms, particularly among healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hossain’s research reflects a broad spectrum of public health concerns, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to improve healthcare strategies and outcomes.

Publications (TOP NOTES):

Willingness to vaccinate against COVID-19 among Bangladeshi adults: Understanding the strategies to optimize vaccination coverage, Cited by 219, Publication date: 2021/4/27.

What is the extent of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Bangladesh?: A cross-sectional rapid national survey, Cited by 92, Publication date: 2021/8/24.

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies among health care workers prior to vaccine administration in Europe, the USA and East Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Cited by 80, Publication date: 2021/3/1.

Global and regional prevalence of multimorbidity in the adult population in community settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Cited by 70, Publication date: 2023/3/1.

HIV infection and multidrug resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Cited by 67, Publication date: 2021/12.

Ahmed Hossain | Public Health | Most Cited Article Award

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