Nasar U. Ahmed, PhD, MPS

  • PhD Specialized in Epidemiology and Statistical Analysis. Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Massachusetts.
  • Master of Professional Studies in Health & Nutrition Program Planning and Evaluation, University of the Philippines at Los Banos.
  • MS in Applied Statistics. Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka


Dr. Nasar U. Ahmed is the Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University. Before joining FIU, Dr. Ahmed was affiliated with Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN as Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Cancer Center Alliance Epidemiology Biostatistics and Prevention Research Core; director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division in the Department of Internal Medicine; and director of the Epidemiology Unit in Meharry's Clinical Research Center.

Dr. Ahmed has national and international experience in intervention development, program evaluation and research. He has been the principal investigator for several research projects concerning cancer, cardiovascular diseases, school health, smoking, and physical activity. He co-developed a 3-Stage behavioral trial model conceived under the Positive Deviance Research Concept which has been successfully applied in intervention development by the World Bank, UNICEF and USAID in several countries. Dr. Ahmed has published extensively and received three national American Association for Cancer Research Awards (2001, 2002 and 2004) for cancer research.


Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, Health Disparity, Risk factors for Emerging Chronic and Infectious diseases, Obesity, Physical Activity, Smoking, Behavioral Change Intervention, Molecular Epidemiology.
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