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Saad
B.
Omer
,
MBBS

Professor
Saad Omer

Departmental Affiliations

Affiliated
Division
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta
Georgia
30322
US        
404 727 4590

Research Interests

Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Vaccine Safety, HIV/AIDS, Pandemic Influenza, Spatial Epidemiology/Geographic Information Systems.

Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
MBBS
Aga Khan University Medical College
1998
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2007
MPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2003
Overview

Dr. Omer has worked on research studies in the United States, Guatemala, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Uganda and South Africa.

He has been involved in conducting vaccine trials and large-scale surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases. Dr. Omer and his colleagues have conducted several studies to evaluate the roles of schools, parents, health care providers, and state-level legislation in relation to immunization coverage and disease incidence. He has conducted research and performed policy analysis on public health preparedness including pandemic influenza preparedness and has worked on identifying and addressing deficiencies in preparedness of the American public health workforce.

Dr. Omer has also been working on clinical trials of drug regimens to make breastfeeding safe for infants of HIV positive mothers in Africa and on strategies to ensure adherence to anti-HIV therapy.

Select Publications
Projects
Makerere Univ. - Johns Hopkins Univ. Hptu Trial Site,Uganda
Measles Surveillance in Karachi
Pneumonia Surveillance in Karachi
Karachi Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Project