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Saad B. Omer, MBBS

Associate Professor

- Adjunct

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

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

404-727-4590
404 727 4590

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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.

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