Saifuddin Ahmed, MBBS
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore , Maryland 21205
MBBS , Dhaka Medical College , 1982
PhD , Johns Hopkins School of Public Health , 1996
With medical background and training in demography and epidemiology, I plan to continue my research endeavor in the following areas: a. reproductive epidemiology, including maternal mortality estimation; b. program evaluation for family planning and MCH care; c. health care utilizations: problems and issues d. quantitative research methods and complex population surveys. I am currently examining the prognosis, changes in quality of life and social integration of women with obstetric fistula after surgical repair in developing countries.
I teach survey sampling (BIOS 140.640) and the analysis of complex surveys (PFRH 380.712) courses.
Honors and Awards
World Health Organization(WHO) Research Fellow, Sept., 1991- August, 1993
AMTRA award 2004: Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award for outstanding mentoring and teaching service at BSPH, JHU
AMTRA award 2009: Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award for outstanding mentoring and teaching service at BSPH, JHU
Member, Technical Advisor Group (TAG), Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group [MMEIG], Consortium by WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA and the World Bank for Global Maternal Mortality Estimation.
Population and Family Health Sciences, Reproductive health, reproductive epidemiology, family planning and MCH care, complex population surveys.
Selected Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals
Ahmed, S, Q. Li, L. Liu and A. Tsui. Maternal Deaths Averted by Contraceptive Use: Results from a Global Analysis of 172 countries. Lancet, 2012 July; 380(9837): 111-125.
Ahmed, S and K. Hill. Maternal mortality estimation for sub-national areas in Bangladesh. Bulletin of World Health Organization. 2011; 89:12–21.
Sharan, M, S. Ahmed. M. Ghebrehiwet , K. Rogo. The quality of the maternal health system in Eritrea. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2011 Dec;115(3):244-50.
Ahmed S, Creanga AA, Gillespie DG, Tsui AO. Economic status, education and empowerment: implications for maternal health service utilization in developing countries. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 23;5(6):e11190.