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Saifuddin Ahmed, PhD

  • Professor

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Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4642
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

410-614-4952
410-614-7386

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Education

PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1996
MBBS, Dhaka Medical College, 1982

Overview

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 and addressing the challenges of estimating prevalence of obstetric fistula.

I teach Methods in Survey Sampling (BIOS 140.640) and Methods in the Analysis of Large Population 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
  • maternal mortality and morbidity estimation
  • complex population surveys.

I am listing two of my recent publications and other three publications on maternal mortality and MCH care that have high impact factors.

  • Ahmed, S. and J. Fullerton. Challenges of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Indonesia: ways forward. Editorial. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019; 144(S1): 1-3  
  • Ahmed, S, M. Tholandi,, A. Pedrana, A. Zazri, N. Parmawaty, A. Rahmanto, R. Seethi. Changes in obstetric case fatality and early newborn mortality rates in hospitals after the implementation of the Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival program in Indonesia: Results from a health information system. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019; 144(S1): 13-20.
  • 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.
  • 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.