- Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences – DABP
- Review Branch:
- Clinical Care and Health Interventions – CCHI
- Study Section:
- Interdisciplinary Clinical Care in Specialty Care Settings – ICSC
Dr. Abu Abdullah is a behavioral scientist, public health physician and global health researcher with a Ph.D. in Community Medicine and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology. Before joining CSR, Dr. Abdullah was an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Public Health, and later served as a research professor of Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, and a professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University. Throughout his career, his teaching, research, and professional services had focused on population health addressing sociocultural, behavioral, and health systems and policy issues in both the United States and in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). During the last two decades, Dr. Abdullah conducted research, funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), international agencies and private foundations, on several emerging areas of public health, including: chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control, prevention and control of HIV/STI and other infectious diseases, travel/tropical medicine, dementia epidemiology, NCDs research capacity building in LMICs, the use of information and communication technology to promote global health research and training, tobacco control policy, and intervention strategies for tobacco use reduction and smoking cessation. Dr. Abdullah has written a few book chapters and has over 140 peer-reviewed scientific journal publications covering several emerging aspects of population health.