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H. Anwar Ahmad
Title Dr.
Faculty Rank Professor
Degree PhD, MBA, MCIS
Institution Jackson State University
Department Biology/Environmental Science
Clusters Community Engagement
256 Just Hall, Jackson State University
JSU Box 18540, 1400 JR Lynch Street
City Jackson
State MS
Postal Code 39217
Telephone 601-979-4048
Fax 601-979-5853
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Title Professor
Institution JSU
Department Biology

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  Dr. Ahmad, a tenured professor, possess a highly diversified education in biological sciences, information systems, and risk assessment with over 25 years of teaching, research and consulting experiences at various institutions of higher learning. His formal education includes MBA and MS in computer information systems, besides BS, MS, and Ph.D. in biological/life sciences. He has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses in biological sciences, business statistics, health care finance, risk analysis, and computer sciences. In addition to teaching in traditional classroom setting to students and adult learners, Dr. Ahmad has exclusively developed and taught several online courses. One of those courses is quantitative risk assessment, developed under extramural funding, and offered to African and US mid-career professionals in international agriculture trade and food safety. Besides teaching a wide array of subjects, Dr. Ahmad has published over 100 full-length research papers, abstracts and conference proceedings in various scientific journals. His current research interests include: Neural Network Modeling of Physiological Variables; Biostatistics Education and Consulting; Microbial Risk Assessment; and Animal Growth Modeling.

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1. Akil L, Ahmad HA. The recent outbreaks and reemergence of poliovirus in war and conflict-affected areas. Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Aug; 49:40-6.
2. Akil L, Ahmad HA. Salmonella infections modelling in Mississippi using neural network and geographical information system (GIS). BMJ Open. 2016 Mar 03; 6(3):e009255.
3. He X, Akil L, Aker WG, Hwang HM, Ahmad HA. Trends in infant mortality in United States: a brief study of the Southeastern states from 2005-2009. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 May 06; 12(5):4908-20.
4. Akil L, Ahmad HA, Reddy RS. Effects of climate change on Salmonella infections. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2014 Dec; 11(12):974-80.
5. Kethireddy SR, Tchounwou PB, Ahmad HA, Yerramilli A, Young JH. Geospatial interpolation and mapping of tropospheric ozone pollution using geostatistics. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Jan 10; 11(1):983-1000.
6. Mahmud O, Dates C, Akil L, Ahmad HA. HIV and tuberculosis trends in the United States and select Sub-Saharan Africa countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 06; 8(6):2524-32.
7. Garner JA, Ahmad HA, Dacus CM. Soil resources area affects herbivore health. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 06; 8(6):2556-64.
8. Akil L, Ahmad HA. Relationships between obesity and cardiovascular diseases in four southern states and Colorado. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011; 22(4 Suppl):61-72.
9. Akil L, Ahmad HA. Effects of socioeconomic factors on obesity rates in four southern states and Colorado. Ethn Dis. 2011; 21(1):58-62.

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