The Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) works to improve health, reduce health disparities, and prevent injuries and illnesses in Georgia through research, service, leadership, and training.
Dr. Ban Majeed now has a joint appointment with IPPH! Dr. Majeed received her PhD in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the School of Public Health, Georgia State University, and then did her post-doctoral fellowship at the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) at GSU. Her research has been focused on the epidemiology of use and harm perceptions of non-cigarette tobacco products: electronic cigarettes, hookah, and little cigars and cigarillos. She is interested in examining the effects of tobacco product designs, flavors, packaging and advertisement on susceptibility to use, addiction and abuse liability, experimentation, initiation, and switching of tobacco products. In addition, she is interested in developing and validating measures to study non-cigarette tobacco products especially among youth and young adults.
Dr. Datta joined IPPH in late August, and is an applied microeconomist with specialization in health economics, public finance, global health, and population health. He received his doctorate in Economics from the Georgia State University. His research focuses the burden and determinants of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and NCD related health care management and policies. He extensively works with individual and household level microdata from the South Asian countries. He has experience working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.