Ban A Majeed, PHD

Assistant Professor

PhD (Epidemiology), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2015
MPH (Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2008

(706) 721-0806
room number AE-1036
Ban A Majeed, PhD


Ban Majeed, is an epidemiologist, tobacco treatment specialist, and assistant professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University with an extensive background in public health. Dr. Majeed approaches both research and teaching with intensity, curiosity and fresh perspective seeking to connect dots, otherwise considered invisible, to plot disease patterns and explain causes to help suggest new solutions. As an educator and mentor, she guides her medical students into the art of brilliant thinking by challenging, inspiring, and cheerleading them while learning alongside. Dr. Majeed began her career as a physician in her home country of Iraq before transitioning into epidemiology and tobacco research. She has devoted a decade to advancing the knowledge regarding tobacco use behaviors and perceptions, informing research and policy efforts. Her current research, funded by FDA/NCI, uses state-of-the-art statistical techniques to analyze national longitudinal data from five waves of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, to identify classes of smokers in terms of their toxicant exposure based on urinary biomarkers and to understand trends in overtime patterns of nicotine dependence and tobacco use and their relationship with successful cessation. Dr. Majeed is a tobacco treatment enthusiast with a vision to actively help people break free from the habit of tobacco use by means of harnessing the creative power of art, beauty, and health-filled words. 
Expertise and research interests: disease and risk factor epidemiology, tobacco biomarkers and treatment, teaching and mentoring, interdisciplinary collaboration.
Outside interests: baking elaborate cakes and bread, landscape drawing and painting, raising vegetable and cut-flower garden, and enjoying improvised ballet moves with her four-year-old daughter.



Dr. Majeed is the course director and instructor of STAT6300 “Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics” and STAT7130/EPID7130 “Introduction to Epidemiology”, two online foundational courses offered each year to students in nursing, physician assistance, other allied health, and graduate programs such as MPH and MS in epidemiology. These courses take the students through the meaning of epidemiology and biostatistics, mechanisms of disease transmission, measurements of morbidity and mortality, disease surveillance, and outbreak investigation. In these courses, Dr. Majeed reviews all types of research study designs: case study, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies, and experimental designs. Furthermore, her students learn about measures of associations, method to summarize and present data, and approaches to data interpretation and research bias.

In addition, Dr. Majeed facilitates (in person) Case Based Learning (CBL), a small group discussion among medical students designed to promote skills of communication, collaboration, use of medical knowledge in patient care, and the art of critical thinking.



  • Majeed BA, Linder D, Eissenberg T, Tarasenko Y, Smith D, & Ashley DA. Cluster Analysis of Urinary Tobacco Biomarkers among U.S. Adults: Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Biomarker Study (2013-2014). Preventive Medicine. 2020. November; 140:106218.
  • Majeed BA, Nyman, A, Sterling K, & Slovic P. Little cigars and cigarillos: Affect and perceived relative harm among U.S. adults, 2015. Addictive Behaviors, 2018, Oct;85:107-112.
  • Majeed BA, Sterling K, Weaver SR, , Pechacek T, & Eriksen M. Prevalence and harm perceptions of hookah smoking among U.S. adults, 2014–2015. Addictive Behaviors. 2017 Jun;69:78-86.
  • Majeed BA, Weaver SR, Gregory K, Whitney C, Slovic P, Pechacek T, & Eriksen M. Changing Perceptions of Harm of E-Cigarettes Among U.S. Adults, 2012-2015. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017 Mar;52(3):331-338.
  • Majeed BA, Stanton C, Dube S, Sterling K, Burns J, & Eriksen M. Electronic Cigarette Use among Current Smokers: A Pilot Qualitative Study. Health Behavior & Policy Review. November 2016, pp. 590-596(7).
  • Majeed BA, Dube SR, Sterling K, Whitney C, & Eriksen MP. Opinions about electronic cigarette use in smoke-free areas among U.S. Adults, 2012. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Jun;17(6):675-81.
  • Weaver SR, Majeed BA, Pechacek TF, Nyman AL, Gregory KR, & Eriksen MP. Use of electronic nicotine delivery systems and other tobacco products among USA adults, 2014: results from a national survey. International Journal of Public Health. 2016 Mar;61(2):177- 88.
  • Majeed BA, Dube, S. R., Sterling, K., Whitney, C., & Eriksen, M. P. Opinions about Electronic Cigarette Use in Smoke-Free Areas among U.S. Adults, 2012. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2015 Jun;17(6):675-81.
  • Majeed BA, Dicker, R., Nawar, A., Badri, S., Noah, A., & Muslem, H. Morbidity and mortality of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Iraq: cases reported to the National Surveillance System, 1990–2010. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2012; 106(8):480-483.
  • Majeed BA, Sobel, J., Nawar, A., Badri, S., & Muslim, H. The persisting burden of visceral leishmaniasis in Iraq: data of the National Surveillance System, 1990–2009. Epidemiology and Infection; 2013; 141(2): 443-446.