PhD (Epidemiology), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2015
MPH (Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2008
Dr. Ban Majeed is an enthusiastic epidemiologist, tobacco treatment specialist, and engaging medical educator who brings a unique perspective to teaching and research, based on her medical background and her expertise in public health education. She has conducted training on field epidemiology targeting disease surveillance and public health officials, and has devoted a decade to advancing her knowledge of tobacco-related topics, informing research and policy efforts. Driven by a deep thirst for knowledge, her research addresses a wide range of questions on epidemiology of use and harm perception of a diverse tobacco products, including conventional cigarettes, cigars, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (i.e. e-cigarettes). Her current research seeks to uncover the basis of e-cigarette flavor appeal and its role in use initiation and uses innovative statistical approaches to identify smoking-related toxicant exposure profiles (clusters) and determinants of successful quitting in the context of today’s evolving tobacco environment. Committed to winning the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, her recent research examines characteristics of confirmed cases and impact of the pandemic on mental health. Dr. Majeed’s passion for her subject is evident in her teaching and mentorship, which both energizes and inspires her students through formal courses, case-based learning, and research assistantship.
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.