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


CONTACT INFORMATION
(706) 721-0806
room number AE-1036
bmajeed@augusta.edu
Ban A Majeed, PhD
Research

RESEARCH INTEREST

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. 

teaching

TEACHING AREAS

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.

publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106218
  • 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.