Dr. M. Rifat Haider

Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration

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Dr. Haider is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Public Health at Ohio University (OU). Before joining OU, he obtained my Ph.D. degree in Health Services Policy and Management (HSPM) in Health Economics concentration from the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina (USC). He also completed his post-doctoral fellowship at USC on a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded big data analytics project on HIV/AIDS patients in South Carolina.

Prior to pursuing his Ph.D. study at USC, Dr. Haider earned two masters’ degrees in Health Economics and Population Sciences and bachelor’s degree in Medicine from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. By combining my clinical training as a physician with other trainings in Public Health, Economics, Sociology, and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Haider has extensive knowledge and experience in different fields that directly or indirectly affect population health.

Dr. Haider teaches courses on Health Finance, Health Informatics, Health Law. His research interests include HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, maternal and Child Health, Global Health issues. His research has an underpinning of health equity for special populations and his teaching also focuses on solving the real world public health problems.