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Faculty Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Epidemiology and Public Health Faculty Members Dr. Syed Sayeem Uddin Ahmed

Dr. Syed Sayeem Uddin Ahmed


DVM, MSc, PhD, Postdoc


Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health


Syed Sayeem Uddin Ahmed was borne in 1978, in Habiganj, Bangladesh. He obtained his first degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Chittagong, in 2003. He received his master degree in Epidemiology from the University of Utrecht in 2007, and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Copenhagen in 2012. Dr. Ahmed completed his postdoctoral training at Technical University of Denmark from 2014 through 2017. Dr. Ahmed received several fellowship and awards through his academic career. Besides the formal degree programs, he joined a series of continuing professional development training in epidemiology and health economics, offered by reputed institutes including Imperial College London. Professor Sayeem has substantial scholarly contributions. He has completed 22 scientific projects, and published 70 peer-reviewed research papers (h-index = 17 ; i10-index = 24). Besides, he is the author of several book chapters. Ahmed’s research interests are infectious disease epidemiology and ecology, spatiotemporal modeling, register-based epidemiology, quantitative epidemiology and modeling. His research has been funded by different organizations - namely, the Government of Bangladesh, the Danish Government, F.A.O., US-CDC and USAID. So far, Professor Ahmed has raised about three million U.S. Dollars research funds as principal investigator, co-principal investigator and co-investigator. Professor Sayeem has been named one of the influential scientists in the A.D. Scientific Index 2021. Further, Ahmed contributes as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Besides, he is the member of several professional organizations. Dr. Ahmed has worked for several international organizations over the last decade as an epidemiologist. At present, he is working as a professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sylhet Agricultural University.