Dr. Parvez Ahmed


Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Assistant Professor in Public Health

Ph.D. in Public Health, University of Birmingham, UK, 2009
M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), Umea University, Sweden, 2002
MBBS, Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh, 1996


Dr. Ahmed joined AUW in 2017, from Edmonton, a beautiful city in western Canada. He has worked in academic posts in Insania University, Malaysia, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, University of Birmingham, UK, and Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba, as Assistant and Associate Professor in Public Health and Community Medicine. He has also worked in research organizations, such as the University of Alberta of Canada, Alberta Health Services of the Government of Canada, and the University of Birmingham. He chaired the Research Committee in Insania University, Malaysia.

With an award from the Levy Board UK fund, he completed his Ph.D. in the UK, and obtained further funding for research in the Public Health Agency of Canada and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (rural health). Subsequently, he also received research funding at Oulu University, Finland.



In the Fall 2017 Semester, Dr. Ahmed will be teaching Public Health and Biostatistics courses. Previously he taught Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health, Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.


Occupational and environmental health, and maternal and child health.


Journal Articles

  1. Maternal occupation and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a Finnish population-basedstudy. Ahmed P, Jaakkola JJ. Occup Med (Lond). 2007 Sep;57(6):417-23. Epub 2007 Jun 12.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17566072
  2. Exposure to organic solvents and adverse pregnancy outcomes.Ahmed P, Jaakkola JJ. Hum Reprod. 2007 Oct;22(10):2751-7. Epub 2007 Aug 28.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17725989
  3. Preterm delivery and asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Jaakkola JJ. Ahmed P. Ieromnimon A. Goepfert P. Laiou E. Quansah R. Jaakkola MS. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006 Oct;118(4):823-30. Epub 2006 Sep 8.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17030233


Arsenic contamination of ground water and its adverse effect on health. Umea University report series:2002,18.

Working Papers

Environmental pollution and endocrine diseases, and obesity: systematic review of epidemiological researches


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