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SUHI Staff: Christopher Ahmed

CHRISTOPHER AHMED, MPH

Epidemiologist I

Professional Summary

Chris joined the Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) in December 2016 as a Research Assistant II. He became an Epidemiologist 1 in June 2018 after graduating with an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

A summary of his roles and projects include: (i) designing a REDCap database for collecting, storing, and reporting Sinai’s HIV and Hepatitis C program data, (ii) building excel VBA macros to automate reporting processes, (iii) assessing sensitivity and specificity of a social/medical history HCV screening method, (iv) creating maps for Community Health Needs Assessment projects, and (v) using the index of concentrations at the extremes to study Chicago breast cancer mortality disparities.

Before coming to SUHI, Chris worked on the accreditation team at the Boone County Health Department developing a sustainable customer satisfaction surveillance system and a youth participatory element for a Community Health Assessment. He has also worked at the Eastern Idaho Public Health District conducting communicable disease surveillance. And was a fellow at the Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative.

Chris has a background in epidemiology and GIS with interests in data visualization, the fundamental causes of health, structural violence & measuring systemic racism, the index of concentrations at the extremes (ICE), and creating maps to show the segregation of opportunity, vulnerability, and health outcomes.

Education
M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018 
B.S., Health Sciences - Public Health Emphasis, Brigham Young University Idaho, 2014