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Zobayer (Zubi) Ahmmad, MS, PhD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

801-243-9834 (phone)

​Zobayer (Zubi) Ahmmad, MS, PhD, is a Research Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Dr. Ahmmad investigates social determinants of health, with a focus on social origins of racial/ethnic and immigrant health disparities. He has used the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescence to Adult Health (Add Health) to identify key aspects of Asian American health across the life course. Dr. Ahmmad is working with research scientist Candyce Kroenke, MPH, ScD, on the Exploring Networks in a Cohort of Latina and Asian Emigrants, lifestyle, and Vital status (ENCLAVE) study, funded by the National Cancer Institute. His research examines the role of multilevel social networks in the relationships between nativity, health behaviors (physical activity, smoking, diet, alcohol intake) and breast cancer outcomes, including recurrence and mortality, in non-Latina White, Asian, and Latina women.

Dr. Ahmmad earned a doctorate degree and a master's degree in sociology from the University of Utah. He also holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Ahmmad previously served as an associate instructor at the University of Utah and as a part-time lecturer at the University of California, Irvine.

Current Position(s):

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Social networks and health
  • Race/ethnicity and health

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    Self-rated Health Disparities Among Asian Americans: Mediating Roles of Education Level and Household Income.

    Author(s): Ahmmad Z; Wen M; Li K

    J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Jun;23(3):583-590. doi: 10.1007/s10903-020-01051-0.

    PubMed abstract

    Unequal Returns of Employment on Self-Rated Health: Asian-White Differences.

    Author(s): Nicholson HL Jr; Ahmmad Z; Anderson A; Doan TT

    J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 May 11. pii: 10.1007/s40615-021-01050-3. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-01050-3.

    PubMed abstract

    Associations between everyday and major discrimination and health status among a diverse national sample of ten Asian ethnic subgroups.

    Author(s): Nicholson HL; Ahmmad Z

    Ann Epidemiol. 2021 Jul;59:5-9. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.03.011. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

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    The Racial Configuration of Parent Couples and Premature Birth: an Analysis of the Utah Population Database.

    Author(s): Korinek K; Ahmmad Z

    J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Mar 22. pii: 10.1007/s40615-021-00997-7. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-00997-7.

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    Illness, Social Disadvantage, and Sexual Risk Behavior in Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood.

    Author(s): Alley J; Owen RY; Wawrzynski SE; Lasrich L; Ahmmad Z; Utz R; Adkins DE

    Arch Sex Behav. 2021 Jan;50(1):205-217. doi: 10.1007/s10508-020-01747-2. Epub 2020 May 27.

    PubMed abstract

    Socioeconomic differentials in hypertension based on JNC7 and ACC/AHA 2017 guidelines mediated by body mass index: Evidence from Nepal demographic and health survey.

    Author(s): Rana J; Ahmmad Z; Sen KK; Bista S; Islam RM

    PLoS One. 2020 Jan 27;15(1):e0218767. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218767. eCollection 2020.

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    Continuity of Care: Perspectives of Uninsured Free Clinic Patients.

    Author(s): Kamimura A; Panahi S; Ahmmad Z; Stoddard M; Weaver S; Ashby J

    J Patient Exp. 2019 Dec;6(4):305-310. doi: 10.1177/2374373518805098. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

    PubMed abstract

    Transportation and Other Nonfinancial Barriers Among Uninsured Primary Care Patients.

    Author(s): Kamimura A; Panahi S; Ahmmad Z; Pye M; Ashby J

    Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol. 2018 Jan 5;5:2333392817749681. doi: 10.1177/2333392817749681. eCollection 2018 Jan-Dec.

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    Peer Smoking and Smoking-related Beliefs Among College Students in Bangladesh.

    Author(s): Kamimura A; Ahmmad Z; Pye M; Gull B

    J Prev Med Public Health. 2018 Jan;51(1):51-58. doi: 10.3961/jpmph.17.146.

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