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.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Primary Research Interests
- Social determinants of health
- Cancer epidemiology
- Social networks and health
- Race/ethnicity and health