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SHSP Welcomes New Chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management

Hasanat Alamgir, M.B.A., Ph.D., joined the NYMC community as associate professor and chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Health Sciences and Practice on March 1. Prior to joining NYMC, Dr. Alamgir served as associate professor of occupational and environmental health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Before moving to Texas, he served as the director of research and evaluation at a provincial public health agency in Vancouver, Canada and was also an adjunct professor at the faculty of health sciences at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. His research activities focus on conducting epidemiological investigations of risk factors for injuries and economic evaluation of health interventions. As principle and co-investigator, he has received research funds from several sources including the Department of Defense, NIH/Fogarty, State Health Department, Environmental Protection Agency and Workers’ Compensation Agency. 

Dr. Alamgir has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and studied populations including sawmill and healthcare workers in Canada, the U.S. military personnel and garment workers in Bangladesh. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences and meetings on health and safety issues and has delivered invited departmental seminars at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Washington and University of Toronto.

“It is an excellent opportunity for me to join the NYMC community and lead its Department of Health Policy and Management. For public health research and practice, there is no better place in this country than New York to make a higher impact given the tremendous demographic and socioeconomic diversity and health disparity we have here,” said Dr. Alamgir.

“Dr. Alamgir has an impressive and very broad array of experiences in public health research and practice. It is a pleasure to welcome him to the School of Health Sciences and Practice,” said Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs.

Dr. Alamgir received Pharmacy degrees from Dhaka University in Bangladesh, an M.B.A. from West Texas A & M University, and a Ph.D. from the School of Public and Population Health, University of British Columbia.