Saad Omer MBBS MPH PhD


Contact Information:
Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Road NE. Room 7017
Atlanta, GA 30322

Title Position: Professor

Department: Epidemiology | Hubert Department of Global Health

Past Work in Hispanic/Latino Health:

U.S: Dr. Omer has conducted a research study trial with United States Latino women involved in vaccine coverage.

Latin America: Dr. Omer has collaborated with John Hopkins University while working in Guatemala on polio vaccine related trials.

Current Work in Hispanic/Latino Health:

Projects: Dr. Omer has been working on a study that focuses on the burden of influenza in Guatemala. In addition, Dr. Omer has been involved in planning a trial of maternal immunizations in Guatemala. He has been involved in a study that focuses on immunization in Mexico, which was conducted by a student. In the future, Dr. Omer would be interested in working on the uptake of vaccines within Latino populations in the United States such as flu-like vaccines.

Opportunities for Students

Dr. Omer mentors student research in Latin America on a variety of topics, specifically in places such as Mexico and Guatemala. Students who have worked with Dr. Omer have been assisted during different stages of their work such as data analysis, scientific writing, and practicums.

Relevant Courses:

Course Title:Course Offered:Description
GH 571: Vaccine and Vaccine Preventable diseases Fall This course is relevant to Latino Health in the sense that it includes information on Latin America regarding vaccinations.

Partner Organizations:

Latin America
Pan American Health Organization
University del Valle in Guatemala