Dr. Abdulrahman M El-Sayed is a population health scientist and Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University. He studies the social production of health, socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities in health, and complex systems approaches in social epidemiology. Additionally, Dr. El-Sayed is a Fellow at Dēmos, a non-partisan public policy center. His commentary engages the public discourse around healthy policy questions in the US and globally, with a particular focus on disease prevention in light of epidemiologic trends and emerging public health challenges. Dr. El-Sayed has authored over 40 published or in press scientific articles, as well as several commentaries and book chapters. His writing has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, and The Huffington Post, among other outlets. In addition, he regularly appears as an expert commentator on Al Jazeera America.
Dr. El-Sayed graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction in Biology and Political Science in 2007. He completed a PhD in Population Health at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, as well as an MD at Columbia University through the Medical Scientist Training Program and as a Soros Fellow.