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Usama Bilal, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
267-359-6378
ubilal@drexel.edu


Usama Bilal, MD, PhD, MPH, is Assistant Professor in the Urban Health Collaborative and the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health. His primary research interest is the macrosocial determinants of health, with a specific interest in nutrition-related conditions and their upstream causes. Most of his work focuses on the role that city- and neighborhood-level dynamics have in generating disease, and the use of complexity methodologies to study the emergent properties of urban environments. In 2018, Bilal was awarded a prestigious NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5) for a project entitled The Health Consequences of Urban Scaling. Bilal was previously a postdoctoral research fellow with the Urban Health Collaborative. His website, with information on publications and presentations, is: www.usamabilal.info.

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