Nadia N. Abuelezam

Assistant Professor


Nadia N. Abuelezam, Sc.D., is an assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing and an epidemiologist. Dr. Abuelezam was trained in infectious disease epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has expertise in mathematical modeling, data analytic approaches in public health, and mitigating health inequities for vulnerable populations. Her current research focuses on understanding health risks in hard to reach populations, including immigrants. The goals of her program of research are to use quantitative methods and novel data streams to better understand inequities in health outcomes and healthcare access in resource poor settings and vulnerable populations.

Selected Publications

  • Abuelezam NN. McCormick AW, Fussell T, Freedberg KA, Lipsitch M, Seage III GR. (2019). Modeling the epidemiologic impact of achieving UNAIDS fast-track 90-90-90 and 95-95-95 targets in South Africa. Epidemiology and Infection, 147.
  • Abuelezam, NN, Seage II, GR, Mayer K, Lipsitch M. (2019). Interaction patterns of men who have sex with men on a geosocial networking phone application in seven U.S. metropolitan areas. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(9): e13766.
  • Abuelezam, NN, El-Sayed A, Galea S. (2019). The “immigrant health paradox” for Arab immigrants in California: a population-based survey. American Journal of Public Health, 109(12): 1733-1738.
  • Abuelezam, NN, El-Sayed A, Galea S. (2019). Differences in health behaviors and health outcomes among non-Hispanic Whites and Arab Americans in a population-based survey in California. BMC Public Health 19(1): 892.