“Worker Health & Safety in Developing Countries:
Hasanat Alamgir, MBA, PhD
Associate Professor and
Chair of Health Policy and Management -School of Health Sciences and Practice
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York
Friday, June 10, 2016 — 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
3rd Floor, Room 3A/B – School of Public Health, Busch Campus
683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Light lunch will be provided.
Dr. Alamgir will be available to meet with faculty and students during the day of the seminar. For more information and/or scheduling an appointment, please contact Rutgers SPH Center for Global Public Health, Michelle M. Ruidíaz-Santiago at firstname.lastname@example.org
The seminar will discuss the recent factory fires and other disasters in developing countries and what the US companies have done to improve building and fire safety. Dr. Alamgir will share success stories as well as share findings from a research study that determined health and economic conditions of injured workers after a recent disaster.
Hasanat Alamgir served as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health (2010-2016) before joining NYMC. Before moving to Texas, he served as the Director of research and evaluation at a provincial public health agency in Vancouver, Canada (2006-2010). His research activities have primarily focused 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 published extensively in peer reviewed journals and studied populations that ranged from sawmill and healthcare workers in Canada, the US military personnel to garment workers in Bangladesh. He has spoken to numerous national and international meetings on health and safety issues and has delivered invited departmental seminars at major US universities. His graduate students have worked in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Peru, Uganda, New Zealand and Canada.
Dr. Alamgir grew up in Bangladesh and received his education from Bangladesh (Pharmacy), the USA (Business Administration) and Canada (Public Health).