Kaja Abbas, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kaja Abbas is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases in Public Health at Virginia Tech. His primary appointment is in Department of Population Health Sciences at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and secondary appointments are in the Department of Biomedical Science at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Faculty of Health Sciences at Virginia Tech

Please click here for Dr. Abbas' CV.

PhD, Computer Science, University of North Texas

MS, Computer Science, University of North Texas

MPH, Public Health, University of Rochester

BTech, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Dr. Abbas conducted his postdoctoral research in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine, and in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester.

Infectious disease system dynamics, and public health systems research.

Social pathways of infectious disease epidemics

This research aims to improve public health policy and practice by incorporating social behavior into mathematical models of infectious disease spread and by providing a better understanding of how proposed health-related policies will work when put into practice. Additional information is available here.

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  • Global Health Analytics
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Modeling Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health Seminar

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Kaja Moinudeen Abbas, Asst Professor, Population Health Sciences Dept

Kaja Abbas
  • (540) 231-1865
  • kaja.abbas@vt.edu
  • Room 333
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    205 Duck Pond Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061