Habibul Ahsan

Habibul Ahsan’s research interests focus on studying the inter-relationships between environmental and genomic factors in cancer and other diseases and exploiting information on these relationships at a population level in developing and evaluating prevention interventions in humans. Specifically, his research integrates the environmental, nutritional and life-style factors with measures of host factors and modern molecular genomics (DNA, RNA and protein variations) to understand the etiology, pathogenesis, prognosis and prevention of cancer and other disorders of national and international public health significance.

Prof. Ahsan leads large population health studies in Chicago and Bangladesh by integrating clinical, molecular and population health disciplines to generate groundbreaking data to improve local and global public health. He currently serves as dean for Population and Precision Health in the Biological Sciences Division.

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