• In-charge, Health Education Department, BIRDEM-a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Community Based Prevention and Control of Diabetes. 1992-1995
  • Graduate Research Assistant, The Harvard University School of Public Health, 1996-97
  • Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, 1997-2000
  • Instructor, Bowling Green State University, 2000-2001.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio, 2001-2010
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health, Medical College of Ohio and Bowling Green State University, 2001-2004.
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Health, Florida A&M University, 2004-2008
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Public Health, Florida A&M University, 2009-2013
  • Lead, Global Health Disparities, Center for Health Equity, COPPS, FAMU. 2013- 2014
  • Clinical Research Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine, Clinical Sciences Department, 2012-2016
  • Faculty, TMH-FSU Internal Medicine Residency program, 2012-2016
  • Tenured Full Professor, Institute of Public Health, Florida A&M University, 2014-2016
  • Tenured Full Professor of Medicine, UCF College of Medicine: 2016-present
  • Interim Assistant Dean for D&I, UCF College of Medicine, 2017-2021



For a complete list of publications, please click here.

  • Robert Hines, et al., Rahman SMM,  Trends in Breast Cancer Survival by Race-Ethnicity in Florida, 1990-2015, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (Submitted in 2021)
  • Sasaki M., Parianos M., Rahman SMM., Top five cancer health disparities in Florida: Race, ethnicity, geographic location and socio-economic predictors, Universal Journal of Public Health. Vol. 9 (2), 2021
  • Robert Hines, et al., Rahman SMM,  Characteristics Associated with Nonreceipt of Surveillance Testing and the Relationship with Survival in Stage II and III Colon Cancer”, has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Epidemiology, 2020, September 9. PMID: 32902633
  • Saif Borgan, Laniel Romeus, Saleh Rahman, Abdo Asmar, Internal Medicine Residents, and the Practice of Defensive Medicine: A Pilot Study Across Three IM Residency Programs. Cureus Vol. 12(2), p-e6876, 2020.
  • Rahman SMM., Manglardi E., Prevalence and Risk Factors of Postpartum Depression and Barriers to Treatment: A Literature Review, International Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, Vol. 8, p-001-13, 2019.
  • Reddy S., Mathew M., Patel N., Rahman SMM., Analyzing the Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of Anti-platelet Therapy in Unstable Angina/Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Decision Analysis, Cureus, Vol. 11(8), ep-5321, 2019.
  • Brown, J., Rahman SMM., et al., Reminder System Intervention for Increasing Breast Cancer Knowledge and Screening among Underserved Women in a Community Setting, Universal Journal of Public Health, Vol 6(4), p, 190-197, 2018.

Education & Specialties

  • Ph.D. (Health Behavior): August 2000, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL
  • M.P.H. (Population and International Health): June 1997, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Post-graduation Fellowship (Endocrinology): 1996, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • M.B.B.S. (MD): September 1992, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  • Behavioral Epidemiology
  • Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities
  • Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • Global Health



  • UCF MD program: epidemiology and Biostatistics, Psychosocial Issues in Medicine, Making of a Physician, Endocrinology

Research Interests:

  • Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities
  • Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Global Health
  • Medical Decision Analysis/Evidence-Based Medicine