Abu Abdullah, MD, MPH, PhD, FFPH is a Research Professor of Global Health, Duke University and Professor of Global Health, Duke Kunshan University. He is a public health physician and behavioral scientist with expertise in epidemiological, behavioral and health services research. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) at the UK Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (FHKCCM) and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy Medicine (FHKAM).
Abdullah's research interests include prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries by addressing major risk factors such as tobacco use, poor diet and physical inactivity, and by improving adherence to treatment; health services research among the underserved in the United States and in developing countries; and global health and development. His research also focuses on the use of information and communication technology to promote global health research and training. Professor Abdullah teaches in the Duke Kunshan Unversity Master of Science in Global Health program.
Abdullah has written several book chapters and has about 90 peer-reviewed publications covering several emerging aspects of public health. Periodically, he provides consultancy services on health improvement, global health research and public health policy initiatives to international organizations and governments agencies.