Raed Ba Helah

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Florida International University

Raed Ba Helah

Raed Ba HelahAssistant Professor

Postdoc, Florida International University, Miami
Ph.D., Epidemiology, Florida International University, Miami
Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (M.P.H. & T.M.), Tulane University
M.D., University of Aden, Yemen


(440) 826-3712, rbahelah@bw.edu

Dr. Raed Ba Helah is an epidemiologist teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in public health with a focus on current public health issues of relevance to the nation's health and globally.

He teaches a variety of courses including Epidemiology, Introduction to Public Health, Biological Basis of Population's Health, Advanced Research Methods, and SAS Data Analysis. As a Fulbright Scholar (2009-2011), Dr. Ba Helah has extensive expertise in global health that he brings to the classroom. He enjoys working with students on analyzing national datasets such the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

His main research deals with substance abuse prevention. Specifically, his work investigates novel tobacco products in youth with emphasis on nicotine dependence on waterpipes (also known as hookah and shisha). This research is supported by NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse ("NIDA" research grant R01DA035160) and NIH Fogarty International Center ("FIC" research grant R01TW010654). He has expertise in longitudinal data analysis and meta-analysis research methods. He is also interested in developing novel interventions to prevent opioid abuse, promote women's health, and health policies targeting alcohol and other substance use in developing countries.

At BW, he will continue and expand his ongoing work on nicotine dependence to include a new line of research tackling opioid abuse and health disparities among LGBT and HIV/AIDS patients and other vulnerable groups.


See Dr. Ba Helah's publications on Pubmed.