Muhiuddin Haider
Clinical Professor in Global Health, Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)
Other Affiliations: Public Health Science
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2234x
Phone: 301-405-7431 |

Muhiuddin Haider, Ph.D., is a clinical professor in global health in the University of Maryland School of Public Health’s Institute for Applied Environmental Health. Since 2009, he has been teaching undergraduate courses under the Public Health Science and Global Health Scholars Programs, while also teaching graduate level courses in the Global Health Certificate Program offered through the University of Maryland School of Public Health. In addition to teaching, Dr. Haider is currently a co-investigator in Project HEAL: Health through Early Awareness and Learning, an intervention to increase cancer screening in African American faith-based communities in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He is also the Principal Investigator on a study to assess the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers’ value to public health.

Dr. Haider is a highly skilled public health professional who has managed and led diverse public health projects and research studies in more than a dozen countries worldwide over the past thirty years, on behalf of several international agencies and universities. He has assisted multi-sector initiatives to advance the delivery of quality health care services in the areas of Avian Influenza, HIV/AIDS, TB, RH/FP, Malaria, and has developed expertise in the areas of health communication, health promotion, health education, and social marketing. His research into strategies of behavior change, application of social marketing tools and communications capacity building has led to several acclaimed publications.

He has led major public health projects in several countries in Africa and Asia, for which he utilized technical skills to stimulate innovative and culturally sensitive approaches grounded in organizational and technical soundness. His recent research and programmatic work has focused on avian and pandemic influenza, for which he has contributed to creating and adapting IEC, BCC, and IPC training materials to establish and implement best practices within public health care systems and promote public-private partnerships. 

Dr. Haider has worked collaboratively on numerous occasions with counterparts in the veterinary and agriculture sectors and has advanced the "One World, One Health" framework through curriculum development, targeted coursework for public health students, and the development of a concept paper endorsed by the DOD Veterinary Service Activity, Princeton University based One Health Initiative Advocacy Group, Agricultural Research Service, DOA, and WHO. Dr. Haider has developed and conducted training sessions for Media/Health Reporting, with special focus on AI through DOS/VOA and IBB. Recently, Dr Haider was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to assist the Ecuadorian Nutritional Program, Universidad De Saint Francisco in Quito.

Education and Training

1980   Ph.D., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Population Education/Communication

1976   M.S., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Population Planning

1974   M.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Communications

1969   M.A., The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sociology

1968   B.A., The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sociology, with Honors


MIEH400 Introduction to Global Health

MIEH605 Fundamentals of Global Health

MIEH620 Global Health Communication and Promotion


1.Holt CL, Tagai EK, Santos SLZ, Scheirer MA, Bowie J, Haider M, Slade J. Web-based versus in-person methods for training lay community health advisors to implement health promotion workshops: participant outcomes from a cluster-randomized trial. Transl Behav Med. 2019 Jul 16;9(4):573-582. doi: 10.1093/tbm/iby065.

2.Kim TY, Haider M, Hancock GR, Boudreaux MH. The Role of Health Literacy in Family Planning Use among Senegalese Women. J Health Commun. 2019;24(3):244-261. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2019.1601299.

3.Tagai EK, Scheirer MA, Santos SLZ, Haider M, Bowie J, Slade J, Whitehead TL, Wang MQ, Holt CL. Assessing Capacity of Faith-Based Organizations for Health Promotion Activities. Health Promot Pract. 2018 Sep;19(5):714-723. doi: 10.1177/1524839917737510.

4.Haider M. Selected Issues in Global Health Communications. (Edited by Haider M.) Published by Intech Publication, London (2018). ISBN: 978-1-78923-790-0, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72462

5.Haider M, and Bibb K. Universal Health Coverage and Environmental Health: An Investigation in Decreasing Communicable and Chronic Disease by Including Environmental Health in UHC.

6.Book chapter in: Advances in Health Management (Editor, Ubaldo Comite) (2017). DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69922

7.Santos SL, Tagai EK, Scheirer MA, Bowie J, Haider M, Slade J, Wang MQ, Holt CL. Adoption, reach, and implementation of a cancer education intervention in African American churches. Implement Sci. 2017 Mar 14;12(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s13012-017-0566-z.

8.Haider, M., Patel, M., Bhattacharje, P, Bassa, M. The Impacts of Biotechnology on Biodiversity in Global Health: A Case Study on Avian Influenza in Bangladesh. International Journal of Public Health Science, 4(2), 102-112. 2015

9.Haider, M. & Frank, J. Firearms: Ownership, Laws, and The Case for Community Mobilization. International Journal of Public Health Science 3(1), 7-14. 2014.

10.Haider, M. & Bassa, M. Immunizations. In T. L. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of health communication (Vol. 3, pp. 697-699). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi: 10.4135/9781483346427.n269. 2014.

11.Holt CL, Tagai EK, Scheirer MA, Santos SL, Bowie J, Haider M, Slade JL, Wang MQ, Whitehead T. Translating evidence-based interventions for implementation: Experiences from Project HEAL in African American churches. Implement Sci. 2014 May 31;9:66. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-9-66.

12.Sarkar, M., Haider, M. The Case for Microcredit: Does It Improve Maternal and Child Health and Wellbeing? International Journal of Public Health Science 3(2), 107-116. 2014.

13.Shubair, M., Haider, M., Bassa, M. Climate Change and Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus 1(22-26). 2013.

14.Mahdavi, A. R., Etemad, K., Haider, M., and Alavinia, S. M. The Effect of Seeing a Family Physician on Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 12(2), doi:10.1186/2251-6581-12-2. 2013.

15.Alavinia, S.M., Etemad, K., Mahdavi, A., Omidvar, M., Imanpour, S., Rahman, R., Haider, M., Frank, J., Gestational diabetes mellitus in Iran - experience from the National Diabetes Program. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing 6(2), 156 – 166. 2012.

16.Haider, M. Bangladesh Communication Strategy on HIV/AIDS Prevention.  Journal of Bangladesh Medical Research Bulletin.  2008

17.Haider M, Ahmed SN, Jaha NK. Bangladesh HIV/AIDS communication challenges and strategies. Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull. 2008 Aug;34(2):54-61. doi:10.3329/bmrcb.v34i2.1176.

18.Haider, M. Avian Influenza in Bangladesh.  International Journal of Pharma and Health Care Marketing.  Montclair, New Jersey, 2008.

19.Haider, M. Bangladesh Rural Advancement committee (BRAC): Organizational Innovation in Population, Health and Development in Bangladesh in the context of the Millennium Development Goals.  BRAC University Journal.  IV (1).  2007.