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Usama Bilal

Usama Bilal Drexel University

Usama Bilal ( is an assistant professor in the Urban Health Collaborative and the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
His primary research interest is the macrosocial determinants of health, with an interest in describing health inequities in urban environments, specifically urban health in Latin American cities (the Urban Health Collaborative’s SALURBAL project); the health consequences of urban and neighborhood dynamics; and the effect of mass-influences (e.g., macroeconomic change) on health and policy modifiers that mitigate/exacerbate these effects. He earned a PhD in Cardiovascular Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an MPH from the Universidad de Alcala in Spain, and MD from the Universidad de Oviedo in Spain.