About Mohammad Alam
Dr. Mohammad Alam is dedicated to the potential of innovative science. His curiosity, persistence, and desire to solve complex problems allows him to pursue the goal of delivering transformational outcomes to the people of West Virginia.
- PhD, Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Memphis
- MPH, Health Policy and Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- MS, Population Sciences, University of Dhaka
- BS, Leather Engineering and Technology, University of Dhaka
Alam, M. M., Ward, K. D., Bahelah, R., Kalan, M. E., Asfar, T., Eissenberg, T., & Maziak, W. (2020). The Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies (SCTS-13): Psychometric evaluation of a waterpipe-specific nicotine dependence instrument. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 215, 1-8. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108192.
Kalan, M. E., Bahelah, R., Bursac, Z., Taleb, Z. B., DiFranza, J. R., Tleis, M., Nakkas, R., Jebai, R., Alam, M. M., Cano, M. A., Sutherland, M. T., Fenni, K., Asfar, T., Eissenberg, T., Ward, K. D., & Maziak, W. (2020). Predictors of nicotine dependence among adolescent waterpipe and cigarette smokers: A 6-year longitudinal analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 217, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108346.
Kumar, J., Alam, M. M., & Johnson, K. C. (2020). Nonpharmacological interventions for pain management in lung cancer patients: A systematic review. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 26(4), 444-56. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7888434/
Kumar, J., Collins, A. C., & Alam, M. M. (2017). Oral health status of prisoners in India: A systematic review. Saudi Journal of Oral and Dental Research, 2(6), 140-146. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ade6/f80067376ef5e1f09a34ef7ea467742c8cff.pdf?_ga=2.65756070.943542212.1596050733-233059214.1577049526
Pirkey, P., Kedia, S., Webb, L., Relyea, G., Alam, M. M., & Mzayek, F. (2015). Cigarette smoking initiation among substance abuse treatment population: How applicable is the Gateway Hypothesis? Journal of Addiction Prevention, 3(2), 1-7. https://www.avensonline.org/fulltextarticles/JAP-2330-2178-03-0022.html
Rob, U. & Alam, M. M. (2014). Performance-based Incentive for Improving Quality Maternal Health Care Services in Bangladesh. International Quarterly for Community Health Education, 34(4), 303-312. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/IQ.34.4.b.
Nigg, C. R., Anderson, J. K., Troumbley, R., Alam, M. M., & Keller, S. (2013). Recent Trends in Adolescent Alcohol Use in Hawai‘i: 2005-2011. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine & Public Health, 72 (3), 92-98. ISSN 2165-8218. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3602948/
About Mohammad Alam
In his role with the Office of Health Affairs, Dr. Mohammad is responsible for working with the state to leverage data and support analytic and policy needs, conducting relevant policy and evaluation research, participating in interdisciplinary research and evaluation teams. His primary focus is the Medicaid Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Outcomes and Recovery Study (MOTOR).
Dr. Mohammad fostered his expertise in tobacco and substance addiction and committed to expand his research. He has more than a decade of experience in public health, program development, implementation, data analyses, grant writing, and scientific publication.