Ayaz Hyder

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Ayaz Hyder


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Dr. Ayaz Hyder is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health and Core Faculty in the Translational Data Analytics Institute at The Ohio State University. Dr. Hyder received his Ph.D. in modeling pandemics and health disparities at McGill University and completed postdoctoral training at Yale University and the University of Toronto. Dr. Hyder is a computational epidemiologist who seeks to translate data analytics tools and complex systems models to public health practice using community engagement methods. He conducts research in the areas of birth and infant outcomes, opioid addiction, and food insecurity. Recently, Dr. Hyder has partnered with local health departments, mosques, and community-based organizations for various COVID-19 response efforts, including surveillance, modeling, and mapping vaccine access.


PhD, modeling pandemics and health disparities, McGill University

Postdoctoral training, Yale University and University of Toronto

Areas of Expertise

  1. Public health
  2. Data analytics
  3. Epidemiology
  4. Reproductive health policy
  5. Opioid epidemic
  6. Food insecurity
  7. Infectious diseases
  8. Community-engaged research
  9. Systems thinking


Hyder A, Smith M, Sealy-Jefferson S, Hood RB, Chettri S, Dundon A, Underwood A, Bessett D, Norris AH. Community-based Systems Dynamics for Reproductive Health: An Example from Urban Ohio. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2022;16(3):361-383. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2022.0053. PMID: 36120879; PMCID: PMC9709633.

Hyder A, Lee J, Dundon A, Southerland LT, All D, Hammond G, Miller HJ. Opioid Treatment Deserts: Concept development and application in a US Midwestern urban county. PLoS One. 2021 May 12;16(5):e0250324. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250324. PMID: 33979342; PMCID: PMC8115812.

Hyder A, Trinh A, Padmanabhan P, Marschhausen J, Wu A, Evans A, Iyer R, Jones A. COVID-19 Surveillance for Local Decision Making : An Academic, School District, and Public Health Collaboration. Public Health Rep. 2021 Jul-Aug;136(4):403-412. doi: 10.1177/00333549211018203. Epub 2021 May 12. PMID: 33979558; PMCID: PMC8203033.

Hyder A. Paving the Way for Community-Engaged Modeling in Public Health and Other Sectors. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 1;6(6):e2317606. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.17606. PMID: 37294574.

Hyder A, Leung B. Social deprivation and burden of influenza: Testing hypotheses and gaining insights from a simulation model for the spread of influenza. Epidemics. 2015 Jun;11:71-9. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2015.03.004. Epub 2015 Mar 21. PMID: 25979284.

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