Adnan A. Hyder

Adnan Hyder

Adnan A. Hyder

Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research & Innovation

School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Global Health, Office of the Dean


Office Phone: 202-994-0383
Milken Institute School of Public Health 950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington DC 20052

Dr. Adnan Hyder is Senior Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, and Professor of Global Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health of George Washington University. 

For over 25 years, Dr. Hyder has worked to improve global health in low- and middle- income countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East; and pioneered empirical work around health systems, ethics, and injury prevention in the developing world. He has conducted studies focusing on defining the epidemiological burden, understanding risk factors, exploring potential interventions, estimating economic impact, and appreciating the socio-cultural correlates of non-communicable diseases and injuries around the world. He has studied health systems constraints, biomedical ethics, participated in trainings of thousands of health professionals, defined the loss of healthy life years, and explored issues of health policy development. Dr. Hyder has co-authored over 400 scientific peer-reviewed papers and numerous world reports on road safety, child injuries, and health systems. 

Dr. Hyder received his M.D. from the Aga Khan University, Pakistan and obtained his MPH and Ph.D. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Global Health

Health Systems


Public Health

Injury Epidemiology

Doctor of Medicine, The Aga Khan University School of Medicine, Pakistan. 1990

Masters in Public Health (International Health), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. 1993

Doctor of Philosophy (Health Systems), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. 1998

Selected publications of over 400 peer reviewed papers. 

Masud S, Hyder AA, Khan UR, Khan N, Petrucka P. Epidemiology and perceptions of non-fatal burns among select youth (15–24 years old) from Peshawar Pakistan; a sequential explanatory mixed methods study. Burns. 2024 April;8(2):60-67. PMID: N/A. 

Zia N, Mashreky SR, He H, Patel N, Ahmed FA, Hashmi M, Al-Ibran E, Rahman AF, Khondoker S, Hyder AA, Latif A. Factors associated with emergency department disposition among burn injury patients: Analysis of prehospital and emergency care characteristics using South Asia Burn Registry (SABR) data. Burns. 2024 Jan 17:S0305-4179(24)00008-1. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2024.01.012. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38245393.

Maqsood MH, Nguyen R, Chang R, Kundi H, Hagan K, Butt S, Titus A, Hyder AA, Javed U, Al-Kindi S, Blaha MJ, Mossialos E, Nasir K, Javed Z. Unfavorable social determinants of health and mortality risk by cardiovascular disease status: Findings from a National Study of United States Adults. Am Heart J. 2024 Jan;267:95-100. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2023.10.006. PMID: 38071003

Merchant AAH, Shaukat N, Ashraf N, Hassan S, Jarrar Z, Abbasi A, Ahmed T, Atiq H, Khan UR, Khan NU, Mushtaq S, Rasul S, Hyder AA, Razzak J, Haider AH. Which curve is better? A comparative analysis of trauma scoring systems in a South Asian country. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2023 Nov 22;8(1):e001171. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2023-001171. PMID: 38020857; PMCID: PMC10668242.

Hyder AA, Rylance S, Al Saegh A, Feigin VL, Kataria I, Laatikainen T, Lee L, Mahendradhata Y, Marten R, Mikkelsen B, Miranda JJ, Nugent R, Owolabi M, Sullivan R, Virani SS, Reddy KS; WHO NCD R&I TAG. Strengthening evidence to inform health systems: opportunities for the WHO and partners to accelerate progress on non-communicable diseases. BMJ Glob Health. 2023 Nov;8(11):e013994. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2023-013994. PMID: 37984893; PMCID: PMC10660806.

Hagan K, Javed Z, Cainzos-Achirica M, Hyder AA, Mossialos E, Yahya T, Acquah I, Valero-Elizondo J, Pan A, Nwana N, Taha M, Nasir K. Cumulative social disadvantage and health-related quality of life: national health interview survey 2013-2017. BMC Public Health. 2023 Sep 4;23(1):1710. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-16168-8. PMID: 37667245.

Doumbia S, Rosen HE, Paichadze N, Dolo H, Dabitao D, Sanogo ZL, Traore K, Diarra B, Sarro YDS, Keita A, Samake S, Tangara CO, Sangho H, Diop SI, Diakite M, Hyder AA, Ndebele P. Establishment of a collaborative research ethics training program to prepare the next generation of ethics researchers in Mali. International Journal of Ethics Education. 2023;8:309-319. doi: 10.1007/s40889-023-00170-0. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC10215033.

Khan N, Javed Z, Acquah I, Hagan K, Khan M, Valero-Elizondo J, Chang R, Javed U, Taha MB, Blaha MJ, Virani SS, Sharma G, Blankstein R, Gulati M, Mossialos E, Hyder AA, Achirica MC, Nasir K. Low educational attainment is associated with higher all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in the United States adult population. BMC Public Health. 2023 May 16;23(1):900. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15621-y. PMID: 37193999; PMCID: PMC10186682.

Pariyo G, Meghani A, Gibson D, Ali J, Labrique A, Khan IA, Kibria GMA, Masanja H, Hyder AA, Ahmed S. Effect of the Data Collection Method on Mobile Phone Survey Participation in Bangladesh and Tanzania: Secondary Analyses of a Randomized Crossover Trial. JMIR Form Res. 2023 Apr 20;7:e38774. doi: 10.2196/38774. PMID: 37079373; PMCID: PMC10160933.

Javed Z, Valero-Elizondo J, Cainzos-Achirica M, Sharma G, Mossialos E, Parekh T, Hagan K, Hyder AA, Kash B, Nasir K. Race, Social Determinants of Health, and Risk of All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in the United States. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 Apr 5. doi: 10.1007/s40615-023-01567-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37017921.

Khalaf MK, Rosen HE, Mitra S, Neki K, Mbugua LW, Hyder AA, Paichadze N. Estimating the Burden of Disability from Road Traffic Injuries in 5 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Protocol for a Prospective Observational Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2023 Feb 1;12:e40985. doi: 10.2196/40985. PMID: 36723997; PMCID: PMC9932872.

Paichadze N, Krisko P, Michelo C, Machona PK, Bari I, Rosen HE, Hyder AA. The burden of injuries in Zambia: A call to research and action. Injury. 2023 Feb;54(2):274-279. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2022.12.022. Epub 2022 Dec 21. PMID: 36572625; PMCID: PMC9905318.

Khan UR, Ali A, Khudadad U, Raheem Buksh A, Zia N, Azam I, Chandran A, Razzak JA, Hyder AA. Follow-up household assessment for child unintentional injuries two years after the intervention: A community-based study from Karachi, Pakistan. Injury. 2023 Aug 54:S4:110519. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2022.11.062. PMID: 36481051.

Jacobs C, Michelo C, Hyder A. Understanding maternal choices and experiences of care by skilled providers: Voices of mothers who delivered at home in selected communities of Lusaka city, Zambia. Front Glob Womens Health. 2023 Jan 6;3:916826. doi: 10.3389/fgwh.2022.916826. PMID: 36683603; PMCID: PMC9852978.