Dr. Mohammad Rahman

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D., Social Policy, 2006. The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

Master of Social Policy, Health Policy, 2003.The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

Master of Social Science, (Economics), 1995. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bachelor of Social Science, Honors, (Economics) 1993. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, California State University, Fresno (2006 - present)

Senior Research Fellow, Central Valley Health Policy Institute, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Fresno (2006-present)

COURSES TAUGHT:

Dr. Rahman teaches courses in areas related to Health Policy and Management:

  • Public Health Administration
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Human Resource Management in Healthcare

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Research Interests:Management of Healthcare Organizations, Healthcare efficiency analysis, International Health, Telemedicine/E-Health

Research Projects:

  • Health Enterprise Zone in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Efficiency of Rural Health Clinics in the San Joaquin Valley
  • E-health in San Joaquin Valley

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed

Hodge, F., Kotkin-Jaszi, K., Rahman, MA, Martinez, F., Prescription, OTC and Complementary Medicine Use among Hmong Adults in Central California. Nursing and Care. Issue 4 Vol 4, 2015

Rahman, MA, Laiju F., Determinants of Profitability of Private Sector Hospitals in Bangladesh. Social Science Review. The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, June 2013; 30 (1) 181-192

Rahman MA, Capitman JA., Can more use of supporting primary care health practitioners increase efficiency of health clinics? Evidence from California's San Joaquin Valley. Journal of Health Care Finance. 2012 Spring; 38(3):78-92

Rahman MA, Capitman JA., Factors Affecting Profit Efficiency of Private Hospitals in Bangladesh: Are Urban Hospitals More Profit-Efficient? Journal of Health Management June 2012; 14(2): 83-96

Research Papers

Declining Crude Oil Price and Its Economic Impact on Oil Exporting and Importing Countries in Sub Saharan Africa (submitted for Trade Hot Topics Publications at Commonwealth Secretariat).

Rahman, Mohammad A., Capitman, John A., “Productive Efficiency of Primary Care Health Clinics in the San Joaquin Valley, California: Can Use of Non-Licensed Providers Improve Efficiency?” Central Valley Health Policy Institute, California State University Fresno, October 2010

Rahman, Mohammad A., Capitman, John A. Nyandoro, K. “Telemedicine in the San Joaquin Valley: Opportunities and Barriers in Adoption” Central Valley Health Policy Institute, California State University Fresno, December 2009

Chooljian, S., Capitman, J., Rahman, M., Nyandoro, K. Yengoyan, B. “CAUSE: Quality Affordable Healthcare for Everyone” Central Valley Health Policy Institute, California State University Fresno, 2009

GRANTS

Development of a National Health Care Plan Grant from Fresno Regional Foundation (US$120,000)

Central Valley Health Policy Institute California State University, Fresno Interdisciplinary Health Policy Fellowship (US$15,000)

San Joaquin Valley Health Enterprise Zone Project (US$125,000)

UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY, AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

University

  • Chair, CHHS International Committee on International Education (2008-2012)
  • Chair, Student Outcome Assessment Plan (SOAP) Committee (2009-present)
  • Member, Undergraduate Academic Program Review Subcommittee (2010-present)
  • Member, World Cultures and Globalization Faculty Cohort (2011-present)
  • Member, Graduate writing committee (2010 – present)
  • Member, Department of Public Health, MPH Admissions, Fall 2010-present

Community

  • Board Member, Healing Hope - a non-profit for health and well-being of the Hmong population in Fresno – (2009-present)
  •  Member, Fresno Health Care Access Partnership’s “Access to Specialty Care Task Force” (ASCTF) Telemedicine Clinical Work Group Meeting (2008-present)
  •  Member, College of Pharmacy, California Health Sciences University, Pharm. D. Admissions Committee, March 2014.

Extracurricular

  • Advisor, Muslim Students’ Association (2007-2010)
  • Advisor, Fresno State Student Healthcare Policy Consortium (2013- present)

 

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