​​​​Jalal Uddin​, PhD
Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Jalal Uddin is currently a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and a Killam Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. He earned a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in April 2019. His research interests center on the stress process, the sociology of the family, aging & the life course, and population health. His current research focuses on two lines of work: 1) childhood adversity and children's and adult health and 2) social and neighborhood factors in chronic conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes) in Canada and the United States. Additionally,  He is interested in health inequality in low-income countries. He is also committed to teaching and training the next generation of citizens and scholars. His teaching philosophy revolves around developing and nurturing critical thinking skills in an active learning environment and providing an open forum to discuss relevant issues. He strongly values students' situated knowledge, diverse perspectives, and socioeconomic and ethnic diversity as valuable resources to understand sociological concepts and theories. 

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Publications (Select Recent Publications)

McAlexander, Tara P., Gargya Malla, Jalal Uddin, David C. Lee, Brian S. Schwartz, Deborah B. Rolka, Karen R. Siegel et al. "Urban and rural differences in new onset type 2 diabetes: Comparisons across national and regional samples in the diabetes LEAD network." Social Science & Medicine: Population Health (2022): 101161. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827322001409

Uddin, Jalal, Gargya Malla, D. Leann Long, Sha Zhu, Nyesha Black, Andrea Cherrington, Gareth Dutton, Monika M. Safford, Doyle M. Cummings, Suzanne E. Judd, Emily B. Levitan, April P. Carson. “The Association between Neighborhood Social and Economic Environment and Prevalent Diabetes in Urban and Rural Communities: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study.” Social Science & Medicine: Population Health 17: 101050. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827322000295?via%3Dihub

Wolfe, Joseph D., Elizabeth H. Baker, Jalal Uddin, and Stephanie Kirkland. "Varieties of Financial Stressors and Midlife Health Problems." The Journals of Gerontology: Series B (2021). https://academic.oup.com/psychsocgerontology/advance-article/doi/10.1093/geronb/gbab108/6302367?login=true

Uddin, Jalal, Gargya Malla, Andrea Cherrington, Sha Zhu, Doyle M. Cummings, Olivio Clay, Todd M. Brown, Loretta Lee, Ruth Kimokoti, Mary Cushman, Monika M. Safford, April P. Carson. “Risk Factor Control among Black and White Adults with Diabetes Onset in Older Adulthood: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743520302413

Uddin, Jalal, Najwa Alharbi, Helal Uddin, Belal Hossain, Serra S. Hatipoglu, Leann D. Long, and April P. Carson. “Parenting Stress and Family Resilience Affect the Association of Adverse Childhood Experiences with Children’s Mental Health and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” Journal of Affective Disorders 272: 104-109. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165032719331325  

Uddin, Jalal, Acharya, Sanjeev, Valles, Jessica, Elizabeth H. Baker, Verna, M. Keith. 2020. "Caste Differences in Hypertension Among Women in India: Diminishing Health Returns to Socioeconomic Status for Lower Caste Groups" Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparitieshttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40615-020-00723-9

Hasan Mohammad M., Jalal Uddin, Mohammad H. Pulok, Nabila Zaman and Mohammad Hajizadeh. 2020. “Socioeconomic inequalities in child malnutrition in Bangladesh: Do they differ by region?” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(3):1079.  https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/3/1079


Uddin, Jalal, Pulok, Mohammad H. Pulok, Roman B. Johnson, Juwel Rana, and Elizabeth Baker. 2019. Association between Child Marriage and Institutional Delivery Care Services Use in Bangladesh: Intersections between Education and Place of Residence. Public Health 171:6-14.


Rana, Juwel, Jalal Uddin, Richard E. Peltier, and Youssef Oulhote. 2019 “Associations between Indoor Air Pollution and Acute Respiratory Infections among Under-Five Children in Afghanistan: Do Socioeconomic Status and Sex Matter?” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16: 2910. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/16/2910