Mazbahul Ahamad is a postdoctoral researcher of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). In the study, he integrates woody plant encroachment, wildfire, and the economics of lost production, using time series forecasting methods to reveal early warning signals and management policies for US environmental and natural resource agencies.
Mazbahul studies social, environmental, and behavioral causes of human decision-making processes, outcomes, and policies using data from surveys, experiments, time series, and metadata. His recent work investigates household smoke-exposure risks; self-reported health and health attitudes; the impact of health education on preventive health behaviors and outcomes, and the mental model-based repeated multifaceted intervention design. He has published widely on topics ranging from human dimensions of natural resource, environment, and public health; food-energy-water nexus; and climate vulnerability, resilience, and adaptive strategy-related issues in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States.
Mazbahul earned Ph.D. in natural resources with a specialization in human dimensions of environmental and public health from UNL. He has an M.S. in agricultural economics from UNL, along with a B.S.S. and M.S.S. in economics from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. During 2008-2013, he worked for international organizations and research institutes, including the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). He is the academic/associate editor of the journals Data in Brief, BMC Research Notes, and Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics.
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