Zahid Butt
Dr. Zahid Butt is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.

  • Zahid is a physician and infectious disease epidemiologist. His research applies a ‘syndemic’ framework to examine inter-relationships between epidemics of infectious diseases, social disparities, co-morbidities, and substance use, using epidemiological, statistical, spatial and machine learning methods.
  • His other areas of interest include digital health, global health, and spatial epidemiologic methods and their application to public health practice. Dr. Butt is an associate editor for BMC Public Health and section editor in chief of infectious disease epidemiology section at IJERPH.

Research Interests

  • Syndemics
  • Inequity & Inequality
  • Homelessness
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Vaccine Hesitancy
  • AI in Public Health
  • ML & Mental Health
  • Youth & Substance Use
  • Infodemiology and Infoveillance
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University of Waterloo »University of Waterloo
Fields Institute »Fields Institute
Digital disease surveillance for Emerging Infectious Diseases »Digital disease surveillance for Emerging Infectious Diseases
Mobility-based models »Mobility-based models
Machine learning »Machine learning
Global health »Global health
Mental health »Mental health
Equity »Equity
Artificial intelligence »Artificial intelligence
Syndemics »Syndemics
Substance use »Substance use
Homelessness »Homelessness
Vaccination »Vaccination
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