KM Monirul Islam, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Epidemiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2007 - present Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UNMC
  • 2001 - 2007 Epidemiologist and Research Scientist, Wisconsin State Department of Health and Family Services


  • PhD Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2005
  • MPH Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1996
  • MBBS/MD Dhaka University, 1990

Professional Interests or Research interests

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research of Lung Cancer as well as other clinical outcomes research
  • Epidemiology of STIs: Research risk factors including behavior, social and cultural factors related to STIs transmission; identify evidenced-based interventions for prevention transmissions of STIs among high risk populations.
  • Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Disease progression and outcome research among immune-compromised populations; specific focus on MDR-TB, malaria, Diarrheal diseases, and hepatitis incidence, progression, and survival.
  • Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer: Research focuses on incidence, prevalence and survival; identify disparity among race, gender and geographical location in access and quality of care among older populations.
  • Program Evaluation: Research systematic approach for program evaluation and identify innovative methods for program monitoring in the field of epidemiology.

Selected Publications

  • Islam, K.M., Shostrom, V., Kessinger, A., & Ganti, A. (2013). Outcomes following surgical treatment compared to radiation for stage I NSCLC: A SEER database analysis. Lung Cancer, 82(1), 90-94.
  • Islam, K.M., Vinson, L., Nared, S., Combs, I., Tibbits, M., Watanabe-Galloway, S., & Margalit, R. (2013). Combating STI Epidemic: Community Perspectives Learned from Mixed-Gender Focus Group Study. ISRN Infectious Diseases. Vol. 2013, Article ID 610271.
  • Margalit, R., Earley, M., Fickenscher, J., Shaikh, R., Person, A., Simonsen, K., Islam, K.M., … Foxall, M. (2013). Partnering to address the relentless STI epidemic: A unique collaboration between the jail, local and state health departments and an academic health center in Douglas County, Nebraska. Int Public Health J,5(3), 361-368.
  • Brown, C.K., Earley, M., Shaikh, R., Fickensche,r J., Ott, J., Person, A., Islam, K.M., … Margalit, R. (2014). Voluntary STD testing and treatment program at a metropolitan correctional facility: Evaluation of test acceptability and associated risk factors. Accepted for publication in Journal of Correctional Health care, Vol. 20 (1).
  • Walburn, A., Swindells, S., High, R., Fisher, C., & Islam, K.M. (2012). Missed visits and decline in CD4 cell count among HIV-infected patients: a mixed method study.  Int J Infect Dis, 16:e779-785.
  • Jasem, J., Marof, K., Nawar, A., & Islam, K.M., Epidemiological analysis of measles and evaluation of measles surveillance system performance in Iraq, 2005-2010. (2012). Int J Infect Dis, 16(3):e166-71.
  • Florescu, D.F., Islam, K.M., Dimaio, D., Kalil, A.C., Mercer, D.F., Grant, W., & Basappa, R. (2010). Adenovirus infection in pediatric small bowel transplant recipients. Transplantation, 90, 198–204
  • Florescu, D.F., Islam, K.M., Grant, W., Mercer, D.F., Langnas, A., Botha, J., … Kalil, A.C.(2010). Incidence and Outcome of Fungal Infections in Pediatric Small Bowel Transplant Recipients. Transplant Infectious Diseases, 12, 497-504.
  • Anderson, H.A. & Islam, K.M. (2006). Trends in occupational and adult lead exposure in Wisconsin 1988-2005. WMJ, 105(2), 21-5.
  • Islam, K.M., & Anderson, H.A. (2006). Status of work-related diseases in Wisconsin: five occupational health indicators. WMJ, 105(2), 26-31.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public health Association (APHA)

contact Monirul Islam
Monirul Islam College of Public Health

984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4395
Phone: (402) 559-8283
Fax: (402) 552-3683