Dr. Liaquat Hossain
I am currently Department Chairperson of Cyber Systems Department at University of Nebraska at Kearney USA. I also hold the prestigious Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative Chair of Population Health for driving population heath data sciences educational and research programs working in partnerships with CyncHealth, CHI Health, UNMC, Creighton and healthcare organizations in Nebraska and Midwest. Prior to joining University of Nebraska, I served on a variety of senior leadership roles such as Head of School, Associate Dean Research, Associate Dean for Graduate School, and Sub Dean at leading research universities such as University of Sydney Australia, University of Hong Kong and Lund University Sweden. I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT Centre for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development after completing my PhD in Information Technology and Computer Science from the University of Wollongong Australia, which was a joint project between MIT Information Economics and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
My primary research deals with engineered complex systems for disaster medicine and public health preparedness for which I am interested in exploring communications and responses to bio-related threats, food, animal and public health disease outbreak responses, and other types of natural and man-made disasters requiring multi-jurisdictional coordinated responses. My secondary research is in the area of Health Systems, Health Promotion, and Risk Reduction for vulnerable populations. My theoretical and methodological work on social networks and complex systems can support multidisciplinary educational and research programs related to Computational and Information Sciences, Complex Health Emergencies, Global Disease Epidemiology, and Control, Health Communications, as well as Human Nutrition and Social and Behavioral Interventions. Similarly, my research activities in Disaster Response (i.e., Disaster Medicine, Immunity building/capacity development for organizations and communities), other activities in health systems, and clinical effectiveness could support developing educational and research programs in areas such as heath media and communication, medical humanities and university-wide trans-disciplinary research initiatives in complexity, resilience and systems with wider theoretical, methodological and translational research and education related to data and society. I am the Specialty Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Science journal on Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Communications with a focus in Disaster Communications. I have been appointed as Associate Editor for BMC Heath Services Journal with ISI Impact Factor of 1.87. I have secured more than U$10M in competitively research funding from sources such as HK Research Council, EU FP 7 framework, National Medical and Health Research Council Australia, ARC Australian Research Council, Commonwealth Research Centre for Financial Markets and CRC Bushfire and US ARDA Advanced Research Development Agency. Currently, I am leading a number of NIH & NSF proposals related to COVID-19: 1) COVID-19 Resilience Networks for Pandemic Preparedness & Response Coordination; 2) Social Resilience Networks for Emotional Contagion during Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic; and, 3) Digital Mental Health Interventions for Adolescent & Youth during COVID 19 Pandemic.