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Dr. Haidar is a Professor at the School of Health Sciences in the Division of Public Health at Central Michigan University. Dr. Haidar earned her MPH from the Department of Environmental and Industrial Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. She then received her Ph.D. in Epidemiological Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. She worked as an epidemiologist at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI between 2004- 2008. In 2009, she started working at the School of Health Sciences, Central Michigan University. Currently she is teaching Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and Epidemiology.

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  • Juarez, R., Haidar, S., Brookins-Fisher, J., Hancher-Rauch, H., Ohneck, M., Thompson, A., & Papenfuse, D. (in press). Practices and Perception of Local Health Officers/Commissioners Regarding Tobacco 21 Policy Advocacy. Health Promotion Practice. Source for "in-press" section:
  • Inungu J. N., & Minelli M. J. (2022). Foundations of Rural Public Health in America (1st Edition).  Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. ISBN: 9781284182453.  Co-Author Chapter 13 – “Environmental Health in Rural Regions of the United States”. Salma Haidar, Rebecca Uzarski, and Ruben Juarez.
  • McKenzie J, Pinger R, & Kotecki J. (2020). An introduction to community health! (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.  Revised Chapter 3 – “Epidemiology: The study of disease, injury, and death in the community”.  Salma Haidar and Ruben Juarez.
  • Kneisel AN, Cooper MJ, Monfils AK, Haidar S, Uzarski DG: “Ecological data as a resource for invasive species management in U.S. Great Lakes coastal wetlands” Journal of Great Lakes Research August 2020, pages 910-919 Volume 46, Issue 4.
  • Animated Map Timelines: The Diffusion of Leishmaniasis, Syria 1990-1997.  Salma Haidar, Mark Wilson, and Sandra Arlinghaus. Book chapter in Spatial Thinking in Environmental Contexts: Maps, Archives, and Timelines. Sandra L. Arlinghaus, Joseph Kershi, Ann E. Larimore, Matthew Naud co-editors and co-authors.
  • Styn Jamu, James A. Johnson, Jr, Salma Haidar, Lesego Gabaitiri “Implementation Analysis of the Occupational Diseases In The Mines And Works (ODMW) Act To Manage Pneumoconiosis in Botswana”. Journal of Public Policy in Africa (JOPPA): Volume 3. Issue 2. June 2016.
  • Haidar, S., DeLellis, N., Soave, L. “The Effects of Changes in the Health System on the Health of the Population: A Natural Experiment in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union”. International Journal of Health Sciences. Vol 3 No 4 December 2015 Abstract 3.
  • Oliveira, Marcos & Haidar, Salma & Mccormack, Kevin & Cavalcanti, Claudia. (2015). Analytics in healthcare: technology alone is not enough! Conference Paper at the 2015 DSI Annual Meeting Proceedings, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Cox, C, Haidar, S, Brookins-Fisher, J, Thompson, A, Deakins, B, Bishop, C. Eta Sigma Gamma members’ participation in advocacy activities and opinions on advocacy priorities for the organization. Fall 2014, 46(2), 36-45.
  • Collins JJ, Bodner K, Haidar S, Wilken M, Burns CJ, Lamparski LL, Budinsky RA, Martin GD, Carson ML. Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins, Dibenzofurans, and Biphenyl Profiles of Workers with Trichlorophenol and Pentachlorophenol Exposures. Chemosphere 2008; 73:S284-S289.
  • Haidar S, Burns CJ, Birdsong K, Bodner K, Salazar E, Collins JJ. Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer and Benign Brain Tumors Among Chemical Plant Workers in Texas. Open Epid J. 2008;1:26-29.
  • Haidar S, Burns C, Birdsong K, Bodner K, Salazar E, Collins JJ. Mortality Among Chemical Workers at Texas City Plant: 1940-2001. Intl Arch Occup Environ Health. 2008.
  • Collins JJ, Burns CJ, Wilken M, Bodner K, Budinsky RA, Martin GD, Rowlands JC, Carson M, Haidar S. Extended Abstract: Cancer Rates and Serum Dioxin Levels for Trichlorophenol and Pentachlorophenol Workers in Midland, Michigan. EnviroAnalysis 2007 Conference, Wellington Convention Centre, New Zealand. Pgs 41-42.
  • Swaen G, Haidar S, Burns CJ, Bodner K, Parsons T, Collins JJ. Mortality Study Update of Acrylamide Workers. Occup Environ Med 2007; 64:396-401.
  • Collins JJ, Haidar S, Bodner K, Aylward LL, Swaen G, Budinsky RA, Carson ML. Death Rates Among Workers Exposed to Higher Chlorinated Dioxins in the Manufacture of Pentachlorophenol. Organohalogen Compounds 2007; 69:2071-2074.
  • Collins JJ, Bodner KM, Wilken M, Haidar S, Burns CJ, Budinsky RA, Martin GD, Carson ML, Rowlands JC. Serum Concentrations of Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans Among Former Michigan Trichlorophenol and Pentachlorophenol Workers. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 2007; 17:541-548.
  • Burns CJ, Garabrant D, Albers JW, Berent S, Giordani B, Haidar S, Garrison R, Richardson RJ. Chlorpyrifos Exposure and Biological Monitoring Among Manufacturing Workers. Occup Environ Med 2006; 63:218-220.
  • Collins JJ, Bodner K, Burns CJ, Wilken M, Budinsky RA, Lamparski LL, Martin GD, Rowlands JC, Haidar S, Carson M. Chlorinated Dioxin Serum Levels Among Workers with Trichlorophenol and Pentachlorophenol Exposures. Organohalogen Compounds 2006; 68:740-743.


  • Brookins-Fisher, J., Hancher-Rauch, H., Haidar, S., Rinckey, M., Papenfuse, D., Juarez, R. and Thompson, A. (2020). Perceptions and Practices of Local Health Officers/Commissioners Regarding Tobacco 21 Policy Advocacy. Oral Presentation at the 2020 Society for Public Health Education: 71st Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2020.
  • Technology, Analytics, and then some. Presentation at the 2015 DSI Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.
  • Overcoming Barriers by using Coopetition to Build Partnerships for Success. Presentation at 2015 GLC-SOPHE Conference, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Medical Doctor
  • PhD, Epidemiological Science, University of Michigan
  • MPH, University of Michigan
  • Diploma, Health and Preventative Medicine, World Health Organization & Damascus University Medical School
  • MD, Damascus University Medical School
  • General epidemiology
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • American Public Health Association
  • Michigan Public Health Association
  • American College of Epidemiology
  • National Environmental Health Association
  • Michigan Environmental Health Association

Courses Taught

  • HSC 352:  Environmental Health
  • HSC 404:  Epidemiology
  • HSC 544:  Biostatistics
  • MPH 640:  Biostatistics in Public Health