GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Sadath A. Sayeed is assistant professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School where he serves as director of the Program in Newborn Health and Social Change. He is a staff neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Sayeed began his academic career as an investigator in neonatal and pediatric bioethics. With a background in law and ethics coupled with clinical training as a neonatologist, he analyzed issues arising at the interface of medical practice and societal norms surrounding the status and care of newly born human life. His scholarly accomplishments in this field include several first authored and senior authored papers that range from conceptual ethical analysis to more qualitative work grounded in lived experience.
Over the past five years, Dr. Sayeed transitioned his academic focus to teaching and education leadership in global health and ethics. He has been a global health delivery practitioner for well over a decade (initially through a non-profit he co-created, and later through Partners In Health). He is currently chief strategic and medical offficer for Seed Global Health, a non-profit that seeks to improve the quality of medical and nursing education and training in countries facing dire shortages of professional health care workers. He has co-managed and directed a five-year PEPFAR funded partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps, the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP). GHSP has recruited, selected, placed, and technically supported over one hundred and fifty clinician educators as year-long visiting faculty in medical and nursing schools in five African countries.
Dr. Sayeed teaches several courses at Harvard Medical School, including directing Global Health Ethics coursework in the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery and the Master in Bioethics programs. He is also course director for the Responsible Conduct of Research at Harvard Medical School and continues to teach HMS first year students in Essentials of the Profession.
Dr. Sayeed attends in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Division of Newborn Medicine.
Dr. Sayeed trained in pediatrics and neonatology at the University of California, San Francisco, and received his law degree from the University of Michigan.
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, June 25, 2015
Mucosal immunology, December 10, 2014
Global Heart, October 31, 2014
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, September 18, 2014
Seminars in perinatology, February 1, 2014
The New England journal of medicine, June 5, 2013
Journal of medical ethics, April 9, 2013
Pediatrics, November 5, 2012
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, February 14, 2012
Narrative inquiry in bioethics, January 1, 2012
Boston Children's Hospital