Population Health Sciences Faculty

Kaja M. Abbas, MS, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases in Public Health
Department of Population Health Sciences


  • 2012
    MPH, Public Health
    University of Rochester
  • 2006
    PhD, Computer Science
    University of North Texas
  • 1999
    MS, Computer Science
    University of North Texas
  • 1997
    B.Tech, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur


View publications on Kaja Abbas' Google Scholar profile.

Professional Experience

  • 2011 – Present
    Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases in Public Health
    Population Health Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2012 – Present
    Assistant Professor (secondary appointment)
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
    Roanoke, VA
  • 2014 – Present
    Assistant Professor (secondary appointment)
    Faculty of Health Sciences
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2008 – 2010
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
    University of Rochester
    Rochester, NY
  • 2006 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA
  • 2001 – 2006 / 1998 – 1999
    Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    University of North Texas
    Denton, TX
  • 1999 – 2001
    Software Engineer (Research & Development)
    Richardson, TX

Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Association
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases
  • Health Systems Global