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Tauqeer Ali

Professor of Research

Tauqeer Ali, Ph.D., MBBS, MPH

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-3090, x46725

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 NE 13th St, Room 105

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901



Dr. Ali has years of experience doing epidemiological research, teaching, and mentoring.  His areas of research interest are listed above.  He has been serving as the Principal Investigator of the Strong Heart Study Oklahoma Field Center.  The Strong Heart Study is an ongoing cohort study of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors among American Indian men and women, and is one of the largest prospective epidemiological studies of American Indians ever undertaken.  The Strong Heart Study is a multi-center study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  The study maintains field centers in Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and Arizona.  The Strong Heart Study also serves as a platform for in-depth ancillary studies that are funded outside of the Strong Heart Study; Dr. Ali has been the Principal Investigator for the Oklahoma Center for 10 such NIH-funded ancillary studies.  By virtue of this extensive research experience, Dr. Ali developed has been involved in developing numerous grant proposals and has produced several peer-reviewed publications.

He teaches selected subjects for Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Scientific Integrity in Research, and Public Health Training courses.  He has been training and mentoring graduate students and research staff on various aspects of epidemiological research. 



  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2000
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1992
  • MBBS, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1987




  • Professor of Research, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC, 2020-present
  • Associate Professor of Research, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC, 2009-2020
  • Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC, 2001-2009
  • Principal Investigator, Strong Heart Study Oklahoma Field Center, 2020-present
  • Chair, Ancillary Studies Committee, Strong Heart Study, 2019-persent
  • Vice Chair, Strong Heart Study Steering Committee, 2013-present


  • BSE 5363 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (selected lectures)
  • BSE 5111 Scientific Integrity in Research (selected lectures)
  • Public Health Trainings (selected lectures)


Research Interest:

  • Native American health
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Environmental risk factors


Link to Dr. Ali's current publications

Select publications:

  1. Navas-Acien, Ana; Domingo-Relloso, Arce; Subedi, Pooja; Riffo-Campos, Angela; Xia, Rui; Gomez, Lizbeth; Haack, Karin; Goldsmith, Jeff; Howard, Barbara; Best, Lyle; Devereux, Richard; Ali, Tauqeer; Zhang, Ying; Fretts, Amanda; Pichler, Gernot; Levy, Daniel; Vasan, Ramachandran; Baccarelli, Andrea; Herreros-Martinez, Miguel; Tang, Wan-yee; Bressler, Jan; Fornage, Myriam; Umans, Jason; Tellez-Plaza, Maria; Fallin, M Daniele; Zhao, Jinying; Cole, Shelley. Blood DNA methylation and prediction of incident coronary heart disease: Evidence from the Strong Heart Study and replication across diverse populations. JAMA Cardiology. 2021;6(11):1-11. Doi: DOI: 10.1001/jamacardio.2021.2704
  2. Rhoades, Dorothy; Farley, John; Schwartz, Stephen; Malloy, Kimberly; Wang, Wenyu; Best, Lyle; Zhang, Ying; Ali, Tauqeer; Yeh, Fawn; Rhoades, Everett; Lee Elisa; Howard, Barbara. Cancer mortality in a population-based cohort of American Indians – The Strong Heart Study. Cancer Epidemiology. 2021 July 74, 101978;
  3. Jensen, Paul, Howard, Barbara; Best, Lyle; O’Leary, Marcia; Devereux, Richard; Cole. Shelley; MacCluer, Jean;, Ali, Tauqeer; Lee, Elisa; Yeh, Fawn; Yeh, Jeunliang; Umans, Jason; Fretts, Amanda. Associations of diet soda and non-caloric artificial sweetener use with markers of glucose and insulin homeostasis and incident diabetes: the Strong Heart Family Study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2020;74(2):322-327
  4. Shibata, Dean; Suchy-Dicey, Astrid; Carty, Cara; Madhyastha, Tare; Ali, Tauqeer; Best, Lyle; Grabowski, Thomas; Longstreth, Willis; Buchwald, Dedra. Vascular Risk Factors and Findings on Brain MRI of Elderly Adult American Indians: The Strong Heart Study. Neuroepidemiology.  2019; April, 52 (3-4): 173-180. doi: 10.1159/000496343. Epub 2019
  5. Haring, Bernhard; Omidpanah, Adam; Suchy-Dicey, Astrid; Best, Lyle; Verney, Steven; Shibata, Dean; Cole, Shelley; Ali, Tauqeer; Howard, Barbara; Buchwald, Dedra; Devereux, Richard. Left Ventricular Mass, Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Cognitive Performance: Results From the Strong Heart Study (and Strong Heart Stroke study). Hypertension. 2017; 70(5):964-971