Yasmin, Seema Seema Yasmin Professor in Practice

MD, Cambridge University
Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Disparities, Prisoner Health, Medicine in the Media

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Dr. Yasmin’s Webpage


Dr. Seema Yasmin is a staff writer at The Dallas Morning News and a professor in practice at The University of Texas at Dallas. Yasmin trained as a medical doctor at the University of Cambridge in England before serving as a disease detective in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. She has worked in Kenya and Botswana and investigated epidemics in maximum-security prisons, American Indian reservations and healthcare facilities.

Offered Courses

HLTH 4380 Public Health

Selected Publications

Outbreak of Botulism in a Maximum-Security Prison. Yasmin S, Adams LE, Brigs G, Anderson S, Vasiq M, Weis J, Henke E, Tsang C, Komatsu K. Accepted for publication by the Journal of Correctional Healthcare, July 2014.

Alcohol Production, Prevention Strategies, and Inmate Knowledge About the Risk for Botulism from Pruno Consumption in a Correctional Facility — Arizona, 2013.  Adams LE, Yasmin S,  Briggs G, Redden K, Silvas S, Anderson S, Weiss J, Tsang CA, Henke E, Francies J, Herrick K, Lira R, Livar E,  Thompson G, Sunenshine R, Robinson BF, Bisgard KM, Komatsu K. Accepted for publication by the Journal of Correctional Healthcare, July 2014.

Health Care Associated Pertussis Outbreak in Arizona: Challenges and Economic Impact, 2011. Yasmin S, Sunenshine R, Bisgard K, Wiedeman C, Carrigan A, Sylvester T, Garcia G, Rose K, Komatsu K, Klein R. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, January 30, 2013.

Female Sex Workers in Africa: Epidemiology, Data Gaps and Ways Forward. Ngugi. EN, Roth E, Mastin T, Nderitu MG, Yasmin S. Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 2012; 9 (3): 148–153.

HPV Vacination Programs & HIV Epidemics. Yasmin S, Gerbery DJ, Blower SM. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 201; 53 (8): 845-846.

Evaluation of an Online Survey During an Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens. Yasmin S, Brown KP, Stewart J, Sunenshine R. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2014, 20 (2): 205-9. 

Chryseobacterium indologenes in a woman with metastatic breast cancer in the United States of America: a case report. Yasmin S, Garcia G, Sylvester T, Sunenshine R. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2013, 26 (7): 190.