Sayeem Hossain

Binghamton University, Class of 2026

Major: Global Public Health

Minor: Economics

Sayeem Hossain is a sophomore at Binghamton University, pursuing a double major in Global Public Health and Economics. He is deeply committed to addressing cognitive and mental health disparities, particularly among low-income and minority communities. Sayeem’s career aspirations include contributing to public health initiatives that enhance healthcare accessibility and equity. He hopes to pursue a MD/PhD in Health Care Management and Economics and contribute to innovation in healthcare systems as a physician leader.

Prior to joining the Get Experience in Aging Research Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) at Penn, Sayeem has been involved in Community and Global Public Health research investigating worldwide dementia prevalence, preventable risk factors, cognitive health, executive function, and lifestyle behaviors. He has also been involved in systems science and industrial engineering research, examining effective technologies and strategies for expanding telehealth and mobile healthcare services, particularly for underserved communities facing challenges related to social determinants of health.

As a part of the Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research (SUMR) program, he has the opportunity to work with Dr. Adriana Perez on a community-based clinical trial aimed at improving cardiovascular and cognitive health among older Latinos with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This trial explores the impact of a multi-level intervention on physical activity, cardiovascular health, sleep, and cognitive function. The study also evaluates health care utilization costs in a cost-benefit analysis of implementing the physical activity intervention to promote future sustainability.