Ahmed Belazi, MPH
Ahmed Belazi currently serves as the Director of Planning and Staff Development. In that role, he advises the Vice President for Student Affairs on strategy and long-term planning and leads the Division of Student Affairs' assessment activities fostering a culture of evidence in practice. Additionally, he provides vision, design, and coordination towards the enhancement of the workforce productivity, improvement of staff morale, and professional development.
Ahmed is a proud double alumnus of Stony Brook University, earning a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Evaluative Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Experimental Cognitive Psychology. His graduate work focused on examining stress-related coping strategies across a national sample of military veterans as well as assessing the effectiveness of local community-based participatory research projects. Ahmed is currently pursuing a research and policy doctoral degree in the area of Judgment and Decision-making with a focus on the intersection of technology and student success.
Ahmed began his career in Student Affairs as a Residence Hall Director in the Department of Residential Programs and has since served in the Center for Prevention & Outreach and Counseling & Psychological Services. Over his early career, he conducted applied research and program development with the foci of his work including wellness promotion and outreach to at-risk populations; as well as risk prevention of sexual violence, depression and suicide, and alcohol/other drug abuse.
Ahmed’s current areas of expertise include survey research, market research, program evaluation, and data visualization. He is a member of the APLU Commission on Information Measurement and Analysis and the American Association for Public Opinion Research.