Salemi is a native Tampeño and triple USF alumni having earned his BSc in
Biology/Pre-Med Sciences (2000), and MPH (2005) and PhD (2014) both with a
concentration in Epidemiology, from the University of South Florida (USF). In
addition to his degrees, he also earned Graduate Certificates in Biostatistics
(2004) and in Applied Biostatistics (2008). After graduating in 2014, Dr.
Salemi accepted a tenure-earning Assistant Professor position at Baylor College
of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, TX. While at BCM, Dr. Salemi was appointed
Director of Analytics for the Center for Primary Care and Population Health
Research (2015), Assistant Director of a HRSA-funded Postdoctoral Primary Care
Research Fellowship (2015), and Clinical Research Trainer for BCM’s Center of
Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research (2017). In 2019, he was
promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
of January 2020, Dr. Salemi currently has over 130 peer-reviewed papers and
many published abstracts and conference talks. Dr. Salemi is nationally
recognized as an expert in birth defects surveillance methodology, evaluation,
and research. He currently serves as Chair of the Surveillance Guidelines and
Standards Committee for the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN)
after serving as elected President of NBDPN in 2018. Dr. Salemi has substantial
experience in the education, mentoring, and advising of graduate/medical
students, clinical and research post-docs, and junior faculty, and in 2019, was
appointed as his department’s Director of Faculty Development at BCM. In 2020,
Dr. Salemi rejoined USF to continue this positive trajectory and continue
productive relationships with colleagues in the College of Public Health and in
the Morsani College of Medicine.