As the Director of the Global Health Program, Dr. Sayeed oversees global health education and research activities at DGSOM. Dr. Sayeed is also a Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA and engages in clinical care at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in the Division of Neonatology and Department of Pediatrics.

Before joining UCLA, Dr. Sayeed was a faculty member in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a senior staff neonatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital.  At Harvard, Dr. Sayeed has taught and mentored medical students, residents, graduate students, and fellows in a variety of different capacities.  He directed Global Health coursework in the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery and the Master in Bioethics programs, was course director for the Responsible Conduct of Research course, and taught medical students in the Essentials of the Profession course for many years.  Dr. Sayeed earned numerous teaching recognitions in these courses.  Dr. Sayeed has published extensively and authored several book chapters in the fields of global health practice and bioethics.

Dr. Sayeed has worked on a range of academic and non-profit global health projects and efforts for over two decades, as a direct service provider, educator, investigator, mentor, and program creator.  As Chief Medical and Strategic Officer at Seed Global Health from 2012 to 2018, Dr. Sayeed. oversaw the implementation of a five-year multi-million-dollar PEPFAR-funded project that supported higher learning in nursing and medical schools in five African countries. The project, in partnership with the US Peace Corps, sent 186 US health professionals to 27 institutions and assisted in training 16,280 unique learners.

Dr. Sayeed trained in pediatrics and neonatology at the University of California, San Francisco, and received his medical degree from the University of Iowa, his law degree from the University of Michigan, and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.