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Family & Community Medicine


Jamal Islam, M.D.

Research Director

Associate Professor

Dr Jamal Islam is an Associate Professor and Research Director for the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He received his medical degree from University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He then earned a Masters of Science degree in epidemiology from the University of Texas at Houston. Later, he completed a family medicine residency at State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn.

Prior to joining Texas Tech, Dr. Islam worked as a faculty member in the family medicine department at UTMB in Galveston for 10 years. During his career, Dr. Islam has been involved in over twenty-five clinical research projects and published 13 articles. In addition, Dr. Islam has over 25 state, national, and international poster presentations to his credit. Dr Islam is board certified in Family Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Since joining Texas Tech in November 2007, Dr. Islam has been actively involved in developing research and scholarly activities for the residents in the family medicine department. Dr. Islam recently earned an institutional grant to develop a research and problem-based learning curriculum for the family medicine department.