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Scientist, Health Systems and Population Studies Division, icddr,b
Adjunct Professor, James P Grants School of Public Health, Bangladesh
2011 - 2013
Associate, Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA.
Post-doctorate Fellow, International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA.
2008 - 2009
Scientist & Unit Head, Reproductive Health Unit, icddr,b
2002 - 2008
Sr. Res. Investigator/Epidemiologist/Associate Scientist, Reproductive Health Unit, icddr,b
Asstt. Director, Research (Acting) and Coordinator (Data Management), Bangladesh Institute of Research for Promotion of Essential and Reproductive Health & Technologies (BIRPERHT)
1999 - 2002
PhD in Epidemiology (maternal morbidity fetal outcomes in rural Bangladesh), Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
1994 - 1999
Junior Researcher/Statistician, BIRPERHT
My current research interests encompass developing intervention for evaluating large-scale health intervention programs; undertaking implementation research for improving quality of obstetric and newborn care; conducting operations research for developing various financial and non-financial incentive packages for enhanced motivation of public sector health care providers.
I have special interest in developing health intervention as well as strengthening of the health system with application of ICT and evaluating ICT-based interventions.
Recently, I have explored gaps in urban health service delivery system in Bangladesh and based-on these research findings planning to develop various models for an efficient urban health care service delivery system of the country.
I also have interest in policy research for developing health system strategies.
Global Expert Group Member for development of SDG indicators for Ending Preventable Maternal Mortalities (EPMM)
Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Reproductive Health Services Training and Education Program (RH-STEP), Bangladesh
Executive Committee Member, Bangladesh White Ribbon Alliance
2013 - 2014
Technical Committee Members for development of Bangladesh Maternal Health Strategy
Fogarty Fellow for Post-doctorate in International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
2006 - 2008
Member of MotherNewBorNet – network of developing countries in Asia and Near East to strengthen and scale-up community based maternal and newborn health programs using evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal, neonatal and child health.
Ford Foundation scholarship holder for PhD in Epidemiology.
Life Member, Bangladesh Statistical Association