Name : Abdullah Al Amin
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : North South University
Cell Number : 01879623146
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Biography : I’m Abdullah Al Amin. I was born on January 01, 1996. My father’s name Md. Saidur Rahman & mother’s name Anowara Begum. I completed my Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics (with CGPA 3.77 out of 4.00) from the Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS) and Master of Public Health (with CGPA 3.68 out of 4.00) from the North South University. Both of my Bachelor of Public Health and Master of Public Health was thesis-based courses. I am currently pursuing an advanced degree in Public Health Research and Publication.
I've experienced as a Research Assistant with few years of experience in Public Health Research. Areas of research interests Epidemiological Research, Behavioral Health Research, Non-communicable Diseases (NCD), Tobacco Control and Prevention & Mental Health.
Name : Dr. Fardina Rahman Omi
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Ph. D Researcher, Bangladesh University of Professionals
Cell Number : +8801765350075
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : I, Dr. Fardina Rahman Omi. I have completed my MBBS from Dinajpur medical college (Now M Abdur Rahim Medical College, Dinajpur) with internship. Soon after that, I engaged in clinical management and evaluation processes of cardiac patients. I have completed MPH in Noncommunicable diseases securing CGPA-4.00. I have achieved three Grants and done with four publications. Among these three grants, one was from the collaboration with Centre for Noncommunicable Disease Research and Nutrition (CNCDN) of James P Grant school of Public Health, Brac University and National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), UK. The second was from Bangladesh Centre for Communications Program (BCCP) with John Hopkins’s Bloomberg School of Public Health collaboration, and the last one from Bangladesh Medical and Research Council. I was the principal investigator and conducted, managed overall activities along with the field and lab works. Before that, I was involved with clinical management and primary health care services since 2015. I have been awarded with several credit-earning online certificate courses and workshops that were based on cardiovascular diseases, noncommunicable diseases, primary care of the patients, tobacco control, dementia etc. Along with pursuing my Ph. D, I am involved with government funded project as a public health specialist.
Name : Dr Khandaker Mursheda Farhana
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Shanto-Mariam University of creative technology Uttara, Dhaka
Cell Number : +8801955911244
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Dr Khandaker Mursheda Farhana is presently working as Assistant Professor of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology, Uttara, Dhaka-Bangladesh. She holds PhD in Sociology, IBS, University of Rajshahi in 2008 and also awarded Postdoctoral research scholarship (2009-2010) in the University of Padova, Italy, funded by European Union (EMMA). She has published more than fifty articles in a number of peer reviewed national and international reputed journals. Farhana has presented her research in different scientific academic conferences home and abroad. She is also an Editor in Chief two scientific international research journals. She has conducted a number of research projects funding by national and international organizations. Farhana has completed numerous research projects which has funded by Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) and also others national and international organizations. Her research interest in sociology, public health; women and gender studies; smoke-free environment; human migration, religion and culture.
Name : Mohammad Nazim Ud Dowlah
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Research Consultant, Bangladesh Centre for Research and Development
Cell Number : +88 01553788700
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Mohammad Nazim ud Dowlah has commendable socio-economic research experience in last thirteen years focusing value chain, market & budget analysis especially works in the areas like Health, WASH, Green Economy and Tobacco Control with around 35 studies conducted for UN agencies, international and national NGOs, and government and autonomous agencies. Nazim has participated in different types of national and international workshops and conferences. He has at his credit a few numbers of research-based books and publications in national and international journals also. He has completed his Graduation and Post-graduation from Department of Economics, Jagannath University Dhaka and PGD in Enterprise Development from the University of Dhaka, with outstanding result. He has also successfully completed Diploma in Computer Science and Application from Bangladesh Open University. Now, he is pursuing his PhD program and profoundly involved with research work as a Research Consultant. He is the founder president of Entrepreneurial Economists Club of Dhaka School of Economics and the Life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association and also responsible as a Chief Operation Officer (Honorary) of SARP Foundation.
Name : Palash Chandra Banik
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Assistant Professor, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases, Bangladesh University of Health Science
Cell Number : +8801710972498
Email : email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Mr. Palash Chandra Banik is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of NCD, BUHS, besides this he is a research fellow of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and selected as a fellow by ISCEP in 2017. Mr. Banik has completed his MPhil in NCD degree from BSMMU and BScPT from University of Dhaka. He is also the collaborator of Global Burden of Diseases Study in Bangladesh. He has more than 100 publications in various reputed index journal. His research interests are NCD risk factors, tobacco, hypertension, and diabetes complications particularly foot ulcers and disability. He is serving as an Academic Editor of PLOS Global Public Health and Associate Editor, Frontier Cardiovascular Epidemiology. He has reviewed more than 200 manuscripts of various reputed journals. He has supervised almost 40 students' thesis works. Photography and traveling are his hobbies. He is interested in collaborative research with other researchers.
Name : Prof. Dr. M S A Mansur Ahmed
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Professor and Advisor, Department of Noncommunicable Diaseases, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences.
Cell Number : 19711987649
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Professor Dr. M S A Mansur Ahmed is working as Professor and Advisor in the Department of Noncommunicable Diaseases of Bangladesh University of Health Sciences. He has been a teacher and researcher in Public Health for more than last four decades and retired from the National Institute of Preventive & Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Bangladesh as the Professor of Community Medicine in 2008. After retirement from government service, he joined as professor and head of the department of community Medicine Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS) and later on Bangladesh University of Health Sciences until 2015.During this period of about seven years he was the program coordinator of NCDs program at BIHS and BUHS, He obtained his MBBS degree from Bangladesh in 1973 and got his MPH degree in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, USA in 1981 as a WHO fellow and PhD in 2016. He is a life member and also member of the International Advisory Committee of the World NCD Federation. He is also the Vice Chairperson of the Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh. He is life member and also Vice President of Public Health Association of Bangladesh. He had been a Consultant of the World Health Organization for a period of five years.
Name : Afifa Anjum
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Research Assistant, Department of Public Health and Informatics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Cell Number : +8801752500471
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Afifa Anjum, a public health researcher from Bangladesh, working as a Research Assistant at the Department of Public Health and Informatics of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Before that, I worked as Senior Research Officer in the Health System and Population Studies Division at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). I was a participant and an alumnus of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. I conducted different studies voluntarily or with international and national grants from UNESCO Youth As Researcher (UNESCO YAR), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. I am also a collaborator of the Global Burden of Disease Collaborator Network and have subsequently been involved in different studies. In addition, I am also a Research Fellow of Implementation Science Fellowship 2021-22 by the Indian Law Society (ILS), Pune, India. As of today, I have published 12 research articles (citation 231) in different international peer-reviewed journals, and a handful of articles are under review or with Editors in various international journals. My areas of interest are Health economics, Health financing, Economic aspects of different NCDs, including mental health, Health system strengthening, and Large-scale epidemiological research.
I completed Master of Science (MS) in Public Health and Informatics securing a CGPA 3.94/4.00 (1st position) as well as Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Public Health and Informatics with a CGPA 3.89/4.00 (1st position) from Jahangirnagar University.
Name : Sahadat Hossain
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : PhD Scholar, Department of Behavioural Science and Health Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom
Cell Number : +447448006075 (UK); +8801766305105 (BD)
Email : email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Mr. Sahadat Hossain, a public health academician and researcher, completed his Master of Science (MS), GPA 3.83 out of 4.00 (1st position), and Bachelor of Science (BSc), CGPA 3.75 out of 4.00, in Public Health and Informatics from Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is currently doing his PhD in Behavioural Science and Health at University College London (UCL), London, the United Kingdom, with a Commonwealth Scholarship. His PhD is focused on tobacco prevention and mental health promotion. He was a grantee of Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Grant in 2018 and successfully completed his study entitled “Adoption of Tobacco Retail License in Bangladesh: Exploring Possible Outcomes and Implementation Challenges”. One of the papers of this research work has been published in the prestigious Tobacco Control, a BMJ Journal. Furthermore, he has published more than 50 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals. His areas of interest include Behavioural Health Interventions, Psychological Well-being, Addiction and Tobacco Control, Sedentary Lifestyle, Chronic NCDs, and Large-scale Epidemiological Research.
Name : Md. Hasan Shahriar
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Director and Head of Programme, PROGGA
Cell Number : +8801711-309173
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Md. Hasan Shahriar is a public health advocate and researcher. He has been working at PROGGA since 2008 and now serves as Director and Head of Programme. At PROGGA, among other tasks, he is responsible to manage PROGGA’s tobacco control research and advocacy initiatives which includes building media capacity and monitoring and countering tobacco industry. Besides, he has been facilitating the journalists’ network popularly known as Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) having 350 members working across the country. He obtained Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) as well as Bachelor of Urban and Rural Planning (BURP) degree from the Bangladesh University Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Khulna University respectively. His research interest includes, among others, human rights, fair trade, tobacco control and sustainable development.
Name : Sahadat Hossain
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Founder and Executive Director, Centre for Development Action (CDA)
Cell Number : 01712512500
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Md. Golam Kibria is the founder and Executive Director of Centre for Development Action (CDA), a non-profit organization in Bangladesh. He has more than 10 years of research experience in the public health sector. His primary areas of research interest include tobacco control, sexual & reproductive health, mental health, disability, and health policy. Being a Principal Investigator (PI), he conducted several research projects, funded by national and international donors. He published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals and attended many scientific conferences. Mr. Kibria earned an MPH (Master of Public Health) degree from North South University in 2019 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from United International University in 2012. He also completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from Rajshahi University in 2005 and 2007 and did a postgraduate diploma in population sciences from the University of Dhaka.
Name : Anika Nawar Fagun
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : PhD student, Niigata University, Japan
Cell Number : 01969788084
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Anika Nawar Fagun is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Niigata University, Japan. She completed her Master of Social Science degree in Agribusiness and Marketing from the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka. Earlier, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the same institution. She has research interest in agricultural economics, development economics, health and nutrition, and micro-credit. Very recently, she conducted studies titled 'COVID-19, Food Security, Food Prices and Urban-rural Interrelationship for Sustainable Food and Nutritional Security: A Study on Dhaka City
Name : Dr. Gopal Das
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Professor, Department of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
Cell Number : 01749285388
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Dr. Gopal Das is presently working as Professor at the Department of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. He has more than 22 years of experience in teaching and research. He has completed his MS, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral research (JSPS) from the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. His areas of specialization included Integrated Pest Management (IPM), pesticide management, insect neuroscience and neuro-endocrinology, and arthropod biodiversity. To date, he has successfully completed more than 25 nationally and internationally funded projects. Professor Das has participated in various national and international scientific meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences to share his research findings. He has published more than 55 scientific research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals. He is working as an expert reviewer and section editor of several peer-reviewed national and international journals.
Name : Dr. Khursheda Akhtar
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Associate Professor, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine
Cell Number : 01714712174
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Dr. Khursheda Akhtar completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the Mymensingh Medical College in 2000. Later in 2003, she joined in government service. She obtained her MPH (RCH) degree from the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) in 2010 and MPhil degree in 2016. She stood first in the MPhil program and received 'Prime Minister Gold Medal- 2016' from the University Grant Commission of Bangladesh. Since 2019, she has been working on her Ph.D program at the University of Dhaka. She has teaching and research experiences of more than a decade. She has many national and international publications. She has an intense fascination with public health research that leads her to work on different research projects and secure research grants. Her research interest is in breast cancer disease, health service research, research methods, systematic review, meta-analysis, etc.
Name : Dr. Nasrin Akter
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Lecturer, Department of public health, Norther University Bangladesh
Cell Number : 01675746599
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Dr. Nasrin Akter is currently serving as a lecturer at the department of public health, Northern University Bangladesh (NUB), and guest academic editor at Plos One journal. Additionally, Dr. Akter is a registered dental surgeon. She completed Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Dhaka. Then she completed Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from NUB with a vice chancellor award (Gold Medalist). Dr. Akter has research interests in preventive modeling to mitigate non-communicable diseases, primary health care, tobacco control strategies and health economics. She achieved the ‘Young Researchers Fellowship' grant from WaterAid Bangladesh in 2019 and another research grant from Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) in 2021 as Principal Investigator. She also achieved several research grants as Co-Investigator from national & International organizations. In addition, Dr. Akter has been engaged with more than 15 research works and published a significant number of scientific articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals. She has also participated in national and international conferences and presented her research findings. She aims to be a global public health leader with sound research skills and apply her knowledge, experiences, and skills to the achievement of sustainable health well-being among the population throughout the world.
Name : Maruf Hasan Rumi
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Lecturer, Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka
Cell Number : +8801521300370
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Maruf Hasan Rumi has recently obtained his postgraduate degree from the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. He got an excellent academic background by securing a CGPA 3.92 out of 4 (1st class 1st position) during the undergraduate program. He is interested in social research, especially in public health, governance, human rights, and gender-related issues. Earlier, he has contributed to a number of research projects including Study on the Implementation Status of FCTC's Article 5.3 in Bangladesh; Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Antibiotic Usage: A Case Study on Community Clinics of Meherpur; Youth's Trust on Government Response in COVID-19 Pandemic Period in Bangladesh: A Social Survey, and Study on Livelihood Pattern and Challenges on Barber Community in Bangladesh. He is currently working as a reviewer of reputed journals such as Springer Nature, Sage, and Frontier publishing group within the public health discipline. He is ambitious about working in the academic field and explores the research opportunities in his interested fields.
Name : Md. Mominur Rahman
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Lecturer, Accounting, Northern University Bangladesh
Cell Number : +8801521308204
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Md. Mominur Rahman is a lecturer of Accounting at the Department of Business Administration in Northern University Bangladesh (NUB). He has an academic background in Accounting and Information Systems, receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from Comilla University in Bangladesh. Throughout his career, Rahman has developed a strong research interest in a range of topics, including Accounting, Business Intelligence, Tobacco Taxation and Control, Renewable Energy, and Sustainability. Rahman has extensive research experience, having served as the principal investigator of a research project by the Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) and as a research associate of a project by Comilla University, and so on. He has also been a member of the organizing committee and registration committee of an international conference (ICBMSS). Additionally, Rahman has served as the coordinator of the BBA program at NUB. In addition to his academic work, Rahman has also earned the partly qualified professional certification of CMA (Intermediate). Rahman is a researcher and educator, and his work has been published in several reputable academic journals.
Name : Md. Shofiul Alam Shafi
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Junior Consultant, Upazila Integrated Capacity Development Project (UICDP), National Institute of Local Government (NILG)
Cell Number : +8801916104945
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Md. Shofiul Alam is currently working as a Junior Consultant under the Upazila Integrated Capacity Development Project (UICDP) at the National Institute of Local Government (NILG) which was supported by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA). He completed both his Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) and Master of Social Sciences from the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. He has previously worked as a Project Coordinator at Universal Help Hub. He also worked as both the Principal Investigator and Co-Researcher on two research projects granted by the Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) in both 2018 and 2019 respectively that focused on identifying gaps in the existing tobacco control policy of Bangladesh with funds from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In Addition, Mr. Alam has managed to publish three articles on tobacco control in reputed international journals since graduating from University in 2019.
Name : Nuhad Raisa Seoty
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, State University of Bangladesh
Cell Number : 01716449241
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Nuhad Raisa Seoty is an Associate Professor and MPH program coordinator at Department of Public Health, State University of Bangladesh. After obtaining MSc degree from Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka in 2002, an MPH [Major in Epidemiology] at State University of Bangladesh was achieved. In 2012, she obtained MPhil degree from Institute of Nutrition and Food Science of University of Dhaka. As a lecturer she joined in this department at State University of Bangladesh in December 2014 and in 2017, she was promoted as an Assistant Professor in the same department. Moreover, she has successfully completed the USAID Fellowship from 1st December 2013 to 30 November 2014 funded by USAID Bangladesh, organized by James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. Additionally, she has completed 3 months-long two certificate programs on Primary and Advanced Clinical Mental Health. She has 18 publications to her credit in national and international journals. Much of her research work focuses on maternal and child nutrition, obesity, human behavior, mental health and tobacco control research.
Name : Waseq Billah
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Research Associate, Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics (SBE), North South University.
Cell Number : Null
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Waseq Billah is currently working as a Research Associate, Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics (SBE), North South University. He also worked as a Research Assistant under the Nutrition and Clinical Services Division (NCSD) of icddr,b Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) and Master of Social Sciences from the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. He took part in the South Asian regional round of the prestigious NASPAA-Batten International Policy Simulation Competition held at North South University on 23rd February, 2019 wherein his team from Dhaka University secured the South Asian Regional Winners Medal. He has extensive experiences in the field of research and had been employed as a Junior Consultant under a JICA Project on Food Safety and Food Management System of Bangladesh. His areas of interest include public policy, development administration, public management and international development. He is now pursuing opportunities to study abroad and wants to utilize the skills, experiences and knowledge that he has obtained for developmental efforts.
Name : Dr. Md. Mosiur Rahman
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Professor, Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Cell Number : +8801910375448
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Dr. Md. Mosiur Rahman is working as a Professor at the Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He has completed his JSPS Postdoc and PhD in Public Health Leadership from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan; Master of Public Health from the University of Tokyo, Japan; and Masters of Population Science and Human Resource Development from the University of Rajshahi. His research interest mainly focuses on social determinants of health and diseases. Over the past sixteen years, he has published more than one hundred articles in different renowned international journals. He received the Bangladesh University Grant Commission Award for Outstanding Research in recognition of his outstanding research. He has completed numerous national and international funded research projects, including those from the WHO research fund, the John Hopkins University Tobacco Control Fund, the USAID Fund, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, and others.
Name : Dr. Shazzad Hossain Lelin
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Health Informatician, Bioforge Healthcare Systems Ltd.
Cell Number : 01960-400613
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Dr. Shazzad Hossain Lelin completed his MBBS from Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka. He is currently working as a Health Informatician at Bioforge Healthcare System Ltd. He monitors the creation of medical documentation such as Project Proposals, Project Charter, Research Paper, etc with the Documentation team of Bioforge. He also works with the Software team to make technical documents such as SRS. Besides, He has experience in both clinical and non-clinical domains. In clinical domains, he worked with in-patient departments, emergency departments as well as intensive care units. As a telemedicine consultant, he worked in Border Guard Bangladesh. He also worked as a Healthcare domain expert in Hospital Information Management System (HIMS), especially in Border Guard Bangladesh, Bangladesh Medical College & Hospital, Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College & Hospital. Currently, he is working in Health Informatics for the establishment of digitalized health facilities for all. Moreover, he is also working on researching medical devices in Bangladesh with Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC).
Name : Hasan Md. Mahamudul
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Communications Officer, Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), Chattogram
Cell Number : 01521421597
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Hasan Md. Mahamudul holds MSS and BSS in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Rajshahi. He is an experienced public health communication professional. Currently, he is working as a Communications Officer at Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) in Chattogram. Earlier he served as Media Manager in the Anti-Tobacco program at the National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh. Hasan started his career as a Newsroom Editor at Ekattor Television. He has conducted research on 'Influence of tobacco control related Facebook messages' under the grant of BCCP in collaboration with Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. His research interests are primarily on media and communication including film, social media, art culture, impact of media, etc. So far, he has published 11 articles on film and media in a semi-academic journal published by the University of Rajshahi.
Name : Mr. Md. Imdadul Haque
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Daffodil International University
Cell Number : +8801911840296
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Md. Imdadul Haque is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health of Daffodil International University. He accomplished BSS (Hons) and MSS in Anthropology from the University of Chittagong and obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from Daffodil International University. He received the Chancellor Gold Medal award for his outstanding academic performance in MPH. In his MPH tenure, he got a prestigious International Tobacco Control Research Grant-2016 from the Bangladesh Center for Communication Program (BCCP) in Collaboration with the Institute of Global Tobacco Control (IGTC), USA. Before joining in academia, he had more than Eight years of working experience as a Sr. Health Professional in the health, nutrition, and development sector at the National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT) and the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). He has a keen interest in public health teaching and research, especially in the field of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Mental Health, tobacco use, drug addiction, problematic use of smartphones, and the internet. He has published more than 25 scientific research papers in renowned intentional journals with high impact factors.
Name : Mr. Md. Mokshead Ali
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Deputy Director (Program), BAS-USDA Endowment Program, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
Cell Number : 01780460017
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Mr. Md. Mokshead Ali has more than 21 years of experience in the research and development field. He has worked with different national and international development organizations such as Chemonics International Inc., CARE Bangladesh, ADAB, Worldview International Foundation and BRAC. He has been working with the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences for its Research Funding Program ‘‘BAS-USDA Endowment Program’’ (Bangladesh Academy of Sciences - United States Department of Agriculture Program in Agricultural and Life Sciences) as a Deputy Director (Program) since 2013. He also worked for Consult-Aid Bangladesh as an honorary Research Director. Mr. Ali obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, MBA, University of Wales, UK, Master of Public Affairs in Governance & Public Policy, Dhaka University, MSS in Sociology and Anthropology, Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology, PGD in HRM, IPM, Bangladesh, Diploma in Business Management & Marketing, LCM, London and PhD Research Fellow, Bangladesh Agricultural University. He has published 7 scientific articles- 6 in peer-reviewed international journals and 1 in national journal.
Name : Mr. Sk. Sharafat Hossen
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Professor, Economics Discipline, Khulna University
Cell Number : 01914 066225
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Mr. Sk. Sharafat Hossen works as a Professor of Economics Discipline at Khulna University, Bangladesh, where he has also worked in a World Bank-funded project. He has more than 16 years of experience in teaching and supervising research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He completed his Advanced master’s in development Evaluation and Management from the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Antwerp, Belgium. He also has an MBA and BSS in Economics from Khulna University. He has won numerous academic awards, including Prime Minister Gold Medal Award 2006, University Gold Medal Award 2007, and VLIR-UOS Scholarship 2009. He has achieved progressive experience and accomplishments as a change-maker in anti-tobacco campaigns. He has several publications in national and international journals.
Name : Tahsina Sadeque
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Senior Reporter, DBC News
Cell Number : 01911316945
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Tahsina Sadeque is a Television Journalist. She has over 15 Years of experience with newspaper, radio, and television channels in Communications, Reporting, Documentation & videography with a strong visual sense & creativity, excellent writing skills and the ability to manage teams & projects. Currently, she is working as a Senior Reporter at DBC News. Prior to that, she was a Reporter for Somoy Television, a private 24-hour news channel. She has completed Bachelor of Social Science and Master of Social Science in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka. In her career in journalism, she received many prizes and fellowships for her contribution to acid violence, population control and tobacco control in Bangladesh. She is also an active Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) member. She received the grant to conduct a study on ‘Mass Media and Tobacco in Bangladesh: An investigation on the role of mass media in the light of tobacco control’.
Name : Adnan M. S. Fakir
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Assistant Professor (Lecturer), University of Sussex
Cell Number : +440-757-696-8755
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Adnan M. S. Fakir is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Economics at the University of Sussex, UK, having received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Western Australia. Dr. Fakir’s research interests are in development economics with a focus on health, political economy, and gender, and has published in internationally reputed peer-reviewed journals such as Health Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and Economics Letters. Dr. Fakir is presently the co-PI for multiple research projects funded by the Gates Foundation Trust Fund, Asian Development Bank Institute, and International Food Policy Research Institute, exploring post-COVID labor market dynamics and the demand for non-pecuniary benefits by females. He also works as a consultant for the Mind, Behaviour and Development (eMBeD) Unit, the Social Protection & Jobs Global Practice, and the Education Global Practice at The World Bank, focusing on social safety nets, social registries, and female empowerment in Bangladesh. Previously, Dr. Fakir was a senior lecturer in Economics at BRAC University, Bangladesh.
Name : Saifur Rahman Chowdhury
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : PhD Student (Clinical Epidemiology), Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Cell Number : +1 639 9987537
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Saifur Rahman Chowdhury is a PhD student (Clinical Epidemiology) at McMaster University, Canada. He attended for his MSc degree (Epidemiology) at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 2021. He achieved a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2020 from North South University, Bangladesh. He completed another MPH degree in Community Medicine in 2018 from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He achieved his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh in 2017. He worked as a Lecturer (Epidemiology and Research Methodology) at Begum Rabeya Khatun Chowdhury Nursing College, Bangladesh for the period of April 2018 to August 2021. He has become well versed in conducting in-depth clinical research and analyzing data using statistical tools R, Python, and STATA. He published his articles in the leading international journals, including the British Medical Journal (The BMJ), eClinicalMedicine-The Lancet, JAMA Network Open. His research interest is in evidence-based medicine (systematic review and meta-analysis), research methods, and epidemiology.
Name : Mohammad Saeed Islam
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Assistant Professor, Department of Development Studies, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)
Cell Number : 01671021764
Email : email@example.com
Biography : Mr. Mohammad Saeed Islam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Development Studies, Bangladesh University of Professionals. Previously, he worked in different research positions at renowned research institutions in Bangladesh. He has completed his Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honors) and Master of Social Sciences from the Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka. He has interests in high-impact single and collaborative multi-investigator studies in new, emerging, and/or under-studied areas of tobacco-related activities with an emphasis on community engagement. He is aspiring to delineate his career in academic theory and practical research.
Name : A.M.M. Mubassher Shah
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Master of Social Science degree from the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka
Cell Number : +8801786072272
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : A.M.M. Mubassher Shah recently earned Master of Social Science degree from the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. Previously, he completed a Bachelor of Social Science degree and secured the position of first-class second from the same university. He worked with Community Development for Peace as a Research Associate. He contributed to the final evaluation of the Efficient and Accountable Local Governance project under the Participatory Management Initiative for Development. In addition, he has been involved in a number of research projects including Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Rural People on Antibiotic Usage: Bangladesh Perspective; Fourth Industrial Revolution in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges; Patients' Satisfaction on the Service Quality of Upazila Health Complex in Bangladesh; and Measuring Quality of Public Participation in the Local Government of Bangladesh. Two of his research studies have been published in the Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration and the International Journal of Social, Political and Economic Research. He aspires to work in academia and is enthusiastic in social research, particularly on e-governance, local government, and social issues.
Name : Md. Shahedul Alam
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Head of Research and Advocacy, PROGGA
Cell Number : 01711-014248
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Biography : Md. Shahedul Alam has been working at PROGGA since 2008 and is now serving as Head of Research and Advocacy. He has been in the development sector for more than 16 years. At PROGGA, he is responsible for developing research materials, coordinating research fieldwork, and providing technical support in developing advocacy campaign materials. Apart from this, he is also responsible for overseeing the organization’s financial management. Previously, he worked for several organizations and was involved with different socio-economic research studies. He obtained Bachelor of Social Science and Master of Social Science degrees in Anthropology from the University of Dhaka. His research interest includes, among others, water and sanitation, health and hygiene, disaster management, livelihoods, tobacco control, and sustainable development.
Name : Md. Shahriar Shafiq
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Lecturer Department of Education Noakhali Science and Technology University
Cell Number : +8801917823307
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Md. Shahriar Shafiq is a lecturer in the Department of Education at Noakhali Science and Technology University. Additionally, he is serving as the Director of Research and Development at the Institute of Child and Human Development in Dhaka, where he leads the exploration, mapping, and dissemination of potential research projects. Shahriar's diverse experiences and expertise make him a valuable asset in the field of education, where he continues to make significant contributions to teaching, research, and the overall improvement of education initiatives. His research expertise is evidenced by his involvement in more than 40 research projects as a team leader or co-researcher, as well as his publication of journal articles, books and book chapters. He is an active member of several professional associations and national committees related to education and research including Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC), The South Asia Forum of Early Childhood Development Professionals (SAFECDP), National Taskforce for Development of Blended Education Mega-plan.
Name : Dr. Shamim Jubayer
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Program Manager, Bangladesh Hypertension Control Initiative Research Fellow, National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh, Mirpur, Dhaka.
Cell Number : 01711 002102
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Biography : MdDr. Shamim Jubayer is working with the National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh as a Research Fellow. He is also the Program Manager of ‘Capacity Building of Primary Care Physicians for Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in Bangladesh’. He is very committed to protecting people from the harmful effects of tobacco use, building awareness among the people against tobacco use, and offering help to quit tobacco. He has progressive experience and accomplishments as a public health worker with a demonstrated interest in fieldwork. He also worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of Bangladesh.
Name : Hasan Mahammad Sammy
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Statistics Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207
Cell Number : 01724412824
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Hasan Mahammad Sammy is a PhD researcher at the Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, and also a Research Fellow of the Bangabandhu Science and Technology Fellowship Trust. He is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Statistics, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and research. His areas of specialization include profitability, resource use efficiency, and climate change adaptation. To date, he has successfully worked on more than 10 nationally and internationally funded projects. He has participated in more than twenty national and international scientific meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences for sharing his research findings. He got more than 14 scientific research articles published in peer-reviewed national and international journals. He is also a trainer and conducts training sessions for different government research organizations in Bangladesh.
Name : Md. Abu Sayem
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Principle Investigator of Research Project, Bangladesh Centre for Communication Program
Cell Number : +8801700994019
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Biography : Md. Abu Sayem has recently completed his postgraduate degree from the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. He has a great passion for social research, especially in the fields of political economy, gender issues, public policy, and social problems. He worked as a Research Associate in the Community Development for Peace (CDP). Earlier, he worked for several projects under different organizations, including Water Aid Bangladesh, the Ministry of Social Welfare, and the Bangladesh Police. He got a series of articles published in both national and international journals, including Sage, Routledge, the International Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Research (IJOSPER), and the Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration (BJPA). He is enthusiastic about working in academia and exploring research opportunities in his areas of interest.
Name : Rijwan Bhuiyan
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Consultant (Journal Publishing) BSMMU Journal
Cell Number : 01786279327
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography : Rijwan Bhuiyan is a highly dedicated and accomplished public health researcher, specializing in noncommunicable diseases and health promotion. With a strong focus on physical activity, tobacco control, and disability promotion, Mr Bhuiyan has established himself as proficient in his field. He holds an MPhil in Health Promotion and Education, as well as an MPH in Noncommunicable Disease. He is one of the research grant recipients (student category) of the Tobacco Control Policy Research Grant Program in 2014. Mr Bhuiyan has extensive experiences in managing several national-level health surveys like GATS 2017, STEPS 2018 and 2022, Mental health survey 2019 etc. He tended as a humanitarian worker in the world’s largest Rohingya refugee camps. He has published numerous articles in esteemed journals and contributed significantly to various national health research reports. Currently, Mr Bhuiyan serves as a Consultant (Journal Publishing) at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal. His ORCID is: 0000-0003-0005-8889.
Name : Shukti Bala
Name of Organization/ Institute and Designation : Lecturer, Department of Public Administration, Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalgonj
Cell Number : 01752420712
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Biography : Shukti Bala has completed Bachelor of Social Sciences and Master of Social Sciences in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka. She achieved an excellent academic record (1st Class, 1st Position) during the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Currently, she is working as a Research Associate at Community Development for Peace (CDP). The focus of her research interests includes social research, especially gender, governance, local government, etc. Some of her research articles have been published in different international journals including “Future Tradeoff under Fourth Industrial Revolution in Bangladesh: A Study on Readymade Garments Sector” and “Cash Aid Program of Government during COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh: Effectiveness and Challenges”. She is highly enthusiastic about exploring opportunities in her fields of interest and her academic arena.