Dr Malay Kanti MRIDHA
Associate Professor and Director, Center of Excellence for Non- communicable Diseases and Nutrition




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Malay Kanti Mridha 

Dr Malay Kanti Mridha is an Associate Professor of the BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University. He is also the Director of the Center of Excellence for Non-communicable Diseases and Nutrtion. He received MBBS in Medicine and Surgery from Chittagong University, Bangladesh, in 1997; MSc in Nutrition from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 2001; MSc in Health Economics from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 2002; MPH in Reproductive Health from State University, Bangladesh in 2007; and Ph.D. in Nutritional Biology with a Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition from the Department of Nutrition of the University of California, Davis in 2014. Before joining BRAC University, he worked for various organizations including Chittagong Medical School, BRAC, Bangladesh Women’s Health Coalition, Bangladesh Diabetic Association, HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance, Bangladesh, Concern Worldwide, ICDDR,B and the University of California, Davis. He worked as a program manager, technical expert, researcher and/or teacher for these organizations. His research areas included maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, health system, HIV/AIDS and STI and non-communicable diseases. His current teaching responsibility in the BRAC University involves teaching epidemiology, biostatistics, non-communicable diseases, quantitative research methods, and sexual and reproductive health.  As the founding Director of the Center of Excellence for Non-communicable Diseases and Nutrtion, he is in charge of implementing a comprehensive research agenda to control and prevent non-communicable diseases and malnutrition. Through this research Center, he is currently implementing a nationwide surveillance of non-communicable diseases; assessing the efficacy of zinc-biofortified rice in improving zinc status of children; supporting the government of Bangladesh for nutrition and food security surveillance; assessing the effect of nutrient supplementation of epigenetic changes pertinent to  Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) genes; and determining the combined effect of nutrition, child stimulation and water, sanitation and hygiene interventions on child development; and analysing data to report trends of malnutrition and dietary diversity among adolescents.


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