Assistant Scientist





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Shahab has submitted his PhD thesis entiled “Adolescent pregnancy and maternal health care-seeking behavior of married adolescent girls in Bangladesh and Nepal”, under pretigious Erasmus Mundus Trans Global Health Joint-Doctoral Program from the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, University of Barcelona, Spain and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium. Shahab also holds an advanced Masters in Public Health Methodology from the Free University Brussels (ULB) in Belgium, a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the North South University and a Bachelor of Molecular Medicine & Bio-informatics from the University of Development Alternative. Before joining at the JPGSPH as an Assistant Scientist, he worked for more than three years at the Department of Public Health, ITM where he was involved in conducting research, teaching and coaching of MPH students.

Shahab has been trained in Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Norway), USA, Canada, Thailand, South Africa and Bangladesh in the areas of mixed-methods research, research ethics, transdisciplinary methods, evidence-based decisions and policy communications. He is a PRB (Population Reference Bureau) policy communications fellow, and awarded as an Emerging Voice for Global Health 2016 by the Health Systems Global. He is also a recipient (first Bangladeshi) of HIV Research Trust fellowship.

Shahab’s areas of interest include adolescent health, maternal and reproductive health, health systems and gender equity.

Shahab’s pubications include;

1. Shahabuddin ASM, Christiana Nöstlinger, Thérèse Delvaux, Malabika Sarker, Alexandre Delamou , Azucena Bardají, Jacqueline EW Broerse, Vincent De Brouwere. Exploring Maternal Health Care-seeking Behaviour of Married Adolescent Girls in Bangladesh: A Social-Ecological Approach. PLoS ONE.  


2. Shahabuddin ASM, Noestlinger C, Delvaux T, Bardaji A, Sarker Malabika, De Brouwere Vincent , Broerse Jacqueline. What influences adolescent girls’ decision-taking of contraceptive methods and childbearing? A qualitative exploratory study among married adolescent girls in Bangladesh. 2016. PLoS ONE. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0157664

3. Shahabuddin ASM, Delvaux T, Bardaji A, Utz B, De Brouwere Vincent. Determinants and trends of health facility-based delivery and caesarean section among married adolescent girls in Bangladesh. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e012424. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016- 012424

4. Shahabuddin ASM, Delvaux T, Abouchadi S, Sarker Malabika, De Brouwere Vincent. Utilization of maternal health services among adolescent women in Bangladesh: A scoping review of the literature. Trop Med Int Health. 2015. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12503

5. Shahabuddin ASM, De Brouwere V, Adhikari Ramesh, Alexandre Delamou, Bardaji A, Delvaux T. Determinants of institutional delivery among young married women in Nepal: Evidence from the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey, 2011 (Accepted by BMJ Open, 04.011.2016)

6. Delamou Alexandre, Bettina Utz, Delvaux Therese, ASM Shahabuddin, Wei-hong Zhang, Vincent De Brouwere.(2016), Pregnancy and childbirth after repair of obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa: Scoping Review. Trop Med Int Health. doi:10.1111/tmi.12771

7. Saloua Abouchadi, Shahabuddin ASM, Wei Hong Zhang, Tabassum Firoz, Chakib Nejjari, Vincent De Brouwere. Existing models of maternal deaths surveillance systems: Protocol for a scoping review. (2016) JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(4):e197 DOI: 10.2196/resprot.5758 PMID: 27729305

8. Shahabuddin ASM, Md. Habibur Rahman et al.; “Medicinal plants used by Vaidyas (traditional medicinal healers) in villages of Natore district, Bangladesh”, Special Issue of Research Journal of Biotechnology, ISBT-2008 Dec; 53.

9. Shahabuddin ASM et al. ; “An ethnobotanical survey of several villages in Raumari area of Kurigram district, Bangladesh”, Special Issue of Research Journal of Biotechnology, ISBT 2008 Dec; 51.