BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University

The School was founded by Late Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in 2004 in Dhaka, Bangladesh to address the unmet public health challenges particular to Asia, Africa and South America. The School is dedicated to contributing to public health by creating public health leaders and innovative solutions through cutting-edge and experiential Education, Training, and Research to inform policies and programmes.

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Our School has a proven track record of excellence in providing education to students who aspire to become leaders in the field of public health. Our commitment to public health education extends beyond our classrooms and reaches into communities to address emerging public health concerns in rural and urban contexts.



Master of Public Health

Our MPH programme attracts a student body of health and development professionals from around the world. More than 562 students with diverse academic backgrounds in the social sciences and medicine across 34 countries have graduated with an MPH degree from BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University.

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Midwifery Education Programme (MEP)

BRAC University introduced the Diploma in Midwifery side by side with the Government in 2012. This innovative educational initiative, which is co-funded by the UK government and BRAC, is the first of its kind in the private sector of Bangladesh.

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Multi-disciplinary teams at the School engage in research on a range of topics, including, but not limited to, urban and rural health, socioeconomic development, poverty, infectious and non-communicable diseases, nutrition, gender equity and rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, digital health, human rights, health systems and workforce, health equity, and healthcare financing.



Our research is supported by over 150 global funders and 200 national and international partners spanning 6 continents. We work closely with Government, BRAC, other service delivery organisations, key stakeholders, and civil society.

Research Centres

Under the School’s 5 Centres of Excellence the research projects investigate the most pressing public health needs of the country, identify evidence-based solutions, and influence policy and programmes.

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Research and Policy Hubs

4 Research and Policy Hubs at the School encourage researchers and development professionals to explore dynamic approaches to collaborative research for impact on policies and practice.

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Peer-reviewed articles published in International Journals since 2017

The evidence from research conducted at the School is shared nationally, regionally, and globally through international peer-reviewed publications which include peer-reviewed journal articles as well as peer-reviewed book chapters. Many of the School's publications are done in collaboration with international universities and organizations. This allows for the s"haring of knowledge across countries and communities, contributing to a significant global impact on the field of public health.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
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Commonly consumed processed packaged foods in Bangladesh are unhealthy and their nutrient contents are not in conformity with the label declaration

Authors from the School : Nazma Shaheen, Abu Ahmed Shamim, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Sneha Sarwar, Md Musharraf Ashraf, Nisarga Bahar, Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, Sheikh Mohammad Mahbubus Sobhan, Md Joynul Abedin, Md Rizwanul Karim, Mohammad Robed Amin, Abdul Alim

Published : October 30, 2023 in Food Science & Nutrition

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Livelihood challenges of single female household heads in the Rohingya and host communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors from the School : Sameen Nasar, A. S. M. Nadim, Saifa Raz, Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Riaz Hossain, Bachera Aktar, M Shafiqur Rahman, Sabina Faiz Rashid

Published : October 24, 2023 in BMC Public Health

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Humanitarian vs Pandemic Responses: Vulnerable Groups among Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Authors from the School : Sameen Nasar, Bachera Aktar, Muhammad Riaz Hossain, Sabina Faiz Rashid

Published : October 19, 2023 in IDS Bulletin

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The Centre for Professional Skills Development (CPSD) enables the continuation of education for professionals by crosscutting across the themes of the 5 Research Centres of Excellence and the 4 Policy and Research Hubs. The international training hub, with over 325 global facilitators, has enhanced the skills of over 7,300 health and development professionals


Skills Building Seminars and Workshops

The Skills-Building Short Courses offered by the School include a wide range of participants including Government officials, medical doctors, healthcare professionals, health education officers, researchers, statisticians, development practitioners, academics, activists, and more.