Zahidul Quayyum

Dr. Zahidul Quayyum is a Professor and Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (BRAC JPGSPH) at BRAC University. He is also the Co-Director of Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health (CUEH) and served as the Director Research at the school for two years. He is a health economist and a public health researcher and has more than 27 years of experiences of conducting health economics and health systems research. He has worked as a Health Economist in many national and international projects and has been involved in working on economic evaluation of interventions and economic analysis of policy changes for improving maternal and child health. He has been also involved in conducting systematic review of economic evaluation, within trial national and multi-country economic evaluation, decision modelling and health technology assessment for the NIHR projects (UK) and EU funded projects in the UK. He is currently leading five (one funded by FCDO and one by Wellcome Trust) research projects at BRAC JPGSPH, three Principal Investigator and two as Co-Investigator, and has been involved in evaluating health care interventions, and has been involved in assessing the impact of environment, housing and neighborhood and co-producing interventions with public engagement for improving urban health (Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities) and designing urban health system interventions and leading the work programme on capacity strengthening for researchers and health systems actors (Chorus Urban Health). He is also co-supervising a PhD on “Towards developing an urban primary healthcare model for strengthening and improving healthcare services delivery for the poor in urban settings of Bangladesh.” Has supervised three MPH students at universities in the UK and fifteen at BRAC JPGSPH. His research work focuses on urban health, climate and health, maternal and child health, social determinants of health, and health of the displaced and marginalized population. He has authored more than 40 publications, many published in reputed journals.

Professor and Co-Director,
Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health (CUEH)

  • University of Aberdeen.UK                                                                                                           2013

    PhD. (Health Economics)

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom                                   1996

    M. Sc. Health Policy Planning and Financing

    Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand                                                                              1984

    MA in Economics

    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               1982

    Masters of Social Science (MSS) in Economics

    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh                                                                                               1980

    Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics

  • 2018─Present: BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka. 

    Professor, and Co-Director of Research. Co-Director of the Centre of Excellence

    for Urban Equity and Health, Technical Adviser, Centre of Excellence for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage, and Member Academic Committee of MPH Programme.

    Oct 2016 – April 2018 Queen Mary University of London, UK

    Health Economist.

    July 2014 – August 2016 University of Glasgow.

    Research Associate (Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment, HEHTA).

    March 2007 – June 2014 University of Aberdeen, UK