Faculty of Global Public Health Experts

Facilitating this real-world contextual learning are the BRAC JPGSPH's reputed global and national professors grounded in critical public health research, practice and programmes. Students gain insightful practical knowledge and know-how from both faculty engaged in applied public health research informing health programmes and policy; and leading public health practitioners with extensive experience in strategising, designing and operationalising programmes.

In addition, visiting faculty working cross-sectorally in health within the fields of law, business, media, governance, education, etc provide a comprehensive understanding of the complexities affecting health services.

Alongside the core curriculum, the School draws on diverse faculty specializations and developing world health priorities as global and community health, ethics, applied anthropology, urban poverty, qualitative methods, health programme management, monitoring and evaluation and implementation science.

MPH Programme Faculty

Directory of Faculty, Practitioners and Facilitators

Dr Alayne Adams

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University Population Health Director and Professor, Course Coordinator Qualitative Research Methods, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Alauddin Ahmed

Project Manager, ITN-BUET Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Sayem Ahmed

Health Economist and PhD candidate, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Guest Resource Person, Health Economics and Health Care Financing, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Farzana Afroze

Senior Medical Officer and Assistant Scientist, Nutrition and Clinical Services Division icddr'b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Kaosar Afsana

Former Director, BRAC Health Nutrition Population Programme Professor, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Syed Masud Ahmed

Professor and Director of Centre of Excellence for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage (CoE-HS&UHC), Course Advisor Health Systems Management, Summative Learning Project (SLP), BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Tahmeed Ahmed

Executive Director, icddr,b Professor, Public Health Nutrition, Course Coordinator Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Tanvir Ahmed

Professor and Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Helal Uddin Ahmed

Associate Professor, National Institute of Mental Health Guest Resource Person, Aging and Health, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Farhana Alam

Assistant Director, Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (CGSRHR), Coordinator, MPH Programme, Course Co-coordinator Anthropological Approaches to Public Health, Introduction to Public health, Gender Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Tahmina Alam

Medical Officer, Nutrition and Clinical Service, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Halida Hanum Akhter

Senior Associate in the Department of International Health, Division of Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Visiting Professor, Resource Person Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Bachera Aktar

Assistant Director, Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Course Co-Coordinator: Introduction to Public Health, Gender Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Health System Management

Dr Md Liakath Ali

Director, Climate Change Programme, BRAC International Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Humayara Binte Anwar

Research Associate, Centre of Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale Up (CoE-SISU) , BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University, Lecturer, Introduction to Implementation Research

Dr A.T.M. Iqbal Anwar

Project Director, Universal Health Coverage, Health System and Population, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Health Systems Management, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Shams El Arifeen

Senior Director, Maternal & Child Health, Epidemiology, icddr,b Professor, Course Coordinator Epidemiology, Supervisor, Summative Learning Project (SLP), BRAC JPGSPH

Bachera Aktar

Assistant Director, Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Course Co-Coordinator Introduction to Public Health, Anthropological Approaches to Public Health, Gender Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, BRAC Health Programme Management, Supervisor, Summative Learning Project (SLP), BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Shakila Banu

Technical Training Unit (TTU), icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Introduction to Implementation Research and Adjunct Faculty, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Mrittika Barua

Assistant Professor, Qualitative Research Methods, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Tahmina Begum

Consultant, OPM Guest Resource Person, Health Economics and Health Care Financing, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

SK Masum Billah

Associate Scientist, Maternal and Child Health Division, icddr,b Adjunct Lecturer, Resource Person Epidemiology, Supervisor Summative Learning Project (SLP), BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Richard A. Cash

Professor, Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA Professor and Course Coordinator, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Md Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Assistant Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environment, Dhaka University Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Rina Das

Project Research Physician, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Subhasish Das

Assistant Scientist, Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Nitish Debnath

Veterinarian, Chattogram Veterinary and animal virologist, Animal Sciences University Guest Resource Person, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Ermin Erasmus

Researcher, Health Policy & Systems Analysis in South Africa Visiting Faculty, Health Systems Management, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Timothy G Evans

Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) in the Faculty of Medicine and Associate Vice-Principal (Global Policy and Innovation), McGill University Professor, Health Systems and Management Module and Former Dean, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Shah Mohammad Fahim

Research Investigator, Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Jannatul Ferdous

Health System Expert, UNICEF Guest Resource Person, Health Systems Management, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Remeen Firoz

Freelance Consultant Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Gbanya M. Zenabu

Immunization Specialist, UNICEF, Afghanistan Faculty Member, Health Systems Management Module, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Rajat Das Gupta

Senior Research Associate, Epidemiology, Resource Person, Methodology Workshop, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Ms. Anowara Haider

Senior Dietician, Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Mehedi Hasan

Senior Lecturer, Non-communicable Diseases (NCD), BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University Resource Person, Epidemiology, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Md. Tanvir Hasan

Associate Professor, Co-Director of Research and Co-Director, Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health (CUEH), and Course Coordinator, Biostatistics and Resource Person, Quantitative Research Methods, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Fariha Haseen

Professor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Co-coordinator, Aging and Health and Adjunct Faculty, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Muttaquina Hossain

Assistant Scientist, Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Shaikh A. Shahed Hossain

Associate Scientist, Universal Health Coverage, Health System and Population Studies Division, icddr,b Professor and Course Coordinator, Health Systems Management and Resource Person, Introduction to Public Health, Introduction to Implementation Research, Supervisor Summative Learning Project (SLP), BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Md Iqbal Hossain

Senior Scientist, icddr,b Adjunct Associate Professor, and Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Air Commodore Md Zahid Hossain

Chief Waste Management Officer, Dhaka South City Corporation Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Mohammed Mushtuq Husain

Advisor, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Guest Resource Person, Health Systems Management, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Md Reazul Haque

Professor and Chairperson, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka Guest Resource Person, Environment Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Md. Ziaul Haque

Director, Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of Bangladesh Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr S M Tafsir Hasan

Assistant Scientist, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Nusrat Homaira

Senior Lecturer and NHMRC Research Fellow, Discipline of Paediatrics, UNSW, Respiratory Researcher, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australia Faculty, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr. Saleemul Huq

Professor and Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) Guest Resource Person, Environment Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Mohammad Zahirul Islam

Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Environment, Griffith University, Australia Guest Resource Person and Course Coordinator, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Muhammad Nazmul Islam

Senior Research Fellow, Medical Treatment Loan Project Course Facilitator, Quantitative Research Methods, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Nahid Akhter Jahan

Director, Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka Guest Resource Person, Health Economics and Health Care Financing, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Taufique Joarder

International Consultant, WHO Adjunct Faculty, Introduction to Public Health, Anthropological Approaches to Public Health, Health Systems Management BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Moutushi Kabir

Director, Communications, Learning and Leadership Development at BRAC Guest Resource Person, Principle of Health Communication, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr A.S.M. Maksud Kamal

Professor, Disaster Science and Management and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dhaka University Guest Resource Person, Environment Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Niaz Ahmed Khan

Professor, Department of Development Studies, Dhaka University Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Jahangir A. M. Khan

Professor, Health Economics and Policy Unit, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Adjunct Professor, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Stephen P Luby

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine), and Director of Research, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University, USA Faculty, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Akter Mahmud

Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University Guest Resource Person, Environment Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Gazi Md. Salahuddin Mamun

Senior Field Research Officer, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Imteaz Mannan

Director, Programme Learning and Strategic Information, JHPIEGO Afghanistan Adjunct Faculty and Course Coordinator, Principles of Health Communication, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Yameen Mazumder

Senior Project Consultant, Centre of Science of Implementation and Scale-up, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University Project Implementation Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programme, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Abdullah-Al Muyeed

Chief Operating Officer, CWIS-FSM Support cell Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Dipak Mitra

Professor and Chairman, School of Public Health, North South University Adjunct Faculty, Biostatistics, Quantitative Research Methods, Supervisor Summative Learning Project (SLP), BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Mahrukh Mohiuddin

Director, Marketing and Business Development, The University Press Limited Adjunct Faculty, Principles of Health Communications, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Dinesh Mondal

Senior Scientist, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Malay Kanti Mridha

Professor and Director of Centre of Excellence for Non-Communicable Disease and Nutrition (CNCDN), Supervisor Summative Learning Project (SLP), BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Victoria Nankabirwa

Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University Uganda Visiting Faculty, Epidemiology, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Sharika Nuzhat

Assistant Scientist, Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Aftab Opel

Acting Country Director, VisionSpring Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Sarker Masud Parvez

Assistant Scientist, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Faustina Pereira

Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Professor, General Education in Law and Int. Refugee Law; Head, Legal Empowerment and Sustainable Development, Centre for Peace and Justice, BRAC University Guest Resource Person, Gender, Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (CGSRHR), BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Zahidul Quayyum

Professor, Co-Director Research and Co-Director, Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health (CUEH), Health Economics and Health Care Financing, Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programmes, Health Systems Management, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Atonu Rabbani

Associate Professor, Department of Dhaka University Associate Scientist, Quantitative Research Methods, Health Economics and Health Care Financing, Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programmes, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Musabbir Rahim

Senior General Manager, Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women Guest Resource Person, Health Economics and Health Care Financing, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Ashfique Rizwan

Business Manager, Theraputic Spiral International Guest Resource Person, Introduction to Public Health, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Atiq Rahman

Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) Guest Resource Person, Environment Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Mahmudur Rahman

Former Director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and National Influenza Centre (NIC), Adjunct Faculty Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Md. Manna Rahman

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, VSO, Bangladesh Guest Resource Person, Aging and Health, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Md. Masud Reza

Senior Manager, Infectious Diseases Unit, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Mushfiqur Rahman

Deputy Research Coordinator, Quantitative Research Method, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr M. Shafiqur Rahman

Professor, Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka Guest Resource Person, Biostatistics, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Sabina Faiz Rashid

Professor, Dean, and Director, Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (CGSRHR), Course Coordinator Introduction to Public Health, Anthropological Approaches to Public Health, Qualitative Research Methods, Gender Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Shannon Rutherford

Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Australia Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr M. Shafiqur Rahman

Professor, Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka Guest Resource Person, Biostatistics, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Sabina Faiz Rashid

Professor, Dean, and Director, Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (CGSRHR), Course Coordinator Introduction to Public Health, Anthropological Approaches to Public Health, Qualitative Research Methods, Gender Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Shannon Rutherford

Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Australia Guest Resource Person, Environment, Health and Climate Change, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Kazi Ishtiaque Sanin

Research Investigator, Maternal and Childhood Malnutrition Division, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Malabika Sarker

Professor, Associate Dean and Director of Centre of Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale Up (CoE-SISU), Course Coordinator Quantitative Research Methods, Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programmes, Introduction to Implementation Research, Summative Learning Project (SLP), BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Monira Sarmin

Assistant Scientist, Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Rumana Sharmin

Study Physician, Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Public Health Nutrition, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Mohammad Sohel Shomik

Associate Scientist, icddr'b Guest Resource Person, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Ipsita Shutradhar

Senior Research Fellow and Resource Person, Aging and Health, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Ashley Rene Styczynski

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, USA Guest Resource Person, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dipesh Tamrakar

Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Nepal Guest Resource Person, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Dr Aftab Uddin

Head of the Technical Training Unit (TTU), icddr,b Adjunct Faculty, Introduction to Implementation Research, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University

Tasnuva Wahed

Assistant Scientist, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University Resource Person, Government Programme Management Learning (GPML)

Dr K. Zaman

Senior Scientist, Infectious Diseases Division, icddr,b Guest Resource Person, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University