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Md Tanvir Hasan

Associate Professor

Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health (CUEH)

Short Biography

Dr. Md Tanvir Hasan is currently an Associate Professor and Co-director of the Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health (CUEH) at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), BRAC University. He has 12 years of teaching and research experience. He teaches Biostatistics (MPH 521) in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme at BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University. Besides teaching, he is currently leading a number of research and capacity development projects as Principal Investigator (PI)/Country Lead. A/Prof Tanvir Hasan’s research work mostly focuses on maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, urban environment and health, violence against women and girls, adolescent health, stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, and health and well-being of vulnerable population groups including persons with disabilities. His expertise is in advanced statistical analysis, mixed methods research, evaluation research, longitudinal study and spatial epidemiological research. He has been awarded research grants as PI/Co-PI from multiple organizations including the World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, UN Women, UKaid, Open Society Foundations and Dutch Government.

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • MPH 521: Biostatistics

Current Projects

1. Project: The Adolescent Menstrual Experiences and Health Cohort (AMEHC) Study 
Donor: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and RGHI’s early career fellows scheme 
Role: Country Lead and Co-I
2. Project: Baseline-endline studies to assess the Accelerated Learning Model of BRAC Education Programme 
Donor: BRAC
Role: PI
3. Project: Population Health Informatics Hub 
Donor: Open Society Institute
Role: Country Lead

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Lim, I. E., Mahmud, I., Chowdhury, M. U., Kaiser, A., Bonny, F. A., Akanbonga, S., & Hasan, M. T. (2023). Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Ghana: Assessing the Status and Determinants of the Literacy–Numeracy, Physical, Social–Emotional, and Learning Domains. International Journal of Early Childhood, 1-22.
2. Alam, R., Quayyum, Z., Moulds, S., Radia, M. A., Sara, H. H., Hasan, M. T., & Butler, A. (2023). Dhaka city water logging hazards: area identification and vulnerability assessment through GIS-remote sensing techniques. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 195(5), 543.
3. Joarder, T., Islam, M. A., Islam, M. S., Mostari, S., & Hasan, M. T. (2022). Validation of Responsiveness of Physicians Scale (ROP-Scale) for hospitalised COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh. BMC health services research, 22(1), 1040.
4. Ahmed, A. I., Kaiser, A., Jayal, G., Lesh, N., Hasan, M. M., Rashid, S. F., & Hasan, M. T. (2022). COVID-19 and the fear of other unknowns: challenges and lessons learned from a digital contact tracing activity in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Journal of Global Health Reports, 6, e2022021.
5. Du, K. C., Mohosin, A. B., Amin, A., & Hasan, M. T. (2022). Influence of education on sexual and reproductive health service utilization for persons with disabilities in nationwide Bangladesh: an explanatory sequential mixed-methods study. Reproductive Health, 19(1), 1-15.
6. Emina, J., Etinkum, R., Aissaoui, A., Gbomosa, C. N., Elamurugan, K., Rajendra, K. L., ... & Kobeissi, L. (2022). Feasibility of establishing a core set of sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health indicators in humanitarian settings: results from a multi-methods assessment in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reproductive health, 19(1), 129.
7. Hasan, M. T., Das, A. S., Ahmed, A. I., Chowdhury, A. M. R., & Rashid, S. F. (2021). COVID-19 in Bangladesh: an especially difficult time for an invisible population. Disability & society, 36(8), 1362-1367.
8. Urme, S. A., Radia, M. A., Alam, R., Chowdhury, M. U., Hasan, S., Ahmed, S., ... & Quayyum, Z. (2021). Dhaka landfill waste practices: addressing urban pollution and health hazards. Buildings & cities, 2(1), 700.
9. Azmi, R., Chowdhury, M. U., Sara, H. H., Biswas, S. C., Ahsan, S., Mowri, S. S., ... & Rashid, S. F. (2021). Factors Influencing Choices for Early Marriage in Urban Informal Settlements of Bangladesh. Progress in Development Studies, 21(3), 298-320.
10. Das, A. S., Bonny, F. A., Mohosin, A. B., Rashid, S. F., & Hasan, M. T. (2021). Co-exploring the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihood of persons with disabilities in Bangladesh. Disability Studies Quarterly, 41(3).


Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain Teaching Excellence Award, JPGSPH, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2019

Research Interests

Maternal and Child Health Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Health and Well-being of Persons with Disabilities Urban Environment and Health Mental Health Health Informatics


  • PhD (University of Queensland)
  • MSc (University of Dhaka)
  • BSc (University of Dhaka)