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Muhammad Riaz Hossain

Deputy Project Coordinator

Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health (CUEH)

Short Biography

Muhammad Riaz Hossain is a Deputy Project Coordinator at JPGSPH. He is an anthropologist and social sciences graduate from Jahangirnagar University. He has been involved in the development sector and public health research since 2012, working on gender, sexual and reproductive health, humanitarian emergencies, adolescent and youth health, intersectionality, urban vulnerability, and marginality for the last ten (11) years. These include seven (7) years’ experience in community-based participatory and intervention research with vulnerable communities; urban low-income informal settlement dwellers, and around three (4) years of experience in research project management roles in Bangladesh.

Current Projects

1. Accountability and Responsiveness in Informal Urban Settlements for Equity
Donor: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) & UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Hossain MR, Parray AA, Sultana R, Aktar B, Rashid SF (2023) Exploring healthcare-seeking behavior of most vulnerable groups amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the humanitarian context in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Findings from an exploratory qualitative study. PLOS Global Public Health 3(3): e0000382.

2. Parray AA, Hossain MR, Sultana R, Aktar B, Rashid SF (2022) “Younger women had more access to COVID-19 information”: An intersectional analysis of factors influencing women and girls’ access to COVID-19 information in Rohingya and host communities in Bangladesh. PLOS Global Public Health 2(12): e0000459.

3. Biswas, S., Nasar, S., Nowshin, N., Imtiaz, S. H., Hossain, M. R., Jabbar, A., Nadim, A. S. M., Islam, M. R., Misha, F., & Rashid, S. F. (2022). Methodological Challenges in Conducting Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Among Young Males in Bangladesh: Reflections From a Nationwide Mixed Methods Study. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21.

4. SNasar S, Nadim AS, Raz S, Jabbar A, Hossain MR, Aktar B, Rahman MS, Rashid SF. Livelihood Challenges of Single Female Household Heads in the Rohingya and Host Communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

5. Nasar S, Raz S, Parray AA, Hossain MR, Sultana R, Nadim AS, Jabbar A, Aktar B, Rashid SF, Rahman MS. An assessment of gender vulnerability in the humanitarian crisis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh: Developing a gender-based vulnerability index in the Rohingya and Host community contexts. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2022 Oct 15;81:103246.

Other Publications

1. Possible social challenges of the COVID-19 vaccination program-thoughts from Rohingya and local Bengali community (2021) Samokal :Link 

Research Interests

Infectious Diseases Child and Maternal Health Mental Health Sexual and Reproductive Health Masculinity Digital Health Climate Change. etc


  • MSS (University of Jahangirnagar)
  • BSS (University of Jahangirnagar)