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Shaikh A. Shahed Hossain

Adjunct Professor

Hub for Evidence in Public Health Policy and Practice (HEPP)

Short Biography

Shahed Hossain is an adjunct Professor at the School for about a decade. As a professor, he coordinates the Health Systems Management (HSM) module for the MPH course. Also as the coordinator of the Hub for Excellence in Public Health Policy and Practice (HEPP), he conducts training on systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and implementation research. He is also a regular reviewer for the IRB of the school. A physician trained in public health with 40 years of experience in working with the public health systems in Bangladesh, with WHO Bangladesh and as a senior research scientist with icddr,b. Conducted community-based interventions, monitoring and evaluation of interventions, vaccine trials, operational, implementation and health systems researches. He regularly publishes and takes part in reviewing papers from different journals. He has an MSc. in clinical epidemiology and a PhD on Health Systems Management.

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • MPH 530: Health Systems Management
  • Certificate Course: Introduction to Implementation Research

Current Projects

1.Short Courses on systematic reviews and literature search

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

1.	Jon C. Emery, Peter J. Dodd, Sayera Banu, Beatrice Frascella, Frances L. Garden, Katherine C. Horton, Shahed Hossain et al. Estimating the contribution of subclinical tuberculosis disease to transmission – an individual patient data analysis from prevalence surveys. medRxiv 2022.06.09.22276188; doi:
2.	Saif-Ur-Rahman, K. M., Hasan, M., Hossain, S., Anwar, I., Hirakawa, Y., & Yatsuya, H. (2022). Prioritization and sequential exclusion of articles in systematic reviews. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 18, e1229.
3.	Bashar F, Islam R, Khan SM, Hossain S, Sikder AAS, Yusuf SS, et al. (2022) Making doctors stay: rethinking doctor retention policy in a contracted-out primary healthcare setting in urban Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 17(1): e0262358. https://
4.	Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar, Mamun Al Mahtab, Md. Sakirul Islam Khan, Ferdousi Begum, Shahed Hossain et al. “Chronic Hepatitis B: Road to Evidenced-based Therapy”. Clinical Research and Clinical Case Reports,
 1(2); DOI: http;// 
5.	 Akbar, S.M.F.; Al Mahtab, M.; Begum, F.; Hossain, S.A.S.; et al. Implications of Birth-Dose Vaccination against Hepatitis B Virus in Southeast Asia. Vaccines 2021, 9, 374.
6.	Humayun Kabir and Shahed Hossain. Knowledge on leprosy and its management among primary healthcare providers in two districts of Bangladesh. BMC Health Services Research 19(1):787. November 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-4525-z
7.	Huq K.E., Moriyama M, Zaman K, Chisti M.J., Long J, Islam A, Hossain S et al. “Health seeking behaviour and delayed management of tuberculosis patients in rural Bangladesh". BMC Infectious Diseases” October, 2018 (INFD-D-18-00024R4) URL:
8.	Islam R, Hossain S, Bashar F et al. Contracting-out urban primary health care in Bangladesh: a qualitative exploration of implementation processes and experience. 2018. International Journal for Equity in Health 17(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12939-018-0805-1
9.Dior D, Hossain S, Majumder A, et al. What factors affect voluntary uptake of community based health insurance schemes in low and middle income countries? A Systematic Review and Meta analysis.2016. PLoSOne 11(8): e0160479. Doi:10.1 371/journal pone.0160479 
10.	Hossain S, Zaman K, Quaiyum A, Banu S,  Husain A, Islam A, et al. Care seeking in tuberculosis: results from a countrywide cluster randomized survey in Bangladesh. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004766. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004766

Research Interests

Health Systems and Policy Research Implementation Research


  • PhD (University of Amsterdam)
  • MSc (Chulalongkorn University)
  • MBA (Chulalongkorn University)
  • MBBS (Rajshahi University)