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Saima Mehjabeen

Senior Research Associate

Centre of Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale-Up (CoE-SISU)

Short Biography

A medical and public health graduate with five years’ experience of designing, implementing, and managing small to large scale implementation research projects. Specialized in conducting mixed method research and qualitative research. Worked on different implementation research projects on different interest; including maternal and reproductive health, mobilizing community engagement for urban equity, global interventions, community- based research both in urban and rural community. Produced a good number of research reports; wrote different manuscripts; Able to work independently and in a team as well; has strong analytical skills; My main focus of work is to establish a career as a public health professional through advanced study, research, project management, training and to contribute to the country. Currently working as Senior Research Associate, in Center of Excellence for Science of implementation and scale up, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University

Current Projects

1. Project: Bangladesh health sector’s preparedness to fight against future pandemics: A qualitative exploration of existing scenarios and best practices for future readiness”
Donor: UNFPA
Role: Co-I
2. Project: Communities of practice for transdisciplinary research and action in climate change and health in Asia
Donor: Quicksand Design Studio through Well come Trust
Role: Co-I

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

1.Sarker, M., Saha, A., Matin, M., Mehjabeen, S., Tamim, M. A., Sharkey, A. B., ... & Shahabuddin, A. S. M. (2020). Effective maternal, newborn and child health programming among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Implementation challenges and potential solutions. PloS one, 15(3), e0230732.

2.Mehjabeen, S., Matin, M., Gupta, R. D., Sutradhar, I., Mazumder, Y., Kim, M., ... & Sarker, M. (2021). Fidelity of kangaroo mother care services in the public health facilities in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional mixed-method study. Implementation science communications, 2(1), 1-13.

3.Gautam, A., Bhandari, B., Hassan, C., Hassan, F., Mehjabeen, S., Ahmed, S. M., ... & Haque, R. (2022). The responsiveness of health service provider and quality of services when provided at three selected urban primary health care sites in Dhaka city, Bangladesh: A cross–sectional study. medRxiv, 2022-03.


Grant award $147,881.59 to conduct the research “Implementation research in health campaign effectiveness: A retrospective study in immunization related campaign integration in Bangladesh”, The Task Force for Global Health, through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,2021

Research Interests

Child and Maternal Health Digital Health Climate Change. etc


  • MPH(BRAC University)
  • MBBS(Dhaka University)