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Nazrana Khaled

Research Fellow

Humanitarian Hub

Short Biography

Nazrana is a public health researcher with more than 5 years of research experience in various resource-poor settings in Bangladesh. Her research interests include addressing social determinants of health in marginalized populations through qualitative and mixed methods enquiry. Currently, she works as a Research Fellow at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, where she is responsible for the overall coordination of multiple research projects in areas of Humanitarian health, Community health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, Early Childhood Development, and Nutrition. She also serves as a mentor to the Qualitative Research Methods (QRM) module under the MPH program at BRAC JPGSPH and mentors students undertaking their Summative Learning Project (SLP). Prior to this, she worked with the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University, and with the International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh. Nazrana obtained a BSc. in Life Sciences from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and an MPH (Advanced) from the Australian National University (ANU).

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • MPH 511: Qualitative Research Method

Current Projects

1. Project: Targeting Strategies for BEP Supplementation in Pregnancy: Effectiveness Trial 
Donor: Johns Hopkins University
Role: Co-I

2.Story of ‘Humanitarian Play lab’- A Qualitative research
Donor: BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BRAC IED)
Role: Co-I

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Rahman, A, Khaled, N, Akter, M, Yesmin,S,  Zaman, SS, Marium, E & Afsana, K. (2022) The well-being of Rohingya children in Rohingya camps of Bangladesh during the Covid 19 pandemic: a qualitative exploration, Early Child Development and Care, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2022.2106979

2. Wong MCP, Tan CS, Chan AY, et al. Exploring COVID-19 circuit breaker (CB) restrictions at a migrant worker dormitory in Singapore: a case study and nested mixed-method analysis of stress management and mental health. BMJ Open 2022;12:e060163. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060163

3. Hildon, Z.JL., Panchapakesan, C., Hasan, M.T. et al. Exploring theory-based behavioral interventions promoting COVID-19 prevention and healthcare-seeking for migrant worker men in Singapore: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health 22, 2113 (2022).

Other Publications

i) “‘Tai nai sagu sai’: How one play-based intervention is preserving Rohingya culture in the Rohingya camps of Bangladesh”,  Published by Dhaka Tribune on August 25th, 2022  (
ii) “OP-ED: Learning in lockdown: Reaching Rohingya children in Cox’s Bazar camps”, Published by Dhaka Tribune on August 25th, 2021 (
iii) “Mother Volunteers: A community-led approach to promoting mental and psychosocial wellbeing of Rohingya mothers in humanitarian setting” (


Award for Best Experiential Learning Project for the Executive Course on Population Health Informatics, BRAC JPGSPH & CUNY SPH, March 2023

Research Interests

Maternal and Child Health Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Gender Social Determinants of Health Humanitarian Health


  • MPH (Australian National University)
  • BSc (National University of Singapore)