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 the social determinants of health in marginalized populations. Currently, she works as a Deputy Coordinator 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, Maternal and Child Health, Early Childhood Development, and Nutrition. She is primarily involved in qualitative research. She also serves as a mentor to the Qualitative Research Methods module under the MPH program at BRAC JPGSPH. Prior to this, has 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
1. Project: Targeting Strategies for BEP Supplementation in Pregnancy: Effectiveness Trial Donor: Johns Hopkins University Role: Co-I 2.Story of â€˜Humanitarian Play labâ€™- A Qualitative research Donor: BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BRAC IED) Role: Co-I
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
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 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 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). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-14488-9
i) â€œâ€˜Tai nai sagu saiâ€™: How one play-based intervention is preserving Rohingya culture in the Rohingya camps of Bangladeshâ€, Published by Dhaka Tribune on August 25th, 2022 (https://www.dhakatribune.com/longform/2022/08/25/tai-nai-sagu-sai) ii) â€œOP-ED: Learning in lockdown: Reaching Rohingya children in Coxâ€™s Bazar campsâ€, Published by Dhaka Tribune on August 25th, 2021 (https://archive.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2021/08/25/op-ed-learning-in-lockdown) iii) â€œMother Volunteers: A community-led approach to promoting mental and psychosocial wellbeing of Rohingya mothers in humanitarian settingâ€ (https://jpgsph-comms.medium.com/mother-volunteers-a-community-led-approach-to-promoting-mental-and-psychosocial-wellbeing-of-e3b75b200e4)
Award for Best Experiential Learning Project for the Executive Course on Population Health Informatics, BRAC JPGSPH & CUNY SPH, March 2023