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Ali Ahsan

Deputy Research Coordinator

Centre of Excellence for Non-Communicable Diseases and Nutrition (CNCDN)

Short Biography

Dr. ALI AHSAN is a Deputy Research Coordinator at the Centre of Excellence for Non-communicable Disease and Nutrition. He also coordinates the center. He is skilled in quantitative and qualitative research, non-communicable disease epidemiological research design, cross-sectional data analysis, conducting training, and disseminating research findings. He is coordinating Bangladesh part of a multi-country NCD surveillance study that explores the patterns and determinants of health in south asian populations. He is also involved in a project that aims to develop and test a sub-district-level intervention model to prevent and control NCDs. In 2022, He worked as a teaching fellow for NCD and Aging, and Health course in JPG SPH. He is one of the national master trainers for WHO PEN intervention. He received an NIHR award grant to pursue his Master in Public Health (MPH) from BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. He got his MBBS degree from Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur. He completed the certificate course in Diabetology from BIRDEM Hospital. He also has Post graduate training in General Surgery. He worked as an indoor medical officer at Enam Medical college hospital.

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • MPH 681: Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Ageing and Health

Current Projects

1. Project: Understanding the patterns and determinants of health in South Asian people-South Asia Biobank 
Donor: National Institute of Health and Care Research, UK
Role: Coordinator
2. Project: Development and testing of an Upazila-specific model of 'whole of the government' and 'whole of the society' approaches for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in a subdistrict of Bangladesh.
Donor: Integrated health science research and development find, MoHFW, Bangladesh
Role: Coordinator


1. Name of the award: Urakami Travel grant to attend 22nd IUNS-International Congress of nutrition in Japan
Awarding organization: URAKAMI Foundation, Japan
Year: 2022 

Research Interests

Epidemiology Non-communicable disease research


  • MPH (BRAC University)
  • MBBS (Rajshahi University)