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Adrita Kaiser

Deputy Coordinator

Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (CGSRHR)

Short Biography

Adrita Kaiser is a Deputy Coordinator at James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), BRAC University, Bangladesh. She has three years of working experience in clinical health and more than four years of research experience in rural and urban contexts. She is equally experienced in project coordination and undertaking a wide range of research methodologies, including mixed-method research, Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT), Quasi-experimental design, Evaluation, and implementation research. Adrita is also experienced in Scoping reviews and Systematic reviews around various critical topics. Along with her extensive engagement in research works, she also teaches in the Master of Public Health programme at BRAC JPGSPH. Adrita is also highly experienced in developing policy advocacy materials of high impact to disseminate research findings on national and international platforms. Her current works focus on vulnerable populations like persons with disabilities, Forcefully Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs), and rural-disadvantaged adolescents and women. She is keenly interested in the health system and health policy research better to address social inequalities and inadequate access to health care. She will soon (August 2023) start her MSc in Global Health and Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute with the highly competitive and very prestigious Karolinska Scholarship.

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • MPH 501: Introduction to Public Health
  • MPH 511: Qualitative Research Method
  • MPH 530: Health Systems Management
  • MPH 660: Gender
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Current Projects

1. Project: Adolescent Menstrual Experience and Health Cohort Study in Bangladesh 
Donor: Burnet Institute, Australia
Role: Project Coordinator and Co-I

2. Project: Early Child Marriage and Early Childbearing in Humanitarian Settings of Bangladesh and Yemen 
Donor: R2HC
Role: Project Coordinator and Co-I

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Amin A, Das AS, Kaiser A, Rashid SF, Hasan MT. Documenting the challenges of conducting research on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of persons with disabilities in a low-and-middle-income country setting: lessons from Bangladesh. BMJ Global Health 2020; volume 5, issue 12 

Aktar, B., Rajendra, K.L., Kaiser A. et al. Feasibility of establishing a core set of sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health indicators in humanitarian settings: results from a multi-methods assessment in Bangladesh. Reprod Health 19, 121 (2022).

Ahmed AI, Kaiser A, Jayal G, et al. COVID-19 and the fear of other unknowns: challenges and lessons learned from a digital contact tracing activity in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Journal of Global Health Reports. (2022);6:e2022021. doi:10.29392/001c.33818

Lim IE, Mahmud I, Chowdhury MU, Kaiser A,, "Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Ghana: assessing the status and determinants of the literacy-numeracy, physical, social-emotional, and learning domains". International Journal of Early Childhood. DOI: 10.1007/s13158-023-00349-y

Other Publications

1.	Rapid assessment report: 'Crisis within a Crisis': Situation Analysis and Post-Fire Incident Rapid Assessment of Affected Rohingya Camps (2021). BRAC JPGSPH. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.17994.70081
2.	Inherent Burdens of Disability & Moving Ahead of it (2020). DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15504.33285
3.	Inclusive Health Services for Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh: Challenges & Prospects (2020). DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32281.54885
4.	A study on accessible healthcare in Bangladesh & challenges to overcome. (2020). 
5.	Abstract: 
Kaiser A, Understanding barriers and facilitators to sexual and reproductive health care rights of women with disabilities in Bangladesh, Seventh International Conference on Gender & Women’s Studies 2020 (GWS2020)

Kaiser A, Das AS, Rashid SF, Hasan MT. A situation analysis of sexual and reproductive health care services of persons with disabilities in Bangladesh, 5th World Disability & Rehabilitation Conference (WDRC), 2020

Research Interests

SRHR Health Systems Health Inequalities MNCH Digital Health FDMN Epidemiology


  • MSc (Karolinska Institutet) (August 2023) MPH (BRAC JPGSPH) MBBS (University of Dhaka)