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Md. Jahedul Islam

Research Assistant

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

Short Biography

Mr. Md. Jahedul Islam has completed his bachelor and masters in Anthropology from the University of Chittagong. Currently he is working as a full time Research Assistant at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. Before that, he has served BRAC, GAGE, MGR and Bath University as a Research Assistant for last three years. He has had experiences in Gender based violence, Climate change impacts, Health system resilience, Disaster risk reduction, Communities of Practice, Pandemics preparedness, Civil registration and vital statistics while doing different research projects across the country. He has been awarded with the Best Writer recognition at regional and national level for two consecutive years. Till date he has published more than 40 articles (letter, feature, column) in different national dailies of Bangladesh both in Bangla and English. He has assisted a project named 'Community of Practice for Transdisciplinary Research and Action in Climate Change and Health in Asia' as a Co-focal person. Along with that, he has been associated with some other projects like 'Civil Registration and Vital Statistics', 'Community Support Team' and 'Pandemic Preparedness' so far. Furthermore, he has served as the field facilitator in the module of Qualitative Research Methodology of Public Health Programs in the MPH program of JPGSPH.

Current Projects

1. Project: Qualitative assessment of barriers to female birth and death registration in Bangladesh: An implementation research
Donor: Vital Strategies, GOB
Role: Research Assistant

2. Project: Communities of Practice for transdisciplinary research and action in climate change and health in Asia 
Donor: Quicksand India, Wellcome Trust
Role: Co-focal

3. Project: Bangladesh health sector’s preparedness to fight against future pandemics: A qualitative exploration of existing scenarios and best practices for future readiness
Role: Research Assistant

Other Publications

1. CoP for interdisciplinary study and action on climate change and health (2023). Daily Observer BD. Link:

2. Notun Bochore Bishwa Rajniti (2023). Daily Protidiner Sangbad. Link:

3. Nodimatrik Bangladeshe Nou Path Onirapod Keno (2022). Daily Chalaman New York. Link:

4. Tritiyo Bishwa Juddher Songkai Songkito Prithibi (2022). Daily Protidiner Sangbad. Link:

5. Hiroshima Nagashaki Hamlar 76 Bochor (2021). Daily Bangladesher Khabor. Link:  


•	1st Position at Bangladesh Young Writers Forum presents Regional Quiz Contest 2021
•	1st Runner-up at SAVE Youth Bangladesh presents International Human Solidarity Day Writing Contest 2020 
•	1st Runner-up at Bangladesh Tarun Column Lekhok Forum presents Best Writer of August 2021 
•	1st Runner-up at Bangladesh Tarun Column Lekhok Forum presents Best Writer of February 2022 
•	2nd Runner-up at Bangladesh Tarun Column Lekhok Forum presents Column Writing Contest 2021 
•	7th Position at VBD Gopalganj District presents Alokchitro - A Photography Contest 2021
•	9th Position at VBD Chattogram District presents Trash to Treasure 2021

Research Interests

Gender and Social Transformation Sexual and Reproductive Health Climate Change Child and Maternal Health Mental Health Digital Health Gender Based Violence Disaster Risk Reduction Migration and Diaspora Infectious Diseases Environment Urbanization South Asian Studies Anthropology and Culture etc.


  • MSS (University of Chittagong)
  • BSS (University of Chittagong)