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Md. Jahedul Islam

Senior Research Assistant

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

Short Biography

Mr. Md. Jahedul Islam is a writer and researcher in public health. He has finished his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Anthropology from the University of Chittagong and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM) from the Academy of Business Professionals (ABP). He is employed full-time as a Senior Research Assistant at BRAC University's James P. Grant School of Public Health. He worked as a Data Transcriber, Research Assistant, and Deputy Research Coordinator for almost three years with BRAC, Gender and Adolescent: Global Evidence (GAGE), Micro Governance Research Initiative (MGR), and Bath University. His research interests include implementation science, SRHR, GBV, DRR, climate change, health systems, communicable diseases, universal health coverage, pandemic response, and humanitarian crises. In national and international publications and journals, he has published over sixty articles, letters, features, and abstracts in Bangla and English. He has received the Best Writer Award three times at the regional and national levels. Furthermore, he has served as a field facilitator in the module of Qualitative Research Methodology of Public Health Programs, a teaching fellow in the module of Implementation Research, and mentored the students in their Summative Learning Project (SLP) in the MPH program of JPGSPH.

Current Projects

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

2. Project: Facilitators and Barriers of management of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis in Bangladesh: An Implementation Research through Gender Lens
Donor: WHO
Role: Senior Research Assistant

3. Project: Qualitative Study on Water Salinity and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Donor: UNFPA
Role: Senior Research Assistant

Other Publications

1.      Understanding the range of identity (2024). Dhaka Tribune. 

2.      WHO’s preparations for 2024 (2024). Daily Observer. 

3.      Collective Efforts to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (2023). International Policy Digest. 

4.      Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Obstacles (2023). Perspective Magazine. 

5.      Is Universal Health Coverage in sight? (2024). Daily Observer. 


•	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.


  • PGD (Academy of Business Professionals)
  • MSS (University of Chittagong)
  • BSS (University of Chittagong)