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Mikhail I Islam

Learning Designer

Centre for Professional Skill Development for Public Health

Short Biography

Mr. Islam is a Learning Designer specializing in designing indigenous Skills-based Curriculum, Skills-Learning Methodologies, Skills-based Faculty Development and Skills-Learning Outcomes & Assessment for the Public Health, Higher Education and corporate sectors. He is also an Adjunct Faculty in the MPH Programme. His BRAC SPH projects include: 1. OSUN 02H “DESIGNING COMMUNITY-CENTRIC SOLUTIONS IN LMIC HEALTH CRISIS RESPONSES” Health Professionals Skills Training – Learning Designer 2. WATERAID-BRAC SPH Community Handwashing Health Skills Learning Project – Learning Designer 3. ERASMUS+ “Transformative Public Health Education for Professional Employability in Bangladesh’s Health Sector” Capacity Building in Higher Education Grant – Co-Lead and Learning Designer 4. GSK – BRAC SPH “BUILDING PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP CAPACITY IN BANGLADESH” Public Health Management Training Project - Learning Designer

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • MPH 501: Introduction to Public Health

Current Projects

Learning Design Studio – BRAC SPH Community Handwashing Skills Learning Project

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

 Rashid, Sabina Faiz PhD Med Antrop and PH; Islam, Mikhail Idris Learning Designer (2022) Designing Transformative Public Health Education for the Developing World: how one course re-imagined a more indigenous MPH Volume:64;No:6,  pp.569-575

Other Publications

1.The Invisible Illness of Life: Women’s health narratives in a Dhaka informal settlement, 2019,  LSE UK Berkeley Summit

2.Water Salinity and Maternal Health, Daily Star, 2011

Research Interests

Not Applicable


  • B.A. in English & American Literature
  • Brandeis University 1995