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Proloy Barua

Assistant Scientist

Centre for Professional Skill Development for Public Health

Short Biography

Proloy Barua is an Assistant Scientist at JPGSPH with a PhD in Health Systems Management. He possesses expertise in conducting advanced statistical analyses, program evaluations using experimental and quasi-experimental designs, such as randomized control trials, difference-in-difference, propensity score matching, and regression discontinuity. In addition, he is skilled in GIS mapping and data visualization. Proloy is also proficient in creating short course curricula tailored for public health professionals in Bangladesh.

Current Projects

1. Project: Designing and Implementing Short Couse for Bangladesh Health Watch 
Donor: Bangladesh Health Watch 
Role: PI

2. Project: ARISE
Donor: UKRI
Role: Researcher 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Barua, P., Kibuchi, E., Aktar, B., Chowdhury, S. F., Mithu, M. I. H., Quayyum, Z., Teixeira de Siqueira Filha, N., Leyland, A., Rashid, S.F. & Gray, L. (2023). The effects of social determinants on children’s health outcomes in Bangladesh slums through an intersectionality lens: an application of multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity and discriminatory accuracy (MAIHDA). PLOS Global Public Health, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001588.

2. Kibuchi, E., Barua, P., Chumo, I., Teixeira de Siqueira Filha, N., Phillips‑Howard, P., Mithu, M. I. H., Kabaria, C., Quayyum, Z., Whittaker, L., Dean, L., Forsyth, R., Selim, T., Aktar, B., Sai, V., Garimella, S., Saidu, S., Gandi, I., Josyula, L. K., Mberu, B., Elsey, H., Leyland, A., & Gray, L. (2022). Effects of social determinants on children’s health in informal settlements in Bangladesh and Kenya through an intersectionality lens: A study protocol. BMJ Open, 12(6), e056494.

3. Barua, P., Bangpan, M., Narattharaksa, K., Suphanchaimat, R., & Chaiyakunapruk, N. (2020). Healthcare policies for stateless populations in ASEAN countries: a scoping review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 22(3), 597–620.

4. Barua, P., & Narattharaksa, K. (2020). Association between Health Insurance and Incidence of Death in Stateless Children in Tak Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Management, 22(3), 348–362.

5. Barua, P., & Narattharaksa, K. (2020). The impact of the stateless health insurance scheme on inpatient service
utilization of stateless children at the four selected district hospitals in Tak Province, Thailand. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 35(1).

6. Barua, P., & Narattharaksa, K. C. (2020). The health status and insurance affiliation of stateless children in Tak Province, Thailand. International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, 13(3), 219–238.

7. Barua, P., & Tejativaddhana, P. (2019). Impact of application of sufficiency economy philosophy on thewell‑being of Thai population: a systematic review and meta‑analysis of relevant studies. Journal of Population and Social Studies, 27(3), 195–219.

8. Barua, P., & Alam, S. (2002). Growth, price instability and flexibility of major crops in Bangladesh, The Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics. 23(2), 103–116

Other Publications

1. Barua, P. (2021). How to use R Programming for creating an interactive map showing health related facilities in urban informal settlement in Dhaka, Bangladesh [Tutorial]. Unpublished.

2. Barua, P. (2021). R Codes for creating an interactive map [Tutorial].

3. Barua, P. (2021). Spatial disparities in COVID‑19 cases, deaths, and vaccination coverage in Bangladesh An application of R Programming.

4. Barua, P. (2015). Factors affecting technology adoption among smallholder maize farmers in Tanzania.

5. Munshi, S., & Barua, P. (2013). Improving livelihood using livestock: Impact evaluation of “targeting ultrapoor” programme in Afghanistan. BRAC.

Research Interests

Social Epidemiology Child and Maternal Health Health Equity Climate Change and Urban Health


  • PhD in Health Systems Management (Naresuan University)
  • MA in Sustainable International Development (Brandeis University)
  • BSc in Agri Economics (Bangladesh Agricultural University)