I am a medical doctor with an MPH International Health and PhD in Health Systems Management. I am currently working as a scientist in the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). My research expertise includes epidemiology in infectious disease and vaccines, health systems research, health policy, gender research and bioethics. I have been in a scientific research track for about 18 years. My research works primarily focus on infectious disease in children and enteric diseases. I have also conducted research in street food safety and served as an expert in various technical committee including Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)of the United Nations. My research works have meaningfully contributed to developing health program in Bangladesh and globally. I have been a promoter of bioethics activities in icddr,b. I have served as an active member in the Ethical Review Committee of icddr,b for five years and actively organized various research training in Bangladesh. I also have served as a Faculty in a few well reputed School of Public Health in Bangladesh and mentored a number of junior doctors as a part of my obligation in the development of future public health leaders. I am an advocate of women researcher in icddr,b and founded a Women Scientist and Researchers Forum in icddr,b for promoting career of Bangladeshi women in science. I have published a number of articles in internationally reputable peer reviewed journals and served as a reviewer of a number of international peer reviewed journals.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2012