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M. Hafizur Rahman, MBBS

  • Assistant Scientist

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615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E-8143
Baltimore, Maryland


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MBBS, 1992


Research interests include: - Improving health systems performance for the poor in low-income countries in Asia and Africa - Protecting the poor against the impact of health-related shocks - Developing innovations in health provision in low-income countries - Accessibility and utilization of health services for the poor and vulnerable

Honors and Awards

1999-2004 Gates Scholar, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 1996-1997 Ford Foundation Scholarship Award for pursuing graduate studies in public health, 2010 Faculty Grant Award, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

  • health systems, poverty and health, reproductive health, Bangladesh, South Asia, Africa, program impact evaluation, nephrology
  • 2012 ----- Rahman MH, Agarwal S. Drug Detailers and the Pharmaceutical Market in Bangladesh In Making health markets work better for the poor in Asia and Africa: A global challenge (book chapter in press)

  • Taha TE, Dadabhai SS, Rahman MH, Sun J, Kumwenda J, Kumwenda NI. 2012. Trends in birth weight and gestational age for infants born to HIV-infected, antiretroviral treatment-naive women in Malawi. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Vol 31. DOI: 10.1097/INE0b013e31824d9bd9.

  • Taha ET, Sufia S. Dadabhai SS, Sun J, Rahman MH,  Kumwenda J, Kumwenda N. 2012. Child Mortality Levels and Trends by HIV Status in Blantyre, Malawi: 1989-2009 (in press)

  • 2011 ------Viswanathan K, Hansen PM, Rahman MH, et al. 2011. Can community health workers increase coverage of reproductive health services? J Epidemiol Community Health. Doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200275.

  • Pongpirul K, Walker DG, Rahman H and Robenson C. 2011. DRG coding practice: a nationwide hospital survey in Thailand. BMC Health Services Research, 11:290.