PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1996
MBBS, Dhaka Medical College, 1982
With medical background and training in demography and epidemiology, I plan to continue my research endeavor in the following areas: a. reproductive epidemiology, including maternal mortality estimation; b. program evaluation for family planning and MCH care; c. health care utilizations: problems and issues d. quantitative research methods and complex population surveys. I am currently examining the prognosis, changes in quality of life and social integration of women with obstetric fistula after surgical repair in developing countries and addressing the challenges of estimating prevalence of obstetric fistula.
I teach Methods in Survey Sampling (BIOS 140.640) and Methods in the Analysis of Large Population Surveys (PFRH 380.712) courses.
Honors and Awards
World Health Organization(WHO) Research Fellow, Sept., 1991- August, 1993
AMTRA award 2004: Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award for outstanding mentoring and teaching service at BSPH, JHU
AMTRA award 2009: Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award for outstanding mentoring and teaching service at BSPH, JHU
Member, Technical Advisor Group (TAG), Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group [MMEIG], Consortium by WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA and the World Bank for Global Maternal Mortality Estimation.