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The First Private University in Bangladesh

Publications of Department of Public Health

List of Peer Reviewed Journal Articles & Books Published by Faculty Members

Prof. Dr. G. U. Ahsan

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Designate), North South University
Dean, School of Health & Life Sciences and
Professor, Department of Public Health

  1. SM Shahidul Islam, Ahsan G.U “Mental disorder among the victims of trafficking” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. BJMS. Volume 20& 21, Number 01& 02, March & September 2014 & 2015, PP. 44-47
  2. M Habibur Rahman, SM Shahidul Islam, Ahsan G.U “Introduction of Tele (Pro –Active ) Policing in Dhaka district on trial basis” BJMS. Volume 20& 21, Number 01& 02, March & September 2014 & 2015, PP. 14-17
  3. Ahsan G.U “Hyperglycemia down-regulates the cgmp-dependent protein kinase i expression in cytotrophoblasts” The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2014 vol 28 no. 1 Supplement LB241
  4. Md Shajedur Rahman Shawon, Fariha Binte Hossain, Gourab Adhikary, Rajat Das Gupta, Mohammad Rashidul Hashan, Md Fazla Rabbi and Ahsan G.U “Attitude towards diabetes and social and family support among type 2 diabetes patients attending a tertiary- care hospital in Bangladesh: a cross- sectional study” BMC Research Notes; 2016.
  5. Anwar Islam, Ahsan G.U, Tuhin Biswas “Health System Financing in Bangladesh: A situation Analysis” American Journal of Economics, Finance and Management; Vol. 1, No. 5, 2015, pp. 494-502
  6. Mobashera Jahan, Md Hasanuzzaman, Sharmin Mahbuba, Hosne Jahan, Sakib Chowdhury, Ahsan G.U, Thomas J. Kuehl, Mohammad N. Uddin “Prevalence of preeclampsia in pre-gestational diabetic pregnancy in Bangladeshi patients” Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health; Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 113–114
  7. Nadira Mehriban, Ahsan G.U, Tajul Islam “Knowledge and Preventive Practices Regarding Hepatitis B among Nurses in Some Selected Hospitals of Dhaka City, Bangladesh” South East Asia Journal of Public Health 2014;4(1):48-52
  8. Shubranta S Sanjoy, Ahsan G.U, Hayatun Nabi, Ziaul F Joy and Ahmed Hossain “Prevalence and Occupational Factors Associated with Low Back Pain Among The Female Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Study in Bangladesh” BMC Musculoskelital disorders; 2016.
  9. Supa Penpid, Karl Peltzer and Ahsan G.U “Risk of Eating Disorders among University Students in Bangladesh” International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 2014 vol 26
  10. Ahsan G.U, M Nasir Uddin, Md. Akhter Hossain, Sharmin Mahbuba, Mobashera Jahan, Ashik-Ur-Rahman, Md. Hasanuzzaman “The Magnitude of Public Health Problems and Challenges in Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality in Bangladesh” Medical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014
  11. Ahsan G.U, Deepa Barua, Sakib Chowdhury, Prashanta Nath Bhowmik, Tanzila Rafique, Ishtiaq Hossain, M. Nasir Uddin “Food Adulteration is a Burning Issue in Bangladesh” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 2014, P-56, Vol 19, No 02
  12. Ahsan G.U, K Bashar, O Rahman, CE Haque, R Lindsay, PD Chowdhury, M Jahan “Ecology and Disease Dynamics in Bangladesh: Vector Larval Indices and Risk for Dengue Epidemics in Dhaka” ECOHEALTH 2O14 | CONNECTIONS FOR HEALTH, ECOSYSTEMS AND SOCIETY, THE 5TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ECOLOGY & HEALTH, AUGUST 11-15, 2O14, Co-hosted by Cinbiose and CoPEH-Canada | Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.
  13. Mohammad Syaket Ahmed Shakil, Ahsan G.U, Quamrun Nahar, Nitai Kanti Das, Mobashera Jahan “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) on Dengue Disease Prevention Among the Adult Residents of Mohakhali, Dhaka: An Ethnographic Study” ECOHEALTH 2O14 | CONNECTIONS FOR HEALTH, ECOSYSTEMS AND SOCIETY, THE 5TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ECOLOGY & HEALTH, AUGUST 11-15, 2O14, Co-hosted by Cinbiose and CoPEH-Canada | Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.
  14. Parnali Dhar Chowdhury, C. Emdad Haque, Robbin Lindsay, Shakhawat Hossain, W. Abdullah Brooks, Kisor Paul, Ahsan G.U, Michael Drebot “Application of a Transdisciplinary Study Design for Understanding Dengue Transmission in Dhaka, Bangladesh” ECOHEALTH 2O14 | CONNECTIONS FOR HEALTH, ECOSYSTEMS AND SOCIETY, THE 5TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ECOLOGY & HEALTH, AUGUST 11-15, 2O14, Co-hosted by Cinbiose and CoPEH-Canada | Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.
  15. Ahsan G.U, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Ariful Bari Choudhury, Nazneen Akhter, Sufia Sultana “ The magnitude of public health Problem of HIV/AIDS Among the people Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Bangladesh” 6th International Public Health Conference, Ecological perspectives in Public Health for Sustainable Development: Changes, Risks and challenges, 15-16 August 2013, Miracle Grand Convention Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. P-55.
  16. M Abdul Khaleque, Faisal Bin Rashed, Fannana Rafa, Ahsan G.U, Donald James Gomes ”miRNA: An Overview of In Silico Prediction Method” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science . 2012: Vol 18(2) P 80-83.
  17. SM Shahidul Islam, Ahsan G.U “Sexually Transmitted Infections among the vitcims of Trafficking: Bangladesh perspective” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 2012: Vol 18(2) P110-113.
  18. Ahsan G.U, Nayeem S. A, Shafiq J, Gomes D.J. Magnitude of Public Health Problems with Multidrug-Registant (MDR) and Extensively Drug-Registant (xDR) Tuberculosis. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 2012: Vol. 18(1).p1-12
  19. Ahsan G.U, Manirul Islam, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Maleeha azeem, Shaikh Abdus Salam, SAM Ashik-Ur-Rahman, Mobashera Jahan, Samsuzzaman salim, Hamid Salim: “Female Friendly Tuberculosis Care in Rural Bangladesh: A New Innovation for Minimizing Gender Disparity.” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 2011:Vol 17(1). P 37-42.
  20. Donald James Gomes, Ahsan G.U, Sarder A Nayeem, Jonaid Shafiq: “Dietary and Lifestyle Modifications and Nutracetical Approaches for the Prevention and control of Type 2 Diabetes.” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 2011: Vol. 17(1). P 180-182.
  21. Donald James Gomes, Ahsan G.U, Nadia Sultana Deen, Sarder A Nayeem, Jonaid Shafiq (2011): “Botanical Medicines Available in Bangladesh with Anti-Diabetic Potential.” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. Vol. 17(1). P 01-15.
  22. Raisul Alam, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Nazrul Islam, Ahsan G.U, Nazmul Ahsan Khan (2011): “Oral Health Edification and Changing Behavior to Eradicate the Dental Carries in Bangladesh.”J. U. A. Med. Col. Vol. 1(2). P 56-60.
  23. Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Nazrul Islam, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Nadia Sultana Deen and Ahsan G.U, (2011): “Unmet need for Mass Campaign in reducing the risk of Cervical Cancer among Bangladeshi married women.” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, Vol 17 (1),.P 104-107.
  24. Labib Imran. Nazmul A. Khan. Ahsan G.U, Manirul Islam1 and SAM Khairul Bashar: “Provision of intensive care unit in the hospital can facilitate optimum critical care delivery practices in Bangladesh.” Journal of Medical Science 2010; 16 (1): 49-54
  25. Ahsan G.U, Nazmul A. Khan, Sufia Sultana, Maleeha Azeem, Shaikh A. Salam and Mobashera Jahan (2010): “Barrier towards Access to Health Care for Patients living with HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh.” International Conference on Knowledge Globalization (ICKG), NSU & Suffolk Univ Abs 2010; P 413.
  26. Nazmul A. Khan, Ahsan G.U, Kazi Saifuddin, and S. A. M. Khairul Bashar: Psycho-social Impacts of Environmental Degradation on Indigenous People. Journal of Phycological Environment 2009. Vol. 12(3), 38-46
  27. Ahsan G.U, Nazmul A. Khan, Maleeha Azeem, Shaikh A. Salam and Mobashera Jahan (2010): “HIV/AIDS awareness and risk behavior among the tribal tea garden workers of Shreemongal district of Bangladesh.” International Conference on Knowledge Globalization (ICKG), NSU & Suffolk Univ 2010; Abs 414-15.
  28. Maleeha Azeem, Ahsan G.U, Nazmul A. Khan, Shaikh A. Salam and Mobashera Jahan (2010): “Preventive awareness on HIV/AIDS awareness among the students of North South University of Bangladesh.” International Conference on Knowledge Globalization (ICKG), NSU & Suffolk Univ 2010; Abs P 414.
  29. Ahsan G.U, and Asadul Islam: The Changing Pattern, Future Challenges and Strategy for Primary Health Care & Public Health in Bangladesh, International Symposium for Regional Network Development for the Future of Primary Health Care Research and Teaching Imperatives, AIHD Proceedings. 2010
  30. Ahsan G.U. Khan N. A. Alamgir ASM. Salam S.A. Azeem M. “Magnitude Of Public Health Problem Of Pandemic Influenza 2009 In Bangladesh, Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM) and Tropical Health in a Time of Economic Crisis; Faculty of Trop Med. Abs Dec, 2009; p 130

Dr. Shirya Rashid, Ph.D

Professor, Department of Public Health.

  1. Rong S, Cortés VA, Rashid S, Anderson NN, McDonald JG , Liang F, Moona Y, Hammer RE, Horton JD. Expression of SREBP-1c requires SREBP-2-mediated generation of a sterol 2 ligand for LXR in livers of mice. eLife, 2017. Epublication ahead of print. Impact Factor 8.3.
  2. Tavori H, Giunzioni I, Predazzi IM, Plubell D, Shivinsky A, Miles J, Devay, RM, Liang H, Rashid, S, Linton MF, Fazio S. Human PCSK9 promotes hepatic lipogenesis and atherosclerosis development via apoE- and LDLR-mediated mechanisms. Cardiovascular Research 110: 268-278, 2016. (Editors’ Pick). Impact Factor 6.
  3. Giunzioni I, Tavori H, Covarrubias R, Major AS, Ding L, Zhang Y, DeVay RM, Hong L, Fan D, Predazzi IM, Rashid S, Linton MF, Fazio S. Local effects of PCSK9 on the atherosclerotic lesion. Journal of Pathology 238(1):52-62, January, 2016. Impact Factor 7.4.
  4. Rashid S (Corresponding Author), Tavori H, Brown PE, Linton M , He J, Giunzioni I, Fazio S. Response to letter regarding article, "proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 promotes intestinal overproduction of triglyceride-rich apolipoprotein B lipoproteins through both low-density lipoprotein receptor-dependent and -independent mechanisms". Circulation, 131(18):e428, May, 2015. Impact Factor 14.4.
  5. Tavori H, Rashid S, Fazio S. On the function and homeostasis of PCSK9: Reciprocal interaction with LDLR and additional lipid effects. Atherosclerosis, 238: 264-70, 2015. Impact Factor 4.
  6. Tavori H, Melone M, Rashid S (Co-Corresponding Author). Alirocumab: PCSK9 inhibitor for LDL cholesterol reduction. Expert Review in Cardiovascular Therapy,12(10), 2014.
  7. Rashid S (Corresponding Author), Tavori H, Brown PE, Linton MF, He J, Giunzioni I, Fazio S. Proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 promotes intestinal overproduction of triglyceride-rich apolipoprotein B lipoproteins through both low-density lipoprotein receptor-dependent and -independent mechanisms. Circulation, 130(5):431-41, 2014. Impact Factor 14.4.
  8. Rashid S (Corresponding Author),Sniderman A, Melone M, Brown PE, Otvos JD, Mente A, Schulze K, McQueen MJ, Anand SS, Yusuf S. Elevated cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity, a major determinant of the atherogenic dyslipidemia, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in South Asians. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, March, 2014. Impact Factor 4.
  9. Rashid S (Corresponding Author) and Kastelein JJP. PCSK9 and Resistin at the Crossroads of the Atherogenic Dyslipidemia. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy. 11(11):1567-77, 2013.
  10. Rashid S (Corresponding Author). Mechanisms by Which Elevated Resistin Levels Accelerate Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Diseases. Rheumatology- Current Research. June, 2013.
  11. Rashid S (Corresponding Author). What do High Resistin Levels Mean for Patients on Statin Therapy? Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy (Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Themed Issue), 11(3):255-7, 2013.
  12. *Melone M, Wilsie L, Palyha O, Strack A, Rashid S (Corresponding Author). Discovery of a New Role of Human Resistin in Hepatocyte Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Receptor Suppression Mediated in Part by PCSK9. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 59(19): 1697-1705, 2012. Featured in an Editorial by eminent endocrinologists, Drs. Fazio and Linton, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 59(19):1706-1708, 2012. Highlighted and Featured in Journal of American College of Cardiology Editors’ Highlights of Outstanding Publications Most Likely to Change Cardiology Practice from 2012, 61 (3): 357-385,Highlighted and Featured in news articles by the international media, including the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, UK Daily Mail and other global newspapers, as a breakthrough discovery. Impact Factor 18.
  13. Anand SS, Tarnopolsky M, Rashid S, Schulze K, Desai D, Mente A, Rao S, Yusuf S and Sharma AM. Lipodystrophy: Investigating why South Asians Develop Cardio-Metabolic Risk Factors: the Molecular Study of Health and Risk in Ethnic groups (mol-SHARE). Plos ONE, 6(7):1-8, 2011. Impact Factor 3.2.
  14. *Costandi J, Melone M, Zhao A, Rashid S (Corresponding Author). Human Resistin Stimulates Hepatic Overproduction of Atherogenic ApoB-Containing Lipoprotein Particles by Enhancing ApoB Stability and Impairing Intracellular Insulin Signaling. Circulation Research, 108(6):727-42, 2011. Highlighted and Featured in Circulation Research's Editors’ Anthology of Outstanding Publications from 2010-2011, 111: e294-e337, Impact Factor 11.
  15. Rashid S (Corresponding Author). Key Questions Resulting from the JUPITER Trial Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Intervention with Rosuvastatin. World Journal of Cardiology, 1(1): 41-45, 2010.
  16. *Rashid S (Corresponding Author), Marcil M, Ruel I, and Genest J. Identification of a Novel Lipid efflux Defect causing Low HDL Cholesterol that is not due to Mutations in the ABCA1 Gene but to Regulation of ABCA1 Protein. European Heart Journal (An Oxford Journal), 30(18):2204-2212, 2009. Impact Factor 15.2.
  17. Cortés VA, Curtis DE, Sukumaran S, Shao X, Rashid S, Smith AR, Ren J, Hamme RE, Agarwal AK, Horton JD and Garg A. Molecular Mechanisms of Hepatic Steatosis and Insulin Resistance in the AGPAT2-Deficient Mouse Model of Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy. Cell Metabolism; 9:165-176, 2009. Impact Factor 18.
  18. Rashid S (Corresponding Author) and Francis G. Statins and Primary Prevention: Is all the Evidence in? Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 24(4): 301-303, 2008.
  19. Rashid S (Corresponding Author). Should Cholesterol-Lowering Medication be Available without a Prescription in Canada? Canadian Journal of Cardiology; 23(3): 189-193, 2007.
  20. Rashid S (Corresponding Author) and Khandaker NR. Risk Factors for Early Myocardial Infarction in South Asians. JAMA, 297(17): 1880-1881, 2007. Impact Factor 38.
  21. Rashid S (Corresponding Author) and Genest J. The Effect of Obesity on HDL Metabolism. Obesity (A Nature Publication Journal), 15(12): 2875-2888, 2007. Impact Factor 4.4.
  22. Rashid S, Patterson B and Lewis G. What have we Learned about HDL Metabolism from Kinetic Studies in Humans? Journal of Lipid Research; 47(8): 1631-42, 2006. Impact Factor 6.
  23. Krimbou L, Hassan HH, Blain S, Rashid S, Denis M, Marcil M and Genest J. Biogenesis and Speciation of Nascent ApoA-I-Containing Particles in Various Cell Lines. Journal of Lipid Research; 46: 1668-1677, 2005. Impact Factor 6.
  24. Rashid S (Corresponding Author) and Lewis, GF. The Mechanisms of Differential Mineralocorticoid and Glucocorticoid Action in the Brain and Peripheral Tissues. Clinical Biochemistry, 38: 401-09, 2005.
  25. *Rashid S, Curtis DE, Garuti R, Anderson NN, Bashmakov Y, Ho YK, Hammer RE, Moon YA and Horton JD. Decreased Plasma Cholesterol and Hypersensitivity to Statins in Mice Lacking PCSK9. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(15), 5374-5379, 2005. Cited over 350 times. Impact Factor 9.4.
  26. Rashid S, Trinh DK, Uffelman KD, Cohn, JS, Rader DJ and Lewis GF. Expression of Human Hepatic Lipase in the Rabbit Model Preferentially Enhances the Clearance of Triglyceride Enriched versus Native HDL Apolipoprotein A-I. Circulation, 107(24): 3066-72, 2003. Impact Factor 14.4.
  27. Rashid S, Watanabe T, Sakaue T and Lewis GF. Mechanisms of HDL Lowering in Insulin-Resistant, Hypertriglyceridemic States: The Combined Effect of HDL Triglyceride-Enrichment and Elevated Hepatic Lipase Activity. Clinical Biochemistry, 36(6): 421-29, 2003.
  28. Rashid S, Uffelman KD and Lewis GF. The Mechanism of HDL Lowering in Hypertriglyceridemic, Insulin Resistant States. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 16(1):24-8, 2002
  29. Rashid S, Uffelman KD, Barrett PHR and Lewis GF. The Effect of Atorvastatin on HDL Apolipoprotein A-I Production and Clearance in the New Zealand White Rabbit. Circulation, 106(23): 2955-60, 2002. Impact Factor 14.4.
  30. Rashid S, Barrett PHR, Uffelman KD, Watanabe , Adeli K and Lewis GF. Triglyceride-Enriched HDL by Hepatic Lipase Ex-vivo Enhances HDL Apolipoprotein A-I Clearance in a Rabbit Model. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 22(3):483-7, 2002. Impact Factor 6.
  31. Rashid S, Uffelman KD, Barrett PHR, Vicini P, Adeli K and Lewis GF. Triglyceride Enrichment of HDL does not alter HDL-Selective Cholesteryl Ester Clearance in Rabbits. Journal of Lipid Research, 42(2):265-71, 2001. Impact Factor 6.
  32. Lewis GF, Rashid S and Lamarche B. Mechanism of HDL Lowering in Insulin Resistant States. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 498:273-7, 2001.
  33. Niwa M, Rashid S, Shum K, Mathoo J, Tchipahvili V, Mathoo J, Chan O, Kawamori R, Vranic M. and Giacca A. The Effect of JTT501 on Hepatic and Peripheral Glucose Uptake in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Dogs. Metabolism 49(7): 862-7, 2000. Impact Factor 4.4.
  34. Rashid S, Shi Z.Q, Niwa M, Mathoo JMR, Van Delangeryt M, Bilinski D, Lewis GF and Vranic M. Beta-blockade, but not Normoglycemia nor Hyperinsulinemia, Markedly Diminishes Stress-Induced Hyperglycemia in Diabetic Dogs. Diabetes, 49(2):253-62, 2000. Impact Factor 8.
  35. Lamarche, B, Rashid S and Lewis G.F. HDL Metabolism in Hypertriglyceridemic States: An Overview. Clinica Chimica Acta. 286(1-2):145-61, 1999.
  36. Sadhu H, Wiesenthal SR, MacDonald PE, McCall RH, Tchipashvili V, Rashid S, Satkunarajah M, Irwin DM, Shi ZQ, Brubaker, PL., Wheeler MB, Vranic M, Efendic S. and Giacca A. Glucagon-like Peptide 1 Increases Insulin Sensitivity in Depancreatized Dogs. Diabetes 48(5):1045-53, 1999. Impact Factor 8.
  37. Khandaker NR, Alam AMT, Khan KU, Jerin T, Khandaker RK, Rashid S (Corresponding Author). High Sodium in Drinking Water in Costal Bangladesh: Is it a Public Health Concern? Journal of the National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh. 2013.
  38. Brady PV, Khandaker NR, Rashid S (Corresponding Author). Low Sodium Intake: A Cause for Concern for Increased Cardiovascular Disease Events. Engineering Dimensions (The Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy's Professional Engineers Society of Ontario Journal), 45-47, July/August, 2012. 2012.
  39. Khandaker NR and Rashid S (Corresponding Author). Affordable Renewable Energy: How Microfinancing Powers Rural Bangladesh. The Journal of Policy Engagement (Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy), 2(6): 20-22, 2010. 2010.

Dr. Akhter Hossain, PhD

Associate Professor

  1. Training Challenges in the Developing Countries. PROSHIKHYAN, A Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 10, No. 2, January-June 2004. Bangladesh Society for Training and Development (BSTD). Dhaka.
  2. Population Training Program in the Developing Countries. PROSHIKHYAN, A Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 10, No.1, January-June 2002, Page-63. Bangladesh Society for Training and Development (BSTD). Dhaka.
  3. “Population Training Programs” The Bangladesh Observer, Nov.27, 1997. 4 Fundamentals of Homeopathy, Prothom Alo, September 2010.

Ahmed Hossain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health

  1. Paola Muti, Andrea Sacconi, Ahmed Hossain, Noa Bossel, Sabina Sieri, Vittorio Krogh, Franco Berrino, Francesca Biagioni, Sabrina Strano, Joseph Beyene, Yossi Yarden, Giovanni Blandino (2017) MiRNA-513a-5p Inhibits Progesterone Receptor Expression and Constitutes a Risk Factor For Breast Cancer: The ORDET Prospective Study, Carcinogenesis (accepted).
  2. Ahmed Hossain, GU Ahsan and Hayatun Nabi (2017) An Integrated Approach for Identifying Genes Associated with Chemotherapy Resistance in High-grade Serous Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Advances in Oncology Research, 3(1): 31-39. doi:10.18282/amor.v3.i1.173.
  3. Samira D Irfan, Omar Faruque, Mahabub U Islam,Shubrandu S Sanjoy, Ahmed Hossain (2017) Socio-demographic determinants of Adult Tuberculosis: A matched case-control study in Bangladesh, American Journal of Infectious disease 2:116-124.
  4. Ahmed Hossain and Afrin Dilshad (2017), School level factors associated with internet addictions among Adolescents: A cross-sectional study in Bangladesh, Journal of Psychometry.
  5. Sanjoy Sutradhar, GU Ahsan, Hayatun Nabi and Ahmed Hossain (2017) Occupational factors and Low Back Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study of Bangladeshi Female Nurses, BMC Research Notes, 10-173.
  6. Ahmed Hossain and Orin Mithila (2016) Sleep duration and treatment compliance: A population-based cross-sectional study of hypertensive patients, BMC Research Notes, 2016, 9:271.
  7. Ahmed Hossain and T.A. Khan (2016) Identification of genomic markers correlated with Sensitivity in solid tumors to Dasatinib using sparse principal components, Journal of Applied Statistics, doi: 10.1080/02664763.2016.1142941.
  8. Ahmed Hossain and Tasnuva Ahmed (2016) Factors associated with poor antenatal visits among the low-income pregnant women in Bangladesh, Journal of Pregnancy 21(2): 209-222.
  9. Ahmed Hossain (2015) Bayesian Regression Technique to estimate Area Under Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve and its application to MicroRNA data, Annals of Biometrics and Biostatistics, 2(1): 1013.
  10. Ahmed Hossain and Joseph Beyene (2015) Application of Skew-Normal Distribution for detecting differential expression to MicroRNA data. Journal of Applied Statistics, vol 1.
  11. Paola Muti, Andrea Sacconi, Ahmed Hossain, Noa Bossel, Sabina Sieri, Vittorio Krogh, Franco Berrino, Francesca Biagioni, Sabrina Strano, Joseph Beyene, Yossi Yarden, Giovanni Blandino (2014) Downregulation of microRNAs 145-3p and 145-5p is a Long-Term Predictor of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk: the ORDET prospective study, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
  12. Ahmed Hossain and Joseph Beyene (2013) Estimation of Weighted Log partial Area Under the ROC Curve and its Application to MicroRNA Data, Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2(6): 743-755.
  13. Ahmed Hossain and Joseph Beyene (2014) Analysis of Baseline, average and longitudinally measured blood pressure data using linear mixed model. BMC proceedings, 8 Suuple 1: S80.
  14. Ahmed Hossain, Andrew Willan and Joseph Beyene (2013) A flexible nonparametric approach to find candidate genes associated to disease in microarray experiments, Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 11(2): 1250021
  15. Ahmed Hossain, Andrew Willan and Joseph Beyene (2013) An Improved method on Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test for Gene selection from Microarray Experiments, Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation 42(7): 1563-1577.
  16. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2010) Mixtures density estimation in lifetime data analysis: an application of nonparametric Bayesian estimation technique, Journal of Statistics & Management Systems, 13(3): 605-615.
  17. Ahmed Hossain, Joseph Beyene and Andrew Willan (2009) A Flexible Approximate Likelihood Ratio Test for Detecting Differential Expression in Microarray Data, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 53(10): 3685-3695.
  18. Balakrishnan, N. and Ahmed Hossain (2007) Inference for the Type II Generalized Logistic Dis­tribution under Progressive Type II Censoring, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 77(12): 1013 – 1031.
  19. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2007) Risk factors for sleep disturbance and its effect on quality of life: An analysis of retrospective cohort study of adults with neck injuries, The Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine. 2(3): 95-100.
  20. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2007) Risk Factors of Coronary Heart Disease: An Analysis of Framingham Heart Study. Indian Heart Journal, 59: 147-151.
  21. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2007) Bayesian Analysis of Three-Way ANOVA Model and a Diagnostic Test for the Convergence of the Estimation, Journal of Statistics & Management Systems, 10(1):153-160.
  22. Ahmed Hossain and Shahnaz Fazlul Haque (2006) Using Bayesian Approach to Optimize some microbiology data, BRAC University Journal, Vol III, 1:65-69.
  23. Ahmed Hossain and Enayetur Raheem (2005) A comparison of Nonparametric and Parametric Approaches for Estimating Survival Function, The AIUB journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE), 4:19-24.
  24. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2004) Nonparametric Bootstrapping for Multiple Logistic Regres­sion Model Using R, BRAC University Journal, 1(2):109-113.
  25. Ahmed Hossain (2005) A Comparative Study of Selected Nonparametric Multi-state Approaches for Estimating the Survival Function, Journal of Statistics 21(2): 209-222.

Dr. Dipak Mitra

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health

  1. AMANHI Maternal Morbidity study group authors. 2016. Burden of severe maternal morbidity and association with adverse birth outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia: protocol for a prospective cohort study. J Glob Health, 6, 020601.
  2. Baqui, A. H., Mitra, D. K., Begum, N., Hurt, L., Soremekun, S., Edmond, K., Kirkwood, B., Bhandari, N., Taneja, S., Mazumder, S, Nisar, M. I., Jehan, F., Ilyas, M., Ali, M., Ahmed, I., Shabrina, A., Soofi, S. B., Sazawal, S., Dhingra, U., Dutta, A., & et.el. 2016. Neonatal mortality within 24 hours of birth in six low-and lower-middle-income countries. Bull World Health Organ 2016;94:752–758B
  3. Lee AC, Mullany LC, Ladhani K, Uddin J, Mitra DK, Ahmed P, Christian P, Labrique A, DasGupta SK, Lokken RP, Quaiyum M, Baqui AH; Projahnmo Study GroupLee, A. C., Mullany, L. C., Ladhani, K., Uddin, J., Mitra, D. K., Ahmed, P., Christian, P., Labrique, A., Dasgupta, S. K. & LOKKEN, R. P. 2016. Validity of newborn clinical assessment to determine gestational age in Bangladesh. Pediatrics, 138, e20153303.
  4. Mitra, D. K., Mahmud, A., Begum, N., Rafiqullah, I., Roy, A., Moin, S. M., Islam, M., Quaiyum, M. A., Ferdous, J., Applegate, J. A., Saha, S. K. & Baaqui, A. H. 2016. Implementation of the ANISA Protocol in Sylhet, Bangladesh: Challenges and Solutions. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 35, S55-9.
  5. Islam, M. S., Baqui, A. H., Zaidi, A. K., Bhutta, Z. A., Panigrahi, P., Bose, A., Soofi, S. B., Kazi, A. M., Mitra, D. K. & ISAAC, R. 2016. Infection Surveillance Protocol for a Multicountry Population-based Study in South Asia to Determine the Incidence, Etiology and Risk Factors for Infections Among Young Infants of 0 to 59 Days Old. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 35, S9-S15.
  6. Bartlett, L. A., Lefevre, A. E., Mir, F., Soofi, S., Arif, S., Mitra, D. K., Quaiyum, M. A., Shakoor, S., Islam, M. S., Connor, N. E., Winch, P. J., Reller, M. E., Shah, R., El Arifeen, S., Baqui, A. H., Bhutta, Z. A., Zaidi, A., Saha, S., Ahmed, S. A. & Group, A. N.-P. S. S. 2016. The development and evaluation of a community-based clinical diagnosis tool and treatment regimen for postpartum sepsis in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Reprod Health, 13, 16.
  7. Sarker BK, Rahman M, Rahman T, Hossain J, Reichenbach L, Mitra DK. Reasons for Preference of Home Delivery with Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in Rural Bangladesh: A Qualitative Exploration. PLoS One 2016; 11(1): e0146161
  8. Lee AC, Quaiyum MA, Mullany LC, Mitra DK, Labrique A, Ahmed P, Uddin J, Rafiqullah I, DasGupta S, Mahmud A, Koumans EH, Christian P, Saha S, Baqui AH. Screening and treatment of maternal genitourinary tract infections in early pregnancy to prevent preterm birth in rural Sylhet, Bangladesh: a cluster randomized trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2015; 15: 326
  9. Ladhani K, Lee A, Quaiyum M, Mullany L, Mitra DK, Labrique A, Christian P, Ahmed P, Rafiqullah I, Saha S. Prevalence and symptoms of abnormal vaginal flora in rural sylhet, Bangladesh. Annals of Global Health 2015; 81(1): 94-5.
  10. Baqui, A. H., S. K. Saha, A. S. Ahmed, M. Shahidullah, I. Quasem, D. E. Roth, A. K. Samsuzzaman, W. Ahmed, S. M. Tabib, K. Mitra, N. Begum, M. Islam, A. Mahmud, M. H. Rahman, M. I. Moin, L. C. Mullany, S. Cousens, S. El Arifeen, S. Wall, N. Brandes, M. Santosham, R. E. Black and B. Projahnmo Study Group in (2015). "Safety and efficacy of alternative antibiotic regimens compared with 7 day injectable procaine benzylpenicillin and gentamicin for outpatient treatment of neonates and young infants with clinical signs of severe infection when referral is not possible: a randomised, open-label, equivalence trial." Lancet Glob Health 3(5): e279-287.
  11. Baqui, A. H., Saha, S. K., Ahmed, A. S., Shahidullah, M., Quasem, I., Roth, D. E., Williams, E. K., Mitra, DK., Shamsuzzaman, A. K., Ahmed, W., Mullany, L. C., Cousens, S., Wall, S., Brandes, N. & Black, R. E. 2013. Safety And Efficacy Of Simplified Antibiotic Regimens For Outpatient Treatment Of Serious Infection In Neonates And Young Infants 0-59 Days Of Age In Bangladesh: Design Of A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 32, S12-8.
  12. Shah, R. , Mullany, L. C., Darmstadt, G. L., Mannan, I., Rahman, S. M., Talukder, R. R., Applegate, J. A., Begum, N., Mitra, DK., Arifeen, S. E., Baqui, A. H., Proj, AHNMo Study Group in Bangladesh 2014 Incidence and risk factors of preterm birth in a rural Bangladeshi cohort. BMC Pediatr. 14:112.
  13. Haque, U., Glass, G. E., Bomblies, A., Hashizume, M., Mitra, DK., Noman, N., Haque, W., Kabir, M., Yamamoto, T. & Overgaard, H. J. 2013. Risk Factors Associated with Clinical Malaria Episodes in Bangladesh: A Longitudinal Study. Am J Trop Med Hyg.
  14. Haque U, Soares Magalhães R, Mitra DK, Kolivras KN, Schmidt WP, Haque R, Glass GE. The role of age, ethnicity and environmental factors in modulating malaria risk in Rajasthali, Bangladesh. Malar J 2011 Dec 15;10:367
  15. Huq M, Chawdhury FA, Mitra DK, Islam MA, Salahuddin G, Das J, Rahman M. A pilot study on the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among clients of brothel-based female sex workers in Jessore, Bangladesh. Int J STD AIDS 2010. 21(4):300-1.
  16. Tahmina Sultana, Mohsina Huq, Anadil Alam, Dipak Kumar Mitra and Donald James Gomes “Prevalence and Genotyping of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Female with High-Risk Behaviour in Dhaka, Bangladesh.” Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 2010. 25(1): p. 65.
  17. Alam N, Streatfield PK, Shahidullah M, Mitra DK, Vermund SH, Kristensen S. Effect of single session counselling on partner referral for sexually transmitted infections management in Bangladesh. Sex Transm Infect 2011 Feb;87(1):46-51.
  18. Nessa K, Waris SA, Alam A, Huq M, Nahar S, Chawdhury FA, Monira S, Badal MU, Sultana J, Mahmud KF, Das J, Mitra DK, Sultan Z, Hossain N, Rahman M. Sexually transmitted infections among brothel-based sex workers in Bangladesh: high prevalence of asymptomatic infection. Sex Transm Dis 2005 Jan;32(1):13-9.

Dr. Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health

  1. Tek Bahadur Thapa, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Md. Akhter Hossain, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Sanjana Zaman, G. U. Ahsan. Status of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its associated factors among secondary school students after fifteen months of earthquake in Bhaktapur district, Nepal. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health. 2017; 7(4): 1-9.
  2. Sumayia Preity, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Shaheen Akhter , Abu Sayeed Md. Abdullah, Animesh Biswas. Views of the Parents of Autistic Children about Autism and Schools for Autistic Children: A Qualitative Study in Urban Bangladesh. International Journal of Public Health Research. 2017; 5(5): 56-61.
  3. Animesh Biswas, Jahangir Hossain, Abu Sayeed Md. Abdullah, Koustuv Dalal, Saidur Rahman Mashreky and Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Rescue and Emergency Management of a Water-Related Disaster: A Bangladeshi Experience. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health. 2017; 4(1): 1-9.
  4. Haruko Takeuchi, Md Al Fazal Khan, Mohammad Yunus, Md Imrul Hasan, Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Sayaka Takanashi, Hirotsugu Kano, Khalequz Zaman, Hafizul R Chowdhury, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Shinji Nakahara, Tsutomu Iwata. Anti-Ascaris Immunoglobulin E associatedwithbronchial hyper-reactivity in 9-year-old rural Bangladeshi children. Allergology International. 2016 Apr; 65(2): 141-6.
  5. Haruko Takeuchi, Al Fazal Khan, Mohammad Imrul Hasan, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Mohammad Yunus, Khalequz Zaman, Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Sayaka Takanashi, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Tsutomu Iwata. Comment on IgE responses to Ascaris and mite tropomyosins are risk factors for asthma. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 2016 Jan; 46(1): 178-80.
  6. Sultan Ahmed, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Maria Kippler, Renee Gardner, Hawlader MDH, Rubhana Raqib, Marie Vather. Arsenic exposure and cell-mediated immunity in pre-school children in rural Bangladesh. Toxicology Science. 2014 Sep; 141(1):166-175.
  7. Hawlader MDH, Noguchi E, El Arifeen S, Persson LA, Moore SE, Raqib R, Wagatsuma Y. Nutritional status and childhood wheezing in rural Bangladesh. Public Health Nutrition. 2014 Jul; 17(7):1570-1557.
  8. Mohammad D. H. Hawlader, Enbo Ma, Emiko Noguchi, Makoto Itoh, Shams E. Arifeen, Lars Ake Persson, Sophie E. Moore, Rubhana Raqib,Yukiko Wagatsuma. Ascaris lumbricoids infection as a risk factor for asthma and atopy in rural Bangladeshi children. Tropical Medicine and Health. 2014; 42(2): 77-85.
  9. Hawkesworth S, Wagatsuma Y, Kahn AI, Hawlader MD, Fulford AJ, Arifeen SE, Persson LÅ, Moore SE. Combined food and micronutrient supplements during pregnancy have limited impact on child blood pressure and kidney function in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Nutrition. 2013 May; 143(5):728-34.
  10. Khan AI, Hawkesworth S, Hawlader MD, El Arifeen S, Moore S, Hills AP, Wells JC, Persson LÅ, Kabir I. Body composition of Bangladeshi children: comparison and development of leg-to-leg bioelectrical impedance equation. Journal of Health and Population Nutrition. 2012 Sep; 30(3):281-90.
  11. Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, M. Arifuzzaman, M. Tajul Islam. Thalassaemia. Shahtha Shonglap (icddr,b). 2009; 17 (2): ISSN 1021-2078.
  12. ABM Shahidul Alam, ASMB Karim, MZ Hussan, MDH Hawlader, JA Begum. Effect of nutritional therapy on serum phosphate concentration in children with severe Protein Energy Malnutrition. Dhaka Shishu (child) Hospital Journal. 2009; 25: 21-25.

Dr. Ariful Bari Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health

  1. Gias Uddin Ahsan, M Nasir Uddin, M Akhter Hossain, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, on The Magnitude of Public Health Problem and Challenges in Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality in Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 2013 Vol 19(2),pp.119-127
  2. Raisul Alam, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Nazrul Islam, G U Ahsan, Nazmul Ahsan Khan, on Oral health education & changing behavior to eradicate the dental carries in Bangladesh; Journal of Uttara Adhunik Medical College. 2011 Vol 1(2): pp. 56-60, ISSN 2222-1476
  3. Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Nazrul Islam, G U Ahsan, on Unmet need for mass campaign in reducing the risk of cervical cancer among bangladeshi married women; Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 2011 Vol 17(2),pp.147-152

Dr. Mohammad Hayatunnabi

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health

  1. Sanjoy Sutradhar, GU Ahsan, Hayatun Nabi and Ahmed Hossain. Occupational factors and Low Back Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study of Bangladeshi Female Nurses, BMC Research Note, 2017, 10:173. DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2492-1
  2. Ahmed Hossain, GU Ahsan and Hayatun Nabi. An Integrated Approach for Identifying Genes Associated with Chemotherapy Resistance in High-grade Serous Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Adv Mod Oncol Res 2017; 3(1): 31–39.
  3. Farah Naz, Nasim Jahan, Nayma Sultan and Mohammad Hayatun Nabi. Effects of Peanut (Arachis Hypogaea L.) and Its Combination with Propranolol in Isoproterenol Induced Myocardial Damage in Rats. J Bangladesh Soc Physiol. 2016; 11(2): 74-79. DOI: 10.3329/jbsp.v11i2.30655
  4. Gias Uddin Ahsan, M Nasir Uddin, M Akhter Hossain, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Ariful Bari Chowdhury. The Magnitude of Public Health Problems and Challenges in Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences 2013 Sep; 19(1): 119-127.
  5. Nabi MH, Kabir MR, Ahsan GU, Mamoon Z, Khan NA. Epidemiological pattern of ischemic heart disease among the patients attending tertiary level hospitals in Dhaka city. Journal of Uttara Adhunik Medical College 2012 Jan; 2(1): 28-32.

Ms. Sadia Chowdhury

Lecturer, Department of Public Health

  1. Ilias Mahmud, Sadia Chowdhury, Bulbul Ashraf Siddiqi, Sally Theobald, Hermen Ormel, Salauddin Biswas, Yamin Tauseef Jahangir, Malabika Sarker and Sabina Faiz Rashid. Exploring the context in which different close-to-community sexual and reproductive health service providers operates in Bangladesh: a qualitative study. Journal Human Resources for Health 13(1), December 2015.
  2. Ruchira T. Naved, Lauren S. Blum, Sadia Chowdhury, Rasheda Khan, Sayeda Bilkis, Marge Koblinsky. Violence against Women with Chronic Maternal Disabilities in Rural Bangladesh’. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition: Vol: 30 (No. 2, page: 181-192), June 2012.
  3. R T Naved, S Chowdhury, S Arman, K Sethuraman. Mobility of unmarried Adolescent Girls in Rural Bangladesh. Journal Economic and Political Weekly: Vol: 42 (No. 44, page: 63-70), 2007.

Segupta Dilshad

Junior Lecturer

  1. Andaleeb S.S, Huda SSMS, Akhtar A and Dilshad S,"Customer Satisfaction With Complaint Resolution In The Power Sector In A Developing Economy",Journal of Public Sector & Non-Profit Marketing, 24:181-201, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2012, ISSN: 1049-5142 print/ 1540-6997 online, DOI: 10.1080/10495142.2012.705178.
  2. Huda SSMS, Akhtar A, and Dilshad S, "Critical Service Encounter: The Employee's Viewpoint (A Study on Restaurant Services in Dhaka City)", Global Journal of Management and Business Research, Vol: 10, No: 1, January 2010.
  3. Akhtar A, Huda SSMS and Dilshad S, "Critical Service Encounters: Employee’s Viewpoint a Study on Transport Services in Dhaka City", Journal of Social Sciences 1(2): 16-22, 2009.
  4. Huda SSMS, Akhtar A, and Dilshad S, " Negotiation Skills: Study of Male and Female Managers", Journal of Business Administration, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Vol- 33, No. 1 &2, January and April 2007, ISSN 1680-9823.
  5. Huda SSMS, Akhtar A, and Dilshad S, "Successful Negotiator’s Skills: Bangladesh Context", ICMA Journal, Vol: 37, No: 3, May-June 2009. ISSN 1817-5090.
  6. Dilshad, S. and Khastagir, KA. 2006. “Challenges of Inclusive Education in Mainstreaming Physically Challenged Children: A Conceptual Framework”. The Journal of Business and Society, Volume V, Number 1.
Published Peer-Reviewed Books
  1. Rizkalla J, Melone M and Rashid S (Corresponding Author). Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development: HDL Raising Therapies in Obesity (Book Chapter). Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development. Bentham Science Publishers, the Netherlands, 2009.ISSN:2210-2698.
  2. Collins T and Rashid S (Co-Corresponding Author). Hands-on Project 4: Medical Imaging with Image J (Book Chapter). Optical and Digital Image Processing. Cristobal, Schelkens, Thienpont (Eds.): WILEY-VCH Verlag GmBH & Co. KGaA Publishers, Weinheim,Germany,2009.
  3. Moiur Rahman, Rowshan Ara, Jean C. Sack, Henry Gerard Richards & Dipak Mitra (eds.) 2003. National Guidelines for Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections, Bangladesh, Dhaka: National AIDS/STD Programme (NASP) and icddr,b.