Department of Public Health

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Professor Dr. Abu Naser Zafar Ullah, Associate Dean & Professor
Prof. Dr. Zafar is an accomplished and internationally reputed global health expert with over 30 years’ experience working with world-class UK and European universities, and many international non-profit organizations in the UK and abroad: such as, UNHCR, World Health Organization (WHO), USAID, UKAid/DFID, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and Save the Children (UK). He joined the University of Leeds, UK in 2001 and has helped to develop and deliver new curricula in a wide array of public health topics including Msc in International Health. He was the founder Program Director for MSc in International Health at one of the Russell Group Universities in the UK. His last appointment was Head of International Public Health Programs at KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
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A.B.M. Alauddin Chowdhury, Associate Professor & Head
Dr. Alauddin Completed Bachelor of Social Science (B.S.S.-Honours) and Master of Social Science (M.S.S.) in Sociology from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He accomplished PhD degree from the Department of Global Health and Epidemiology under Social Medicine Cluster of Hokkaido University, Japan. He was Research Fellow in the Department of Health for Senior Citizens at the same university of Japan. Dr. Alauddin is affiliated as Faculty Member of this Department since 2013. He is also serving as Associate Managing Editor in the Editorial Board of the Daffodil International University Journal of Allied Health Sciences (DIUJAHS). His fields of interest are socio-medical research, medical anthropology, nutrition and mental health.
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Md. Shahjahan, Associate Professor
Md. Shahjahan completed his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Statistics from Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has had a long career in the field of public health research and teaching with different national and international organizations. He had occupied several positions in different organizations and gained substantial knowledge of classroom teaching. Bio-statistics and public health research are his main interests. Click for details


Salamat Khandker, Associate Professor
Salamat Khandker is a medical doctor and completed his MBBS and MD from the Free University of Berlin. He was awarded a Master of Science in Community Health and Health Management in Developing Countries from the University of Heidelberg. He worked more than 17 years under the World Health Organization (WHO). He presented scientific papers in many international workshops and seminars.  Khandker wished to join this Department as it is an ideal place to explore professional experience in a diversified field and conduct research in public health. His interests are occupational and environmental health.
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Nadira Mehriban, Assistant Professor
Nadira Mehriban completed her MBBS from Bangladesh Medical College and Master's in Public Health (MPH-Reproductive Health) from the State University of Bangladesh. She completing a second Master's in Public Health (MPH- Epidemiology) from North South University. Nadira has been a full-time faculty member since the inception of the Department. Her special interest is reproductive and child health.
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Md. Imdadul Haque, Lecturer (Senior Scale)
Md. Imdadul Haque gained BSS (Hons.) and MSS in Anthropology from the University of Chittagong and Master's in Public Health (MPH) from Daffodil International University. He received the Chancellor's Gold Medal for his outstanding academic performance in MPH.  He has more than 8 years prior working experience as a Sr. Health Professional at the Health, Nutrition and Population Program in Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) and at Research Division in National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT).  His areas of interest is public health teaching and research, specially in the fields of Epidemiology and Mental Health.
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