Field of Research (FoR)
I am a medically trained early-career epidemiologist currently working in the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at UNSW. I completed a DPhil in Population Health from the University of Oxford and I have an MSc in Epidemiology degree from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. I also have degrees in Clinical Medicine and Public Health from Bangladesh. Furthermore, I received advanced training in diabetes research from the European Association for...view more
I am a medically trained early-career epidemiologist currently working in the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at UNSW. I completed a DPhil in Population Health from the University of Oxford and I have an MSc in Epidemiology degree from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. I also have degrees in Clinical Medicine and Public Health from Bangladesh. Furthermore, I received advanced training in diabetes research from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), genetic epidemiology from the University of Bristol, and prevention strategies for non-communicable diseases from University of Oxford.
I have researched different chronic diseases (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and respiratory comorbidity) using electronically linked large-scale routine healthcare data from Australia, UK, and Sweden.
I am currently working on several projects focusing on various health outcomes after cardiac events and procedures in older Australian adults. My research also focuses on using linked administrative data to address important gaps in health system research.
- DPhil in Population Health, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2020)
- MSc in Public Health Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2016)
- Masters in Public Health (MPH), North South University, Bangladesh (2014)
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS], University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2011)
Scholarships and Fellowships:
- 2019: Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health
- 2017-2019: Nuffield Department of Population Health Scholarship for pursuing DPhil at the University of Oxford
- 2015: Erasmus + Trainee Fellowship for a global cardiovascular internship at the University of Cambridge
- 2014-2016: Swedish Institute (SI) Study Scholarship for studying MSc in Public Health Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute
- 2012-2013: University Merit Scholarship from North South University for studying Masters in Public Health
Academic Excellence Awards:
- 2018-2019: Senior Hulme Scholarship from Brasenose College, University of Oxford for recognition of academic distinction in doctoral study
- 2015: Summa Cum Laude in Masters in Public Health from North South University, Bangladesh
- 2006-2011: Talent-pool Scholarship from Ministry of Education, Bangladesh during MBBS course
- 2019: NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford Bursary for attending the course on Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) at Oxford
- 2019: NDPH Research Student Fund for attending the course Genetic Epidemiology at Bristol
- 2018: Student Support Fund from Brasenose College, University of Oxford for attending the Robert Turner Course on Clinical Research by EASD
- 2017: Sweden-Bangladesh Trust Fund Scholarship for DPhil study
- 2013: HRH Prince Charles Foundation Scholarship from HRH The Prince of Wales Trust for attending the MOSAIC International Leadership Program 2013, UK as a delegate from Bangladesh
- 2013: Early Stage Researcher Award from Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation for attending the ITM-IPH Colloquium 2013 in Bangalore, India
My Research Activities
My research is focused on generating real-world evidence on early outcomes after major cardiac events and procedures, which in turn will help improving patients' health and quality of life, and optimizing healthcare utilization. Using various linked administrative data in Australia, I am currently investigating the drivers of adverse health outcomes (e.g. readmissions and mortality) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. I am also examining the full benefits of intensive Phase 1 cardiac rehabilitation via a standardized clinical pathway following cardiac procedures.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
I am interested in projects using large-scale routinely collected big data and advanced epidemiological analytic techniques to generate real-world evidence on cardiovascular health, aging, and health service research.
Covid19 related engagements in the media:
My teaching interests combine the areas of epidemiology and statistics to enable students to conduct and interpret research studies in important areas of population health.
I am the co-convener of the “Statistical Foundations of Health Data Science” course in the Master of Science in Health Data Science programme offered by the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at UNSW. I am also teaching in two other courses of the same programme: “Context of Health Data Science” and “Statistical Modelling II.”