Researcher

Dr Md Shajedur Rahman Shawon

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Biography

 

Dr Shawon is a clinical and public health epidemiologist with broad interests in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and health system research. He is currently working as an epidemiologist at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Sydney. 

He studied medicine at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh’s number one ranked medical school. He then completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) from North South University,...view more

 

Dr Shawon is a clinical and public health epidemiologist with broad interests in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and health system research. He is currently working as an epidemiologist at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Sydney. 

He studied medicine at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh’s number one ranked medical school. He then completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) from North South University, Bangladesh with Summa Cum Laude. Later he pursued an MSc in Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute, as a Swedish Institute scholar. He completed a DPhil (PhD) in Population Health from Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. He also received advanced training in diabetes research from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), in genetic epidemiology from the University of Bristol, and in prevention strategies for non-communicable diseases from University of Oxford. He is an elected Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH).

Shawon has researched different chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, obesity, respiratory comorbidity) using electronically-linked large-scale routine healthcare data from UK and Sweden. During his time at Oxford, he investigated the relative importance of body size across the life course on the risk of adult-onset diabetes in a large prospective cohort of UK women (the Million Women Study). He also has a special research interest in health system research in low- and middle-income countries.

 


My Qualifications

 

DPhil in Population Health, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2019)

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)


My Awards

 

Scholarships and Fellowships:

  • Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, 2019
  • Nuffield Department of Population Health Scholarship for pursuing DPhil at the University of Oxford, 2017-2019
  • Erasmus + Trainee Fellowship for a global cardiovascular internship at the University of Cambridge, 2015
  • Swedish Institute (SI) Study Scholarship for studying MSc in Public Health Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute, 2014-16
  • University Merit Scholarship from North South University for studying Masters in Public Health, 2012-13 

Academic Excellence Awards:

  • Senior Hulme Scholarship from Brasenose College, University of Oxford for recognition of academic distinction in doctoral study, 2018-2019
  • Summa Cum Laude in Masters in Public Health from North South University, Bangladesh, 2015 
  • Talent-pool Scholarship from Ministry of Education, Bangladesh during MBBS course, 2006-11 

Training Grants:

  • 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, 2019
  • Student Support Fund from Brasenose College, University of Oxford for attending the Robert Turner Course on Clinical Research by EASD, 2018 

Travel Grants:

  • Sweden-Bangladesh Trust Fund Scholarship for DPhil study, 2017 
  •  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, 2013

 


My Research Activities

 

Current active research projects:

  1. Readmission after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG): systematic review and meta-analysis 
  2. Long-term impacts of care-fragmentation after  coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
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