PhD in epidemiology and sexual health, UNSW Sydney
BSS and MSS (by research) in Sociology, University of Dhaka
Dr Huda is a health sociologist with a major in Public Health and Sociology. He has been working for several years in various areas of his interest, including the social epidemiology of infectious diseases and community role in promoting sexual and reproductive health of marginalized populations. He has a growing interest in mental health and chronic diseases. He published eleven articles in peer-reviewed journals, six newspaper articles and attended eight international conferences.
He is acting as a casual research assistant in the School of Population Health. In this position, he holds responsible for systematically searching databases, writing PROSPERO protocols, developing protocols for journals, and preparing draft manuscripts for publications in high impact factor journals. The databases include Scopus, Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Global Health, CINAHL, PubMed, ProQuest, PsycINFO, Web of Science, and Google Scholar. Previously, Dr Huda acted as a data quality analyst at the NSW Ministry of Health. In this capacity, he worked in the surveillance and epidemiology teams primarily responsible for ensuring quality and managing novel coronavirus-related data to make evidence-based decisions regarding Australia’s response to COVID-19. Dr Huda also worked as a public health researcher at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Medicine. Before coming to Australia, he worked as a researcher in some international NGOs, namely the Save the Children and Action Aid.
He was awarded a prestigious UIPA scholarship to undertake his PhD at SPHCM. His PhD topic was 'A mixed-methods study of sex work and the HIV prevention environment for female sex workers in Bangladesh'. Earlier, Dr Huda did a Bachelor of Social Sciences (by research) and Master of Social Sciences in Sociology (by research) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and earned the first-class (fourth position in order of merit) and 3.80/4 out of 225 students, respectively. Due to his excellent academic results, the University of Dhaka awarded him the ‘SM Hall Scholarship’.
University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) scholarship
International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) scholarship
International AIDS Society Scholarship
SM Hall Scholarship
Situation of children of sex workers in Daulatdia brothel area in Bangladesh. Grant from the Save the Children, 10,000 USD.
Commercial sex and vulnerability to HIV infection among the children of sex workers in Tangail brothel. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and Action Aid, 8,000 USD.
Climate change adaptation strategies in Bangladesh. Grant from Green University of Bangladesh, 2,000 USD.