PhD in public health and social epidemiology, UNSW Sydney, 2020
MSS (by research) in Sociology (3.80/4), University of Dhaka, 2009
BSS in Sociology (first class), University of Dhaka, 2008
Dr Huda is a social epidemiologist and researcher with expertise in mixed-method research on infectious diseases (HIV, STI, Covid-19) and an academic/lecturer. He has been working for several years in various areas of his interest, including the social epidemiology of infectious diseases and the community's role in preventing infectious diseases and promoting the sexual and reproductive health of marginalized populations. He has a growing expertise in mental health and chronic diseases. He published thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter. He also authored six newspaper articles and attended eleven international conferences with full scholarships. His research projects aim to prevent infectious diseases and improve the sexual/reproductive health and quality of life of vulnerable populations, including indigenous, older, sex workers, and other key populations.
He is acting as a researcher at WSU and a sessional academic/lecturer at UNSW/WSU and SCEI. Previously, he worked as a public health researcher at Kirby Institute and was responsible for systematically searching databases, writing PROSPERO protocols, developing journal protocols, and preparing draft manuscripts for publications in high-impact factor journals. 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. Additionally, he worked as a public health researcher in some international NGOs, namely 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 on HIV prevention) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and earned 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’.
Published journal articles
2012 - 2018:
Published newspaper articles
My Research Supervision
Dr Huda has been working as a full-time lecturer in Health Sociology and sessional academic in Public Health-related courses at various institutions in Australia (UNSW, WSU, USYD, SCEI, and ACU) and Bangladesh (GUB and IUB) for nearly six years. Currently, he is working as a sessional lecturer or academic at three institutions, such as UNSW, WSU, and SCEI. In these academic roles, he became involved in activities such as lecturing, tutoring, conducting practical classes on marking assignments, student consultations and other administrative tasks on-campus, online or a combination of both. He is also a Guest Lecturer in Communicable Disease Control at UNSW.