PhD, MS, BSc (Statistics)
I am a Research Fellow and Biostatistician at the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU), Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH), UNSW Sydney. With a professional career spanning over 15 years, I am currently involved in research projects focusing on reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, especially assisted reproductive technology, and exploring variations in the delivery and quality of health care. My work and interests are characterized by the application of innovative statistical methods to measure health outcomes and answer causal questions from longitudinal observational studies, and innovative approaches to data linking and data visualization.
I obtained my PhD from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and prior to that, I completed my BSc (Hons) in Statistics and MS in Population Sciences from Bangladesh. Before joining UNSW, I worked with icddr,b, Bangladesh, where my work involved evaluating the impact of health interventions, modeling risk factors associated with infectious diseases, and estimating the burden of infectious diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis E, Japanese encephalitis, respiratory viruses, cholera, and rotavirus.
• Monozygotic twinning: Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and Health Assessment (The MARTHA study); Funding: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd (AUD 49,664); Role: Principal Investigator.
• Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in New Zealand 2016 report; Funding: New Zealand Ministry of Health; Role: Investigator
• Report from ANZARD data on live birth rates after repeated assisted reproduction technology treatment cycles in Australia and New Zealand; Department of Health and Aged Care, Commonwealth Government: Role: Investigator.
• Assessment of the impact of hepatitis B vaccination in Bangladesh, a seroprevalence study; Funding: World Health Organization (USD 229,290); Role: Co-Principal investigator.
• Estimating the incidence of adult, maternal, and neonatal deaths from hepatitis E virus (HEV) in Bangladesh; Funding: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (USD 476,438); Role: Co-Principal investigator.
• Treatment-seeking pattern of severe diarrhoea patients and estimated cholera incidence in the catchment area of five hospitals in Bangladesh; Funding: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (USD 90,915); Role: Co-Principal investigator.
• A community intervention trial to reduce the risk of Nipah spillover through date palm sap in Bangladesh; Funding: FHI-360 (USD 390,101); Role: Investigator
• Mortality and hospitalizations due to influenza, rotavirus and other respiratory pathogens in Bangladesh; Funding: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (USD 150,102); Role: Investigator.
• Exploring Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Intervention Implementation and Deaths Attributable to Faecal-Oral Route Diseases among Mothers and Children in rural Bangladesh; Funding: UNICEF (USD 1,362,378): Role: Investigator
International Postgraduate Award (UIPA), 2015-18, UNSW, Australia
Scholarship for Master of Population Sciences at Dhaka University provided by the United Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)
Travel Award: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 63rd Annual Meeting, 2014, New Orleans, USA