Dr Repon Paul

Dr Repon Paul

Research Fellow

PhD, MS, BSc (Statistics)

Medicine & Health
Centre for Big Data Research in Health

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.

Phone
61 (2) 9385 9460
Location
Level 2, AGSM Building (G27), UNSW Sydney campus
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dominiek C; Amanda H; Georgina C; Repon P; Angela M; Teena C; Donnolley N; Henry A; Paul R; Chambers G, 2021, 'Exploring variation in the performance of planned birth: A mixed method study', Midwifery, 98, pp. 102988, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.102988
    Journal articles | 2020
    Paul RC; Fitzgerald O; Lieberman D; Venetis C; Chambers GM, 2020, 'Cumulative live birth rates for women returning to ART treatment for a second ART-conceived child', Human Reproduction, 35, pp. 1432 - 1440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deaa030
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Hepatitis e as a cause of adult hospitalization in Bangladesh: Results from an acute jaundice surveillance study in six tertiary hospitals, 2014-2017', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007586
    Journal articles | 2019
    Salje H; Paul KK; Paul R; Rodriguez-Barraquer I; Rahman Z; Alam MS; Rahman M; Al-Amin HM; Heffelfinger J; Gurley E, 2019, 'Nationally-representative serostudy of dengue in Bangladesh allows generalizable disease burden estimates', eLife, 8, pp. e42869, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/elife.42869
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Hepatitis E as a cause of adult hospitalization in Bangladesh: Results from an acute jaundice surveillance study in six tertiary hospitals, 2014-2017', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/688721
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ahmed M; Abedin J; Alam KF; Mamun AA; Paul RC; Rahman M; Iuliano AD; Sturm-Ramirez K; Parashar U; Luby SP; Gurley ES, 2018, 'Incidence of acute diarrhea-associated death among children < 5 years of age in Bangladesh, 2010-12', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 98, pp. 281 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0384
    Journal articles | 2018
    Guinness L; Paul RC; Martins JS; Asante A; Price J; Hayen A; Wiseman V; Jan S; Soares A, 2018, 'Determinants of health care utilisation: the case of Timor-Leste.', International Health, 10, pp. 412 - 420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihy044
    Journal articles | 2018
    Paul RC; Gidding HF; Nazneen A; Banik KC; Sumon SA; Paul KK; Luby SP; Gurley ES; Hayen A, 2018, 'A low-cost, community knowledge approach to estimate maternal and jaundice-associated mortality in rural Bangladesh', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99, pp. 1633 - 1638, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0974
    Journal articles | 2018
    Paul RC; Rahman M; Wiesen E; Patel M; Banik KC; Sharif AR; Sultana S; Rahman M; Liyanage J; Abeysinghe N; Kamili S; Murphy T; Luby SP; Mast EE, 2018, 'Hepatitis B surface antigen seroprevalence among prevaccine and vaccine era children in Bangladesh', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99, pp. 764 - 771, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0721
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chambers GM; Paul R; Harris K; Fitzgerald O; Boothroyd C; Rombaults L; Chapman MG; Jorm L, 2017, 'Cumulative live-birth rates after repeated assisted reproduction technology treatment cycles in Australian and New Zealand', Medical Journal of Australia, 207, pp. 114 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.01435
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chambers GM; Paul RC; Harris K; Fitzgerald O; Boothroyd CV; Rombauts L; Chapman MG; Jorm L, 2017, 'Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand: Cumulative live birth rates as measures of success', Medical Journal of Australia, 207, pp. 114 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.01435
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nahar N; Paul RC; Sultana R; Sumon SA; Banik KC; Abedin J; Asaduzzaman M; Garcia F; Zimicki S; Rahman M; Gurley ES; Luby SP, 2017, 'A Controlled Trial to Reduce the Risk of Human Nipah Virus Exposure in Bangladesh', EcoHealth, 14, pp. 501 - 517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10393-017-1267-4
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nahar N; Asaduzzaman M; Sultana R; Garcia F; Paul RC; Abedin J; Sazzad HMS; Rahman M; Gurley ES; Luby SP, 2017, 'A large-scale behavior change intervention to prevent Nipah transmission in Bangladesh: Components and costs', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-2549-1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nikolay B; Salje H; Sturm-Ramirez K; Azziz-Baumgartner E; Homaira N; Ahmed M; Iuliano AD; Paul RC; Rahman M; Hossain MJ, 2017, 'Evaluating Hospital-Based Surveillance for Outbreak Detection in Bangladesh: Analysis of Healthcare Utilization Data', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002218
    Journal articles | 2016
    Homaira N; Luby, SP ; Hossain, K ; Islam, K ; Ahmed, M ; Rahman, M ; Rahman, Z ; Paul, R C ; Bhuiyan MU ; Brooks, W A ; Sohel B M ; Banik K C ; Widdows M-A ; Willby, M ; Rahman, M ; Bresee, J ; Ramirez, K-S ; Azziz-Baumgartner, E , 2016, 'Respiratory viruses associated hospitalization among children aged <5 in Bangladesh: 2010-2014', PLoS One, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147982
    Journal articles | 2016
    Paul RC; Faruque ASG; Alam M; Iqbal A; Zaman K; Islam N; Sobhan A; Das SK; Malek MA; Qadri F; Cravioto A; Luby SP, 2016, 'Incidence of severe diarrhoea due to Vibrio cholerae in the catchment area of six surveillance hospitals in Bangladesh', Epidemiology and Infection, 144, pp. 927 - 939, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268815002174
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nahar N; Paul RC; Sultana R; Gurley ES; Garcia F; Abedin J; Sumon SA; Banik KC; Asaduzzaman M; Rimi NA; Rahman M; Luby SP, 2015, 'Raw sap consumption habits and its association with knowledge of Nipah virus in two endemic districts in Bangladesh', PLoS ONE, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0142292
    Journal articles | 2014
    Das J, 2014, 'Factors Associated with Elderly Depression among Rural Bangladeshi Individuals', American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 2, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.11648/j.ajpn.20140201.11
    Journal articles | 2014
    Gurley ES; Hossain MJ; Paul RC; Sazzad HMS; Islam MS; Parveen S; Faruque LI; Husain M; Ara K; Jahan Y; Rahman M; Luby SP, 2014, 'Outbreak of hepatitis e in urban Bangladesh resulting in maternal and perinatal mortality', Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59, pp. 658 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu383
    Journal articles | 2012
    Homaira N; Luby SP; Alamgir ASM; Islam K; Paul R; Abedin J; Rahman M; Azim T; Podder G; Sohel BM; Brooks A; Fry AM; Widdowson MA; Bresee J; Rahman M; Azziz-Baumgartner E, 2012, 'Influenza-associated mortality in 2009 in four sentinel sites in Bangladesh', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90, pp. 272 - 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.11.095653
    Journal articles | 2011
    Paul RC; Rahman M; Gurley ES; Hossain MJ; Diorditsa S; Hasan AM; Banu SS; Alamgir A; Rahman MA; Sandhu H; Fischer M; Luby SP, 2011, 'A novel low-cost approach to estimate the incidence of Japanese encephalitis in the catchment area of three hospitals in Bangladesh', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 85, pp. 379 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0706
  • Preprints | 2024
    Allen SW; Dos Santos GR; Paul KK; Paul R; Rahman Z; Alam MS; Rahman M; Al-Amin HM; Vanhomwegen J; Smull T; Lee KH; Gurley ES; Salje H, 2024, Results of a nationally representative seroprevalence survey of chikungunya virus in Bangladesh, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2024.03.25.24304711
    Preprints | 2024
    Duque MP; Naser AM; Paul KK; Rahman M; Alam MS; Al-Amin HM; Ziaur Rahman M; Hossain ME; Paul RC; Luby SP; Cauchemez S; Vanhomwegen J; Gurley ES; Salje H, 2024, Informing an investment case for Japanese encephalitis vaccine introduction in Bangladesh, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2024.03.06.24303865
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Donnolley N; Paul R; Homer C; Nicholl M; Chambers G, 2021, 'The ‘Raising the B@RR Study’ - Using the MaCCS and ICHOM Pregnancy and Childbirth Standards to evaluate maternal and perinatal outcomes.', presented at 2021 Australian College of Midwives Virtual National Conference, 13 October 2021 - 14 October 2021
    Reports | 2018
    Fitzgerald O; Paul R; Harris K; Chambers G, 2018, Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2016. Sydney: National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, the University of New South Wales
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Salje H; Paul K; Paul R; Rahman Z; Alam M; Rahman M; Al-Amin H; Heffelfinger J; Gurley E, 2018, 'NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE SEROSTUDIES FROM BANGLADESH SHOW LARGE-SCALE HETEROGENEITY IN DENGUE RISK', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, LA, New Orleans, pp. 289 - 289, presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM), LA, New Orleans, 28 October 2018 - 01 November 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000461386603254&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Reports | 2017
    Fitzgerald O; Harris K; Paul RC; Chambers GM, 2017, Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2015, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Reports | 2016
    Harris K; fitzgerald O; paul RC; macaldowie A; lee E; chambers GM, 2016, Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2014, National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, UNSW, Sydney, https://npesu.unsw.edu.au/surveillance-reports
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Nikolay B; Salje H; Sturm-Ramirez K; Azziz-Baumgartner E; Homaira N; Ahmed M; Iuliano AD; Paul RC; Rahman M; Hossain MJ; Luby SP; Cauchemez S; Gurley ES, 2016, 'A FRAMEWORK FOR THE SYSTEMATIC EVALUATION OF SEVERE DISEASE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS: BANGLADESH AS A CASE STUDY', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, GA, Atlanta, Vol. 95, pp. 72 - 72, presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), GA, Atlanta, 13 November 2016 - 16 November 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412851501228&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Paul RC; Nazneen A; Banik KC; Sumon SA; Paul KK; Jony MHK; Uzzaman MS; Rahman M; Luby SP; Gidding HEATHER; Hayen ANDREW; Gurley ES, 2016, 'Incidence of adult deaths associated with hepatitis E virus in Bangladesh', in Incidence of adult deaths associated with hepatitis E virus in Bangladesh, Atlanta, USA, presented at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, USA, 13 November 2016 - 17 November 2016, https://www.astmh.org/ASTMH/media/Documents/ASTMH-2016-Annual-Meeting-Abstract-Book.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Paul KK; Salje H; Alam S; Paul RC; Rahman MZ; Rahman M; Heffelfinger JD; Gurley ES, 2015, 'DENGUE IN BANGLADESH: RESULTS FROM A NATIONWIDE SEROPREVALENCE STUDY', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 232 - 233, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412844102509&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Paul RC; Faruque ASG; Malek MA; Luby SP, 2014, 'Population-based incidence of rotavirus among children aged < 5 years in the catchment areas of two diarrhea surveillance hospitals in Dhaka, Bangladesh', in Population-based incidence of rotavirus among children aged < 5 years in the catchment areas of two diarrhea surveillance hospitals in Dhaka, Bangladesh, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, USA, presented at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, USA, 02 November 2014 - 06 November 2014, https://www.astmh.org/ASTMH/media/Documents/ASTMH2014AbstractBookFINAL.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Paul RC; Rahman M; Mast E; Wiesen E; Murphy T; Patel M; Rahman M; Liyanage J; Abeysinghe N; Luby SP, 2012, 'HBsAg prevalence among pre-vaccine and vaccine era children in Bangladesh: preliminary results', in HBsAg prevalence among pre-vaccine and vaccine era children in Bangladesh: preliminary results, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, USA, presented at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, USA, 11 November 2012 - 15 November 2002, http://www.astmh.org/ASTMH/media/Documents/CompleteAbstractBook.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Paul RC; Hossain MJ; Qadri F; Faruque ASG; Cravioto A; Luby SP, 2011, 'Estimated incidence of Vibrio cholerae in the catchment area of a diarrhoeal diseases hospital in Bangladesh', in Estimated incidence of Vibrio cholerae in the catchment area of a diarrhoeal diseases hospital in Bangladesh, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Philadelphia, USA, presented at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Philadelphia, USA, 04 December 2011 - 08 December 2011, http://www.astmh.org/ASTMH/media/Documents/AbstractBook.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Paul RC; Gurley ES; Rahman M; Hossain MJ; Rahman MA; Diorditsa S; Luby SP, 2008, 'A novel low cost method to estimate the incidence of Japanese encephalitis in north-west region in Bangladesh', in A novel low cost method to estimate the incidence of Japanese encephalitis in north-west region in Bangladesh, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, USA, presented at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, USA, 07 December 2008 - 11 December 2008, http://www.astmh.org/ASTMH/media/Documents/latebreakers2008.pdf

•    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