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Md. Shafiur Rahman

Senior Research Scientist

Department of Public Health, First Capital University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh.

Research Interests:
Bayesian Analysis, Burden of Disease, Epidemiology, Inequality in Health, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis


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Doctoral Candidate
School of International Health, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Master of Health Science (Major in Global Health)
School of International Health, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Master of Science
Dept. of Population Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Science
Dept. of Population Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Data Manager for Asia Cohort Consortium
Center for Public Health Sciences, National Cancer Center
Nov, 2016 - present
Dept. of Public Health. First Capital University of Bangladesh
Aug, 2012 - Mar, 2015

Han SM, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Swe KT, Palmer M, Sakamoto H, Nomura S, Shibuya K. Progress towards universal health coverage in Myanmar: a national and subnational assessment. Lancet Global Health. 2018; 2018; Online First..

Swe KT, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Saito E, Abe SK, Gilmour S, Shibuya K. Cost and economic burden of illness over 15 years in Nepal: A comparative analysis. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4): E0194564.

Liu Y, Shu XO, Wen W, Saito E, Rahman MS, Tsugane S, Tamakoshi A, Xiang_Y_et_al. Association of leisure-time physical activity with total and cause-specific mortality: a pooled analysis of nearly a half million adults in the Asia Cohort Consortium.. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2018; Dyy024.

Rahman MS, Rahman MM, Gilmour S, Swe KT, Abe SK, Shibuya K. Trends in, and projections of, indicators of universal health coverage in Bangladesh, 1995–2030: a Bayesian analysis of population-based household data. The Lancet Global Health. 2018; 6(1): E84-94.

Rahman MM, Karan A, Rahman MS, Parsons A, Abe SK, Bilano V, Awan R, Gilmour S, Shibuya K. Progress Toward Universal Health Coverage: A Comparative Analysis in 5 South Asian Countries. JAMA Intern Med. 2017; 177(9): 1297-1305.

Islam MR, Rahman MS, Islam Z, Zhang C, Sultana P, Rahman MM. Inequalities in financial risk protection in Bangladesh: an assessment of universal health coverage. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2017; 16:59.

Rahman MM, Akter S, Jung J, Rahman MS, Sultana P. Trend, projection, and appropriate body mass index cut-off point for diabetes and hypertension in Bangladesh. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2017; 126:43-53.

Khan MN, Rahman MM, Shariff AA, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Rahman MA. Maternal undernutrition and excessive body weight and risk of birth and health outcomes. Archives of Public Health. 2017; 75:12.

Chowdhury MRK, Rahman MS, Khan MMH. Levels and determinants of complementary feeding based on meal frequency among children of 6 to 23 months in Bangladesh. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16:944.

Chowdhury MRK, Rahman MS, Khan MMH, Mondal MNI, Rahman MM, Billah B. Risk Factors for Child Malnutrition in Bangladesh: A Multilevel Analysis of a Nationwide Population-Based Survey. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2016; 172: 194-201.

Rahman MM, Abe SK, Rahman MS, Kanda M, Narita S, Bilano V, Ota E, Gilmour S, Shibuya K. Maternal anemia and risk of adverse birth and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016; 103(2):495-50.

Rahman MM, Abe SK, Kanda M, Narita S, Rahman MS, Bilano V, Ota E, Gilmour S, Shibuya K. Maternal body mass index and risk of birth and maternal health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. 2015; 16(9):758-70.

Rahman MS, Mondal MNI, Islam MR, Rahman MM, Hoque MN, Alam MS. Determinant factors of tobacco use among ever-married men in Bangladesh. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety. 2015; 7: 77–85.

Chowdhury MRK, Rahman MS, Mondal MNI, Sayem A, Billah B. Social impact on stigma regarding tuberculosis hindering adhere to treatment: a cross sectional study carried out in tuberculosis patients at Rajshahi City, Bangladesh. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2015; 68(6): 461-466.

Rahman MS, Akter S, Abe SK, Islam MR, Mondal MNI, Rahman JAMS, Rahman MM. Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Diabetes in Bangladesh: A Nationwide Population-Based Study. Plos One. 2015; 10(2): E0118365.

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