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Shamima Akter

Vice Chairman,
Global Public Health Research Foundation, Bangladesh.

Research Interests:
Nutritional Epidemiology, Non-communicable Diseases, Tobacco Control, Demography, Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


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Doctor of Philosophy (Major in Demography)
Dept. of Population Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Master of Science
Dept. of Population Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Science
Dept. of Population Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Vice Chairman
Global Public Health Research Foundation
Dec, 2016 - present

Rahman MM, Silva AD, Sassa M, Islam MR, Aktar S, Akter S. A systematic analysis and future projections of the nutritional status and interpretation of its drivers among school-aged children in South-East Asian countries. The Lancet Regional Health - Southeast Asia. 2023; 13.

Rahman MM, Jung J, Islam MR, Rahman MM, Nakamura R, Akter S, Sato M. Global, regional, and national progress in financial risk protection towards universal health coverage, 2000–2030. Social Science & Medicine. 2022; 12.

Sultana P, Rahman MT, Roy DC, Akter S, Jung J, Rahman MM, Akter MJ. Tobacco control policies to promote awareness and smoke-free environments in residence and workplace to reduce passive tobacco smoking in Bangladesh and its correlates. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6): E0198942.

Akter S, Goto A, Mizoue T. Smoking and the risk of type 2 diabetes in Japan: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Epidemiology. 2017; 27(12):553-561.

Akter S, Kurotani K, Sato M, Hayashi T, Kuwahara K, Mastsushita Y, Nakagawa_T_et_al. High Serum Phospholipid Dihomo-γ-Linoleic Acid Concentration and Low Δ5-Desaturase Activity Are Associated with Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes among Japanese Adults in the Hitachi Health Study. J Nutr. 2017; 147(8):1558-1566.

Akter S, Nanri A, Mizoue T, Noda M, Sawada S, Sasazuki N, Tsugane S. Dietary acid load and mortality among Japanese men and women: Japan Public Health Center-based prospective study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017; 106(1):146-154.

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.

Akter S, Nanri A, Kuwahara K, Mastsushita Y, Nakagawa T, Konishi M, Honda T, Yamamoto S, Hayashi T, Mizoue T. Circulating ferritin concentrations and risk of type 2 diabetes in Japanese.. J Diabetes Investig. 2017; 8(4):462-470.

Akter S, Kashino I, Mizoue T, Matsuo K, Ito H, Wakai K, Nagata C, Nakayama T, Tanaka K, Tamakoshi_A_et_al. Coffee drinking and colorectal cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review and meta-analysis among the Japanese population. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2016; 46(8):781-787.

Akter S, Eguchi M, Kurotani K, Kochi T, Kashino I, Ito R, Kuwahara K, Tsuruoka H, Kabe I, Mizoue T. Serum 25(OH)D and metabolic syndrome among the Japanese: The Furukawa Nutrition and Health Study. Nutrition. 2016; 36:26-32.

Akter S, Okazaki H, Kuwahara K, Miyamoto T, Murakami T, Shimizu C, Shimizu M, Kentaro_et_al. Smoking, Smoking Cessation, and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes among Japanese Adults: Japan Epidemiology Collaboration on Occupational Health Study. Plos One. 2015; 10(7): E0132166.

Rahman MM, Gilmour S, Akter S, Abe SK, Saito E, Shibuya K. Prevalence and control of hypertension in Bangladesh: a multilevel analysis of a nationwide population-based survey. Journal of Hypertension. 2015; 33(3):465-72.

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.

Akter S, Rahman MM, Abe SK, Sultana P. Prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes and their risk factors among Bangladeshi adults: a nationwide survey.. Bulletin of The World Health Organization. 2014; 92:204-213A.

Akter S, Rahman MM, Abe SK, Sultana P. Nationwide Survey of Prevalence and Risk Factors for Diabetes and Prediabetes in Bangladeshi Adults. Diabetes Care. 2014; 37(1):e9-10.

Akter S, Jesmin S, Rahman MM, Islam MM, Khatun MT, Yamaguchi N, Akashi H, Mizutani T. Higher Gravidity and Parity Are Associated with Increased Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Rural Bangladeshi Women. Plos One. 2013; 8(8):e68319.

Jesmin S, Akter S, Rahman MM, Islam MM, Mondal MNI, Sultana SN, Mowa CN, Yamaguchi N, Okazaki O, Satoru. et al. Disruption of components of vascular endothelial growth factor angiogenic signalling system in metabolic syndrome. Findings from a study conducted in rural Bangladeshi women. Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2013; 109(4):696-705.