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Malabika Sarker


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Centre Affiliation
  • Centre Of Excellence For Science Of Implementation And Scale-Up (COE-SISU)



Short Biography

Dr. Malabika Sarker is the Associate Dean & Professor at BRAC JPGSPH. She is a mixed method specialist and leads the Center of Excellence of Science of Implementation & Scale-Up. She is the inaugural research director and founding chair of the Institutional Review Board. Professor Sarker is a physician with a Master's in Public Health from Harvard University, the USA, and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. She has published 117 peer-reviewed articles and four book chapters. She is the international advisory board member of The Lancet Global Health, World Federation Public Health Association, Medical Research Council UK, National Institute of Health Research UK, Chair of the Advisory Board of the HRP Alliance for Research Capacity Strengthening, and an Evaluation Advisory Committee Member of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Research Interests

Implementation Research


  • Ph.D
  • MPH
  • MBBS

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • MPH 520
  • MPH 691
  • MPH 660
  • MPH 501

Selected publications

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Current projects

  • Age at Marriage, Women & Human Capital, and Maternal Health; Child health in Bangladesh (NIH USA Funded
  • Climate Change, Migrations and Health Systems Resilience in Haiti and Bangladesh (ClimHB)
  • Implementation Science for Global Health: Lessons Learned from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
  • Clinical Impact of a Community based Low-Sodium Salt Intervention to Reduce Blood Pressure at the Population Level in Rural Bangladesh: A Randomized Control Trial
  • Strengthening Female Birth and Death Registration in Bangladesh
  • Evaluation of Covid Prevention program in Cox Bazar


  • Professor Sarker was awarded the Heroines of Health global award in 2018.