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Mrittika Barua

Assistant Professor and Deputy Director (CoE- Science of Implementation and Scale up)

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



Short Biography

Mrittika Barua is a mixed-method researcher who has experience of more than ten years in public health, broadly in infectious diseases (tuberculosis), climate change, sexual and reproductive health, and implementation research in Bangladesh. She uses gender lenses and an intersectionality approach in her work. She is particularly interested in researching social and cultural aspects of diseases, stigma, and the implications of these on health and living. Regarding implementation research, she applies implementation research frameworks to investigate implementation barriers and ways to improve the uptake of health services. She teaches in the Master of Public Health programme and supervises students in their thesis. She is currently leading the Centre of Implementation and Scale-up at BRAC-JPGSPH, which includes leading and managing projects under the centre, mentoring junior researchers, writing research proposals, and analyzing and presenting data to a larger audience through workshops, reports and publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is also the Co-Chair of the Institutional Review Board of BRAC-JPGSPH since February 2022. Besides being a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals, she participates in national and international workshops and conferences and continues to engage in publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Research Interests

Gender infectious disease sexual and reproductive health climate change implementation research qualitative methods


  • Ph.D. (Radboud University, Netherlands)
  • M.P.H. (BRAC University)
  • BSc. (Monash University, Australia)

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Anthropological approaches

Selected publications

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Current projects

  • Communities of practice for transdisciplinary research and action in climate change and health in Asia (Donor: Wellcome Trust)
  • Qualitative assessment of barriers to female birth and death registration in Bangladesh (Donor: Vital Strategies)
  • Facilitators and Barriers of management of multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis in Bangladesh: Implementation research through a gender lens (Donor: World Health Organization)
  • Climate Change, Migration and Health Systems Resilience in some selected areas of Haiti and Bangladesh (Donor: French National Research Agency
  • Transforming Households with Refraction and Innovative Financial Technology (THRIFT)(Donor: Wellcome Trust)