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Subas Chandra Biswas

Senior Research Fellow

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Centre Affiliation
  • Centre Of Excellence For Gender, Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights (CGSRHR)



Short Biography

Subas Biswas is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow at BRAC School of Public Health (BRAC JPGSPH), BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. His focused areas are gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights, marginalized community, empowerment and development. His expertise is in designing research and intervention, including developing Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) materials and implementation. He made some audio-visual interactive documents for broadcasting. He jointly designed and implemented many of the research (qualitative and mixed-methods approaches) project. Before joining BRAC JPGSPH, he worked in Water Sanitation Hygiene Nutrition and HIV issues in icddr,b, Dhaka. He obtained his Master’s Degrees in Public Health and Development Studies from BARC University and Botany from Jahangirnagar University.

Research Interests

Gender Sexual and reproductive Health and Rights Poverty Empowerment and Development public health communication


  • MPH (BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University)
  • Master in Development Studies (BRAC University)
  • MSc in Botany (Jahangirnagar University)

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • (as a mentor in) MPH 511: Qualitative Research Method
  • (as a mentor in) MPH 700: Summative Learning Project (SLP)/Dissertation

Selected publications

  • “Biswas, S. C., Karim, S., & Rashid, S. F. (2020). Should we care: a qualitative exploration of the factors that influence the decision of early marriage among young men in urban slums of Bangladesh. BMJ open, 10(10), e039195. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039195”

  • “Azmi, R., Chowdhury, M. U., Sara, H. H., Biswas, S. C., Ahsan, S., Mowri, S. S., ... & Rashid, S. F. (2021). Factors Influencing Choices for Early Marriage in Urban Informal Settlements of Bangladesh. Progress in Development Studies, 21(3), 298-320.”

  • “Ahsan, S., Karim, S., Biswas, S. C., & Rashid, S. F. (2020). Knotted realities: understanding what delays early and child marriage for girls in urban slums of Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Studies, 22(2), pp.50-63”

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Current projects

  • Community-based capacity building initiatives for service providers strengthening sexual and reproductive health and rights of early married girls, adolescents, and young people.
  • Situation Analysis and Design Support for Enabling Digital Financial Inclusion and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Vulnerable Women Benefit Programme in Urban.