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Md Tanvir Hasan

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Centre Affiliation
  • Centre Of Excellence For Urban Equity And Health (CUEH)


Short Biography

Dr. Md Tanvir Hasan is currently an Associate Professor and Co-Director of Research at BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), BRAC University. He is also the Co-Director of Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health (CUEH) at JPGSPH, BRAC University. He has more than 11 years of teaching and research experience. He teaches Biostatistics (MPH 521) and Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (MPH 660) in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme at BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University. Besides teaching, he is currently leading a number of research and capacity development projects as Principal Investigator (PI)/Country Lead. A/Prof Tanvir Hasan’s research work mostly focuses on maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, violence against women and girls, adolescent health, stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, and health and well-being of vulnerable population groups including persons with disabilities. His expertise is in advanced statistical analysis, mixed methods research, evaluation research, longitudinal study and spatial epidemiological research. He has been awarded research grants as PI/Co-PI from multiple organizations including the World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, UN Women, UKaid, Open Society Foundations and Dutch Government.

Research Interests

Maternal and Child Health Adolescent Health Nutrition Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Health Informatics Health System


  • Ph.D. (University of Queensland)
  • M.S. (University of Dhaka)
  • B.Sc. (University of Dhaka)

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • MPH 521
  • MPH 660

Selected publications

  • “Hasan, M. T., Nath, S. R., Khan, N. S., Akram, O., Gomes, T. M., & Rashid, S. F. (2012). Internalized HIV/AIDS-related stigma in a sample of HIV-positive people in Bangladesh. Journal of health, population, and nutrition, 30(1), 22–30.”

  • “Hasan, M.T., Muhaddes, T., Camellia, S., Selim, N., & Rashid, S. F. (2014). Prevalence and experiences of intimate partner violence against women with disabilities in Bangladesh: results of an explanatory sequential mixed-method study. Journal of interpersonal violence, 29(17), 3105–3126.”

  • “Hasan, M. T., Soares Magalhaes, R. J., Williams, G. M., & Mamun, A. A. (2016). The role of maternal education in the 15-year trajectory of malnutrition in children under 5 years of age in Bangladesh. Maternal & child nutrition, 12(4), 929–939.”

  • “Hasan, M. T., Soares Magalhães, R. J., Williams, G. M., & Mamun, A. A. (2016). Long-term changes in childhood malnutrition are associated with long-term changes in maternal BMI: evidence from Bangladesh, 1996-2011. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 104(4), 1121–1127.”

  • “Hasan, M.T., Das, A.S., Ahmed, A.I., Chowdhury, A.M.R. & Rashid, S.F. (2021). COVID-19 in Bangladesh: an especially difficult time for an invisible population. Disability & Society, 36(8), 1362-1367. DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2021.1929080.”

Full list of Publications

Current projects

  • The Adolescent Menstrual Experiences and Health Cohort (AMEHC) Study
  • Population Health Informatics Hub
  • Early marriage and fertility decision-making among conflict-affected and displaced adolescents in Bangladesh
  • Identifying barriers young people with disabilities face when accessing decent employment in the informal sector in Bangladesh and gaps in policies that prevent the sector from being inclusive
  • Analyse and develop an enhanced approach to address stigma and discrimination which will technically strengthened the existing disability inclusion approach of BRAC's Skills Development Programme


  • Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain Teaching Excellence Award, JPGSPH, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) living stipend scholarship, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia