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Mehedi Hasan

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



Short Biography

Dr. Mehedi Hasan is a medical doctor by training and completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) from BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (BRAC JPGSPH). Currently, he is pursuing research on Non-communicable Diseases and Nutrition. His research area of interest is inequity in the distribution of NCDs and the relationship between overnutrition and NCDs. Dr. Mehedi was the founding Coordinator of a national hub called the ‘Centre for Non-communicable Diseases and Nutrition (CNCDN)’, which aims to support NCD research in Bangladesh under the Global Health Research Unit funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Currently, he is working at the Centre of Excellence for science of implementation and scale-up to conduct implementation research for NCD interventions. Dr. Mehedi has published more than 30 research articles in international peer-reviewed and high-impact journals.

Research Interests

Non-communicable Disease and Implementation Research


  • MPH
  • MBBS

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases
  • Quantitative Research Methods (QRM)

Selected publications

  • “Hasan, M., Khan, M. S. A., Sutradhar, I., Hossain, M. M., Hossaine, M., Yoshimura, Y., ... & Mridha, M. K. (2021). Prevalence and associated factors of hypertension in selected urban and rural areas of Dhaka, Bangladesh: findings from SHASTO baseline survey. BMJ open, 11(1), e038975.”

  • “Hasan, M., Sutradhar, I., Gupta, R. D., & Sarker, M. (2018). Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in South Asia: a systematic review. BMC nephrology, 19(1), 1-12.”

  • “Hasan, M., Sutradhar, I., Akter, T., Das Gupta, R., Joshi, H., Haider, M. R., & Sarker, M. (2018). Prevalence and determinants of hypertension among adult population in Nepal: Data from Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016. PloS one, 13(5), e0198028.”

  • “Hasan, M., Sutradhar, I., Shahabuddin, A. S. M., & Sarker, M. (2017). Double burden of malnutrition among Bangladeshi women: a literature review. Cureus, 9(12).”

  • “Song, P., Gupta, A., Goon, I. Y., Hasan, M., Mahmood, S., Pradeepa, R., ... & South Asia Biobank. Remaining authors are listed at the end of the article Page Polly Silva Wnurinham Aarthi Garudam R Afzal Saira Day Sophie E Holmes Bridget A Kamalesh Rajan Pineda Elisa Hersch Fred Rai Baldeesh K Sarker Malabika Valabhji Jonathan. (2021). Data resource profile: Understanding the patterns and determinants of health in South Asians—the South Asia Biobank. International Journal of Epidemiology, 50(3), 717-718e.”

Full list of Publications

Current projects

  • Understanding the patterns and determinants of health in South Asian People-South Asia Biobank
  • Effectiveness of a Low-Sodium Salt Intervention to Reduce Blood Pressure at the Population Level in Rural Bangladesh: A Randomized Controlled Trial


  • Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain “Best Teaching Excellence Award” by BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University (2021)
  • Research Fellowship by the Friede Springer Endowed Professorship of Global Child Health of the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany (October 2021 - December 2021)
  • High-performance Employee Award for significant contribution to BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University for the year (2017 - 2018)