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Raafat Hassan

Senior Research Associate

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


Short Biography

Raafat Hassan is a young researcher with a Bachelor's and Master's in Anthropology from Jahangirnagar University. He is working in BRAC JPGSPH as a Senior Research Associate. He also worked in ‘PROJAHNMO’ study group, Johns Hopkins University, Bangladesh, prior to joining BRAC JPGSPH. At present, he is working as a researcher in both public health, Gender & Men and Masculinities. His specific research experience includes Complex Humanitarian Emergencies and crises, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Qualitative Research, Implementation Research, Mixed Method Research, and Early Childhood Development. Besides, he is also involved in the Masters in Public Health Program as a teaching fellow and mentor for MPH students.

Research Interests

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Gender issues Maternal and Child Health Menstrual health Man and Masculinities Mental Health Adolescent Health Implementation Research Humanitarian Emergencies and Crises Refugee Crisis Early Childhood Development Qualitative Research Mixed-method


  • Master of Social Science, Jahangirnagar University
  • Bachelor of Social Science. Jahangirnagar University

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Anthropological Approaches to Public Health
  • Programme Management Learning-1
  • Health Systems Management

Selected publications

  • “Aktar, B., Ahmed, R., Hassan, R., Farnaz, N., Ray, P., Awal, A., ... & Rashid, S. F. (2020). Ethics and methods for collecting sensitive data: Examining sexual and reproductive health needs of and services for Rohingya refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.”

  • “Ahmed, R., Farnaz, N., Aktar, B., Hassan, R., Shafique, S. B., Ray, P., ... & Rashid, S. F. (2019). Situation analysis for delivering integrated comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian crisis condition for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: protocol for a mixed-method study. BMJ open, 9(7), e028340.”

  • “Ahmed, R., Aktar, B., Farnaz, N., Ray, P., Awal, A., Hassan, R., ... & Rashid, S. F. (2020). Challenges and strategies in conducting sexual and reproductive health research among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Conflict and Health, 14(1), 1-8.”

Full list of Publications

Current projects

  • Countering Backlash: Reclaiming Gender Justice (Countering Backlash - Reclaiming Gender Justice)


  • Outstanding paper award for the article "Ethics and Methods for Collecting Sensitive Data: Examining Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of and Services for Rohingya Refugees at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh" published in The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) Vol.4, no.2 (2020)