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Riaz Hossain Khan

Senior research fellow

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


Short Biography

Riaz joined as a senior research fellow in BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, in January 2021. He served in teaching, environmental research, and consultancy for more than seven years in Bangladesh and the USA. He is experienced in quantitative research using advanced statistical techniques, numerical groundwater modeling, and Geospatial analysis of hydrological, social, and public health-related data. Earlier, he worked on a UK's research project that involved the statistical analysis and systems analysis of surveys relating to the use of piped water supply systems in several villages in rural Bangladesh, using a wide range of socio-economic variables to identify leverage points for potential interventions. He performed as a Hydrogeological expert, Groundwater modeler, Geologist, Environmental expert, and Research assistant in the multidisciplinary teams of Scientists, Engineers, Public Health researchers, and Social workers for feasibility studies and Environmental Impact assessments in several significant national projects. Few are 137km long India-Bangladesh friendship petroleum transmission pipeline project, site selection for nuclear power plant installation, nuclear reactor installations, US DOE-funded South West Partnered project on Geological Carbon sequestration, power plant installations at different regions of Bangladesh

Research Interests

Air pollution Water pollution Climate change Hydrogeology Public health Quantitative statistical analysis Numerical modeling Geospatial analysis


  • MSc in Environmental Science (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)
  • MSc in Hydro-Geology and Environmental Geology (University of Dhaka)
  • BSc in Geology (University of Dhaka)

Current projects

  • Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities


  • • Geological Society of America International Award, 2020 • Texas Sea Grant - Grants in Aid for Graduate Research, USA, 2014 • Harriott Mott scholarship, 2017, • Geological Sciences Scholarship 2015 • Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Award (GCGSA), USA, 2014 • Texas Energy Council Scholarship, USA, 2014 • Competitive College of Graduate Studies Scholarship, TAMU—CC, USA, 2014 • Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society Scholarship, Texas, USA, 2013 • Coastal and Marine System Sciences Award, TAMU--CC, 2013 • Awarded National Academies Education Fellow in Life Sciences 2013-2014, Gulf Coast Summer Institute, USA, 2013 • Bachelor’s Level Merit stipend •Merit stipend from Shariatpur District Education Trust, 2008 • Govt scholarships in class V and VIII