Nazmul Alam

Nazmul Alam
Nazmul Alam, Assistant Professor of Public Health

Dr.P.H. in International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
M.P.H. in Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
M.S. in Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Alam joined AUW in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Public Health. He serves as the Coordinator of Public Health Studies at AUW and is a member of the Ethical Review Board and the Academic Board. Before joining AUW, he worked as a Researcher/Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) in Canada. He did his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Montreal. He also worked as an Associate Scientist at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB) for many years.

He is a recipient of NIH Fogarty International Centre Fellowship and Stars in Global Health award from Grand Challenges Canada.



PHST3500-1: Introduction to Epidemiology
PHST/BIOL3005-1: Principles of Biostatistics
PHST4000-1: Research Methods in Epidemiology
PHST 2000: Public Health Challenges in Asia
PHST5002-1: Senior Seminar, Public Health


Implementation Research, Maternal Health and Child Health, STI/HIV


Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships: University of Montreal | CAD 500,000 | 04/2015 to 04/2018
Project: Partnerships for global health leadership in a bilingual Commonwealth.
Role: Co-Applicant


Grand Challenge Canada Stars in Global Health | CAD 113,000 | 4/2013 to 12/2014
Project: Community operated motorized three wheeler van for rapid transportation of pregnant women in rural areas for emergency obstetric care in Bangladesh and Burkina Faso.
Role: Principal Investigator


Global Health Research Capacity Strengthening Program | CAD 19,000 | 3/2013 to 12/2014
Project: North-South research partnership development: needs assessment for HIV prevention intervention for migrants workers in Bangladesh
Role: Principal Investigator


Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria-Sub-recipient | US $59,000 | 06/2010 to 03/2012
Project: Measuring the effects of changes in the Drop-in-Centre operations and changes in advocacy strategies among female sex workers in Dhaka.
Role: Principal Investigator



Recentarticles in peer reviewed journals

  1. Wahed T, Alam A, Sultana S, Rahman M, Alam N, Martens M, Somrongthong R. Barriers to sexual and reproductive healthcare services as experienced by female sex workers and service providers in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 31;12(7):e0182249.
  2. Silvestri DM, Blevins M, Wallston KA, Afzal AR, Alam N, Andrews B, Derbew M, Kaur S, Mipando M, Mkony CA, Mwachaka PM, Ranjit N, Vermund SH. Nonacademic Attributes Predict Medical and Nursing Student Intentions to Emigrate or to Work Rurally: An Eight-Country Survey in Asia and Africa.Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jun;96(6):1512-1520.
  3. WahedT, AlamA, SultanaS, AlamN,Somrongthonh R. Sexual and reproductive health behaviors of female sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. PLoS One. 2017 12(4): e0174540.
  4. Alam N, Chowdhury ME, Kuanda S, Alam A, Sia D, Seppe M, Sawadogo J, Fournier P. Role of transportation to access maternal care services for women in rural Burkina Faso and Bangladesh: a mixed method study. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Nov;135 Suppl1:S45-S50.
  5. Alam N, Alam A, Fournier P. Medicine sellers for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections: effect of a quasi-experimental training intervention in Bangladesh. BioMed Res Int. 2015, 570340, 8 pages.
  6. Alam N, Mridha MK, Kristensen S, Vermund SH. Knowledge and skills for management of sexually transmitted infections among rural medical practitioners in Bangladesh. J Prev Med. 2015 Apr 1;5(4):151-158. PubMed PMID: 25954593
  7. Alam N, Hajizadeh M, Dumont A, Fournier P. Inequalities in maternal health care utilization in sub-saharan African countries: a multiyear and multi-country analysis. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 8;10(4):e0120922. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120922.
  8. Alam N., Merry, L.A., Islam, M.M. and Cortijo, C.Z. International Health Professional Migration and Brain Waste: A Situation of Double-Jeopardy. Open J of Prev Med, 2015. 5, 128-131.
  9. Hajizadeh M, Alam N, Nandi A. Social inequalities in the utilization of maternal care in Bangladesh: Have they widened or narrowed in recent years? Int J Equity Health. 2014 Dec 10;13(1):120.
  10. Nahar Q, SultanaF, AlamA, Islam JY, RahmanM, Khatun F, Alam N .. Reichenbach L. Genital human papillomavirus infection among women in Bangladesh: findings from a population-based survey. PLoS One. 2014. 9(10): e107675.


  1. Azim T, Khan SI, Nahar Q, Alam N, Reza M, Alam S, Islam E. Twenty years of HIV in Bangladesh: Experiences and Way Forward. The World Bank, UNAIDS. Dhaka: 2009.
  2. Chowdhury ME, Anwar I, Alam N, Ahmed A, Das Gupta S, Mridha MK, Bashir I, Streatfield PK, Mallick PS. Assessment of sexual behavior of men in Bangladesh: a methodological experiment. Dhaka, Family Health International, Bangladesh and ICDDR,B, 2006.viii, 84 p.


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