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Research Associate
Priyanka Agrawal

Departmental Affiliations

Health Systems

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E8636

Research Interests

Unintentional injuries; Intentional injuries; Low and Middle income countries; Child Injuries; Drowning; Policy and advocacy; Monitoring and evaluation; Qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of the East
My professional career weaves three distinct, sometimes concurrent, strands of work in non-communicable disease prevention, oral health and research management.

Non-communicable diseases: I am affiliated with the Johns Hopkins’ International Injury Research Unit, and work with a diverse set of partners in Asia on topics such as drowning, capacity building, and policy and advocacy around child injury prevention.

Oral health: I have worked as a dental clinical practitioner in Nepal and the Philippines. I have worked in public and private hospitals as a dental surgeon, and managed teams of doctors in developing world contexts. I have treated as many as 4K patients, and designed and implemented a country wide survey on oral health in Nepal.

Research Management: I have led, provided technical advice and/or coordinated an eclectic set of multi-country public health projects for the Water Institute, Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Health Organization, USAID, and Michael Phelps Foundation.

I have published in the Lancet, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, and Injury Prevention, among others.

Work Interests:
1. Oral & Maxilofacial clinical practice and public health research in both, developed and LMIC contexts
2. Injury Prevention
3. Biostatistics and epidemiological research methods, RCT and non-RCT survey design
4. Training and mentoring program/curriculum design and delivery
5. Implementation Science
Select Publications
Publications in the last 2 years.
  • Olakunle Alonge, Priyanka Agrawal, Abu Talab, Sajib, Fazlur Rahman, Shams El Arifeen, Adnan A Hyder. Fatal and non-fatal injury outcomes in Bangladesh: Results from a purposively sampled census of seven rural sub-districts in Bangladesh. Lancet Global Health. Volume 5, No. 8, e818–e827, August 2017DOI:
  • Olakunle Alonge, Priyanka Agrawal, David Meddings, Adnan A. Hyder. A systematic approach to injury policy assessment: Introducting the Assessment of Child Injury Prevention Policies (A-CHIPP). Injury Prevention.
  • Priyanka Agrawal, Adnan A. Hyder. Burden of injuries in Bangladesh: A population-based assessment. Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15,409.
  • Siran He, Olakunle Alonge, Priyanka Agrawal, Shumona Sharmin, Irteja Islam, Saidur Rahman Mashreky, Shams El-Arifeen. Epidemiology of Burns in Rural Bangladesh: An Update. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 381.
  • Aminur Rahman, Olakunle Alonge, Al-amin Bhuiyan, Priyanka Agrawal, Shumona Sharmin Salam, Abu Talab, U- Q.S. Rahman, ; Adnan A. Hyder. Epidemiology of Drowning in Bangladesh: An Update. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 488.
21st Century Cities: Integration and Muslim Communities in Baltimore City
Initiative for Violence against American Muslims
Assessment of Child Injury Prevention Policies
Saving of Lives from Drowning