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Md Zabir

Assistant Scientist
Md Zabir Hasan

Departmental Affiliations

Health Systems

Md Zabir Hasan, PhD ’19, MPH, MBBS, studies health policy and systems to strengthen health equity, global health, and health systems in low- and middle-income countries.

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Research Interests

Global health; Health policy and systems research; Social Epidemiology; Health systems integration; Injury and rehabilitation care; Social Capital; Mixed-method research, Low and lower-middle-income countries
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
James P. Grant School of Public Health
Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, University of Dhaka
I am a trained physician and health policy and systems researcher with a focus on health systems performance, and service integration of injury and rehabilitation care. I hold a particular interest in developing and implementing research projects to answer policy-relevant questions and find novel solutions to strengthen the health systems of low and lower-middle-income countries. My primary expertise includes data analytics, econometrics, psychometric analysis, implementation science, and mixed methods research.
Honors & Awards
Faculty Innovation Award (2022), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Thesis Publication Award for International Health Doctoral Graduates & Students (2020), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Research Training Grant in Childhood Infectious Diseases (2015 – 219), Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
Competitive Fellowship Awards for Next Generation of Public Health Experts (2014 – 2015), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bangladesh
Vice Chancellor's Gold Medal for Highest Distinction (2014), BRAC University, Bangladesh
Allan Rosenfield Award: For best academic performance in MPH (2014), James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
Select Publications
Selected publications:
  • Brubacher, L. J., Hasan, M., Sriram, V., Keidar, S., Wu, A., Cheng, M., ... & Berman, P. (2022). Investigating the influence of institutions, politics, organizations, and governance on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia, Canada: a jurisdictional case study protocol. Health Research Policy and Systems, 20(1), 1-10.
  • Hasan, M. Z., Story, W. T., Bishai, D. M., Ahuja, A., Rao, K. D., & Gupta, S. (2021). Does social capital increase healthcare financing's projection? Results from the rural household of Uttar Pradesh, India. SSM-population health, 15, 100901.
  • Hasan, M.Z., Dinsa, G.D. & Berman, P. (2021). A practical measure of health facility efficiency: an innovation in the application of routine health information to determine health worker productivity in Ethiopia. Hum Resour Health 19, 96.
  • Bandara, S., Bhaumik, S., Sriram, V., Saha, S., Zia, N., Hasan, M.Z., Malavige, G.N. and Rasali, D., (2021). Stronger together: a new pandemic agenda for South Asia. BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e006776.
  • Hasan, M. Z., Neill, R., Das, P., Venugopal, V., Arora, D., Bishai, D., Jain, N., Gupta, S. (2021). Integrated health service delivery during COVID-19: a scoping review of published evidence from low and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health, 6(6), e005667.