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About Me


I am a research professional with an MSc in Public Health and Health Systems degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada. I have been working in the health sector for nearly five years with three-year-long experience of working in the Infectious Diseases Division (Program on Emerging Infections) at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).


I have worked on several national and international projects, which include (but are not limited to) the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS), USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Strengthening Project and the Interrupting Pathways to Sepsis Initiative (IPSI) Project.


Notable achievements of mine include (but are not limited to) receiving the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Award, the University of Dhaka's Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and UCLA-Harvard's 6th International Climate Geoengineering Summer School Scholarship.


I have published fifteen peer-reviewed articles (six lead-authored) to date and am a reviewer of fourteen prominent international journals such as Nature Communications, Nature Scientific Reports, PLoS One, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, BMJ Paediatrics Open, Remote Sensing, BMC Tropical Medicine and Health, Applied Sciences, Earth Systems, and Environment and others.


I am currently working as a full-time Research Mentee at the School of Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada. The position, along with the research led by Dr. Jane Law, is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).


2023 - 2027 (ongoing)

2018 - 2020

PhD in Planning

MSc in Public Health &

Health Systems

School of Planning,

Faculty of Environment,

University of Waterloo,

Ontario, Canada

School of Public Health & Health Systems,

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences,

University of Waterloo,

Ontario, Canada

2012 - 2017

BSc in Geography &


Department of Geography & Environment,

Faculty of Earth & Environmental Sciences

University of Dhaka,

Dhaka, Bangladesh

1. University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, 2020

Scholarship awarded for academic results and maintaining a first-class cumulative average.

2. Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Award,

University of Waterloo, 2019

Graduate scholarship for academic excellence from the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the University of Waterloo Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.

3. International Master’s Students Award,

University of Waterloo, 2018-2020

Entrance award for past academic, research, and professional standings.


4. Graduate Experience Award,

University of Waterloo, 2018 & 2020

Graduate scholarship for teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant. 

5. Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of Dhaka, 2017

Award for securing the top result in the Faculty of Earth and Environment, University of Dhaka.


6. AQM Mohiuddin Memorial Scholarship,

University of Dhaka, 2017

Award for the top result in the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka.   

7. The Daily Star Award for Ordinary and Advanced Level Academic Excellence, 2009 and 2011  

Award for academic results in GCE Ordinary and Advanced level examinations. 

Research Awards &

1. The Stratas Foundation Award for Mental Health Research in Canada, 2020




Competitive research grant awarded from over 300 proposals for innovating mental health research in Canada using Bayesian spatial statistics, remote sensing and machine learning

2. The 6th International Climate Geoengineering  Summer School Scholarship, 2019

Awarded with a full scholarship for the summer school program.

Co-organized by: 

The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (UCLA),

Harvard Solar Geoengineering Research Program,

Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment,

Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative,

Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G)

Academic Awards &

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

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