Department of Public Health
Prof. Shah Md. Keramat Ali  Professor
Name :
Prof. Shah Md. Keramat Ali
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Department of Public Health
Faculty of Allied Health Science
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MBBS from Dhaka. D.P.H from Dhaka,M.Comm.H from
Liverpool, England. Ph.D. from Jahangirnagar

At home:
Trained in educational methodology, Primary Health Care, Bio- statistics, Biomedical Research, Maternal Nutrition and Arsenic epidemiology
Nutritional epidemiology, in Liverpool, U.K.
             : Operational Research on Health Science in India.
               Indonesia and Thailand.

               Vegetarian diet in rheumatology, Manila

Public Health,  Nutrition & Epidemiology


  1. Function of G.P. in Bangladesh; The Doctors, 1982
  2. Blood pressure, Upasom, 1st year 3rd issue, May, 1981
  3. Pregnancy and safe delivery, Upasom, 1st year 5th issue, October-November, 1981.
  4. Leprosy, Upasom, 3rd year 1st issue, February - March, 1983.
  5. Sexually transmitted diseases. Upasom, 3rd issues, October, 1983.
  6. Infectious disease and its control, Upasom, 3rd issues, October, 1983.
  7. Epidemiology of Cancer, Bichitra, September, 1987.
  8. Hypertension. Upasom, 1986.
  9. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: Kanti, December, 1985.
  10. Complication diabetics of BIRDEM:  Vision, Vol. 2, No. 2.
  11. Research and diabetic research in Bangladesh Vision, 4, 1: 1986.
  12. Diabetes Hospital, a periodical published by Dhaka Medical College, July, 1986, Vol. 1, p. 29.
  13. How to live with Diabetes. The Daily Inkilab, 13th July, 1986.
  14. Vitamins and Diabetes Rogmukti, March, 1980.
  15. For Rogmukti, 10, September, 1987.
  16. Double contrast, Bimetal X-Ray of Stomach Rogmukti, 10, September, 1987.
  17. Childhood Asthma, Rogmukti 15, September, 1987.
  18. Asthma in adults, Rogmukti, 1, October, 1987.
  19. Asthma in adults, Rogmukti, 19, October, 1987.
  20. Asthma Rogmukti, 27, October, 1987.
  21. Fish fat in heart disease, Rogmukti, 17, November, 1987.
  22. Gene in Forecasting disease, Rogmukti, December, 1982.
  23. Gram in prevention of scurvy Rogmukti, 21, December, 1987.
  24. Diet in Diabetes Mellitus, Rogmukti, 26, December, 1987.
  25. Ways of combating anaemia in textile mill workers, Rogmukit, December, 1988.
  26. Nutritional assessment of patients Rogmukti, 17 Feb., 1988.
  27. Treatment of Hypertension, Rogmukti, 4 April 1988.
  28. Peptic ulcer, Rogmukti, 23 May 1988.
  29. Calorie requirement in man, Rogmukti, 12 July 1988.
  30. Dietary advice to Diabetics a new concept. Rogmukti, Aug., 1989.
  31. Fibre in Diabetes, Rogmukti, Feb., 1989.
  32. Diet in treatment of disease, Rogmukti, June, 1989.
  33. Nutritional blindness, Rogmukti, May 1989.
  34. Virus and Diabetes, Rogmukti, April 1989.
  35. Problems and role of Diabetes Care, Rogmukti, July, 1989.
  36. Diabetes in adult: treatment and prevention.
  37. Slim safely. Rogmukti, June 1990.
  38. Nutritional problems of Bangladesh. Jogajog, July 1990.
  39. Health and Cholesterol: Rogmukti, August, 1990.
  40. Rheumatic fever:   Rogmukti, February 1991.
  41. Study on cooking practices. Nutrition of rural women, Rogmukti April 1991.
  42. Smoking, Health and Economy, Rogmukti July 1991.
  43. Food fibre. Rogmukti, July 1991.
  44. No substitute of breast milk, Rogmukti, August 1991.
  45. Study on food intake of the marginal peasant families of Bangladesh in respect of  Nutritional adequacy and anthropometry.2001.




  1. Sastha Shikha Shamondey Kisu Katha. A. Health Education Manual. Co-editor. IPGMR, 1979.
  2. Co-writer, Apnar Sastha. The Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, 1980.
  3. Editor, Nutrition Training Manual for Village Social Workers. Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, 1980.
  4. Co-author, Diabetes. The Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, 1981.
  5. Editor, Residential Field practice of under graduate, 4th year student in Medical in a rural community, Sir Salimullah.
  6. Editor, proceeding of workshop on Research methodology Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. 1984.
  7. Hypertension. A Health Education Booklet, Published by Mrs. Siddiqua Akhtar, 1986.
  8. Editor, proceeding of workshop on Research methodology, Bang. Med. Res. Counc. 1986.
  9. Peptic Ulcer - a book on peptic ulcer. Published by Mrs. Siddiqua Akhter, 1987.
  10. Impact of tube well water and watersealed latrine on diarrhoeal diseases, SBMC, 1987.
  11. Prapta Bawoskoder diabetes, published by Mrs. Siddiqua Akhter, 1991.
  12. Meth Kamabar Shahaj Upaya, published by Mrs. Siddiqua Akhter, 1991.
  13. Cholesterol lowering effect of Tamarind Pulp in Rats,. Traditional Medicine, Edited by Abdul Gani, published from Jahangirnagar University, 1990; 97-102.
  14. Sastha Rakhya Pusthi, published by Mrs. Siddiqua Akhter, 1991.
  15. Dietary conversion factors:  Published by Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, 1992.
  16. Jaundice, a popular book published by Prof. A K Azad Khan 165 Shantinagar, Dhaka, 2002 
  17. Shusastha Rakhya Pusthi, published by Mrs.Siddiqua Akhter 2006
  18. Food Fortification, Combating Intergenerational Malnutrition Among the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh 2007. Published by, World food programme and Bangladesh Institute of developmental studies.


Conference Papers: 

  1. Occupational Health status and its prevention in Bangladesh, presented National Annual Conference of Bangladesh Medical Association, 1974.
  2. Economic Aspect of Health Care Planning. Presented in a Workshop of Teachers Training in Primary Care Workers at NIPSOM, Dhaka, 1978.
  3. Problem associated with field research. Presented in the Scientific Conference in Connection with reunion at IPGMR, 1978.
  4. Concept of Community Medicine and its Implication in Bangladesh. Presented at the Annual Conference of Bangladesh Medical Association, 1979.
  5. Importance in Diabetes Mellitus. Presented in Annual Conference in Connection with 25th Anniversary of Diabetic Association, 1981.
  6. Health Problem of Rural Children. Presented in Annual Pediatric Conference, 1982.
  7. Psycho-social aspect of Diabetes Mellitus. Presented in Annual Conference in Connection with 25th Anniversary of Diabetic Association, 1982.
  8. Social aspect of Diabetes Mellitus. Presented in Trainers Training Programme of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, 1983.
  9. Present Health Status and Medical Research in Bangladesh.
  10. Presented in the Cancer Institute, Jakarta, 1984.
  11. Body Mass Index of Medical Students. Presented in the Annual Conference of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, 1985.
  12. Epidemiology of Cancer in Bangladesh, Presented in Cancer Registry Workshop, 1985.
  13. Cancer Survival rates, Presented in Cancer Registry Seminar, Organized by Bangladesh Cancer Institute and WHO, 1985.
  14. Scientific basis of herbal Medicine; Presented in the Workshop on Herbal Medicine Sponsored by WHO, BMRC, 1986.
  15. Anthropometric Nutritional Status of Children under five in a Village, Presented in 11th Science Conference, Rajshahi in 1986.
  16. Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Impaired Glucose Tolerance in a Rural Community of Bangladesh. Presented in the 12th Science Conference at Jahangirnagar University, 1987.
  17. Nutritional Status of Hyperglycaemic in Bhulta Union of Rupganj Upazilla. Presented in the 12th Science Conference at Jahangirnagar University, 1987.
  18. Cancer Screening Presented in the National Workshop on Cancer, 1987.
  19. Principles of Screening, Presented at the National Cancer Institute, 1987.
  20. Hypertension in Diabetics, Presented in the Annual. Conference of Chest and Heart Association, 1987.
  21. Problems and Prospects of Childhood Diabetes Mellitus, Presented in 3rd Asian Congress on Childhood and Jubenile Diabetes Mellitus in Bangkok, Dec, 1989.
  22. Role of Fortified Iron Salt in reduction of Anaemia, Presented in the Conference of Children Nutrition Unit of Save the Children Fund, Nov., 1989.
  23. Research Types on research in Nutrition. Presented in the Annual Seminar of Institute of Public Health, Mohakhali, Dhaka, December, 1989.
  24. How to write a Scientific Paper, Presented in Research Methodology Workshop at Dhaka Medical College, 1990.
  25. How to find out a topic for Research, Presented in Research Methodology Workshops at Chittagong, 1990.
  26. Review of Literature for Research Presented at Research Methodology Workshop at Rajshahi, 1991.

Beta carotene rich biscuits in combating infectious diseases in slums of Dhaka city. Presented in scientific conference of Bangladesh Chemical Society Feb 2001.

  1. Health Survey of Students of Primary School. Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. Bull., 1977; III (2): 124-129.
  2. Dasher Kandi project studies. Demography morbidity a mortality. Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1981; II: 22.
  3. Under fives morbidity and mortality in Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Morbidity pattern at P.G. Hospital, Lionhati Health Project. Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. Bull.  1981; V: 59.
  4. Opinion:  Community Medicine in Medical Education and Practice, The Hygiea. 1981; 1,2: 87-88.
  5. Respiratory Morbidity of under 5’s Chest and Heart Bulletin, Dec. 1981.
  6. Opinion:  Community Medicine in Medical Education and Practice. The Hygiea, 1981; 12:  87-88.
  7. Dasher Kandi Project studies. Morbidity pattern in u8nder 15 years. Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1982; VIII:  39.
  8. Pattern of Radiological diagnosis of X-ray chest in Midford Hospital. Chest and Heart Bulleting, Oct., 1982.
  9. Epidemiology of pulmonary tuberculosis. Chest and Heart Bulletin, Feb., 1983.
  10. Diabetes detection survey in a rural and a semiurban community in Bangladesh. Tohoku J. Exp. Med., 1983, 141, Suppl., 211-217.
  11. Screening for diabetes mellitus in workers of two textile mills. J. Diab. Assoc. Bangladesh 1985; Vol. XVI:  14.
  12. Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in Bangladesh. Sir Salimullah Medical College Journal. 1982.
  13. Diet in Diabetes mellitus with and without pancreatic calcification. J.DAB: 1985; 16:28.
  14. Peptic ulcer in Bangladesh. An endoscopy survey GUT 16: An 1117, 1985.
  15. Screening for Diabetes in two textile mils in Bang J DAB 1985; 16: 14-18.
  16. Prevalence and cause of blindness in a rural community of Bangladesh Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1986; XII:  2.
  17. Impact of Health Education in a rural community of Bangladesh. Bang. Med. J. 1986; 1:5 (3): P. 34.38.
  18. Prevalence of Byssinosis in two textile mills near Dhaka, Chest and Heart Bulletin, 1986; Vol. X, No. 2: 34-39.
  19. Anaemia reduction and its effect on working capacity of workers. Proceedings of third workshop and training programme on workers health. NIPSON WHO; 1987; P. 33-34.
  20. Centella ascitica linn, in the treatment of Leprosy. Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1986; XIII (2).
  21. Treatment of Leprosy:  Role of Centella asciatica in Linn. The Hygiea 1986; 2: 51-53.
  22. Hypertension in Hyperglycaemic, Journal of Statistical Studies, Jahangirnagar University, 1987; Vol. 6: 90-104.
  23. Scientific basis of Herbal Medicine. Proceedings of workshop on herbal medicine, WHO-BMRC, 1986.
  24. Peptic ulcer in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. Bull., 1987; XIII, 1: 29-42.
  25. Diagnostic Accuracy of Double Contrast Barium Meal in the Diseases of Stomach and Duodenum Using Locally Prepared Negative Contrast Agent, Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1988; XIV, 1: 21-28.
  26. A benefit of reduction of Nutritional Anaemia in Textile Mills workers, In Touch, 1987; XI, 85: 8-11.
  27. Hyperglycaemia and its Association with Body Mass Index Among the Teachers of University of Dhaka. Bangladesh. Journal of Nutrition, 1987; Vol. 1: 34-41.
  28. Pattern of Cardiovascular Disease Among Dhaka University Teachers. Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition. 1987; 1, 1: 26933.
  29. Impact of Primary Health care at Sreenagar, Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bull.., 1988; XIV, 1: 36-41.
  30. Besides Assessment of Nutritional Status of Patients. Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition 1988; 1, 2: 14-156.
  31. Prevalence of nephropathy among diabetics, In BIRDEM. The Hygiea, 1988; III: 41-47.
  32. Prevalence of Diabetes mellitus in a rural community of Bangladesh. Journal of Statistical Studies, 1987; Vol. 7.
  33. The need of dietary fibre in controlling diabetes mellitus. Pusti Patrika 1988; 1,2: 29.
  34. Blood Glucose Lowering Effect of Ustha, Bangladesh J. Nutr. 1988; 2,1: 18.
  35. Malnutrition Related Diabetes Mellitus. Bangladesh J. Nutr. 1988; 2, 1, 31.
  36. Ocular Manifestation of Malnutrition. Bangladesh J. Nutr. 1988; 2, 1: 46.
  37. Dietary Fibre. Journal of Life Sciences, Jahangirnagar University. 1988; 1,1: 339.
  38. The 1988 flood in Bangladesh and the Nutritional Consideration. The Hygiea 1989; III, 3, 73.
  39. Role of Plasma Ascorbate Level in Diabetes Microangiopathy, Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1989; XV, 2, 47-49.
Blood cholesterol and other related risk factors of cardio-vascular disease: An Educated Population Based Study. The Dhaka University Studies Part E 1990; 5(1): 7-13.
  1. Multiple Reuse of Disposable Insulin Syringes in Hospital. Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1990; Vol. XVI, 2, 58-61.
  2. Prevalence of Morbidity among Normal and Malnourished Children of a Slum Area. Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition. 1990; Vol. 3, 1 & 2, 13-18.
  3. Disposition of Caffeine by Healthy Human. Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition. 1990; 3, 1 & 2, 19-26.
  4. Relationship of Depressive Disorders and Nutritional Status. Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry. 1995; 7(1): 27-51.
  5. Tamarind as cholesterol lowering agent. Chest and Heart Bulletin, 1990; XIV, 29, 1-5.
  6. Rural dietary analysis through micro level food balance sheet approach. Bangladesh J. Nutr. 1990; 4, 1, 1-10.
  7. Psychosomatic effects of permanent sterilization Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1991; XVII, 1, 17-22.
  8. Comparative study of Degree of Relationship between Height, Weight and Haemoglobin level versus Health status of under 5 years children. Bangladesh J. Nutr. 1991; 4, 2, 23.
  9. Duodenal ulcer dyspepsia in the first degree relatives of subjects with duodenal ulcer diseases. Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1991; 17, 36.
  10. Tamarind seed extracts as Hypoglycaemic agent in Rabbits. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 1992; 7.
  11. Early detection of Xerophthalmia by impression cytology and Rose Bengal staining: A comparative study. Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1992; XIII.1-11.
  12.  Role of vitamin A and E in Cervical spondylosis. Bangladesh Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1992; XVIII, 47-59.
  13. Nutritional situation in an orphanage community in Bangladesh. J. Preventive & Social Med. 1992; 12, 76.
  14. Non Drug therapy of Hypertension: JPHAB 1992, 2(1).
  15. Prolonged rupture of placenta membrane a study on 122 patients. MMJ 1992,2(1):9-13, 
  16. Bacterial population of selected operation theatres. Bangladesh J. Life Sciences, 1993; 5, 65.
  17. Comparative analysis of different media approaches in the prevention of nutrition blindness in selected communities of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Nutr., 1993; 6, 5.
  18. Determinants of night blindness in Bangladesh. Int. J. Epidemiol, 1993; 22, 1119.
  19. Dietary pattern and nutritional study among the pre school children of working women (urban upper middle socio-economic group. Bangladesh J. Child. Health, 1993; 17, 63.
  20. Plasma L.H. and FSH levels in Azospermia and in normal male and female human subjects. Bang. Med. Res. Connc. Bull. 1993; 19,(2): 58-62.
  21. Plasma level of Antioxident Nutrients (Rationol and Alphatocopherol in cases with different grades of cervical carcinoma. Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1993; 19(3): 79-85.
  22. Factor influencing human serum complement Mediated Killing of some Isolated of Campylobacter Jejuni, Bangladesh Journal Microbiol, 1993, 10(1): 15-30.
  23. Impact of Mothers Employment on child Nutrition in upper middle population, Bangladesh J Nutr, 1993, 6(2):23-29. 
  24. Blood pressure and Glycaemic status in Relation to Body Mass Index in a rural Population of Bangladesh. Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1994; 20(2): 27-35.
  25. Effect of Hilsha Fish in Hypercholesteromic subjects. Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 1994; 20(1): 1-2.
  26. Evaluation of Hospital diets in Five Hospitals at Dhaka. Bang. Med. Res. Counc. Bul. 1994; 20(3): 77-85.
  27. Common Aerobic Bacteria in post operative wound infection and their sensitivity pattern.Bang Med Res Counc Bull 1995; 21(1): 32-37.
  28. Comparison of Palm, Soybean and Musturd oils on lipids, Prostanoids and Platelet Aggregation in a Bangladeshi Population. Bangladesh Heart Journal. 1996; 11(2): 60-64.
  29. Normal Blood Pressure of Bangladeshi Adults. Bangladesh Heart Journal. 1997; 12(1): 3-7.
  30. Nutritional status and Effect of Nutrition in COPD. Chest and Heart Bulletin. 1997; XXI (2): 51-55.
  31. Exercise Training Combined with Dietary Program for Patients with Hypertension. Bang. Med. Counc. Bull. 1998; 24(1): 14-19.
  32. Comparison of Palm, Soybean and Mustard oils on Platelet Aggregation, Prostanoids and Vitamin E in a Bangladeshi Population. Bangladesh Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 1988; 14(2): 60-62.
  33. Maternal Nutrition and Pregnancy Outcome. Implementing Women’s Health Programs in the Community. Bangladesh Experience. BRAC. 1998; 160-165.
  34. Relationship of Depressive Disorders and Nutritional Status Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry. 1995; 7(1): 27-31.
  35. Socio-economic Factors Influencing the Nutritional Status of Under five children: Northern Medical Journal. 1995; 10-14.
  36. Nutritional State and Depressive Disorder:  Medicine Today. 1995; 7(2): 92-95.
  37. Epidemiological study of Endemic cretinism in an Hyperendemic area. Bangladesh Med. Res. Coun, Bul, 1997, 23(1):34-37.
  38. Aetiology of anaemia in Bangladesh: J Diarrhoeal Dis. Res. 1998, 16(1) :29-30.
  39. Rheumatological disorders in Diabetes mellitus among patients attending the BIRDEM hospital. Diab Endocr J 2000; 28(2):43-48 
  40. Nutritional status of pregnant, outcome of pregnancy of diabetic and non diabetic pregnancy Diab Endocr J 2000;28(2)52-56
  41. Vegetarian Diet the treatment of fibromyalgia. Bangladesh Medical Journal 2000; 11(2):114-117.
  42. Vitamin E in Reducing Hypertension When given Alone than when given in Combination with Vitamin A and C. South Asian journal of Nutrition 2001:3 (1&2) 7-14
  43. Chronic Arsenicosis: Field Experiences in Hajigonj. Bangladesh Private Medical Practitioners Journal 2002; 8(2):56-60.
  44. Impaired Fasting Glycemia in a rural Population of Bangladesh. Diabetes Care 2003; 26: 1034-39
  45.  Type 2 diabetes in rural and urban population: diverse prevalence and association      risk factors in Bangladesh. Diabet Med 2005; 22; 931-36
  46. Type 2 diabetes and impaired fasting blood glucose in rural Bangladesh: a population-based study. Eur J Public Health. 2006 Sep 28.
  47. Metabolic syndrome in rural Bangladesh: Comparison of newly proposed IDF, modified ATP III and WHO criteria and their agreements. Clinical Research and Reviews 2007; 1.215-257
  48. Rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes in rural Bangladesh: A population based study. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2007; 77, 300-305
  49. A nutrition outcome study of country programme “Food Fortification”. WFP and Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies December 2007.
  50. Prevalence of Depression and Diabetes: A population based study from rural Bangladesh. Diabetic Medicine 2007 24, 872-877
  51. Health Education Intervention (IPC) towards community health hospital, school environmental health and occupational health. Bureau of health education, Directorate General of Health Service, Ministry of health and welfare and Eusuf and associates May 2008.

** Italic indicated article published in foreign journals.

Life Member, Nutrition Society of Bangladesh
Life Member, Public Health association of Bangladesh
President Forum for the rights of the elderly
President  Probin  Kollan Porisod.
Life Member, Rheumatology Society
Life Member, Chest and Heart Association
Life Member, Bangladesh Medical Association
Life Member, Biochemical Society of Bangladesh
Life member, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh

  1. General Medical Practice in rural areas                          Up to Sept. 1971
  2. Emergency Medical Officer at Barisal

      Medical College Hospital                                                 Oct. 1971 to June 1973

  1. Deputed to Institute of Postgraduate

      Medicine and Research (IPGMR),                                    July 1973 to June 1974       Dhaka for DPH Course

  1. Lecturer and Assistant Professor of

      Occupational Health, IPGMR, Dhaka                               July 1974 to February, 1976

  1. Deputed to England for M.Com. H. Course

      with Commonwealth Scholarship                                     Jan. 1976 to December 1976

  1. In-charge of the Department of Epidemiology

      and Course Co-ordinator of D.P.H.                                   Jan. 1977 to August 1978

  1. Associate Prof. of Community Medicine

      (current charge) National Institute of Preventive            Sept. 1978 to March 1980
      and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka

  1. Associate Prof. Community Medicine
  2. Rangpur Medical College                                    April 1980 to November 1980
  3. Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka             November 1980 to October 1984
  4. Deputed to Bangladesh Institute of Research

      and Rehabilitation of Diabetes, (BIRDEM)                       October 1984 to
      for the project “Epidemiology of Diabetes                      29th March 1986
      Mellitus at Rupganj” and created
      of Epidemiology and Statistic Division at BIRDEM
j.    Professor of Clinical Nutrition Institute of                        March 29 1987 to-
      Nutrition and Food Science, University                            till date
      of Dhaka
k.   Director, Institute of Nutrition and                                   July 1989 to
      Food Science, University of Dhaka                                   June 1992
l.    Prof. of Clinical Nutrition                                                  Up to 30 June 2007