Department of Public Health
Dr. Md. Shahjahan  Associate Professor
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Dr. Md. Shahjahan
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Associate Professor  
Department of Public Health
Faculty of Allied Health Science
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Statistics, 2007 Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.


Statistics, 1988, Jahangirnagar University.

B.Sc (Honors)

Statistics, 1987,  Jahangirnagar University.

Course Title Project Planning and Decision Support System Based on Project, 2000.
Organization Continuing Education Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2001.
Course Title Qualitative Research Methodology.
Organization Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Australia and UNFPA, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2003.
Course Title Presentation Skill Development, PowerPoint-based Presentation, 2000.
Organization Continuing Education Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2003.
Course Title Epidemiology and Biostatistics, including the use of SPSS for Windows.
Organization National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Bangladesh and University of Cambridge, UK, 2005.
Course Title Scientific Writing.
USAID, WHO, and Population Council, 2007
Organization Course Title Endnote
Icddrb, 2012.
Organization Course Title

TOT on Entrepreneurship Development and Business Planning
BAPA & European Union, 2015

  • Acquainted with facilitating training courses relating to health issues, including coordination of workshops, conferences, and seminars.
  • Coordinated about 250 workshops/training programmes on: Research methodology, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, etc. sponsored by BMRC during 1997-2008.
  • Worked and working as a Resource Person on different topics in Biostatistics, Research methodology, etc. in BMRC, NIPSOM, DGHS, BSMMU, CRP, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical
    University (BSMMU).
  • Worked as a faculty from 1 November 2008 to May 2013 at the postgraduate level in Bangladesh University of Health Sciences.
  • Works as faculty since May 2014 at the Department of Public Health, Daffodil International University.


International :


  1. Shahjahan M, Md. Golam Dostogir Harun, A. B. M. Alauddin Chowdhury, Kapil Ahmed, and Hafiz T. A. Khan, Factors Influencing the Initiation of Smokeless Tobacco Consumption Among Low Socioeconomic Community in Bangladesh: A Qualitative Investigation. International Quarterly Community Health Education (2017), 37 (3) 1- 7.
  2. Shahjahan M. H.A. Chowdhury, A. H. Al-Hadhrami, G. D. Harun (2017), Antenatal and postnatal care practices among mothers in rural Bangladesh: A community based cross-sectional study. Midwifery 52 (2017) 42-48.
  3. Hossain, S. B., Kabir, R., Shahjahan Md., Chowdhury, A. and S. M. Y. Arafat (2017). “Gap between Expectation and Convenience of Open Access Public Toilets in Dhaka: A Cross Sectional Investigation.” Inter. J. Res. Methodol. Soc. Sci., Vol., 3, No. 1////;pp. 51-61. (Jan. - Mar. 2017); ISSN: 2415-0371.
  4. Afsana Afroz, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Md Shahjahan, Md Abdul Hafez, Md Nazmul Hassan, Liaquat Ali (2016) .Association of good glycemic control and cost of diabetes care: experience from a tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 120: 142 –148. DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.07.030. (IF: 3.45)
  5. Mohammad Nurul Azam, Mohammad Shahjahan, Mahbuba Yeasmin, Nasar U. Ahmed (2016). Prevalence of Smokeless Tobacco among Low Socioeconomic Populations: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0156887.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156887. (IF: 3.04)
  6. Amitava Acharyya, Md Shahjahan, Fahmida Binte Mesbah, Subir Kumar Dey, Liaquat Ali (2016).Association of metabolic syndrome with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in an Indian population, Lung India 2016;33:385-90.
  7. Afroz A, Habib SH, Chowdhury HA, Paul D, Md Shahjahan, Hafez MA, Hassan MN, Ali L (2015). Healthcare cost of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Bangladesh: a hospital-based study. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries 35(4). ISSN 0973-3930, DOI 10.1007/s13410-015-0434-9 (IF: 0.37).
  8. Hossain S, Fatema K, Ahmed KR, Akter J, Chowdhury HA, Md Shahjahan, Acharyya A, Rahim MA, Ali L (2015). Prevalence and determinants of metabolic syndrome among newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic subjects according to different criteria. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews 9: 120–123. ISSN: 1871-4021, (SNIP): 0.408.
  9. Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Kazi Rumana Ahmed, Fatema Jebunessa, Jesmin Akter, Sharmin Hossain and Md Shahjahan (2015). Factors associated with maternal anaemia among pregnant women in Dhaka city. BMC Women's Health 15:77. UK.DOI 10.1186/s12905-015-0234-x, (IF: 1.5).
  10. Afsana Afroz, Samira Humaira Habib, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Debashish Paul, Md Shahjahan, Md Abul Hafez,Md Nazmul Hassan, Liaquat Ali. Health care cost of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Bangladesh: A hospital- based study. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries (Springer), 2015. 
  11. Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Kazi Rumana Ahmed, Fatema Jebunessa, Jesmin Akter ,Sharmin Hossain and Md Shahjahan,Factor Associated with Maternal Anemia among Pregnant Women in Dhaka City”, Published from BMC Women’s’ Health, (2015), 15:77, UK.
  12. Sharmin Hossain, Kaniz Fatema, Kazi R. Ahmed, Jesmin Akter, Hasina A. Chowdhury, Md Shahjahan, Amitava Acharyya, M.A. Rahim, Liaquat Ali. Prevalence and Determinants of Metabolic Syndrome among Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic Subjects according to Different Criteria. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews (2015); 7: 95–100 (Elsevier, Canada).
  13. Jesmin Akter, M. Shahjahan, Sharmin Hossain, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Kazi Rumana Ahmed, Kaniz Fatema, Begum Rowshan Ara and Liaquat Ali. Determinants of overweight and obesity among Bangladeshi diabetic women of reproductive age BMC Research Notes (2014); 1- 6 (UK)
  14. Shahjahan M, Shirin Jahan Mumu, Afsana Afroz, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Russell Kabir, and Kapil Ahmed (2013). Determinants of Male Participation in Reproductive Healthcare Services: A Cross-sectional Study. The Reproductive Health, Bio Med Central (Published from UK) 2013; 10:27.
  15. Shahjahan M, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Jesmin Akter, Afsana Afroz, and MA Hafez(2012). Factors associated with use of antenatal care services in a rural area of Bangladesh, South East Asia Journal of Public Health. 2012; 2(2):61-66.
  16. M Shahjahan, MR Ahmed, MM Rahman, Afroz A (2012). Factors affecting newborn care practices in Bangladesh. Journal of Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (Published from UK) 26(1):13-8.
  17. Rahman MM, Rahman S, Begum N, Asaduzzaman AKM, Shahjahan M, Firoza A, Metul MS, Nabi CMG (2007). Client expectation from doctors: Expectation- reality gap. Katmandu University Medical Journal (published from Nepal) 5(4) (Issues 20):566-73.
  18. Shahjahan M and Kabir M. (2007). Why males in Bangladesh do not participate in reproductive Health: what are the lessons learned from the focus Group Discussion. International Quarterly of community health Education Vol. 26 (1), 45-59, (published from USA).
  19. Shahjahan M and Kabir M. (2007). Sexual behaviour of Bangladeshi youth and factors affecting their health-seeking behavior. Indian Journal of Youth Affairs Vol. 11 (1), 12-21(published from India)
  20. Shahjahan M, Kabir M (2005). Men’s spousal communication regarding reproductive health issues and factors affecting it. Journal of Central Asian Health Service Research 4(1):9-12. (Kazakhstan, Central Asia).
  21. Shahjahan M, Kabir M (2004). Knowledge of men about reproductive health issues and factors affecting them in selected districts of Bangladesh. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council (published from Nepal) 2(2):1-8.

National :

  1. Syed Dawood Md. Taimur, M Maksumul Haq, MA Rashid, SM Keramat Ali, Shahjahan M, Farzana Islam Association between Peripheral Arterial Disease and Coronary Artery Disease among Tobacco User Diabetic  Patients. Bangladesh Heart Journal (2017); 32(1): 3 – 9.
  2. Md Shahjahan, Jesmin Akter, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury. Determinants of Delivery Care in a Selected Rural Area of Bangladesh. Daffodil International University Journal of Allied Health Sciences (2014); 1(1): 19-28.
  3. Ali MZ, Iqbal SM, Ali SMK, Shahjahan M (2013). Gastrointestinal Tract Disorder Among In patients at Khwaja Yunus Ali Medical College Hospital. KYAMC Journal: 4(1):316-320.
  4. Anwarul Kabir, M. Kabir and Shahjahan M (2012). Life table estimate of child mortality and influence of community factors on child mortality in rural Bangladesh. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Statistical Studies. 2012:31:11-23.
  5. Sarkar S, Mumu SJ, Shahjahan M, Flora MS, Hafez MA (2012). Prevalence of Bronchial Asthma Among Secondary School Students in Dhaka City. Bangladesh Medical Journal 41(1):28-31.
  6. MA Muhit, Shahjahan M, Amirul Hasan M, Wazed A, Nafiza Ahmed (2011). Parental knowledge, attitude and practices related to blindness in children in some selected upazilas of Bangladesh. Mymensingh Medical Journal 20(4):671-9.
  7. Kabir A, Kabir M, Shahjahan M (2011). Correlates of community factors with mortality of under–Five children in rural Bangladesh using log-linear model. SUB Journal of Public Health 3(2):15-22.
  8. Anowarul Kabir, M Kabir, M S G Uddin and M Shahjahan (2011).The influence of community factors on under–five mortality in rural Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research 24(1):87-95.
  9. MMA Talukder, Shahjahan M, Islam MS, Rahman MM (2010). NGOs rule in slum dwelling adolescent mothers Reproductive Health Services: Program appropriateness and limitations. South Asian Journal of Population and Health 3(1):99-113.
  10. Mahbub AM, Shahjahan M, Islam MS (2010). Domestic violence among the heavy vehicle drivers families: a sociological study. South Asian Journal of Population and Health 3(1):53-63.
  11. Amirul Hassan M, Akhter S, Shahjahan M (2009). Current population –based public health workforces in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin 35(3):111-4.
  12. Shahjahan M, Russell Kabir, Islam KS, Rashid HA (2009). Knowledge of Men about Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS and Factors affecting them. South Asian Journal of Population and Health 2(2):159-66.
  13. Kabir R, Shahjahan M (2009). Elderly care in Bangladesh: Challenges in the new Millennium. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research 22(1&2):119-30.
  14. Rahman MM, Rahman S, Begum N, Asaduzzaman AKM, Firoza A, Shahjahan M, Metul MS, Nabi CMG (2008). Doctors’ vision regarding undergraduate medical curriculum of Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Society of Physiologist 2(2):54-9.
  15. Shahjahan M, Kabir M (2004). Mass media exposure of men and its impact on family planning in Bangladesh. Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine 23(2):1-7.
  16. Shahjahan M, Kabir M (2004). Extra-marital sex exposure among men―a study of risk behavior among patients attending NGO clinics. Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine 23 (1):51-6.




1. Shahjahan M. The role of Men in Reproductive Health in Bangladesh. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing; 2012. ISBN: 978-3-659-20287-2.





  • Attended and presented paper at the 28th International Population Conference in South Africa – IUSSP held on October 29 Nov 04,2017
  • Attended and presented paper at the 61st ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC) held from 16 - 21 July 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Use of Smokeless Tobacco by Low Socio-Economic Populations and Risk Factors    Associated with it’ in the International Conferences on Advances Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics (AISC 2016), University of North Carolina, USA.
  • Presented a paper on 13th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences (ISOSS), from 18-21 December 2014, IPB Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia.
  • Presented a paper on 27th International Population Conference from 26-31August 2013, Busan, South Korea.
  • Presented a poster on the 27th International Population Conference from 26-31 August 2013, Busan, South Korea.
  • Presented a poster on 19th conference of the Islamic World Academy of Science (IAS) from 5-9 May 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Presented a paper on 12th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences (ISOSS), from 19-22 December 2012, Qatar University, Qatar.
  • Participated in 3rd Indian National Seminar of Asia Network of Research on Antidiabetic Plants (ANRAP), 14-16 September 2012, Kolkata, India.
  • Presented a paper on 9th National Statistical Conference, Dhaka, April 15–16, 2005.
  • Paper was accepted for presentation at European Population Conference, Liverpool, England, June 21–23, 2006.
  • Participated in 9th South East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting-organized by International Epidemiological Association, 9-12 February, 2008.
  • Paper was accepted for Poster presentation World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland, 7-11th August 2011.


Conducted the following research in different capacities:

  1. Evaluation of Training of Trainers (TOT) for Traditional Birth Attendants training programme, 1993.
  2. Impact of women’s work on their fertility status, 1993.
  3. Intestinal Parasite Control Project, 1994.
  4. Impact of maternal and child healthcare-related educational intervention on high school girl students in reduction of maternal and infant Mortality, 2001.
  5. Health survey of the Tribal population of Bangladesh, 2002.
  6. Survey on health status of rural population in a selected area of Bangladesh, 2003.
  7. Field monitoring programme of BMRC-funded Research studies under World Bank Research Program, 2005.
  8. Survey of nutritional status and morbidity profile among children aged under 12 years and born to goitrous mothers, 2006.
  9. Ethics in health research system―a qualitative assessment, 2007-2008.
  10. Quality assessment of directly-observed treatment (DOT) in Dhaka city, 2010.
  11. Prevalence of NCD-related Risk Factors among Population Aged 35-60 years in Dhaka City, 2011.
  12. Factors affecting utilization of post natal care in rural Bangladesh, 2012.
  13. Factors affecting electrolyte imbalance among diabetes patients in a selected tertiary hospital of Dhaka city, 2013
  14. Use of smokeless tobacco by low socio economic populations and risk factors associated with it, 2014.
  15. Factors associated with female smoking at  selected areas of Dhaka city, 2015
  • Elected member of International Statistical Institute (ISI)
  • Bangladesh Population Association(BPA)
  • Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science(BAAS)
  • Bangladesh Statistical Association(BSA)
  • Asian Population Association (ASA)
  • American Population Association(APA)
F. Working Experience
Organization   Daffodil International University (DIU)
Position   Associate  Professor  & Head
Period   May 2013 to till to date; with the responsibilities –
  • Deliver lecture on descriptive statistics, probability, probability distribution, sampling distribution, and sampling technique, Theory of estimation, multivariate analysis, quantitative research methodology, qualitative research methodology, demography and statistical data analysis for thesis part students.
  • Preparing up-to-date syllabus and lesson plan.
  • Guide students for preparing their research proposal and thesis work.
Organization : Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
Position : Visiting Faculty
Period : February to June 2014, with responsibilities
Organization : Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS)
  • Deliver lecture on Introduction to statistics in two different sections and statistical methods in one section.
Position : Assistant Professor
Period : 1 November 2008 to May 2013; with the responsibilities –
  •      Deliver lecture on descriptive statistics, probability, probability distribution, sampling distribution, and sampling technique, Theory of estimation, multivariate analysis, research methodology, demography and statistical analysis for both MPH and M.Phil Courses.
  • Preparing up-to-date syllabus and lesson plan.
  • Guide MPH and MPhil students for preparing their research proposal and thesis work.
Organization : Child Sight Foundation (CSF)
Position : Senior Researcher
Period : 1 July 2008 to 30th October 2008; with the responsibilities –
  • Data analysis and report writing.
  • Scientific article writing for publishing in international Journals.
Organization : Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC)
Position : Scientific Officer
Period : January 1997 to 30 June 2008; with the responsibilities –
  • Co-ordinate, supervises, and monitors scientific researches sponsored by BMRC under    Development Research Programs.
  • Organize and conduct training/workshops/conferences/orientation courses, including research-related programmes in different medical colleges/institutions and in BMRC and delivering lectures on related topics.
  • Summarize research projects and scientific papers submitted to BMRC for reviewing and ethical clearance.
  • Assist in development of research projects and preparation of scientific reports.
  • Maintain all BMRC-sponsored research reports by keeping liaison with different libraries for important reference materials.
  • Assist in planning and implementing programmes with WHO, UNFPA, World Bank, and other donors.
Organization : Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS), International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (Icddr,b)
Position : Data Management Assistant (DMA)
Period : October to December 1996; with the responsibilities –
  • Compile, code, and edit data collected from the field through the Socio-economic Survey (SES).
  • Capture collected information in computer using FoxPro Program with in-built logical and range checks.
  • Made consistency checks through computer outputs for cleaning datasets and update the master file.
Organization : Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN), Bangladesh
Position : Field Supervisor
Period : November 1993 to May 1996; with the responsibilities –
  • Supervise field personnel for their routine field data-collection and monitor other activities through random field checks.
  • Maintain accuracy of collected information as per working definition on health education, measuring the nutritional status and ensuring the personal hygiene of individuals.
  • For in-depth information, communicate with key-informants and conduct focus-group discussions, including PRA.
  • Conduct de-worming of study children and maintain growth monitoring of them.
Organization : Population Sciences Division, International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (Icddr,b)
Position : Listing Supervisor
Period : August to November 1993; with the responsibilities –
  • List client information from selected branches of Grameen Bank and the corresponding control areas to select the sample subjects for data-collection.
Organization : National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), Bangladesh
Position : Team Leader (Field Supervisor)
Period : January to August 1993; with the responsibilities –
  • Supervise activities of Interviewer-cum-Observer involved in qualitative and quantitative data- collection in the field.
  • Edit, code, and analyze data through different tables and charts, and synthesize information as necessary.
Organization : Family Planning Association of Bangladesh (FPAB)
Position : Field Investigator
Period : August to October 1992; with the responsibilities –
  • Collect information through structured and unstructured questionnaires from 6 divisions of Bangladesh.
  • Edit and code collected information and prepare tables and graphs for interpretation and report writing.