Kazi is a medical graduate (MBBS) from Dhaka Medical College, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He did Master of Science in Epidemiology from Harvard University and PhD from the Australian National University. Kazi worked for 10 years at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh as a public health researcher. As an adjunct faculty, Kazi also taught epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology and quantitative research methods at James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University in Bangladesh for five years.
After finishing his PhD in early 2015, Kazi worked at Griffith University on the Gold Coast for 3 years as a Lecturer in Epidemiology. He then worked at James Cook University in Townsville – as a Lecturer in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for a year and as a Lecturer in Medical Education for six months. Kazi also does Distance Learning tutoring with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for their MSc Clinical Trials program. Kazi has supervised higher degree research students both in Bangladesh and in Australia.
Kazi’s area of research include infectious diseases, child health and nutrition, long term conditions, natural disasters including flooding and bushfires, environmental determinants of heath and One Health. Kazi has conducted research applying different epidemiological tools and quantitative methods. He has also done research using mixed methods. He has published his research in peer review journals and succeeded in securing internationally competitive research grant.
In his previous role, as a Senior Epidemiologist in the North Coast Public Health in NSW Health, Kazi worked for the health of the people in the region. Kazi envisaged adding strength to the research culture within a large program like NSW Health in collaboration with different research and ethical bodies, and academic institutions.
Currently, as a Senior Lecturer in Rural Research Education at the University of Sydney/University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), Kazi has actively been involved in coordinating the research projects of the MD students from the University of Sydney and other institutions in placement at the UCRH. He also supports researchers and health professionals from his institution and the region in planning, conducting and analysing research. Last but not the least, Kazi has been progressing through his research endeavour by pursuing investigations to find solutions to public health problems.