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Kazi Mizanur Rahman

Senior Lecturer - Rural Research Education, University of Sydney

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.


  • 2019–present
    Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 2019–present
    Senior Public Health Epidemiologist, New South Wales Health
  • 2019–2019
    Lecturer in Medical Education, James Cook University
  • 2017–2018
    Lecturer in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer in Epidemiology, Griffith University
  • 2000–2010
    Assistant Scientist, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
  • 2006–2010
    Assistant Professor, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University


  • 2015 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 2004 
    Harvard University, MS in Epidemiology
  • 1998 
    University of Dhaka, MBBS


  • 2020
    Improving the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions during COVID-19: examining the factors that influence engagement and the impact on individuals., BMC Inf Dis 20, 607 (2020).
  • 2020
    Examining the current intelligence on COVID-19 and infection prevention and control strategies in health settings: A global analysis, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. May 2020, pp. 1-29. Doi:
  • 2020
    Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Outbreak: the Need for Epidemic Preparedness, Front. Public Health, 29 May 2020|

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Epidemiology (111706)