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Kazi Mizanur Rahman

Associate Professor of Healthcare Innovations, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University

I worked for more than a decade at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) as a public health researcher. At the early stage of my career, I was actively involved in different vaccine trials including those against rotavirus, shigella and haemophilus influenzae type B. I then moved to delivery science and started working on health systems. My research areas include infectious diseases, child health and nutrition, environmental determinants of health and One Health. I have substantial experience researching vector borne diseases including visceral leishmaniasis and dengue.

I am a medical graduate from Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I did MS in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University in Boston, USA in 2004 and completed my PhD from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Research School of Population Health at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia in 2015.

In Bangladesh, in addition to my research, I taught epidemiology and quantitative research methods to the MPH students at the James P Grant School of Public Health for five years. In Australia, I have worked as a Lecturer in Epidemiology for three years at Griffith University and as a Lecturer in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for a year at James Cook University. At JCU, I taught communicable disease controI and One Health. I was also a part-time Lecturer in Medical Education there. I currently do distance learning tutoring for the MSc Clinical Trials program of LSH&TM.

As a Senior Epidemiologist, I worked for the North Coast Public Health Unit, NSW Health for more than two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a Senior Lecturer- Rural Research Education, at the University of Sydney, University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) in Lismore, I supported research both a the undergraduate medical education and among the colleagues along with progressing with my own research agenda both in local and global settings. Currently, at Bond University, I work for the health of the people through innovations and implementations.


  • 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
  • 2006–2010
    Assistant Professor, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
  • 2000–2010
    Assistant Scientist, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh


  • 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
    Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Outbreak: the Need for Epidemic Preparedness, Front. Public Health, 29 May 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:

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Research Areas

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