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Professor of Global Health, Florida International University

Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury, an internationally-renowned educator and qualified physician trained in global health epidemiology, is the chair of the Department of Global Health at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work (Stempel College) at Florida International University. Dr. Chowdhury aims to develop a Department of Global Health that opens doors to research and educational opportunities that address health disparities and improve health access for people worldwide.

Before Stempel College, Dr. Chowdhury worked at the University of Cambridge and University of Exeter in England as an Associate Professor and Professor of Global Health, respectively. He currently serves as a country expert in the Global Burden of Disease initiative and a member of the Expert Panel at the World Cancer Research Fund International. In addition, he is the Executive Director at the South Asian Centre for Non-Communicable Disease Research (CNCR) in Bangladesh.

Dr. Chowdhury’s research interests involve, first, to characterize individual, social, and structural factors of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in low and middle-income settings; and second, how such insights on etiology and inequities could be leveraged to inform context-specific, solutions-driven studies. For example, while at Cambridge, Dr. Chowdhury co-led several large-scale population health projects in South/East Asia, including in Bangladesh, to support these scientific objectives.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Global Health Epidemiology, University of Cambridge