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HIAS Postdoctoral Researcher, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University


Rashedul Islam is a HIAS Postdoctoral Researcher at the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced study (HIAS), Hitotsubashi University since April 2022. Mr. Islam received his bachelor’s and master's degree in Population Science (Demography) in 2009 and 2010, respectively from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. He holds PhD in Global health in 2022 from the Department of Global Health Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He also has work experience as a project researcher for Asia Cohort Consortium (ACC) at National Cancer Center, Japan since 2019. Before coming to Japan, Mr. Islam was a lecturer at Public Health at the First Capital University of Bangladesh. Apart from experiences working with academies, Mr. Islam specializes in topics of health financing, equity in health, maternal and child health, epidemiology and systematic review and meta-analysis in public health. Much of his current work relates to the development and implementation of innovative approaches to public health.

【Selected Publications】
  • Akter S, Islam MR, Rahman MM, Rouyard T, Nsashiyi RS, Hossain F, Nakamura R. Evaluation of Population-Level Tobacco Control Interventions and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jul 3;6(7):e2322341. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.22341.
  • Rahman MM, Silva AD, Sassa M, Islam MR, Akter S, Akter S. A systematic analysis and future projections of the nutritional status and interpretation of its drivers among school-aged children in South-East Asian countries. Lancet Reg Health Southeast Asia (2023).
  • Kiran A, Rahman MS, Islam MR, Gilmor S, Dhungel B, Parajuli RP, Nishimura T, Senju A, Tsuchiya KJ. Socioeconomic and education-based inequality in suspected developmental delays among Nepalese children: a subnational level assessment. Sci Rep 13, 4750 (2023).
  • Rahman MS, Chowdhury MRK, Islam MR, Krull Abe S, Hossain K, Iwabuchi T, Tsuchiya KJ, Gilmour S. Determinants and Projections of Minimum Acceptable Diet among Children Aged 6–23 Months: A National and Subnational Inequality Assessment in Bangladesh. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023; 20(3):2010.
  • Akter J, Islam MR, Akter S, Rahman MM, Hossain F, Anam MR, Alam MA, Sultana P, Rashid S. Equity in access to safely managed sanitation and prevalence of diarrheal diseases in Bangladesh: a national and sub-national analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2022 Nov 21;22(1):871. doi: 10.1186/s12879-022-07884-4.

Detailed profile (HRI: Hitotsubashi Researchers Information)