Department of Community Medicine, Kulliyyah of Medicine
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Kuantan Campus, Bandar Indera Mahkota
25200 Kuantan, Pahang,
Adjunct Associate Professor
James P. Grant School of Public Health,
BRAC Institute of Global Health BRAC University,
Worked as a Head of Health and Population Research during 2006–2013 at the Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh, for managing the following research projects:
- Improving maternal, neonatal and child health in urban slums of Bangladesh (2007 – 2012), in collaboration with ICDDR,B, funded by Gates Foundation
- Improving maternal, neonatal and child health in rural Bangladesh (2006 – 2012), in collaboration with IPACT, University of Aberdeen, UK, funded by DFID, The Netherlands Government, and Aus AID
- Impact of maternal mental health on infant growth and development in Bangladesh (2008–1011), in collaboration with Karolinska Institute, Sweden, funded by SIDA
- WASH and CLEAN in the labour ward: A situation analysis in India and Bangladesh (May 2013–June 2014), in collaboration with Immpact, University of Aberdeen, UK and Public Health Foundation, India. Funded by The Soapbox Collaborative, UK.
Advisor for the project Go4Health (Asian Hub) (2012– 2015) aiming to set goals and governance of post MDG 2015, in collaboration with 13 Universities of different countries, funded by the European Commission.
- Mapping the policy process and programmatic landscape of HIV in Bangladesh in 2007 with the Commonwealth Secretariat, UK
- Savings newborns’ lives in 2008 with Plan International
- Commercial sex workers and HIV/AIDS in 2008 with Care Bangladesh
- Youths’ reproductive health needs and rights since ICPD in Bangladesh in 2002 with Heidelberg University, Germany and UNFPA
International peer reviewed journals
- Kabir ZN, Nasreen HE, Edhborg M. Intimate partner violence and its association with maternal depressive symptoms 6–8 months after childbirth in rural Bangladesh. Global Health Action, 2014, 7: 24725.
- Banu M, Akter M, Begum K, Chowdhury RH, Nasreen HE. ‘The clock keeps ticking’ – the role of a community-based intervention in reducing delays in seeking emergency obstetric care in rural Bangladesh: a quasi-experimental study. Public Health, 2014, 128: 332–340.
- Nasreen HE, Kabir ZN, Forsell Y, Edhborg M. Impact of maternal depressive symptoms and infant temperament on early infant growth and motor development: Results from a population based study in Bangladesh. Journal of Affective Disorder, 2013; 146 (2): 254–261.
- Edhborg M, Hogg B, Nasreen HE, Kabir ZN. Impact of postnatal depressive symptoms and infant’s sex on mother-infant interaction among Bangladeshi women. Health 2013; 5(2): 237–244.
- Nahar S, Rahman A, Nasreen HE. Factors influencing stillbirths in Bangladesh: A case-control study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2013; 27: 158–164.
- Quayyum Z, Khan MNU, Quayyum T, Nasreen HE, Chowdhury M, Ensor T. Can community level interventions have an impact on equity and utilization of maternal health care – Evidence from rural Bangladesh. International Journal for Equity in Health, 2013, 12: 22. doi:10.1186/1475-9276-12-22
- Nasreen HE, Leppard M, Mamun MA, Billah M, Mistry SK, Rahman M, Nicholls P. Men’s knowledge and awareness of maternal, neonatal and child health care in rural Bangladesh: a comparative cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health, 2012, 9:18. doi:10.1186/1742-4755-9-18.
- Banu M, Nasreen HE. Factors Influencing the Performance of Delivery Centers in Urban Slums of Bangladesh: A Qualitative Study. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2011; 2(12): 67-76.
- Nasreen HE, Nahar N, Mamun M, Afsana K, Byass P. Oral misoprostol for preventing postpartum haemorrhage in home births in rural Bangladesh: how effective is it? Global Health Action 2011; 4: 7017. DOI: 10.3402/gha.v4i0.7017
- Nasreen HE, Kabir ZN, Forsell Y, Edhborg M. Prevalence and associated factors of depressive and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy: A population based study in rural Bangladesh. BMC Women’s Health 2011; 11:22
- Edhborg M, Nasreen HE, Kabir ZN. Impact of postpartum depressive and anxiety symptoms on mothers’ emotional tie to their infants 2–3 months postpartum: a population based study from rural Bangladesh. Archives of Women’s Mental Health 2011;14:307–316.
- Nasreen HE, Kabir ZN, Forsell Y, Edhborg M. Low birth weight in offspring of women with depressive and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy: results from a population based study in Bangladesh. BMC Public Health 2010;10:515.
- Nahar S, Banu M, Nasreen HE. Women-focused development intervention reduces delays in accessing emergency obstetriccare in urban slums in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011;11:11.
- Nasreen HE, Abbas B, Ahmed A, Chowdhury M. Women focused development intervention reduces neonatal mortality in rural Bangladesh: a study of the pathways of influence. Journal of Neonatology 2006;20(4):304-315.
- Cash K, Nasreen HE, Aziz A, Abbas B, Chowdhury M, Chowdhury S. Without sex education: Exploring the social and sexual vulnerabilities of rural Bangladeshi girls and boys. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2001; 1(3): 219-233.
- Cash K, Islam S, Nasreen HE, Abbas B, ChowdhuryM, Chowdhury S. Telling them their own stories: legitimizing sexual and reproductive health education in rural Bangladesh. Sex education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2001; 1(1): 43-57.
Books and Book Chapters:
- A peer education model of HIV/AIDS prevention among garment workers: the PSKP demonstration project. HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance Bangladesh; South-South Centre, Bangladesh. Dhaka, HIV/STD Alliance Bangladesh, 2003 iv 16p illus series title: Good Practice Documentation.
- Raikes A, Sarker M and Nasreen HE. Addressing the Reproductive Health Needs and Rights of Young People since ICPD: The contribution of UNFPA and IPPF. Bangladesh country evaluation report. September 2003. Eds. Raikes A, Sarker M and Nasreen HE. The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DFID, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Hashima-E-Nasreen, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya, Syed Masud Ahmed, Ayesha Aziz and AKM MasudRana. Communication network in reproductive health information dissemination to the adolescents. (In Bangla). In. Dr. ZahirUddin Ahmed and ManoshChowdhury (eds.). Dept. of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka. Dec 2001: 180-192.
Newsletter and Newspaper article:
- Hashima-E-Nasreen. A response to HIV/AIDS. The Daily Star, Oct 2, 2005: 11.
- AIDS Voice, News Bulletin, Issue 5, December 2003, HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance Bangladesh.
- Traditional healers treatment of STDs. The Weekly Holidays, Feb 1, 2002:7-8.
- AIDS awareness through village based women’s organizations. In. Access. Jul 1998: 27: 5-7.
- Integrating reproductive and sexual health education into service delivery: a program for rural communities in Bangladesh, a newsletter, published by ICRW and CEDPA, Washington DC. USA, 1999.
Monograph and working paper
- Khan MNU, Quayyum Z, Nasreen HE, Ensor T, Salahuddin S. Household costs of obtaining maternal and newborn care in rural Bangladesh: Baseline survey. Monograph series No. 43. Research and Evaluation Division, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2009.
- Salam SS, Khan, MA, Salahuddin S, Chowdhury N, Nicholls P, Nasreen HE. Maternal, neonatal and child health in selected northern districts of Bangladesh. Research and evaluation Division, BRAC and IPACT, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2009.
- Nasreen HE, Ahmed SM, Begum HA and Afsana K. Maternal, neonatal and child health programmes in Bangladesh. Review of good practices and lessons learned. Monograph series No. 32. Research and Evaluation Division, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 2007.
- Nasreen H, Chowdhury N, Akter R and Ahmed SM. Safe motherhood promotion project in Narsingdi District, Baseline survey 2006. BRAC-JICA Joint Research Project, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 2006.
- Hashima-E-Nasreen, MushtaqueChowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya and Syed Masud Ahmed. Three studies on HIV/AIDS. In. Working paper: 21. BRAC-ICDDR, B Joint Research Project, Dhaka, 1998.
- Hashima-E-Nasreen, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya, AKM Masud Rana and Indrani Pieris-Caldwell. An assessment of clients’ knowledge of family planning in Matlab. In. Working paper: 13. BRAC-ICDDR, B Joint Research Project, Dhaka, 1996.
- Reproductive and sexual health promotion in a sensitive socio-cultural environment: developing a module for the grass roots. BRAC-ICDDR,B Joint Research Project, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1999.
Nasreen HE.“Sad mothers have small babies” by the Journal of BMC Public Health, 2010. The news was covered by wide circles of online science media, such as, Science Daily, Behavioral Medicine report, AOL Original, Science and Technical News, etc
Conference/ seminar/workshop presentations
2013 Scientific meeting on ‘Go4Health’ project, May 4–9, 2013, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany.
2013 Global Maternal Health Conference 2013 on improving quality of care, January, Arusha, Tanzania. Presented a paper “Men’s knowledge and awareness of maternal, neonatal and child health care in rural Bangladesh: A comparative cross sectional study.”
2012 Second Global Symposium on health systems research, October, Beijing, China. Presented a paper “Oral misoprostol for preventing postpartum haemorrhage in home births in rural Bangladesh: How effective is it?”
2010 16th International congress of the international society of Psychosomatic obstetric and gynecology, October, Venice, Italy. Presented a paper “Low birth weight in offspring of women with depressive and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy: a population based study in Bangladesh.”
2010 10th South East Asia regional scientific meeting of the International Epidemiological Association, May. Colombo, Sri Lanka. Presented a paper “Marital relationship is a major contributory factor of maternal antepartum depression.”
- Regional conference of International Epidemiological Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July. Presented a paper “Women focused development intervention reduces neonatal mortality in rural Bangladesh: a study of the pathways of influence.”
- Commonwealth South Asia Policy Dialogue on HIV and AIDS, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August. Presented a paper titled “Situation of HIV/AIDS epidemic and national response in Bangladesh.”
- Emerging Population Issues in the Asia Pacific Region: Challenges for the 21st Century, Mumbai, India, December. Presented a paper titled “Gender inequity, social vulnerability, and HIV/AIDS: integrating prevention into BRAC’s poverty eradication programme.”
- South-Asian conference on Women and AIDS: understanding vulnerability and socio-economic impact in South Asia., Mumbai, India, and March. Presented a paper titled “Gender inequity, social vulnerability and HIV/AIDS: integrating prevention into BRAC’s poverty eradication activities.”
- International workshop on Health Equity, held in Ghana, Africa, November. Attended the workshop as a discussant.
2000 International conference on Population and Development, ICRW seminar. Washington DC. USA., April.Presented a paper titled ‘integrating reproductive and sexual health education into service delivery: a program for rural communities in Bangladesh.’
The same paper is also presented in different UN headquarters, such as, The World Bank (Washington CD), WHO (New York), UNAIDS (New York), UNICEF (New York)
- 4th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and Pacific, the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippine, October. Presented a paper titled ‘Integrating Reproductive and Sexual Health into a grass-root Development Program.’