Anisur Rahman


Anisur Rahman, PhD, ICDDRB, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Dr. Anisur Rahman currently holds the position of head of the Matlab Health Research Centre and is Acting Director of the Centre for Reproductive Health of icddr,b. Dr. Rahman has about 25 years of experience in the field of public health with particular interest in fetal and neonatal survival. Dr. Rahman has involved and conducted community and facility based intervention studies by using experimental and quasi-experimental study designs on common health problems in low-income countries including Bangladesh. Dr. Rahman has been instrumental in implementing Kangaroo mother care, promoting universal breast feeding practices, implementing home-based life saving skills, and developing an interactive management information system for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) program in Matlab. Currently, Dr. Rahman has been conducting a cohort study to understand the biology of adverse pregnancy outcomes including prematurity and stillbirth, and testing a model of and integrated evidence based MNCH interventions in the public health sector of Bangladesh. He has had many articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Rahman holds a PhD in Environmental Epidemiology and Child Health from Uppsala University, Sweden.