Shariful Islam, MD, MPH, MHR

Center for International Health, Ludwig-Maximilians University, München, Germany

Dr. Shariful Islam is currently the Senior Research Investigator at the Center for Control of Chronic Diseases (CCCD), International Center for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) and PhD Fellow at the Center for International Health (CIH), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Germany. He is also a Faculty for Course on Advanced Research Methods at ICDDR,B, an Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Biostatistics, James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Bangladesh University of Health Science (BUHS), Bangladesh. He has a bachelor’s degree in Medicine from Dhaka University, a Master of Public Health degree and is a doctoral student in Medical Research-International Health from the University of Munich, Germany. Previously, Dr. Islam worked as a Team Leader and Medical Officer in UNDP Bangladesh, International Health Advisor, WHO, Project Officer, GiZ and Clinical Trial Physician, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA.

His main areas of research are non-communicable diseases (NCDS), in particular diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular diabetology, hypertension, economic evaluations of NCDs, clinical epidemiology and health systems for NCDs. He is the Principal Investigator on a number of research grants and has published several peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals. He has more than 50 scientific presentations in international conferences, organized and served as chair in several global health conferences. He has received several national and international awards, including gold-medal for academic excellence, Fogarty Fellowship, WHO Fellowship, Packard Award and DAAD Fellowship. Dr. Islam is a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Medical Practitioners, mHealth and WHO Bulletin.