Senior Research Fellow






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Sadia Chowdhury has joined James P. Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) at BRAC University in November 2014 as a Senior Research Fellow in REACHOUT project. She has completed post graduation in anthropology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and advanced masters in medical anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Ms. Chowdhury has more than eleven year’s professional experiences in qualitative research. Previously she worked in the field of hygiene and sanitation; urban livelihood; gender and violence against women; maternal morbidity and sexual and reproductive health rights in different organizations. At JPGSPH Ms. Chowdhury oversees qualitative component of REACHOUT research project in Bangladesh. REACHOUT is a European Commission funded five-year, 8-partner (from Africa, Asia and Europe) consortium research project on improving close-to-community health services. Besides this, she also works as a teaching fellow at Anthropological Approaches to Public Health and Qualitative Research Methods modules in the MPH programme. Before joining JPGSPH at BRAC University, she worked for icddr,b as a Research Investigator. She worked with icddr,b for 10 years. She has publications as a second author in peer reviewed journals titled Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) [Vol: 42 (No. 44, page: 63-70), 2007] and Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition: [Vol: 30 (No. 2, page: 181-192), June 2012]. Ms. Chowdhury has abstract publications in the 11th Annual Scientific Conference (ASCON), icddr,b, Dhaka and in the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, Manila Philippines.


She has imparted training on Overview of Qualitative Research Methods; Ethical Issues on Research; and Use of Atlas-ti in Qualitative Research at Masters in Public Health (MPH) programme in James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University since 2009. Ms. Chowdhury also conducted training on Use of Atlas-ti in Qualitative Research in Introductory Course on Qualitative Research Methods, icddr,b.