Researcher Biography

Tuhin Biswas is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. He has been awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to undertake his current doctoral research. His doctoral thesis is focused on the epidemiology of obesity among women of reproductive age in South east Asia. Prior to his PhD studies, Tuhin worked in the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). In icddr,b he was involved in several research projects focusing on chronic non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage and health care systems.

PhD title

Women’s Health in Bangladesh: Inequalities aversion, health inequality and health achievement in the period 2004 to 2014


  • Dr Abdullah Mamun (Principal)
  • Dr Ricardo Soares Magalhaes (Associate)

Research interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Health care systems

Selected publications

1. Uddin J, Biswas T, Adhikary G, Ali W, Alam N, et al. (2017) Impact of mobile phone-based technology to improve health, population and nutrition services in Rural Bangladesh: a study protocol. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 17: 101.

2. Biswas T, Pervin S, Tanim MIA, Niessen L, Islam A (2017) Bangladesh policy on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases: a policy analysis. BMC Public Health 17: 582.

3. Biswas T, Garnett SP, Pervin S, Rawal LB (2017) The prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in Bangladeshi adults: Data from a national survey. PloS one 12: e0177395.

4. Biswas T, Islam MS, Linton N, Rawal LB (2016) Socio-economic inequality of chronic non-communicable diseases in Bangladesh. PloS one 11: e0167140.

5. Biswas T, Islam A, Islam MS, Pervin S, Rawal L (2017) Overweight and obesity among children and adolescents in Bangladesh: a systematic review and meta-analysis. public health 142: 94-101.

6. Biswas T, Islam A, Rawal L, Islam S (2016) Increasing prevalence of diabetes in Bangladesh: a scoping review. Public health 138: 4-11.

7. Islam SMS, Niessen LW, Seissler J, Ferrari U, Biswas T, et al. (2015) Diabetes knowledge and glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes in Bangladesh. SpringerPlus 4: 284.

8. Koly KN, Biswas T, Islam A (2015) Increasing Prevalence of Hypertension in Bangladesh: A review.

9. Biswas T, Islam SMS, Islam A (2015) Prevention of Hypertension in Bangladesh: A Review.

10. Islam A, Biswas T (2015) Mental Health and the Health System in Bangladesh: Situation Analysis of a Neglected Domain. American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience 3: 57-62.

11. Islam A, Biswas T (2014) Chronic non-communicable diseases and the healthcare system in Bangladesh: current status and way forward. Chronic Dis Int 1: 6.

12. Islam A, Biswas T (2015) Chronic stunting among under-5 children in Bangladesh: A situation analysis. Adv Pediatr Res 2: 18.

13. Islam A, Biswas T (2015) Bangladesh Health System and the Millennium Development Goals: Strategic Policy Options for Sustained Progress in Maternal and Child Health. European Journal of Preventive Medicine 3: 63-70.

14. Samira A, Biswas T, Anwar I (2014) Risk factors and prevention strategies of cardiovascular diseases in Bangladesh: a scoping review of current research and policy documents. Pakistan Journal of Public Health 4: 23-28.

15. Islam SMS, Biswas T, Bhuiyan FA, Islam MS, Rahman MM, et al. (2015) Injecting drug users and their health seeking behavior: a cross-sectional study in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journal of addiction 2015.

16. Islam A, Biswas T (2014) Health system in Bangladesh: Challenges and opportunities. American Journal of Health Research 2: 366-374.