Researcher Biography

M Mamun Huda is a PhD student at the University of Queensland. He completed B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. in Statistics from University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He has been awarded Research Training Program Scholarship funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia to undertake his current doctoral research. His doctoral thesis is focused on adolescent motherhood and offspring health in low- and middle-income countries.

Prior to his PhD studies, Mamun worked as an Associate Scientist in icddr,b, an international health research organization based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In icddr,b he was involved in implementation research, especially in the areas of neglected tropical diseases. Apart from this he was also worked in climate change research in relation to the infectious diseases. In 2013, he received an Australian Leadership Award Fellowship to undertake Public Health Leadership in Climate Change Adaptation and Health Promotion Professional Development Program at Griffith University, Australia. During this time, he has received, as principal investigator, grants to support research that he has independently conceptualised. His research has impacted national health policy and resulted in scientific publications in peer-reviewed, internationally recognised journals.

PhD topic

Adolescent Motherhood and Offspring Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Trends, Determinants and Vulnerabilities


  • Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun (Principal)
  • Dr Martin O'Flaherty (Associate)
  • Dr Jocelyn Finlay, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (Associate)   

Research interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Reproductive health
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Community-based intervention trial
  • Program evaluation


  1. Chowdhury R, Faria S, Huda MM, Chowdhury V, Maheswary NP, Mondal D, Akhter S, Akter S, Khan RK, Nabi SG, Kroeger A, Argaw D, Alvar J, Dash AP, Banu Q. Control of Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae) sand fly in Bangladesh: A cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Sep 5;11(9):e0005890. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005890. eCollection 2017 Sep. PMID:28873425
  2. Huda MM, Kumar V, Das ML, Ghosh D, Priyanka J, Das P, Alim A, Matlashewski G, Kroeger A, Alfonso-Sierra E, Mondal D. Entomological efficacy of durable wall lining with reduced wall surface coverage for strengthening visceral leishmaniasis vector control in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 6;16(1):539.
  3. Mondal D, Das ML, Kumar V, Huda MM, Das P, Ghosh D, Priyanka J, Matlashewski G, Kroeger A, Upfill-Brown A, Chowdhury R. Efficacy, Safety and Cost of Insecticide Treated Wall Lining, Insecticide Treated Bed Nets and Indoor Wall Wash with Lime for Visceral Leishmaniasis Vector Control in the Indian Sub-continent: A Multi-country Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Aug 17;10(8):e0004932. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004932. eCollection 2016.
  4. Ghosh P, Bhaskar KR, Hossain F, Khan MA, Vallur AC, Duthie MS, Hamano S,5, Salam MA, Huda MM, Khan MG, Coler RN, Reed SG, Mondal D.Evaluation of diagnostic performance of rK28 ELISA using urine for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. Parasit Vectors. 2016 Jul 4;9(1):383. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1667-2.
  5. Banjara MR, Kroeger A, Huda MM, Kumar V, Gurung CK, Das ML, Rijal S, Das P, Mondal D. Feasibility of a combined camp approach for vector control together with active case detection of visceral leishmaniasis, post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis, tuberculosis, leprosy and malaria in Bangladesh, India and Nepal: an exploratory study. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jun;109(6):408-15. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trv031. Epub 2015 Apr 26.
  6. Chowdhury RChowdhury VFaria SHuda MMLaila RDhar IMaheswary NPDash AP. How dengue vector Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) survive during the dry season in Dhaka City, Bangladesh? J Vector Borne Dis. 2014 Sep;51(3):179-87.
  7. Khatun JHuda MMHossain MSPresber WGhosh DKroeger AMatlashewski GMondal D. Accelerated active case detection of visceral leishmaniasis patients in endemic villages of Bangladesh. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 4;9(8):e103678. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103678. eCollection 2014.
  8. Huda MMChowdhury RGhosh DDash APBhattacharya SKMondal D. Visceral leishmaniasis-associated mortality in Bangladesh: a retrospective cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2014 Jul 22;4(7):e005408. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005408.
  9. Maintz EMHassan MHuda MMGhosh DHossain MSAlim AKroeger AArana BMondal D. Introducing single dose liposomal amphotericin B for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in rural bangladesh: feasibility and acceptance to patients and health staff. J Trop Med. 2014;2014:676817. doi: 10.1155/2014/676817. Epub 2014 Jan 21.
  10. Mondal D, Alvar J, Hasnain MG, Hossain MS, Ghosh D, Huda MM, Nabi SG, Sundar S, Matlashewski G, Arana B. Efficacy and safety of single-dose liposomal amphotericin B for visceral leishmaniasis in a rural public hospital in Bangladesh: a feasibility study. Lancet Glob Health 2013. published online Dec 5.
  11. friendliness, efficiency & spray quality of stirrup pumps versus hand compressionpumps for indoor residual spraying. Indian J Med Res, 2013 Aug;138: pp 239-243.
  12. Mondal D, Huda MM, Karmoker M, Ghosh D, Matlashewski G, Nabi S, Korger A. Reducing Visceral Leishmaniasis by insecticide impregnation bed-nets, Bangladesh. Emerging infectious Diseases. 2013; 19: 1131-1134
  13. Naznin E, Kroeger A, Siddiqui NA, Sundar S, Malaviya P, Mondal D, Huda MM, Das P, Karki P, Banjara MR, Dreesch N, Gedik G. Human resource assessment for scaling up VL active case detection in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Trop Med Int Health. 2013 Jun;18(6):734-42.
  14. Huda MM, Rudra S, Ghosh D, Bhaskar KR, Chowdhury R, Dash AP, Bhattacharya SK, Haque R, Mondal D. Low prevalence of Leishmania donovani infection among the blood donors in kala-azar endemic areas of Bangladesh. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Feb 2;13:62.
  15. Huda MM, Hirve S, Siddiqui NA, Malaviya P, Banjara MR, Das P, Kansal S, Gurung CK, Naznin E, Rijal S, Arana B, Kroeger A, Mondal D. Active case detection in national visceral leishmaniasis elimination programs in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal: feasibility, performance and costs. BMC Public Health. 2012 Nov 20;12:1001.
  16. Cunningham J, Hasker E, Das P, El Safi S, Goto H, Mondal D, Mbuchi M, Mukhtar  M, Rabello A, Rijal S, Sundar S, Wasunna M, Adams E, Menten J, Peeling R, Boelaert M; WHO/TDR Visceral Leishmaniasis Laboratory Network. A global comparative evaluation of commercial immunochromatographic rapid diagnostic tests for visceral leishmaniasis. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Nov 15;55(10):1312-9.
  17. Banjara MR, Hirve S, Siddiqui NA, Kumar N, Kansal S, Huda MM, Das P, Rijal S,  Gurung CK, Malaviya P, Arana B, Kroeger A, Mondal D. Visceral leishmaniasis clinical management in endemic districts of India, Nepal, and bangladesh. J Trop Med. 2012;2012:126093.
  18. Salam MA, Khan MG, Bhaskar KR, Afrad MH, Huda MM, Mondal D. Peripheral blood buffy coat smear: a promising tool for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. J Clin Microbiol.2012 Mar;50(3):837-40.
  19. Huda MM, Mondal D, Kumar V, Das P, Sharma SN, Das ML, Roy L, Gurung CK,Banjara MR, Akhter S, Maheswary NP, Kroeger A, Chowdhury R. Toolkit for monitoring and evaluation of indoor residual spraying for visceral leishmaniasis control in the Indian subcontinent: application and results. J Trop Med. 2011;2011:876742.
  20. Singh SP, Hirve S, Huda MM, Banjara MR, Kumar N, Mondal D, Sundar S, Das P, Gurung CK, Rijal S, Thakur CP, Varghese B, Kroeger A. Options for active case detection of visceral leishmaniasis in endemic districts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh, comparing yield, feasibility and costs. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Feb 8;5(2):e960.
  21. Chowdhury R, Huda MM, Kumar V, Das P, Joshi AB, Banjara MR, Akhter S, Kroeger  A, Krishnakumari B, Petzold M, Mondal D, Das ML. The Indian and Nepalese programmes of indoor residual spraying for the elimination of visceral leishmaniasis: performance and effectiveness. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2011 Jan;105(1):31-5.
  22. Mondal D, Nasrin KN, Huda MM, Kabir M, Hossain MS, Kroeger A, Thomas T, Haque R. Enhanced case detection and improved diagnosis of PKDL in a Kala-azar-endemic  area of Bangladesh. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Oct 5;4(10).
  23. Mondal D, Chowdhury R, Huda MM, Maheswary NP, Akther S, Petzold M, Kumar V, Das ML, Gurung CK, Ghosh D, Kroeger A. Insecticide-treated bed nets in rural Bangladesh: their potential role in the visceral leishmaniasis elimination programme. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Nov;15(11):1382-9.
  24. Hirve S, Singh SP, Kumar N, Banjara MR, Das P, Sundar S, Rijal S, Joshi A, Kroeger A, Varghese B, Thakur CP, Huda MM, Mondal D. Effectiveness and feasibility of active and passive case detection in the visceral leishmaniasis elimination initiative in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Sep;83(3):507-11.
  25. Haque U, Ahmed SM, Hossain S, Huda MM, Hossain A, Alam MS, Mondal D, Khan WA, Khalequzzaman M, Haque R. Malaria prevalence in endemic districts of Bangladesh.  PLoS One. 2009 Aug 25;4(8):e6737. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006737. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2009;4(9).
  26. Haque U, Huda M, Hossain A, Ahmed SM, Moniruzzaman M, Haque R. Spatial malaria epidemiology in Bangladeshi highlands. Malar J. 2009 Aug 5;8:185.