Shabnam Naher
Shabnam Naher Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Informatics

PROFILE

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Currently am serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Informatics at the Jahangirnagar University (JU) in Bangladesh. I have completed my Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) (1st class second) and Master of Social Science (MSS) (1st class first) in Anthropology from JU. I have also completed MPhil in Anthropology (50% and above in theory courses and "passed" on the thesis) from the Department of Anthropology, JU where I focused on Public Health as part of my research and thesis. In addition to this, I am continuing another Professional Master in Applied Statistics and Data Sciences under the Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University.

RESEARCH INTEREST

1. Public Health;

2. Medical Anthropology;

3. Gender and health;

4. Body rights;

5. Masculinity studies;

6. Monitoring and Evaluation; Impact assessment;

7. Machine learning in Healthcare.

 

TEACHING INTEREST

  1. Health Education and Health Promotion;
  2. Medical Anthropology and Public Health;
  3. Research Methodology;
  4. Qualitative Research Methodology;
  5. Community Health;
  6. Gender and Health.

Teaching

Course Code Course Title Semester/Year
PHI 109 Medical Anthropology
PHI 207 Medical Sociology
PHI 306 Health Education and Health Promotion
PHI 308 Research Methodology
PHI 314 Practical: Health Education and Health Promotion
PHI 404 Health Programs for Special Groups
PHI 511 Qualitative Research Methodology

Academic Info

Institute: Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in APPLIED STATISTICS and DATA SCIENCE (ASDS), (ongoing), Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Period: 2020

Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in APPLIED STATISTICS and DATA SCIENCE (ASDS), 2019 (Ongoing)

Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University,

Dhaka, Bangladesh (Duration: 1 year)

Institute: MPhil in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Period: 2020

MPhil in ANTHROPOLOGY, 2020

Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University,

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Result:

50% marks in theory courses (part I) &

“Passed” in thesis and defense.

MPhil Title: Female Body and Biomedicine: Discourses and Practices in Selected Hospitals, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Duration: three years).

Institute: Master of Social Science in Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Period: 2010

Masters of Social Science in ANTHROPOLOGY, 2010

Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1st Class First)

Thesis title: Urbanization and the Changing Patterns of the Family (Duration: one year)

Institute: Bachelor of Social Science, Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Period: 2009

Bachelor of Social Science in ANTHROPOLOGY, 2009

Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1st Class Second)

Dissertation title: Tannery Industry: A Gendered Work Environment: Ethnography on Hajaribagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Duration: one year).

Experience

Organization: JICA
Position: Research Associate
Period: June 1, 2007-June 30, 2007

I was working as a Research Associate in “Safe Motherhood Promotion Project” of JICA at Norshingdi District, Bangladesh.

Organization: SAVE THE CHILDREN (Australia)
Position: FGD Facilitator
Period: May 1, 2009-May 31, 2009.

I was working as an FGD Facilitator under the project “Children’s Voice and Child Rights”; organized by SAVE THE CHILDREN (Australia) at Jamalpur & Feni district, Bangladesh. It was mixed-method research.

Organization: Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in associated with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF).
Position: FGD Facilitator
Period: December 1, 2011-December 31, 2011.

I was served as an FGD Facilitator under the National Project- “The State of the Marginalized People” in Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in associated with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF).

Organization: BRAC
Position: Research Associate
Period: March, 2012 to April, 2012.

I was serving as a Research Associate under the Project of “Improving Maternal Neo-natal and Child Survival Project” (IMNCS) in BRAC.

Organization: BRAC Health Program in collaboration with the AMDD Program, Columbia University
Position: Research Associate
Period: May 2012 to June 2012

I was serving as a Research Associate under the Project of “Manoshi” about “A Capacity to Aspire in Urban Slums” (Qualitative study of urban-slum dwelling mothers’ aspirations for improved standards of living, focusing on MNCH practices).

Organization: Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)
Position: Research Associate
Period: November 2010 to April 2011

I was served as a Research Associate at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).

Organization: CIPR, B (Center for Injury Prevention and Research in Bangladesh)
Position: Research Assistant and FGD Facilitator
Period: July 2012 to August 2012

I have to work as a Research Assistant and FGD Facilitator under the Project of “Bangladesh Urban Health landscape Analysis” (Qualitative research).

Organization: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Green University of Bangladesh, Rokeya Sarani, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Position: Senior Lecturer
Period: September 2012- March 2016

Responsibilities include:

  1. To prepare and develop the syllabi for different courses in the BSS and MSS in the Sociology and Anthropology Program offered by the University
  2. To prepare and update course packs
  3. To evaluate and test the performance of the students through classwork, assignment/term papers, and final examinations and grading them as per prescribed rules of the university
  4. To contribute to various research projects offered by the department and other national and international institutions
  5. To teach (with sole responsibility) at least 7 courses per year
  6. To attend academic meetings in the Department
  7. To help students in research activities and other co-curricular activities
Organization: Sheikh Hasina National Youth Center, Bangladesh.
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Period: April 2016-Present

Responsibilities include:

  1. To conduct classes on Youth health and Public Health-related topics.
  2. To encourage students in research activities and other co-curricular activities.
Organization: Department of Public Health and Informatics, Jahangrinagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Position: Assistant Professor
Period: March 2016-Present

 

Responsibilities include:

  1. To prepare and develop the syllabi for different courses in the BSc and MS in Public Health and Informatics Program offered by the University
  2. To contribute to various research projects offered by the department and other national and international institutions
  3. To teach (with sole responsibility) at least 5 courses per year
  4. To prepare and update course packs
  5. To evaluate and test the performance of the students through classwork, assignment/term papers, and final examinations and grading them as per prescribed rules of the university
  6. To attend academic meetings in the Department and Biological Sciences Faculty
  7. To help students in research activities and other co-curricular activities

Contact

Shabnam Naher

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health and Informatics
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Email: shabnam@juniv.edu