Dr. Avijit Poddar, PhD
Avijit Poddar, economist by training has been working in HDRC since 2001 as Director-Research. He obtained his PhD in 1982. Since 1995, he started his career as consultant having specialized in minority communities land and social rights. Currently his fields of interests are socio-economic development, livelihood, public health (including maternal, neonatal and child health), agricultural economics and mechanization. Dr. Poddar has notable experience in working on sexual and reproductive health, poverty, value chain analysis, socio-economic conditions in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), human rights, gender issues, rural electrification, child rights, and WASH issues (including WASH budget).
Mollah Mahmud Ahmed
Research & Social Activities
He obtained Master of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism, Master of Science in Public Health, Post graduate Diploma in Disaster Management.
Experienced in planning and implementation of national, regional and international level social campaign through mass media and community channels on health, nutrition, water and sanitary health, reproductive health, emergency response and disaster risk reduction. Working experience with faith based organizations and groups like Imam-purohit training, and mosque-temple based activities on Health, Nutrition, WASH, MCH, Reproductive health and Emergency preparedness, Food production and Marketing issues.
Dr. Quamrun Nahar Nazneen
Public Health & Delivery System
A medical graduate, having Master Degree in Public Health and Diploma in Reproductive Health with twenty-six years of working experiences in the field of both clinical and public health domains of health delivery systems. More especially, multidimensional working experiences are achieved in the health programs of diversified approaches through different international organizations as well as in close collaboration with Government of Bangladesh (GOB), national NGOs, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), private organizations and hospitals. Expertise developed by active involvement in planning and managing projects and programs at ICDDRB, EngenderHealth, Social Marketing Company (SMC), Ipas Bangladesh.
Mohammed Misbah Uddin
He obtained Masters in Development Management and Practice, Master of Population Sciences, Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Statistics.
Experienced in planning and implementation of national, regional and international level social Research. Skilled in Writing Research proposal and reports, Data management using SPSS, MS Access, MS Excel, Survey/research design, Presentation of findings, Training of survey team, Management of field operation, Field visit and ensuring quality of field data collection.
Dr. Tamanna Sultana
Communication & Education
Dr. Tamanna Sultana obtained Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Master of Public Health (MPH). She is a solution-oriented public health professional with nearly six years of experience in programme management, family planning interventions and forging partnerships. She has a demonstrated track record of successful public health service delivery and prevention practices. As an excellent and highly motivated team-player and with an innate ability to multi-task, she excels in delivering results for the organization.
Nahid Anjum Siddiqui
Gender & Human Rights
She obtained Master of Social Science, Postgraduate Diploma on Development Planning. Nahid Anjum Siddiqui, the Gender Specialist, has been working in the field of equal rights, SRHR and family planning, women empowerment and combat gender-based violence nearly 10 years. She is currently working on policy implementation and strategy development to ensure women participation at all level from seed to fork including government policymakers to international development partners like USAID, Oxfam, EKN, etc. She is experienced in research design, conduct, and analysis; work with the different national and international organization in developing and conducting research.