Profile of Dr. Rumana Huque

Profile of Dr. Rumana Huque

Dr. Rumana Huque
Department of Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences
Phone: +9661920
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Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Health Economics University of Leeds United Kingdom 2010
Masters Health Economics University of Leeds United Kingdom 2002
Masters Economics University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1999
Bachelor Economics University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1997
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Tobacco Control Leadership Program 2015 United States John Hopkins University
International Research Fellow (Hon) 2014 United Kingdom University of Leeds, UK (2014-2019)
International Flagship Course on Universal Health Coverage 2013 Japan

Led by Harvard University

International Overseas Research Student Award Scheme (ORSAS) 2006 United Kingdom Awarded for the PhD at University of Leeds, UK
International THE JOHN GRIFFITH PRIZE 2002 United Kingdom Awarded for Academic Distinction (obtained 72% Marks) in MA from University of Leeds, U. K.
International DFID British Technical Co-operation Training Fellowship 2001 Bangladesh Awarded for MA at University of Leeds, UK
National DR. M. N. HUDA GOLD MEDAL 1996 Bangladesh Awarded for obtaining 1st Class 1st Position in BSS Honours (Economics) in University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
National RAWSHAN ERSHAD GOLD MEDAL 1993 Bangladesh Awarded for securing highest marks in Higher Secondary Certificate examination (obtained 1st position with record marks in Humanities group in Dhaka Board) from Viqarunnisa Noon College, Dhaka.
National ROTARY CLUB CHREST 1991 Bangladesh Awarded for obtaining 4th position in Humanities group in Dhaka Board from Moghbazar Girls’ High School, Dhaka.
Research Interest
Subject Description
Health system Health system strengthening, urban health system, health policy and planning.
Health Economics Health care financing, resource allocation and budgeting, and economic evaluation. I am particularly interested in research and advocacy in the field of non-communicable disease including tobacco control. I have conducted studies on tobacco taxation, second-hand smoking, smokeless tobacco and tobacco cessation in Bangladesh. I am a member of Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network, and Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA). I work closely with National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC) of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh, and play an active role in policy dialogues on tobacco control policies in Bangladesh.
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
No project/research supervision is found
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Health economics Improving Equity in Health in Bangladesh: A Scoping Review Planning Commission of Bangladesh 01-06-2019 31-07-2019 Bureau of Economic Research
Tobacco economics Developing tax proposals, support in drafting tobacco tax policy, capacity building of stakeholders and policy advocacy to increase tobacco taxes in Bangladesh Bloomberg 01-02-2018 31-07-2019 Bureau of Economic Research
Health economics Assessing the need of sexual and reproductive health services for the youth population and the scale of investments that are necessary to harness the demographic dividend Planning Commission of Bangladesh and UNDP 01-07-2015 31-12-2015 Bureau of Economic Research
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
No invited talk is found
SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
No Collaboration & Membership is found
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Professor University of Dhaka Bangladesh 15-06-2015 Currently Working Teaching Health economics and Bangladesh economy
Visiting Faculty University of Leeds UK 01-06-2014 30-06-2019

Honorary position

Associate Professor University of Dhaka Bangladesh 15-12-2011 15-06-2015 Teaching Health economics and Bangladesh economy
Assistant Professor University of Dhaka Bangladesh 04-11-2004 14-12-2011 Teaching Macroeconomics and Health Economics
Lecturer University of Dhaka Bangladesh 03-10-2000 03-11-2004 Teaching Macroeconomics, and Health Policy and Planning
Ahmed N, Alam J, Huque R, Hossain M T and Ahmed T The economics of tobacco taxation in Bangladesh. 2019 .
Ahmed S M, Alam B B, Anwar I, Begum T, Huque R, Khan J M, Nababan H and Osman F A Bangladesh Health System Review: Health Systems in Transition. Manila: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2015.: Asia Pacific Observatory on Public Health Systems and Policies, World Health Organization, 2015 .
Book Section
Huque R "Costs and benefits of addressing diabetes and smokeless tobacco consumption in Bangladesh." Bangladesh priorities: Helping make vision 2012 a reality. Brac University, 2016 .
Huque R "Learning from demand side financing: Bangladesh scenario." Bangladesh Health Watch 2010: Moving towards universal health coverage. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2011 51-62 .
Huque R and Barkat A "Public Health Expenditure: Equity, Efficacy and Universal Health Coverage." Bangladesh Health Watch 2011: Moving towards universal health coverage. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2010 25-34 .
Journal Article
Ferdous T, Siddiqi K, Abdullah S M and Huque R : Smoking behaviours and indoor air quality: a comparative analysis of smoking- permitted vs. smoke-free homes in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tobacco Control, 2020 .
Khan Z, Huque R, Sheikh A, Readshaw A and Jackson C : Compliance of smokeless tobacco supply chain actors and products with tobacco control laws in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: protocol for a multicentre sequential mixed-methods study, BMJ Open, no.10(6):e036468 2020 .
Hussain AH M E, Azdi Z A, Islam K and Huque R : Prevalence of Eye Problems among Young Infants of Rohingya Refugee Camps: Findings from a Cross-Sectional Survey, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol.5 (1), pp.21, 2020 .
King R, Hicks J, Newell J and Huque R : A process for developing a sustainable and scalable approach to community engagement: community dialogue approach for addressing the drivers of antibiotic resistance in Bangladesh, BMC Public Health, vol.20 (1), 2020 .
Huque R, Elsey H, Fieroze F and Hicks J : “Death is a better option than being treated like this”: a prevalence survey and qualitative study of depression among multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in-patients, BMC Public Health, vol.20 (1), 2020 .
Abdullah S M, Huque R, Baulad L, Ross H, Gillmore A, John R and Siddiqi K : Estimating the Magnitude of Illicit Cigarette Trade in Bangladesh: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol.17(13), pp.1 - 14, 2020 .
Nasir M, Huque R, Beebe L, Shah S and Siddiqi K : Evaluation of tobacco dependence measures in South Asian smokeless tobacco users, Drug and Alcohol Dependance, 2019 .
Hay K, McDougal L, Percival V and Huque R : Disrupting gender norms in health systems: making the case for change, The Lancet, (impact factor:53.254) vol.DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30648-8, 2019 .
Elsey H, Agyepong I and Huque R : Rethinking health systems in the context of urbanisation: challenges from four rapidly urbanising low- and middle- income countries, British Medical Journal Global Health, vol.4(3):e001501, 2019 .
Das M, Elsey H, Shawon R A and Huque R : Protocol to develop sustainable day care for children aged 1–4 years in disadvantaged urban communities in Dhaka, Bangladesh, BMJ Open, (impact factor:2.43) vol.BMJ Open 8(7):e024101, no.DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024101 2018 .
Warsi S, Elsey H, Boeckmann M and Huque R : Using behaviour change theory to train health workers on tobacco cessation support for tuberculosis patients: a mixed-methods study in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, BMC Health Services Research, vol.19(1), no.DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-3909-4 2018 .
Boeckmann M, Nohavova I, Dogar O, Kralikova E and Huque R : Protocol for the mixed-methods process and context evaluation of the TB & Tobacco randomised controlled trial in Bangladesh and Pakistan: a hybrid effectiveness implementation study., BMJ Open, (impact factor:2.413) vol.8:e019878. doi:10.1136/2017-019878, 2018 .
Elsey H, Poudel A N and Huque R : Improving household surveys and use of data to address health inequities in three Asian cities: Protocol for the Surveys for Urban Equity (SUE) mixed methods and feasibility study, BMJ Open, (impact factor:2.413) vol.8(11):e024182., 2018 .
Mdege N, Fairhurst C and Huque R : Muslim Communities Learning About Second-hand Smoke in Bangladesh (MCLASS II): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of a community-based smoke-free homes intervention, with or without Indoor Air Quality feedback, Trials, (impact factor:2.067) vol.20, no.1 2018 .
Walley J, Khan M A, Witter S and Huque R : Embedded health service development and research: why and how to do it (a ten-stage guide), Health Research Policy and Systems, (impact factor:2.218) vol.16, no.67 2018 .
Siddiqi K, Huque R, Shah S and Jackson C : Children Learning About Second-hand Smoke (CLASS II): a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, (impact factor:4.291) pp.Open access, 2018 .
Huque R and Nasreen S, Ahmed F : Integrating a diabetes and hypertension case management package within primary health care: a mixed method feasibility study in Bangladesh, BMC Health Services Research, (impact factor:1.932) vol.DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3601-0, 2018 .
Dogar O, Barua D, Boeckmann and Huque R : The safety, effectiveness and cost‐effectiveness of cytisine in achieving six‐month continuous smoking abstinence in tuberculosis patients – protocol for a double‐blind, placebo‐controlled randomised trial, Addiction, (impact factor:5.953) vol.DOI: 10.1111/add.14242, 2017 .
Walker I F, Baral S C and Huque R : Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment programmes insufficiently consider comorbid mental disorders, The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, (impact factor:2.392) vol.21(6), pp.pp.603-609, 2017 .
Dherani M, Zehra S N, Jackson C and Huque R : Behaviour change interventions to reduce second-hand smoke exposure at home in pregnant women – a systematic review and intervention appraisal. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, (impact factor:2.331) vol.17, no.1 2017 .
Abdullah S M, Siddiqua S M and Huque R : Is health care a necessary or luxury product for Asian countries? An answer using panel approach, Health Economics Review, (impact factor:1.374) 2017 .
Ebenso B, Huque R and Azdi Z : Protocol for a mixed-methods realist evaluation of a health service user feedback system in Bangladesh, BMJ Open, (impact factor:2.413) 2017 .
Huque R and Zaman MM, Huque S M and Sinha D : Smokeless tobacco and public health in Bangladesh, Indian Journal of Public Health, (impact factor:0.45) vol.61, Suppl S1, no.5 pp.S1: 18-24, 2017 .
Shah S, Kannan M and Huque R : Secondhand smoke exposure in primary school children: A survey in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, (impact factor:4.219) pp.Open Access, 2017 .
Bay J L, Hipkins R, Siddiqi K and Huque R : School-based primary NCD risk reduction: education and public health perspectives, Health Promotion International, vol.doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw096, 2016 .
Siddiqi F, Huque R and Dogar O : Updated evidence-based guide to smoking cessation therapies, British journal of community nursing, vol.21(12), pp.607-611, 2016 .
Jackson C, Huque R and Satyanarayana V : ) “He Doesn’t Listen to My Words at All, So I Don’t Tell Him Anything”—A Qualitative Investigation on Exposure to Second Hand Smoke among Pregnant Women, Their Husbands and Family Members from Rural Bangladesh and Urban India, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, (impact factor:2.948) vol.13(11), pp.1098, 2016 .
Huque R and Ahmed F, King R : Improving quality of care of children in community clinics: an intervention and evaluation in Bangladesh, Public Health Action, vol.6 (2)., pp.pp. 77-82., 2016 .
Huque R and Shah S, Mushtaq N, and Siddiqi K : Determinants of Salivary Cotinine among Smokeless Tobacco Users: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Bangladesh, PLoS ONE, (impact factor:2.776) vol.11(8): e0160211. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160211, 2016 .
Huque R, Dogar O and Cameron I : Children Learning About Second-hand Smoking (CLASS): a feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, (impact factor:4.219) vol.Volume 17, Issue 12, pp.Pages 1465–1472, 2015 .
Siddiqi K, Scammell K and Huque R : Smokeless tobacco supply chain in South Asia: A comparative analysis using the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, (impact factor:4.219) pp.Open access, 2015 .
Siddiqi K, Huque R and Jackson C : Children Learning About Secondhand Smoke (CLASS II): protocol of a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial, BMJ Open, (impact factor:2.413) 2015 .
Huque R, Chowdhury N N, Abdullah S M and Rahman M H : The use of traditional medicine : A rapid survey in selected areas in Bangladesh, Social Science Review, vol.31 (1), pp.pp.257-266., 2014 .
Khan A, Huque R and Shah S K : Smokeless Tobacco policies in South Asia: A gap analysis and recommendations, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, (impact factor:4.219) vol.Volume 16, no.Issue 6 pp.Pages 890–894, 2014 .
Huque R, Choudhury N N and Abdullah S M : Why Do Women Prefer Home Based Child Birth in Rural Bangladesh? Lessons Learnt from Four Upazilas, Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, vol.Part-D] Vol. 30. No. 2, 2013 .
Huque R, Siddiqua S and Abdullah S M : Do people restrict smoking at public places? Lessons learnt from four districts in Bangladesh, Social Science Review, vol.30 (1), pp.pp.67-75., 2013 .
Zafar Ullah A N, Huque R, Akter S and Nasreen s : Children’s exposure to second-hand smoke at home in Bangladesh: A community survey, BMJ Open, (impact factor:2.413) vol.Vol 3, no.Issue 1 2013 .
24. Zafar Ullah A N, Huque R and Husain A : Tuberculosis in the workplace: developing partnerships with the garment industries in Bangladesh, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, (impact factor:2.392) vol.16(12), pp.Pages 1637–1642., 2012 .
Zafar Ullah A N, Huque R and Akter S : Effectiveness of involving private medical sectors in the National TB Control Programme in Bangladesh, BMJ Open, (impact factor:2.413) vol.2(6): e001534., 2012 .
Zafar Ullah A N, Huque R and Begum V : Public Private Partnership for TB Control in Bangladesh: Role of private medical practitioners in the management of patients, World Medical and Health Policy, vol.Policy 2 (1), pp.pp 217- 234., 2010 .
Huque R and Siddique S H : Feasibility of devising equity based resource allocation system in Bangladesh, Dhaka University Studies, vol.64 (2), pp.pp 97-116, 2009 .
Huque R and Bhuiyan S M : Change management and the health sector of Bangladesh: A Review of Key Policy Issues, The CDR Journal, vol.3, pp.pp 1- 14., 2007 .
Huque R, Jahan N A and Ishtiak K M : Contracting out of health services to NGOs: key policy measures, Social Science Review, vol.22 (2), pp.pp. 183-198, 2005 .
Jahan N A, Huque R and Hossain I : Effects of introduction of user charges in the public facilities: evidence from some selected countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, vol.3 (2), pp.pp. 262-270., 2005 .
Huque R and Bhuiyan S M : Recent debates on health sector reforms: some reflections on key policy issues, Social Science Review, vol.22 (1), pp.pp.131-146, 2005 .
Huque R and Bhuiyan S M : A review on South Asian Free Trade Area: constraints and challenges, The Dhaka University Studies, vol.61 (2), pp.pp 171-185, 2004 .
Huque R and Sultana N : Key policy issues for effective health sector decentralization, The Dhaka University Studies, vol.61 (1), pp.pp 183-198, 2004 .
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