Profile of Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD

Profile of Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD

Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD
Department of Population Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Phone: +8801766517002
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Short Biography:

Dr Mohammad Bellal Hossain is working as a Professor at the Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka. He was the Chairperson of the same department for the period of March 2012 to March 2015. He has obtained his first post-graduate degree in Sociology from the University of Dhaka and then obtained another post-graduate degree in Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV Related Medicine from the University of Sydney, Australia. He has obtained his PhD in Public Health and Policy from the world-renowned London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK with the funding from the British Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Public Health & Policy London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine United Kingdom 2018
Masters Medicine University of Sydney Australia 2006
Masters Sociology University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1997
Bachelor Sociology University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1996
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Commonwealth Scholarship 2006 United Kingdom Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship Plan 2006 for PhD
International AusAID Scholarship 2004 Australia AusAID Scholarship Awarded for doing MSc
Research Interest
Subject Description
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Conducting research on the adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights using the rights approach, adolescent-friendly health services, comprehensive sexuality education, child marriage, adolescent pregnancy, and fertility

Maternal and Child Health

Analyzing social determinants of maternal and child health in Bangladesh

Stigma and Discrimination

Stigma and discrimination related to different health issues, i.e. HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Tuberculosis.

Health Promotion and Social and Behavior Change Communication

Designing social and behavior change communication programs for health promotion through formative research

Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis

Conducting high quality research using quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods research approach

Research Methodology

Teaching students on research methodology

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Gender Diverse Population

Researching on the SRHR issues of gender diverse population, including Hijra (Third Gender), Kothi, Panthi, Do-parata, etc.

Sexuality and Sexual Identity

Researching on identity construction based on sexuality among the gender diverse population

Power and Empowerment

How power and empowerment is being constructed and deconstructed in the development program along with the notion of community participation

Community Development and Community Participation

How community development is being constructed and practiced as a bottom-up development process

Child Marriage

The construction of the concept of child marriage from a legal and social framework, process and dynamics of child marriage, root-causes of child marriage including gender, sexuality, and cultural factors

Population Aging

Population aging process, lives, and realities of older people, active aging, health-related quality of life of the older people, healthy aging

Population Dynamics

Researching on population dynamics of Bangladesh

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Sexual and reproductive health and rights of men and women

Social Determinants of Population Health

How the health outcomes of a population are being determined by the structural factors

Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
Masters Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) in Bangladesh: Rhetoric and Reality Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD Ibrahim Khalil

Adolescent Health

Masters Mate Selection Criteria and Factors Affecting Mate Selection Criteria in Bangladesh Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD Tasnim Shams


Masters Utilization of Health Care Services among the Elderly Population in Bangladesh Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD Md Mahir Faysal

Health of Older Population

Masters Integration of Elderly Health into Primary Health Care Services: Challenges and Prospects Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD Shafayat Sultan

Health of Older Population

Masters Determinants of Contraceptive Use in Bangladesh: An Ecological Approach Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD Md Zakiul Alam

Contraceptive Use

M.Phil Barriers to accessing reproductive health care services for women in rural Bangladesh: Revisiting Four Delay Model from Gendered Perspectives Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD Akkur Chandra Das

Reproductive Health

Current Year
Ph.D. An Assessment of Skills Training that Impact on the Lives of Girls Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD Forhana Rahman Noor

Demographic Dividend

Current Year
Ph.D. Non-Communicable Diseases among Persons with Physical Disability and Their Health Service Utilization in Bangladesh Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD Md Shamim Miah

Non-Communicable Disases and Disability

Current Year
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Family Planning Training Need Assessment (TNA) for Accelerating Universal Access to Family Planning (AUAFP) Project Pathfinder International 01-01-2019 30-06-2019
Gender Biased Sex Selection Gender-Biased Sex Selection in Bangladesh: Exploring Causes and Consequences UNFPA 01-07-2018 31-12-2019
Child Marriage Positive Deviance Approach: A Participatory Action Research to Reduce the Incidence of Child Marriage in Bangladesh Rutgers 01-06-2018 31-12-2019
Family Planning Formative Research for Assessing Exposure and Effectiveness of IEC/SBCC Interventions Implemented by IEM Unit of DGFP GoB 01-02-2018 30-06-2018
Social and Behavioural Change Communication Survey on IEC/SBCC Activities Implemented by Information, Education & Motivation Unit (IEM) of DGFP GoB 01-02-2016 30-06-2016
Child Marriage Context of Child Marriage and Its Implications in Bangladesh UNFPA 01-07-2015 31-12-2017
Older Population Study on the Elderly Population in Bangladesh UNFPA 01-07-2014 31-12-2016
Community Development Community Development for HIV Prevention among Males who have Sex with Males in Bangladesh UNFPA 01-01-2007 31-01-2012
Stigma and Discrimination Stigma and Discrimination towards People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Bangladesh UNFPA 01-01-2005 30-09-2005
Invited Talk
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SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 International AIDS Society General 2006
2 Asian Population Association General 2014
3 Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Life 2020 Life Time
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Professor Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 29-06-2019 Currently Working
Associate Professor Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 18-02-2013 28-06-2019
Research Assistant Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London, UK 02-04-2009 31-10-2009
Research Assistant The National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia 01-06-2005 28-09-2005
Assistant Professor Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 11-11-2003 17-02-2013
Lecturer Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 02-05-2001 10-11-2003
Quality Control Officer National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh 02-05-2000 30-10-2000
Journal Article
Tariqujjaman, M, Hasan, M.M, Moitry, A.N., Huda, S.Q., Irfan, S.D., Rahman, M., Kafi, M.A.H., Azad, M.R., Sarma, H. and Mohammad Bellal Hossain : Prevalence and correlates of HIV/AIDS knowledge among ever-married women of reproductive age in Bangladesh: an update from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014. , 6(2): 26-38., American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, vol.6, no.2 pp.26-38, 2020 .
Mohammad Mainul Islam and Mohammad Bellal Hossain : Ethical review process in Bangladesh: Experiences of internationally funded demographic and health surveys, Demography India, vol.49, no.1 pp.152-158, 2020 .