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Rezaul Karim Ripon, MA

Director of Epidemiology, Research Program
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Biography

I am from the Department of public health and informatics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Public health is a concept that affects everyone. It’s incredibly important for understanding how diseases emerge and spread, and how governments and organizations can appropriately respond to outbreaks. Health inequalities are a problem in high, middle and low income countries.  Low quality, nationally-unavailable data to monitor conditions and determinants of health among different groups (by sex, disability, race, ethnicity, and language) can create disparities and inequities. 

 

I received my education in the Department  of Public Health and Informatics at the Jahangirnagar University , Bangladesh.  My professional life started as an epidemiologist in Infectious Diseases International Research Initiative (ID-IRI), is a global clinical research platform in the fields of both Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. In this capacity, I conducted multicenter, multinational studies with large databases providing decision making in clinical practices. I also worked in genomic epidemiologist in Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute Savar.

 

My expertise is in Next Generation Sequencing, SPSS and R programming work as a collaborator in The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, which is a large network of individual collaborators with specialties in various topic areas to conduct the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) and its affiliated research projects. The GBD is a systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geographies for specific points in time. It is the largest, most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. This study allows decision-makers to compare the effects of different health conditions. The GBD has generated substantial scientific, policy, and even public interest across high-, middle-, and low-income countries. He is also an active member of American Nutrition Society. My career and academic goals are based solely on helping others strive to develop themselves in a way that empowers them to move forward.