Dr. M. Tasdik Hasan
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
MBBS, MPH- Epidemiology, PGDDM, MSc-GMH, MPhil -PMH (C) PhD Fellow (Digital Mental Health), Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (On Study Leave)
Tasdik designs a digital mental health intervention to reduce depressive symptoms among adults attending primary health care facilities in Bangladesh as his PhD project at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia as a FIT Scholar. He is a medical doctor, received the Chancellor'sGold medal for academic excellence in Masters in Public Health course, Vice- Chancellor's Gold medal for the best thesis of the year and the Summa Cum Laude award from American International University-Bangladesh. He has a post graduate diploma in Disaster Management from University of Dhaka.Tasdik received the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship 2017/18 to study MSc in Global Mental Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine & Kings College London. Tasdik was awarded as the New Voices in Global Healthby the World Health Summit 2017, Berlin, the Lancet Prize 2018 from the Lancet Psychiatry & University of Oxford, UK and Fukuoka Student Award 2018 from the World Social Science Forum, Japan. He published more than 50 scientific papers including original articles, systematic reviews, correspondences, case reports in reputed international journals and contributed in UNHCR commissioned report on Culture, Context & Mental Health of Rohingya Refugees. He has extensive expertise in managing large scale clinical trials, formative research, mixed method research in Bangladesh, UK, Rwanda, Uganda & Zambia. He worked for the International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA & GAVI-HSS. Tasdik was the Chair of Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC) of Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) for the term 2019/20. He has an Honorary Research Associate position at Department of Primary Care and Mental Health, University of Liverpool and contributed to a project on mental health of Congolese refugees in Africa. He is supporting Jeeon Bangladesh as the Research Lead and also contributing as a consultant of Program on Forced Migration and Health, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, NYC, USA. He is an Executive Member of Public Health Foundation, Bangladesh.