Dr. Taufique Joarder
Vice-Chairperson, Public Health Foundation, Bangladesh
Dr. Taufique Joarder is the Consultant, Health Workforce Department, the World Health Organization (WHO); and an Associate Professor (Part-Time), Department of Public Health, North South University, Bangladesh. Before this, he was the Research Director of USAID's Multisectoral Nutrition Implementation Research Project, FHI 360, Bangladesh. He was also an Assistant Professor, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, where he is currently an Adjunct Faculty. He is also the Vice-Chairperson of Public Health Foundation, Bangladesh, and Associate Editor of BMC Globalization and Health journal. He completed a Doctorate in Public Health from the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Before this, he obtained the Master of Public Health from BRAC University, with the highest distinction, winning the prestigious Allan Rosenfield Award. He also obtained a Diploma in International Health and Policy Evaluation from Erasmus University, Netherlands, and an MBBS degree from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
His areas of interest include health policy, health systems, human resources for health, global health, nutrition policy, medical anthropology, mixed methods research, implementation science, and psychometrics. He has been teaching qualitative research methods, global health, and health policy and systems issues in the MPH course of different universities and professional short courses. He has over 27 peer-reviewed journal publications and seven book chapters. He speaks in the electronic media and regularly writes on health policy and systems issues in the Bangladeshi media and international blog sites/newsletters.