The University of Newcastle, Australia

Alumni Award for International Leadership

2018 Finalist - Professor Sohel Choudhury, Master of Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology) 2005


Professor Sohel Choudhury works in on multiple research projects focused on smoking and cardiovascular disease. Sohel previously worked as a Co-Principal Investigator for a Japanese Centre of INTERMAP study which looked into to the relationship between dietary factors and blood pressure.

With a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropy, USA, Sohel has been leading a project to engage physicians in tobacco control in Bangladesh since 2010. One of the objectives of the anti-tobacco project was to form a forum of health professional organisations to work for tobacco control, focused especially on high level policy advocacy.

Sohel has been trained and lectured in countries around the world about heart disease and has a keen interest in teaching epidemiology and public health and currently teaches epidemiology and research methodology to postgraduate students. He has also served as a member of the WHO technical committee for non-communicable disease and salt reduction. He is also one of the principal investigators of BELIEVE urban cohort study, a large cohort study to clarify the NCD risk factors in Bangladeshi population under CAPABLE program of University of Cambridge, UK.