Mr Md Nuruzzaman Khan

Mr Md Nuruzzaman Khan

Research student

Career Summary


Md Nuruzzaman Khan is a PhD student at the Research Centre for Generational Health and Aging, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Australia. Before commencing his PhD, he had been lecturing in the Department of Population Sciences at the Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh and currently on study leave. Mr Khan completed his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Population Science and Human Resource Development from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He has been actively engaged in public health research since 2014 and develop a significant record of accomplishment in understanding the complex health and social outcomes for the women and child. Mr Khan has a particular interest in women health, including problems associated with reproductive health, and healthcare services utilization in low- and lower-middle income countries.   


  • Burden of nutrition
  • Maternal and child health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Population modelling
  • Universal health coverage


  • Bengali (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 55
111104 Public Nutrition Intervention 30
080702 Health Informatics 15

Professional Experience

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
14/06/2017 -  PhD Student Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health


Code Course Role Duration
PS101, PS103 Population Health, Demography
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University
Lecturer 5/02/2017 - 7/07/2019


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Islam MM, Khan MN, Mondal MNI, 'Does parental migration have any impact on nutritional disorders among left-behind children in Bangladesh?', Public Health Nutrition, 22 95-103 (2019)
DOI 10.1017/s1368980018002963
2019 Kassebaum NJ, Reiner RC, Olsen HE, Ikeda CT, Echko MM, Ballestreros KE, et al., 'Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors in Child and Adolescent Health, 1990 to 2017: Findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2017 Study', JAMA Pediatrics, 173 (2019)

© 2019 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Importance: Understanding causes and correlates of health loss among children and adolescents can identify areas of succe... [more]

© 2019 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Importance: Understanding causes and correlates of health loss among children and adolescents can identify areas of success, stagnation, and emerging threats and thereby facilitate effective improvement strategies. Objective: To estimate mortality and morbidity in children and adolescents from 1990 to 2017 by age and sex in 195 countries and territories. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study examined levels, trends, and spatiotemporal patterns of cause-specific mortality and nonfatal health outcomes using standardized approaches to data processing and statistical analysis. It also describes epidemiologic transitions by evaluating historical associations between disease indicators and the Socio-Demographic Index (SDI), a composite indicator of income, educational attainment, and fertility. Data collected from 1990 to 2017 on children and adolescents from birth through 19 years of age in 195 countries and territories were assessed. Data analysis occurred from January 2018 to August 2018. Exposures: Being under the age of 20 years between 1990 and 2017. Main Outcomes and Measures: Death and disability. All-cause and cause-specific deaths, disability-adjusted life years, years of life lost, and years of life lived with disability. Results: Child and adolescent deaths decreased 51.7% from 13.77 million (95% uncertainty interval [UI], 13.60-13.93 million) in 1990 to 6.64 million (95% UI, 6.44-6.87 million) in 2017, but in 2017, aggregate disability increased 4.7% to a total of 145 million (95% UI, 107-190 million) years lived with disability globally. Progress was uneven, and inequity increased, with low-SDI and low-middle-SDI locations experiencing 82.2% (95% UI, 81.6%-82.9%) of deaths, up from 70.9% (95% UI, 70.4%-71.4%) in 1990. The leading disaggregated causes of disability-adjusted life years in 2017 in the low-SDI quintile were neonatal disorders, lower respiratory infections, diarrhea, malaria, and congenital birth defects, whereas neonatal disorders, congenital birth defects, headache, dermatitis, and anxiety were highest-ranked in the high-SDI quintile. Conclusions and Relevance: Mortality reductions over this 27-year period mean that children are more likely than ever to reach their 20th birthdays. The concomitant expansion of nonfatal health loss and epidemiological transition in children and adolescents, especially in low-SDI and middle-SDI countries, has the potential to increase already overburdened health systems, will affect the human capital potential of societies, and may influence the trajectory of socioeconomic development. Continued monitoring of child and adolescent health loss is crucial to sustain the progress of the past 27 years.

DOI 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.0337
2019 Chang AY, Cowling K, Micah AE, Chapin A, Chen CS, Ikilezi G, et al., 'Past, present, and future of global health financing: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 195 countries, 1995-2050', LANCET, 393 2233-2260 (2019)
DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30841-4
Citations Web of Science - 2
2019 Khan MN, Harris ML, Shifti DM, Laar AS, Loxton D, 'Effects of unintended pregnancy on maternal healthcare services utilization in low- and lower-middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis.', Int J Public Health, 64 743-754 (2019)
DOI 10.1007/s00038-019-01238-9
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Melissa Harris
2018 Khan MN, Islam MM, Rahman MM, 'Inequality in utilization of cesarean delivery in Bangladesh: a decomposition analysis using nationally representative data', Public Health, 157 111-120 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 The Royal Society for Public Health Objective: This study examined the inequality in cesarean section (CS) utilization and its socio-economic contributors. Study design: Re... [more]

© 2018 The Royal Society for Public Health Objective: This study examined the inequality in cesarean section (CS) utilization and its socio-economic contributors. Study design: Retrospective two-stage stratified sample design. Methods: Data were extracted from two rounds of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2004 and 2014. Concentration Index of CS utilization was calculated using the wealth quintile. Regression-based decomposition method was applied to assess the socio-economic contributors of inequality in CS utilization. Results: The rate of CS utilization increased from 4.98% in 2004 to 24.21% in 2014. The utilization of CS was highly concentrated among the women of higher socio-economic status (SES) in both rounds of the survey. Results of the decomposition models revealed wealth quintile, higher education, higher number of antenatal visits, and being overweight or obese as the critical factors contributing to the inequalities of CS utilization. Conclusion: Bangladesh is now observing a rapid rise in CS utilization and women with higher SES are the main client group of this life saving procedure. There may have inadequate access for those who are relatively less advantaged, even when CS is necessary. Strong initiative from the government is necessary to ensure proper access to this service regardless of women's SES.

DOI 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.01.015
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Mdmijanur Rahman Uon
2018 Troeger C, Blacker BF, Khalil IA, Rao PC, Cao S, Zimsen SRM, et al., 'Estimates of the global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of lower respiratory infections in 195 countries, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016', LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 18 1191-1210 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30310-4
Citations Web of Science - 15
2017 Khan MN, B Nurs CZ, Islam MM, Islam MR, Rahman MM, 'Household air pollution from cooking and risk of adverse health and birth outcomes in Bangladesh: a nationwide population-based study', Environmental Health, 16 (2017)
DOI 10.1186/s12940-017-0272-y
2017 Khan MN, Islam MM, 'Effect of exclusive breastfeeding on selected adverse health and nutritional outcomes: a nationally representative study', BMC Public Health, 17 (2017)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4913-4
2017 Khan M, Rahman MM, Shariff AA, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Rahman MA, 'Maternal undernutrition and excessive body weight and risk of birth and health outcomes', Archives of Public Health, 75 (2017)
DOI 10.1186/s13690-017-0181-0
2015 Khan M, Mondal MNI, Islam MR, Al-Mamun MA, Shitan M, 'Trends in Body Mass Index and Its Determinants Among Ever-married Non-pregnant Women in Bangladesh', Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 21 191-205 (2015)
Khan MN, Islam MM, 'Women's attitude towards wife-beating and its relationship with reproductive healthcare seeking behavior: A countrywide population survey in Bangladesh', PLOS ONE, 13 e0198833-e0198833
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0198833
Khan MN, Islam MM, Shariff AA, Alam MM, Rahman MM, 'Socio-demographic predictors and average annual rates of caesarean section in Bangladesh between 2004 and 2014', PLOS ONE, 12 e0177579-e0177579
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0177579
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