Dr Nowrozy Kamar Jahan

Contact Details

Tel: +607 931 0240 / 931 1897 – ext: 206
Office: 4-4-70
Email: nowrozy.jahan@monash.edu

Profile Summary

Dr. Nowrozy Kamar Jahan joined as a lecturer in the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia in 2013. She is also a researcher in the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO). Dr. Nowrozy is a medical graduate with a PhD in Population Science, and a Master’s in Population and Reproductive Health. She is a public health specialist with extensive working experience in public health application field.

She was the Team Leader of the Maternal Health Program in EngenderHealth, Bangladesh. She provided comprehensive and strategically planned technical assistance to local public, private and NGO partners to improve the quality of maternal, adolescent and child health services, and to translate the research on evidence-based best practices into action. She was a post-doctoral research fellow in a collaborative project of University of Malaya, Malaysia and Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom. She is a lifetime member of Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council. She was awarded the Measure Evaluation Fellowship from North Carolina University (2002-2003) and Wellcome Trust Fellowship (2004-2007).


MBBS (Bangladesh), MPRH&R (Thailand), PhD (Thailand)
Member (BM&DC)

Professional Affiliations

  • Membership/Affiliation with Professional Organizations
  • Member, Bangladesh Medical Council
  • Member, Bangladesh Medical Association
  • Measure Evaluation Fellowship, North Carolina University (2002-2003): Masters in Population and Reproductive Health Research
  • Wellcome Trust Grant (2004-2007): Ph.D. In Demography
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellowship (2012-2013)
  • Assistant Director – Health, Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition
  • Team Leader, Maternal Health Program, Mayer Hashi (Smiling Mother) project, EngenderHealth, Bangladesh.

Research Interests

Her research interest focuses on population health, sexual and reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, adolescent and maternal health.


  1. Dhanoa, A., SyedHassan, S., Jahan, N.K., Reidpath, D. D., Quek. K.F., Ahmad, M. P., Meng.,…… Allotey, P. (2017). High seroprevalence of dengue among healthy adults in a rural community in Southern Malaysia. Infectious Diseases of Poverty (in press)
  2. Reidpath, D. D., Soyiri, I., Jahan, N., Mohan, D., Ahmad, B., Ahmad, M. P., Kassim, Z.B., & Allotey, P. (2017). Poor glycaemic control and its metabolic and demographic risk factors in a Malaysian community-based study. International Journal of Public Health (in press)
  3. Partap, U., Young, E.H., Allotey, P., Soyiri, I. N., Jahan, N., Komahan, K., Devarajan, N., Sandhu, M., & Reidpath, D. D. (2017). HDSS Profile: The South East Asia Community Observatory Health and Demographic Surveillance System (SEACO HDSS). International Journal of Epidemiology,1-9, doi:10.1093/ije/dyx113
  4. Jahan, N. K., Ahmad, M. P., Dhanoa, A., Meng, C. Y., Ming, L. W., Reidpath, D. D., … SyedHassan, S. (2016). A community-based prospective cohort study of dengue viral infection in Malaysia: the study protocol. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 5, 76. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40249-016-01723
  5. Reidpath, D. D., Jahan, N. K., Mohan, D., & Allotey, P. (2016). Single, community-based blood glucose readings may be a viable alternative for community surveillance of HbA1c and poor glycaemic control in people with known diabetes in resource-poor settings. Global Health Action, 9. https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.31691
  6. Dahlui, M., Jahan, N. K., Majid, H. A., Jalaludin, M. Y., Murray, L., Cantwell, M., Su, T.T., Al-Sadat, N., & Group, M. (2015). Risk and Protective Factors for Cigarette Use in Young Adolescents in a School Setting: What Could Be Done Better? PLoS ONE, 10(6). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129628
  7. Jahan, N. K., Allotey, P., Arunachalam, D., Yasin, S., Soyiri, I. N., Davey, T. M., & Reidpath, D. D. (2014). The rural bite in population pyramids: what are the implications for responsiveness of health systems in middle income countries? BMC Public Health, 14(Suppl 2), S8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-S2-S8
  8. Hamza, A. M., Al-Sadat, N., Loh, S. Y., & Jahan, N. K. (2014). Predictors of poststroke health-related quality of life in Nigerian stroke survivors: A 1-year follow-up study. BioMed Research International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/350281
  9. Allotey, P., Reidpath, D. D., Devarajan, N., Rajagobal, K., Yasin, S., Arunachalam, D., Imelda, J. D., Soyiri, I., Davey, T., Jahan, N. (2014). Cohorts and community: a case study of community engagement in the establishment of a health and demographic surveillance site in Malaysia. Global Health Action, 7(1), 23176. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.23176
  10. Jahan, N.K. (2008). Teenage marriage and education continuation in Thailand. Journal of Population and Social Studies, 17 (1)

Research Report:

  1. Community-Based Distribution of Misoprostol for Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Evaluation of a Pilot Intervention in Tangail District, Bangladesh  www.respond-project.org/Bangladesh-Misoprostol-Dec2010.pdf
  2. AMTSL Assessment Report, Engender Health Bangladesh. 2007. Available: http://pphprevention.org/files/AMTSL_Assessment_Report_EHBCO_Final_POPPHI.doc

Key International Conference Proceedings:

  1. Impact of Migration on Population Aging in Malaysia: Evidence from South-East Asian Community Observatory(SEACO), Population Association of America (PAA), Boston, USA, April30-May03, 2014
  2. Active Management of Third Stage of Labor in Bangladesh; Global Maternal Health Conference; New Delhi, India, Aug 30 – Sep 01, 2010
  3. Prevention of PPH: Community level distribution of Misoprostol in Bangladesh; Global Health Council Conference, Washington DC, USA, June 14-18, 2010
  4. Community based PPH Prevention in Bangladesh: Scaling up of Misoprostol Distribution and Use; ESD Best Practices Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, March 6-11, 2010
  5. Teenage Pregnancy and Premarital Sex in Thailand: A Look at Adolescent Reproductive Health and Rights”; 4th Asia and Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, Hyderabad, India, October 29-31, 2007.
  6. Teenage Marriage and Educational Continuation: Monitoring the Millennium Development Goals with the Kanchanaburi Demographic Surveillance System, Thailand”, 7th INDEPTH Network Annual General and Scientific Meeting, Ghana, September 3-7, 2007.
  7. Adolescent Childbearing and Religion: A Case Study of Thailand” South East Asian Graduate Forum Conference in Singapore, National University, Singapore, July 27-29, 2006.
  8. Introduction a Post Abortion Care (PAC) Program in Bangladesh” APHA 130th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, USA. November, 2002.