Mr Tanvir Huda

Research Fellow, Sydney School of Public Health / Public Health


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Biographical details

Dr Tanvir Huda is an experienced global health researcher. He has worked over 12 years in an internationally renowned research organization (icddr,b) and has wide experience of independent research in the field of social transfer, health inequity, maternal, child health & nutrition, health services, health information, universal health coverage, infectious disease and social determinants of health. He has an excellent track record of obtaining competitive or contract research funding. In last 5 years, as Principal Investigator he has secured funding through Gates Grand Challenges Exploration award as well as MRC Joint trial Scheme. He is also the Chief Investigator (CIC) of two large NHMRC funded randomized studies and Associate Investigator of a third NHMRC study. Over his career, he has secured several grants from different donor agencies including USAID, DFID, Rockefeller Foundation, WHO, UNICEF. He has thored quality publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals including PLoS Medicine and Lancet. His papers have been cited 332 times (h-index 10 and i10-index of 14). He has very strong data analysis skills and has demonstrated experience in the management and analysis of large complex health datasets using a broad range of advanced statistical methods. He has taught a number of courses in the MIPH program at the University of Sydney.

Current projects

UNICEF, 2018, US$ 573,471

Baseline Evaluation AFIKEPO Nutrition Programme (APP1120507) / Co Investigator and Project Coordinator

NHMRC, Australia, 2016, A$ 3.41 million

Cash transfers and behavior change communications to reduce child under nutrition in rural Bangladesh: a cluster randomized controlled trial (APP1120507) / Chief Investigator (CIC) and Project Coordinator

NHMRC, Australia, 2016, A$ 2.0 million

The impact of cleaner cook stoves to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes in low resource settings (APP1127074) / Associate Investigator (AI)

Gates Grand Challenges Award, 2014, US$100,000

Project: Developing and testing a mobile-based integrated conditional cash transfer and community nutrition promotion intervention for poor rural households: A feasibility study in Bangladesh / Principal Investigator

Medical Research Council, UK, 2014, £147,299

Is Bovine Lactoferrin more effective than inorganic iron in treating iron deficiency anemia in non-pregnant and if effective in pregnant women? Two randomized controlled trials / Principal Investigator

Saving Lives At Birth, 2014, US$248,000

Can Lactoferrin Correct Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy to Prevent Low Birth weight, Preterm Birth? / Co- Principal Investigator

NHMRC, Australia, 2012, A$ 1.9 million

A cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of the use of iron/folic acid supplements early in pregnancy on the risk of neonatal mortality (APP1026864) / Chief Investigator (CIC) and Project Coordinator

World Vision, 2014, US$ 444,000

Evaluation of Bangladesh Nutrition Initiative Project/ Nobokoli / Co Investigator

USAID, 2013, US$ 544,821

Assessing the effectiveness of targeted approach for neonatal health and family planning services in rural Bangladesh / Principal Investigator

Awards and honours

Endeavour Post Graduate Award to undertake PhD at University of Sydney, 201

AIDS International Training Research Fellowship 2003-04 (provided by Fogarty NIH) to undertake MSPH at University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2004

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Huda, T., Rahman, M., Raihana, S., Islam, S., Tahsina, T., Alam, A., Agho, K., Rasheed, S., Hayes, A., Karim, M., Chowdhury, M., Raynes-Greenow, C., Dibley, M., et al (2018). A community-based cluster randomised controlled trial in rural Bangladesh to evaluate the impact of the use of iron-folic acid supplements early in pregnancy on the risk of neonatal mortality: the Shonjibon trial. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Sarker, A., Sultana, M., Mahumud, R., Ali, N., Huda, T., Uzzaman, M., Haider, S., Rahman, H., Islam, Z., Khan, J., et al (2018). Economic costs of hospitalized diarrheal disease in Bangladesh: a societal perspective. Global Health Research and Policy, 3(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Huda, T., Hayes, A., Dibley, M. (2018). Examining horizontal inequity and social determinants of inequality in facility delivery services in three South Asian countries. Journal of Global Health, 8(1), 10416. [More Information]
  • Chowdhury, M., Dibley, M., Alam, A., Huda, T., Raynes-Greenow, C. (2018). Household Food Security and Birth Size of Infants: Analysis of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011. Current Developments in Nutrition, 2(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Huda, T., Alam, A., Tahsina, T., Hasan, M., Khan, J., Rahman, M., Siddique, A., El Arifeen, S., Dibley, M. (2018). Mobile-Based Nutrition Counseling and Unconditional Cash Transfers for Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition in Bangladesh: Pilot Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(7), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Huda, T., Hayes, A., El Arifeen, S., Dibley, M. (2018). Social determinants of inequalities in child undernutrition in Bangladesh: A decomposition analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 14(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Tahsina, T., Ali, N., Hoque, D., Huda, T., Salam, S., Hasan, M., Hossain, A., Matin, Z., Kuppen, L., Garnett, S., et al (2017). Out-of-pocket expenditure for seeking health care for sick children younger than 5 years of age in Bangladesh: Findings from cross-sectional surveys, 2009 and 2012. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 36(33), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Zhang, S., Sammon, P., King, I., Andrade, A., Toscano, C., Araujo, S., Sinha, A., Madhi, S., Khandaker, G., Yin, K., Booy, R., Huda, T., et al (2016). Cost of management of severe pneumonia in young children: systematic analysis. Journal of Global Health, 6(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Garde, A., Zhou, G., Raihana, S., Dunsmuir, D., Karlen, W., Dekhordi, P., Huda, T., El Arifeen, S., Larson, C., Kissoon, N., et al (2016). Respiratory rate and pulse oximetry derived information as predictors of hospital admission in young children in Bangladesh: A prospective observational study. BMJ Open, 6(8), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Blas, E., Ataguba, J., Huda, T., Bao, G., Rasella, D., Gerecke, M. (2016). The feasibility of measuring and monitoring social determinants of health and the relevance for policy and programme - a qualitative assessment of four countries. Global Health Action, 9(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Huda, T., Tahsina, T., El Arifeen, S., Dibley, M. (2016). The importance of intersectoral factors in promoting equity-oriented universal health coverage: a multilevel analysis of social determinants affecting neonatal infant and under-five mortality in Bangladesh. Global Health Action, 9(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Raihana, S., Dunsmuir, D., Huda, T., Zhou, G., Rahman, Q., Garde, A., Moinuddin, M., Karlen, W., Dumont, G., Kissoon, N., et al (2015). Development and internal validation of a predictive model including pulse oximetry for hospitalization of under-five children in Bangladesh. PloS One, 10(11), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Alam, A., Rasheed, S., Khan, N., Sharmin, T., Huda, T., Arifeen, S., Dibley, M. (2015). How can formative research inform the design of an iron-folic acid supplementation intervention starting in first trimester of pregnancy in Bangladesh? BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Huda, T., Khan, J., Ahsan, K., Jamil, K., El Arifeen, S. (2014). Monitoring and Evaluating Progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh. PLoS Medicine, 11(9), 1-3. [More Information]

2018

  • Huda, T., Rahman, M., Raihana, S., Islam, S., Tahsina, T., Alam, A., Agho, K., Rasheed, S., Hayes, A., Karim, M., Chowdhury, M., Raynes-Greenow, C., Dibley, M., et al (2018). A community-based cluster randomised controlled trial in rural Bangladesh to evaluate the impact of the use of iron-folic acid supplements early in pregnancy on the risk of neonatal mortality: the Shonjibon trial. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Sarker, A., Sultana, M., Mahumud, R., Ali, N., Huda, T., Uzzaman, M., Haider, S., Rahman, H., Islam, Z., Khan, J., et al (2018). Economic costs of hospitalized diarrheal disease in Bangladesh: a societal perspective. Global Health Research and Policy, 3(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Huda, T., Hayes, A., Dibley, M. (2018). Examining horizontal inequity and social determinants of inequality in facility delivery services in three South Asian countries. Journal of Global Health, 8(1), 10416. [More Information]
  • Chowdhury, M., Dibley, M., Alam, A., Huda, T., Raynes-Greenow, C. (2018). Household Food Security and Birth Size of Infants: Analysis of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011. Current Developments in Nutrition, 2(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Huda, T., Alam, A., Tahsina, T., Hasan, M., Khan, J., Rahman, M., Siddique, A., El Arifeen, S., Dibley, M. (2018). Mobile-Based Nutrition Counseling and Unconditional Cash Transfers for Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition in Bangladesh: Pilot Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(7), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Huda, T., Hayes, A., El Arifeen, S., Dibley, M. (2018). Social determinants of inequalities in child undernutrition in Bangladesh: A decomposition analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 14(1), 1-12. [More Information]

2017

  • Tahsina, T., Ali, N., Hoque, D., Huda, T., Salam, S., Hasan, M., Hossain, A., Matin, Z., Kuppen, L., Garnett, S., et al (2017). Out-of-pocket expenditure for seeking health care for sick children younger than 5 years of age in Bangladesh: Findings from cross-sectional surveys, 2009 and 2012. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 36(33), 1-9. [More Information]

2016

  • Zhang, S., Sammon, P., King, I., Andrade, A., Toscano, C., Araujo, S., Sinha, A., Madhi, S., Khandaker, G., Yin, K., Booy, R., Huda, T., et al (2016). Cost of management of severe pneumonia in young children: systematic analysis. Journal of Global Health, 6(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Garde, A., Zhou, G., Raihana, S., Dunsmuir, D., Karlen, W., Dekhordi, P., Huda, T., El Arifeen, S., Larson, C., Kissoon, N., et al (2016). Respiratory rate and pulse oximetry derived information as predictors of hospital admission in young children in Bangladesh: A prospective observational study. BMJ Open, 6(8), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Blas, E., Ataguba, J., Huda, T., Bao, G., Rasella, D., Gerecke, M. (2016). The feasibility of measuring and monitoring social determinants of health and the relevance for policy and programme - a qualitative assessment of four countries. Global Health Action, 9(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Huda, T., Tahsina, T., El Arifeen, S., Dibley, M. (2016). The importance of intersectoral factors in promoting equity-oriented universal health coverage: a multilevel analysis of social determinants affecting neonatal infant and under-five mortality in Bangladesh. Global Health Action, 9(1), 1-14. [More Information]

2015

  • Raihana, S., Dunsmuir, D., Huda, T., Zhou, G., Rahman, Q., Garde, A., Moinuddin, M., Karlen, W., Dumont, G., Kissoon, N., et al (2015). Development and internal validation of a predictive model including pulse oximetry for hospitalization of under-five children in Bangladesh. PloS One, 10(11), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Alam, A., Rasheed, S., Khan, N., Sharmin, T., Huda, T., Arifeen, S., Dibley, M. (2015). How can formative research inform the design of an iron-folic acid supplementation intervention starting in first trimester of pregnancy in Bangladesh? BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2014

  • Huda, T., Khan, J., Ahsan, K., Jamil, K., El Arifeen, S. (2014). Monitoring and Evaluating Progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh. PLoS Medicine, 11(9), 1-3. [More Information]

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