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UNIVERSITY OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CHITTAGONG , Chandgaon Police Station, 1084, Shah Amanat Bridge Connecting Road, Chittagong 4212

Professor Md Zahid Hossain Sharif, PhD

Professor in Public Health

Md Zahid Hossain Sharif is a physician by training and obtained his PhD in Community Medicine & Behavioral Science from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and MPH from National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He worked in the Chittagong Medical Collegefrom 1997 to 2008 and involved in several research works and academic teaching. He then joined the BGC Trust Medical Collegeas an Assistant Professor and worked from 2008 to 2018. He led a number of large community-based epidemiological studies and trials as the local Principal Investigator.
Currently He is a professor and chair in the Department of Public Health in University of Creative Technology Chittagong. Dr. Sharif has published extensively in different national and international journals. His expertise includes design and maintenance of research surveillance site, design clinical trial and epidemiological studies, data analysis using advanced analytical techniques. He is currently leading academic and research collaborations of University of Creative Technology Chittagong with University of Chittagong, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and BGC trust Medical College, Bangladesh. His research interests are maternal, neonatal and child health and communicable diseases in developing countries including Bangladesh. Particularly his focus is on scaling up evidence-based low-cost interventions at the community level within existing health systems and measuring their impact.


PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Public Health, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Master's in Public Health (MPH), National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Teaching expertise

Communicable Diseases
Research Methodology
Demography & Population Dynamics
Community Medicine
Health Promotion, Health Education and Behavioral Science

Research Interests

Mr. Sharif is interested to search the pattern and characteristics of human behaviors. He is also interested in evaluating the determinants of different communicable diseases by understanding medical sociology and applying epidemiological methods. More specifically sexually transmitted diseases are his core areas of interest.

Research Projects and Awards

On-going project on determining prevalence & risk factors of postnatal and prenatal depression among women in Bangladesh- A Systematic review and meta-analysis
Trends of Cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes in Bangladesh: A meta-analysis between 2010 to 2020.
Awareness, practice and perceived barriers towards breast cancer among Bangladeshi Women: A cross-sectional study in Chattogram, Bangladesh.

Research Publications

Selected Published Articles in National & International Journal
1. Personal hygiene awareness and knowledge about water borne diseases among the workers of selected restaurant, BGCTMC journal, Vol 5, issue-1, Jan 2020
2. Knowledge and practice about personal hygiene among the students of the secondary school at dohazari union of Chandanaish upazilla, Journal of Army Medical College Chittagong,
Vol-1 Issue-1, June 2018.
3. A study on Management of admitted leprosy patients in Christian leprosy center, Chandraghona, Chittagong, BGCTMC Journal Volume 2, Issue-1 Jan 2017.
4. Prevalence of geriatric health problems and health seeking behavior among the elderly people of Chandanaish, Chittagong, BGCTMC Journal Volume 1, Issue-2 July 2016.
5. Determination of relation of gender variation in age and cardiac risk factors in unstable angina in Bangladeshi Population, JCMCTA 2012; 23 (1): 42-45.
6. Prevalence of skin diseases among adult population and their health seeking behavior, BTMCJ Vol-2 (1) July 2011: P 32 -38.
7. Socio-behavioral characteristics of sex worker in YPSA drop-in-Centre of Chittagong Metropolitan Area, BTMCJ Vol-1 (1) July 2010: P 29-37
8. Sociodemographic differentials and characteristics of home delivery practices in a rural community of Mirsarai, Chittagong, JCMCTA 2008; 19 (2): P 59-62.
9. An overview of Residential field site training by student of CTG. Medical College at Mirsarai, Chittagong, Chittagong Maa-O Shisu Hospital Journal Vol-5(2): Jan 2006; P 2-6.
10. Outcome of electro-convulsive therapy among the psychiatric patients admitted in psychiatric ward of Chittagong medical college hospital, The Healer. Vol-11 (2): July 2004; P 16-18.
Published Books
1. Essential of Biostatistics, First edition: November, 2005
2. Health research methodology, First edition: November, 2004


Communication Skill 90%
Research Skill 70%
Lecture Skill 100%