Dr. Ahmed Shafiqur Rahman is an accomplished public health and nutrition expert with more than 25 years of research experience in Japan, Bangladesh and Iran. His research areas include micronutrient deficiencies and supplementation, food fortification, food bio-fortification, therapeutic impact of nutrients (lysine) on disease outcome (diarrhea incidence), management of childhood tuberculosis in rural community setting in Bangladesh as well as small scale or national surveys and monitoring and evaluation of intervention programs such as Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security Initiative in Asia (MYCNSIA) etc.
He worked as Associate Scientist/ Senior Operations Researcher for 16 years at prestigious International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). He generated new research ideas and wrote research proposals. Analyzed data using statistical program and wrote the final report. He also worked as consultant at CARE Health & Nutrition Pilot Project, Rural Maintenance Program (RMP), CARE International.
He is author of eighteen peer-reviewed research articles published in international journals such as PLoS ONE, JN, Mat &Child Nutr, PHN, BJN, BTER etc. Reviewed manuscripts submitted to different journals such as, Biological Trace Element Research, JHPN, PHN. He collaborated with national (Government of Bangladesh and NGOs) and international (UNICEF, World Bank, GAIN, Harvest Plus, UC Davis etc.) institutions and agencies on various public health related research projects. He presented scientific papers in nine international seminars.
Ahmed holds PhD in Environmental Medicine from Kyoto University, Japan and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery - MBBS from the University of Dhaka. He has training on child tuberculosis from South Africa. He is members of various professional and technical committees such as Bangladesh Medical Association, Public Health Association of Bangladesh, Bangladesh National Food Fortification Alliance etc.