Md Saiful Islam
Mr. Islam is a social epidemiologist have been involved in research on infectious diseases, immunization, vaccine preventable diseases, and policy research since 2006. He published 61 manuscripts in international peer reviewed journals. Islam is also leading multiple projects on COVID-19 infodemic and vaccine misinformation. He completed his PhD on Infectious Disease and currently working as a Research Fellow at the Global Health program, Kirby Institute, UNSW. Mr. Islam served as the social and behavioral science lead of the study Child Health and Mortality Prevention Network, Bangladesh site. Islam has experiences in outbreak investigations in Bangladesh, including influenza (H5N1, H7N9, and H9N2), Nipah virus, dengue, anthrax, food poisoning: toxic fish, vegetables and pesticides, hepatitis E, and hospital acquired infections. He is experienced in designing and implementing epidemiological studies that included quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. He has collaborated with US CDC, John Hopkins University, Stanford University, Echohealth Alliance, Emory University, ISGlobal, and entro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça (CISM), Maputo, Mozambique. He is well rrecognized in his field, with 76.8% of his articles published in the top 25% of journal percentiles by SJR. Mr Islam is the recipient of Grand Challenges Canada: Saving Brain awards (200,000 USD).