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Heidelberger Institut für Global Health

Fatema B. Rasul



Doctoral Student

Fatema B. Rasul is trained as a medical doctor from Bangladesh, and hold a Master degree in Public Health. She worked as a senior research associate and as a lecturer in the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University for over two years. She has experience in working closely with BRAC health programmes, and have collaborated in the development of a health insurance product while working in BRAC healthcare innovations programme. Fatema joined the health economics and health financing group of University of Heidelberg in March 2014, as a doctoral student. Her doctoral thesis applies mixed methods to assess and understand health care use and household expenditure for chronic non communicable diseases in Bangladesh.


2014 - presentPhD candidate, University of Heidelberg, Institute of Global Health
2012MPH, James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
2009MBBS, Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka University


English, Bangla, Hindi

Honors and awards

USAID’s Next Generation of Public Health Experts Project PhD scholarship for Women, 2013-2016


Rasul FB, Shawon MSR, Nazneen S, Hossain FB, Malik SS, Islam MT: Do the dietary and lifestyle practices make the private medical students overweight: A cross-sectional study in Bangladesh? Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 2013, 3:130–139.

Rasul FB, Datta N, Alam MJ, Bardhan M, Chowdhury AS, Mahmood CD, Mizan MSB, Roni RB, Ghosh J, Majumder RI, Ferdous SA, Sherin R, Hassan M, Rashid MM: Nutritional Status, Proteinuria and Glycosuria among Primary School Children in a Rural Community of Bangladesh. Ibrahim Medical College Journal 2008, 2:35–36.

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