Dr. Md. Jamal Uddin

Dr Md Jamal Uddin was born in Cumilla, Bangladesh and currently working as a Professor in the Department of Statistics at Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh. From November 1998 to December 2003, he studied Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programme in Statistics at the Department of Statistics, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

From January 2004 to August 2005, he studied Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme in Statistics at the same university and from October 2008 to September 2010, he also studied Biostatistics programme with VLIR-UOS scholarship at the Center for Statistics, Hasselt University, Belgium. As of January 2011 to December 2014, he worked as a PhD candidate in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology at Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. His PhD thesis was related to statistical methods to control for unmeasured confounding in pharmacoepidemiology. Moreover, from April 2017 to December 2019, he worked as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Section of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In the same time, he also worked as a Statistician in the Department of Mental Health, University Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark, under a project (iPSYCH: The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research).

Dr Uddin started his academic career in August 2005, joining as a junior Lecturer in the Department of BBA, IIUC, Dhaka Campus. After six months, in February 2006, he joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Statistics at SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh, and in August 2018, he was promoted to the Professor. His current research interest is to develop/assess statistical methods in the area of public health and epidemiology and focusing on the causal inference using observational study, genetics and complex survey data.

Moreover, his researches also involved in non-communicable diseases (e.g., diabetes), obesity indices, and childhood diseases. He has published a signicant number of scientic articles in well-known international journals and attended many national and international conferences. During his PhD and Postdoctoral research in the Netherlands and Denmark, he was involved as a statistician with the multidisciplinary international research project.

 He obtained two research grants from the research centre of SUST and conducted a big project in Bangladesh in the context of university students health and food behaviour. In addition, currently, he is supervising 08 MSc research students and a PhD student in his department at SUST.