Taufique Joarder PhD


Taufique Joader Ph.D. completed his MBBS from Dinajpur Medical College under the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 2007 and his MPH from James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2008 with Highest Distinction. He also won the Allan Rosenfield Award for the best overall performance. He completed a Diploma in International Health and Policy Evaluation from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, and a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from the Department of International Health (Health Systems), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is a recipient of ‘Fogarty International Fellowship’, and a winner of ‘Emerging Voices for Global Health, 2010’ international science essay competition, organized by the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

In career life, Dr. Joarder is the Research Director of an implementation research project run by Family Health International (FHI 360), Bangladesh Office. Before joining FHI 360, he worked as an Assistant Professor at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh. Additionally, he has been involved as an Associate Faculty at the Health Systems Program of Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA; Adjunct Faculty at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh; and Associate Professor (Part-time) at Department of Public Health, North South University, Bangladesh. He is also serving as the Executive Director of Public Health Foundation, Bangladesh; and Associate Editor of BMC Globalization and Health journal.

His areas of interest include health policy, health systems, human resources for health, global health, nutrition policy, medical anthropology, mixed methods research, implementation science, psychometrics, and youth empowerment. He is one of the founding members of UNYSAB and has been involved since its inception in 2001. He served as the President at UNYSAB in 2006-2007. And he has been acting as the Co-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees ever since.

He wants to promote global leadership from among the UNYSAB members. He encourages the youths of Bangladesh to dare to seize their dreams. As a firm believer in the principles of equity and social justice, he thinks that the youths of Bangladesh can contribute to global development if provided with equal opportunity and proper training.