Hello, I am Md. Shajedur Rahman Shawon (“Md.” is the short form of “Mohammad”).
Currently, I am a DPhil (PhD) student in Population Health at the University of Oxford. I was trained as a doctor in the largest public medical college in Bangladesh, Dhaka Medical College. I started my public health career in the leading research centre in Bangladesh (icddr,b) and worked in various health system research projects.
I completed a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from North South University, Bangladesh with Summa Cum Laude in 2014. Later I moved to Stockholm, Sweden to study an MSc. in Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute. I started my DPhil in Oxford in October 2016 funded by a scholarship from the Nuffield Department of Population Health. My research is focused on exploring the far-reaching effects of childhood exposures (i.e. body size) on various non-communicable diseases. I am very much passionate about learning advanced epidemiological skills and improving peoples’ health.
I play cricket for the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford (Medicine cricket) and for the Wolvercote Cricket Club in Oxfordshire. I also love to cook traditional Bangladeshi food.