Department of Food Technology and Nutrition Science

Academic Profile of Md. Ruhul Kabir

Md. Ruhul Kabir

About Md. Ruhul Kabir


Original Research Articles and Review Papers:

  • Md. Ruhul Kabir, Susmita Ghosh, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Homayra Islam, Ruhina Binta A Ghani,
    Factors associated with antenatal and health facility delivery care in selected areas of Subornochor upazila, Noakhali, Bangladesh,
    Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health,2020,ISSN 2213-3984,

  • Md. Ruhul Kabir, Susmita Ghosh and Asma Shawly A (2019). Effect of early marriage on reproductive health of young mothers in Bangladesh. American Journal of Applied Sciences. Volume 16, Issue 9, Pages 289-297.

  • Nahian Rahman, Md. Ruhul Kabir, Oumma Halima, Rahanur Alam, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Homayra Islam. Under five child mortality and its risks factors in Bangladesh and other South Asian Countries: A literature review. Accepted at Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development and will be published in Volume 11, No6, 2020.

  • Md. Ashraful Islam, Mohammad Nurul Amin, Shafayet Ahmed Siddiqui, Md. Parvez Hossain, Farhana Sultana, Md. Ruhul Kabir, Trans fatty acids and lipid profile: A serious risk factor to cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, Volume 13, Issue 2, 2019,

  • Ghosh S, Kabir MR, Shill LC, Khan MI. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) regarding Hygiene among Primary School going Children in Sadar Upazilla, Noakhali District, Bangladesh. Accepted at Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development and will be published in Volume 11, No6, 2020.

  • Mohammad Rahanur Alam, Sompa Reza, Md. Ruhul Kabir, Susmita Ghosh, Md. Shahadat Hossain, A.K. Obidul Huq and Md. Aminul Haque Bhuyan. Prevalence and Association of Different Lifestyle Factors with Overweight and Obesity among the Children of Selected Private English Medium Schools from Dhaka City. World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2019; 7(2):42-47.

  • Md. Ruhul Kabir, Homayra Islam, Optimum Utilization of Antenatal Care (ANC 4) Service is Still a Long Way Down the Road in Bangladesh: Analysis of Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey Data, Food and Public Health, Vol. 9 No. 1, 2019, pp. 21-31.

  • Habib, Mohammad Asadul, Mamun, Md. Abdullah Al, Kabir, Md. Ruhul, Chowdhury, Mohammad Hasan, Tumpa, Farzana Afroz, and Nayeem, Jannatul. (2019), Probiotics for Cardiovascular Diseases, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, and Cancer Condition: A Summary of the Evidence. Journal of Health and Medical Sciences, Vol.2, No.2, 131-141.

  • Kabir, M. R., Rahman, M., Mamun, M. A., & Islam, H. (2018). Prevalence of malnutrition and associated factors affecting the nutritional status of Adivasi (tribal) children aged 24-59 months in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 4(2), 178-185.

  • Kabir MR (2016).  Effect of Women Education on the Utilization of Antenatal Care (ANC) Services in Bangladesh: A Multivariable Analysis of Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors . Acad. J. Educ. Res. 4(6): 095-103.

  • Kabir MR, Mokbul M. Determinants of the use of delivery and post natal care services by pregnant women and analyses of these factors contributing on the utilization of maternal health care services in Bangladesh. Int J Health Sci Res. 2016; 6(8):301-310.

  • Mohammad Rahanur Alam, Abid Hasan Siddiquee, Md. Bashir Alam, Md. Ruhul Kabir, Susmita Ghosh. Assessment of food security and the determinants of food security in selected households from coastal areas of Noakhali, Bangladesh. Submitted to Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition.

  • Md. Ruhul Kabir, Nahian Rahman, Marium Sultana, Mahmudul Hasan. Health care financing in Bangladesh: Analysis of the health sector service delivery and its major challenges. Under review at Journal of Health Policy and Technology at Elsevier.

  • Rahman, N., Sultana, M. M., Sultana, M., Ghosh, S., Mostary, U., Saha, P., & Kabir, M. R. (2020). Stem Cell Therapy in Treatment of Non-communicable Diseases: Possibilities and Challenges. Asian Journal of Immunology, 4(1), 10-18. Retrieved from

  • Rahman, N., Kabir, M. R., Sultana, M., Islam, M. M., Alam, M. R., Dey, M., & Hossain, M. S. (2020). Exclusive Breastfeeding Practice (EBF), Survival Function and Factors Associated with the Early Cessation of EBF in Developing Countries. Asian Journal of Pregnancy and Childbirth, 3(1), 38-49. Retrieved from

Experiences and Activities


1. Assistant Professor (2017 to till date)

2. Lecturer (2015 to 2017)

Important Activities:

International Short Course at Wageningen University, The Netherlands:

Attended international short course on “Global one health: towards human, animal and plant health” (28 October - 8 November 2019) organized by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (OKP Fellowship). The course helped to:

  • Gain insight in the principles behind a Global One Health (GOH) approach and be able to apply these principles to health challenges for humans, animals and plants in their day-to-day work.
  • Understand the scope of GOH and learn about the interrelatedness of animal, human, plant and environmental health;
  • Get familiar with applying different tools and feel equipped to perform GOH analysis;
  • Learn about the ecological and economic relevance of GOH management;
  • Get exposed to GOH practices in the Netherlands and are able to identify entry points for GOH policy, planning and management in their own country.
  • Week 1: Understanding the interconnectedness of the health challenges. Week 2: Planning for a concerted GOH approach for impact.



World Health Organization (WHO) - Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark in Nutrition, Obesity and Physical Activity Program, Division of Non-Communicable Disease and Health Promotion(DNP). The WHO Internship programme involved experience in the work of an international organization, including understanding WHO policies and strategies, specifically, it involved:

  • Performing a review of the health effects and policies to eliminate “trans” fat from the diet within WHO European Region and
  • Developing a mapping of iodine deficiency prevention policies in WHO Europe Member States.

Important Trainings and Workshops Attended:

Attended Training Program on “ Engaging university faculties for capacity building in achieving SDGs on sustainable food and agriculture” organized by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh in association with Swedish Agricultural University, Sweden (SLU) in association with Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) (12-16 October’ 2019). The training program aimed to expand participants’ knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and enhance the capacity of integrating SDGs relating to Sustainable Food and Agriculture (SFA) into the University policies and curricula.

Seminar and workshop on “ International CME on Diabetic Kidney Disease & Deceased Renal Transplantation” arranged by Kidney Foundation Bangladesh & Wayne State University, USA. 2019.

Workshop on “Evidence-Informed Policy making”  Chaired by John N. Labis, Mcmaster University, Canada at World Health Organization (WHO),Regional Office for Europe, Denmark.

1st National seminar on “ Research & Innovation in Food Technology & Nutrition Science” arranged by Department of Food Technology & Nutrition Science, Noakhali Science & Technology University, Bangladesh. 2019.

Training on Biostatistics and Data handling using SPSS and STATA. Dr.Nawi Ng, Senior Lecturer, Epidemilogy and Global Health, Umeå University, Sweden.

Training on Applied Statistics and Data Analysis by Lennarth Nystöm, Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health and clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden.

Intensive training on Proposal writing, Research Design, Graphical Presentation Technique by Dr. Nawi Ng, Assistant Professor, Epidemilogy and Global Health, Umeå University, Sweden.

Methodology Workshop on Qualitative Research Processes by a Visiting Professor from University of Canterbury, INFS, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A training on categorical data analysis using logistic regression by Joacim Rocklöv, Senior lecturer, Umeå International School of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden.