IEDCR Research


Ongoing Research Activities

  • National tuberculosis prevalence survey, Bangladesh
  • Behavioral Adaptations in live poultry trading and farming systems and zoonoses control in Bangladesh (BALZAC)
  • The effects of climate variability, seasonal variations and environmental events on drinking water quality, diarrhoea prevalence and WASH Behavior in Bangladesh
  • Evaluation of mechanism to improve mobile phone survey metrics
  • Investigation of anthrax outbreaks and risk factors for anthrax in human and livestock in Bangladesh
  • Piloting hospital infection control interventions for severe infections spread by respiratory droplet and direct contact routes
  • Estimating the incidence of maternal and neonatal deaths from hepatitis E virus (HEV) in Bangladesh
  • Behavioral risk surveillance and characterization at animal-human interface for zoonotic disease
  • Understanding the ecology of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in wildlife
  • Understanding the ecology of Nipah virus in Bangladesh
  • Student Research
      a. Transmission of avian influenza at the human-animal interface
      b. Improving weekly reporting of adverse events following immunization
      c. Viral etiology of under five years SARI patients
      d. Utilization of Road Traffic Injury (RTI) reporting system in selected district and sub-district hospitals of Bangladesh
      e. Improving tuberculosis control program's data quality by increasing monitoring system
      f. Detection of first leptospirosis outbreak in Bangladesh
      g. Characterization of poultry movement and contact patterns associated with transmission of newly-introduced subtypes of avian influenza virus in Bangladesh
      h. Association of date palm sap management practices with risk of Nipah virus infection in people in Bangladesh


Previous Research

  • National HIV serosurveillance (8th round) in collaboration with ICDDR,B (2007) 12700 HIV testing done in IEDCR Lab
  • Social meaning of Dengue (2006-07)
  • Behavioral and Biochemical Risk factors for major Non-Communicable Diseases, Bangladesh. (2007)
  • Identification of the circulating strain of seasonal influenza virus in Bangladesh (2007)
  • Co-infection of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infection among HIV positive individuals (2007)
  • Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C with its Genotype (2007-08)
  • Cure assessment of Kala azar by detection of antigen in urine (2007, 2008)
  • Epidemiology of Influenza in Bangladesh (2007)
  • Gastro-enteritis situation in flood affected thanas in and around of Dhaka City (2008)