Priv.-Doz. Md. Mubarak Hossain Khan

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Dr. Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan (MMH Khan) recently received his habilitation from Bielefeld University School of Public Health, Germany. The title of his cumulative thesis was “Urban health complexities and challenges in a rapidly urbanizing developing country: The case of Bangladesh”. Before his habilitation, he completed PhD in Public Health from Sapporo Medical University, Japan (2007), MSc in Community Health and Health Management from Heidelberg University, Germany (2000), MSc (thesis, 1992) and BSc (honors, 1991) in Statistics from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Since 1993 he occupied several positions namely senior scientific researcher (biostatistics), lecturer (statistics), assistant professor (statistics and public health) and associate professor (statistics) at various universities and research institute in Bangladesh, Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Particularly he had been working as a faculty of public health in Bielefeld School of Public Health (2007 – 2015) and King Faisal University College of Applied Medical Sciences (since 2016 –).

His major areas of teaching and research are diverse (see below) He received several national and international awards and scholarships including Japanese Government Scholarship for pursuing his PhD in Japan and DAAD scholarship for his MSc in Germany. He already published more than 120 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals (see selected publications below) and co-edited the book "Health in Megacities and Urban Areas" published by Springer.

He maintains his strong scientific relations with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary experts in Germany and abroad. He already gained long-term skills and experiences in the areas of e.g. writing research proposal (subject-specific and multidisciplinary), thesis supervision and statistical consultation. He also worked as a member of different academic and curriculum development committees and as an organizer of international summer school and scientific workshop at Bielefeld University. He is also very active as a reviewer of various journals worldwide and as an associate editor of some journal.
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Schwerpunkte in Forschung und Lehre

  • Epidemiology (basic and advanced)
  • (Bio)statistics (basic and applied)
  • Migration, urbanization and public health challenges
  • Urban health and determinants of urban health
  • Health of the marginalized (e.g. slums, climate-prone) groups
  • Mental health and emerging non-communicable diseases
  • Demography
  • Large scale data analysis and multilevel modelling
  • Health inequity
  • Health seeking behaviors and services
  • Health education
  • Health program planning and evaluation
  • Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research

Ausgewählte Publikationen

  • 1) A. Kraemer, MMH Khan, and F. Kraas. Health in Megacities and Urban Areas (Edited book). Heidelberg, Springer 2011.
    2) M Nasrullah, S Muazzam, F Khosa, MMH Khan. Child marriage and women's attitude towards wife beating in a nationally representative sample of currently married adolescent and young women in Pakistan. International Health 2017; 9(1): 20-28.
    3) MRK Chowdhury, MS Rahman, MMH Khan. Levels and determinants of complementary feeding based on meal frequency among children of 6 to 23 months in Bangladesh. BMC Public Health 2016; 16: 944.
    4) Janet J Chu, HJ Jahn, MMH Khan, A Kraemer. Alcohol consumption among university students: a Sino-German comparison demonstrates a much lower consumption of alcohol in Chinese students. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016; 35:25
    5) U Haque, JD Ball, W Zhang, MMH Khan, JA Treviño C. Clinical and spatial features of Zika virus in Mexico. Acta Tropica 2016; 162: 5–10.
    6) Janet J Chu, MMH Khan, HJ Jahn, A Kraemer. Sense of coherence and associated factors among university students in China: cross-sectional evidence. BMC Public Health 2016:16:336.
    7) MRK Chowdhury, MS Rahman, MMH Khan, MNI Mondal, MM Rahman, B Billah. Risk factors of child malnutrition in Bangladesh: A multilevel analysis of a nationwide population-based survey. Journal of Pediatrics 2016; 172:194 – 201.
    8) D Beier, P Brzoska, MMH Khan. Indirect consequences of extreme weather and climate events and their associations with physical health in coastal Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Global Health Action, 2015; 8: 29016.
    9) O Gruebner, S Lautenbach, MMH Khan, S Kipruto, M Epprecht, S Galea. Place of residence moderates the risk of infant death in Kenya: Evidence from the most recent census 2009. PloS One 2015; 10(10): e0139545.
    10) Janet J Chu, MMH Khan, HJ Jahn, A Kraemer. Only-child status in relation to perceived stress and studying-related life satisfaction among university students in China: a comparison with international students. PLoS One 2015; 10(12): e0144947.
    11) Janet J Chu, MMH Khan, HJ Jahn, A Kraemer. Comparison of subjective health complaints between Chinese and German university students: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2015; 12: 15794-15806.
    12) O Gruebner, S Lautenbach, MMH Khan, S Kipruto, M Epprecht, S Galea. Place of residence moderates the risk of infant death in Kenya: Evidence from the most recent census 2009. PloS One 2015; 10(10): e0139545.
    13) F Fischer, M Minnwegen, U Kaneider, A Kraemer, MMH Khan. Prevalence and determinants of second-hand smoke exposure among women in Bangladesh, 2011. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2015; 17(1): 58-65.
    14) MMH Khan, O Gruebner, A Kraemer. The geography of diabetes among the general adults aged 35 years and older in Bangladesh: Recent evidence from a cross-sectional survey. PLoS ONE 2014; 9(10): e110756.
    15) K Burkart, MMH Khan, A Schneider, S Breitner, M Langner, A Kraemer, W Endlicher. The effects of season and meteorology on human mortality in tropical climates: a systematic review. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2014; 108(7): 393-401.
    16) MMH Khan, A Kraemer. Are rural-urban migrants living in slums more vulnerable in terms of housing, health knowledge, smoking, mental and general health? International Journal of Social Welfare 2014; 23: 373-383.
    17) MMH Khan, A Zanuzdana, K Burkart, A Kraemer. Determinants of diarrhoea in urban slums of Dhaka and adjacent rural areas: a household level analysis. Population, Space and Place 2014; 20: 498-511.
    18) MMH Khan, O Gruebner and A Kraemer. Is area affected by flood or stagnant water associated with poorer health outcomes in urban slums of Dhaka and adjacent rural areas? Natural Hazards 2014; 70: 549-565.
    19) MMH Khan, Arina Zanuzdana, A Kraemer. Levels, trends and disparities of public health-related indicators among reproductive aged women in Bangladesh by urban-rural and richest-poorest groups, 1993-2011. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(9): e75261.
    20) MMH Khan, A Khan, M Nojima, S Suzuki, Y Fujino, S Tokudome, K Tamakoshi, M Mori, A Tamakoshi. Ovarian cancer mortality among women aged 40-79 years in relation to reproductive factors and body mass index: latest evidence from the Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) Study. Journal of Gynecologic Oncology 2013; 24(3):249-257.
    21) MA Kabir, SM Mostafa Kamal, KL Goh, MMH Khan. Tobacco smoking and its association with illicit drug use among young men of 15-24 years living in urban slums of Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(7): e68728.
    22) MMH Khan, O Gruebner, A Kraemer. Utilisation and satisfaction of major healthcare services among slum dwellers: a cross-sectional case study in the megacity of Dhaka. Internationales Asienforum 2012; 43(1-2): 61-79.
    23) A Zanuzdana, MMH Khan, A Kraemer. Housing satisfaction related to health and importance of services in urban slums: Evidence from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social Indicators Research 2013; 112: 163-185.
    24) MMH Khan, O Gruebner, A Kraemer. Frequently used healthcare services in urban slums of Dhaka and adjacent rural areas and their determinants. Journal of Public Health, 2012 34(2): 261-71.
    25) O Gruebner, MMH Khan, S Lautenbach, D Mueller, A Kraemer, T Lakes, P Hostert. Mental health in the slums of Dhaka- a geoepidemiological study. BMC Public Health 2012, 12: 177.
    26) MMH Khan, A Kraemer, A Khandoker, L Pruefer-Kraemer, A Islam. Trends in sociodemographic and health-related indicators in Bangladesh, 1993-2007: will inequities persist? Bull World Health Organ 2011; 89(8): 583–592.



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