Dr Nowrozy Kamar Jahan

Senior Lecturer

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: nowrozy.jahan@monash.edu
Tel: +607 931 0240 / 931 1897
Office: Room 4-4-70

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6584-5010

Profile Summary

Dr Nowrozy Kamar Jahan is Lecturer in Global Public Health at Monash Medical Precinct, Segamat, Monash University Malaysia. She is also an academic researcher, implementing multi-disciplines teaching strategy in an innovative way for better engagement of the students in the curriculum, especially in public health, clinical anatomy and rural medicine. As a researcher, she is collaborating with the leading researchers both within and outside of Monash University to conduct research focused on population health, reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable diseases.


  • PhD (Population Health): Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Mahidol University, Thailand (September, 2007)
  • Masters in Population and Reproductive Health Research: Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Mahidol University, Thailand (September, 2003)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S): Sylhet M.A.G. Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh (May, 1993)


  • Post-doctoral research fellowship, Queens’ University Belfast (2012-2013)
  • Wellcome Trust fellowship for doctoral study (2004-2007)
  • MEASURE Evaluation fellowship for masters, University of North Carolina, USA (2002-2003)


  • Life time member. Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC)
  • Member, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA)
  • Member, Population Association of America (PAA)

Work Experience

  • Lecturer (Global Public Health) in Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and Research Fellow in SEACO, Monash University Malaysia (2013 to present)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: University Malaya, Malaysia and Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (2012 –2013)
  • Team Leader (Head of Program), Maternal Health Program, Mayer Hashi Project, EngenderHealth, Bangladesh (2009 to 2011)

Research Interests

Population health, sexual and reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, adolescent and maternal health.

Peer-review journals

Dhanoa, A., SyedHassan, S., Jahan, N.K., Reidpath, D. D., Quek. K.F., Ahmad, M. P., Meng. Allotey, P. Seroprevalence of dengue among healthy adults in a rural community in Southern Malaysia. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-017-0384-1; January 2018 (Q2)

Reidpath, D. D., Soyiri, I., Jahan, N., Mohan, D., Ahmad, B., Ahmad, M. P., Kassim, Z.B., & Allotey, P. Poor glycaemic control and its metabolic and demographic risk factors in a Malaysian community-based study. International Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-017-1072-4; January 2018 (Q1)

Partap, U., Young, E.H., Allotey, P., Soyiri, I. N., Jahan, N., Komahan, K., Devarajan, N., Sandhu, M., & Reidpath, D. D. (2017). HDSS Profile: The South East Asia Community Observatory Health and Demographic Surveillance System (SEACO HDSS). International Journal of Epidemiology,1-9, doi:10.1093/ije/dyx113 (Q1)

Jahan NK, Ahmad MP, Dhanoa A, Meng CY, Ming LW, Reidpath DD, Allotey PA, Zaini A, Phipps ME, Fatt QK, Rabu AB, Sirajudeen R, Fatan AAB, Ghafar FA, Ahmad HB, Othman I, SyedHassan S: A community-based prospective cohort study of dengue viral infection in Malaysia: the study protocol. Infectious Disease of Poverty. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-016-0172-3; August 2016 (Q2)

Reidpath DD, Jahan NK, Mohan D, Allotey P: Single, community-based blood glucose readings may be a viable alternative for community surveillance of HbA1c and poor glycarmic control in people with known diabetes in resource-poor settings. Global Health Action. DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.31691, August 2016 (Q2)

Dahlui M, Jahan NK, Majid HA, Jalaludin MY, Murray L, Cantwell M, Su TT, Al-Sadat N: Risk and Protective Factors for Cigarette Use in Young Adolescents in a School Setting: What Could Be Done Better? PLOS ONE 10(6):e0129628;DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129628; June 2015 (Q1)

Jahan NK, Allotey P, Arunachalam D, Yasin S, Soyiri IN, Davey TM, Reidpath DD: The rural bite in population pyramids: what are the implications for responsiveness of health systems in middle income countries? BMC Public Health;14 (Suppl2):S8; June 2014 (Q1)

Hamza AM, Al-Sadat N, Loh SY, Jahan NK. Predictors of Poststroke Health-Related Quality of Life in Nigerian Stroke Survivors: A 1-year Follow-up Study. Biomed Res Int. 2014:e350281; May 2014 (Q1)

Allotey P, Reidpath DD, Devarajan N, Rajagobal K, Yasin S, Arunachalam D, Imelda JD, Soyiri IN, Davey T, Jahan NK. Cohorts and community: a case study of community engagement in the establishment of a health and demographic surveillance site in Malaysia. Global Health Action 05/2014; 7:23176. DOI:10.3402/gha.v7.23176 · 1.652014 May 6. 2014 (Q2)

Jahan NK. Teenage Marriage and Education Continuation in Thailand. Journal of Population and Social Studies, Vol 17 (1); July 2008

Research reports

Community-Based Distribution of Misoprostol for Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Evaluation of a Pilot Intervention in Tangail District, Bangladesh  www.respond-project.org/Bangladesh-Misoprostol-Dec2010.pdf

AMTSL Assessment Report, Engender Health Bangladesh. 2007. Available: http://pphprevention.org/files/AMTSL_Assessment_Report_EHBCO_Final_POPPHI.doc

Key international conference proceedings

1. The importance of sexuality in the elderly: A study of a multi-ethnic, multi-religious population in Malaysia; oral presentation in 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive Health and Rights in Vietnam, Nov, 2017

2. Reproductive health care needs of aging Malaysian population: Findings of a qualitative study, poster presentation in 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive Health and Rights in Vietnam, Nov, 2017

3. Impact of Migration on Population Aging in Malaysia: Evidence from South-East Asian Community Observatory (SEACO), Poster Presentation, Population Association of America (PAA), April 30-May 03, 2014

Research Grants

Co-investigator in the following awarded research grants:

2016 - 2018    
Development, evaluation and integration of innovative tools to reduce dengue morbidity and mortality in community
Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia    
RM 475,000 (AUD 160,346)

2017 – 2019
A Passive Surveillance of Dengue and Dengue-like Illnesses in A Community Clinic in Johor Bahru           US Naval Medical Research Center – Asia, NMRC - Asia (Singapore)    
RM 402,752 (AUD 135,958) (USD 96,352)

Research Supervision

Graduate research students

Julius Cheah Chee
Associate Supervisor
Part time (PhD)          
August 2017

Ng Siok Shen
Associate Supervisor
Part time (PhD)
November 2017

Fariha Hossain
Main Supervisor
Full time (PGD)
August 2018

Hesham Elshahawi
Associate Supervisor
Full time (PGD)
September 2018


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  • Journal of Population and Social Studies (JPSS)