Dr Hafizur R Chowdhury has over 25 years’ experience working in primary health care, particularly in the areas of maternal and child health and infectious diseases. Dr Chowdhury is a medical doctor with a Master in Community Health and Health Management and a PhD in International Health. He has extensive population health research experience, concentrating on health service and epidemiological research. His current areas of interest are automated verbal autopsy (a practical method to allocate cause of death for non-facility death), medical certification of cause of death for hospital death, assessment of quality of cause of death. He has also interest in ICD coding.
Currently he has an appointment as a Research Fellow 2 with the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne. Before joining University of Melbourne he worked with icddr,b (an international institute for health and population research, located at Dhaka, Bangladesh) and School of Population Health at the University of Queensland. He is currently involved in a technical capacity building project for the Data for Health initiative, aimed at strengthening the civil registration and vital statistic (CVRS) systems in 20 low- and middle-income countries.