School of Health

Associate Professor Aziz Rahman

Phone: 03 4313 7908
Email: ma.rahman@federation.edu.au
Room: 127A, Building 901, Berwick campus
Position: Associate Dean, Research
Associate Professor of Public Health

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS): Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  • Master of Public Health (MPH): James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
  • Certificate Program in Global Tobacco Control (CertGTC): Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (GCHECTL): La Trobe University, Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health: The University of Adelaide, Australia

Biography

I am an experienced academic and a public health physician. I have been working in the areas of public health research and teaching for more than 15 years, both in Australian and international settings. I have a sound track record of providing leadership in completing different research and community projects successfully focusing on different aspects of public health and health promotion, securing funding and producing high quality research publications. My research track record includes work on tobacco, non-communicable diseases, global burden of diseases, nursing, health promotion, gender differences in health outcomes, outbreak investigations, mental health, Indigenous health, health and wellbeing of disadvantaged, rural and multicultural population. I am particularly interested in tobacco control at national and global level. I have also experience of managing public health programs in developing countries and engaging multicultural communities to improve health and well-being. I have also demonstrated my academic leadership in teaching public health and research subjects, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in Australia and overseas. I have been providing supportive supervision to higher degree research students and assisting in building research capacity of academics, early career researchers and clinicians. My experience also includes working with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders, including Government and non-Government organizations, academics, community leaders and general public. I have experience of working at La Trobe University, Deakin University, Australian Catholic University (ACU) and the University of Adelaide in Australia. I have successfully led a number of multi-country projects, which includes projects in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nepal, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, UAE, USA and Vietnam. Besides my professional role, I am also involved in a number of professional and community organizations as a volunteer.

Professional associations

  • Co-Convener, Health Promotion Special Interest Group, Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)

Affiliations

  • Honorary Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing (AIPCA), La Trobe University
  • Fellow, Institute of Breathing and Sleep (IBAS), Austin Health
  • Casual Academic, National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH), Deakin University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Editors

  • Associate Editor, BMC Public Health
  • Academic Editor, PLOS One
  • Editor, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue "Burden of Non-communicable Diseases: From Individual to Society", International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
  • Academic Editor, International Journal of Health Sciences (IJHS)

Research interests

  • Public health
  • Health promotion
  • Tobacco (Smoking, Smokeless Tobacco, Vaping/E-cigarettes)
  • Non-communicable diseases (Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Cancer, Chronic Respiratory Diseases, Mental Health)
  • Global burden of diseases
  • Disadvantaged population

Supervised projects

Current student projects

PhD

  • Smoking cessation among the migrant general practitioners in Victoria, Australia
    (Principal Supervisor for Masud Salehin, Federation University Australia)
  • Non-communicable diseases among migrants in Australia
    (Principal Supervisor for Pritimoy Das, Federation University Australia)
  • Tobacco prevalence and tobacco retailer density in Victoria, Australia
    (External Supervisor for John Baker, La Trobe University)
  • Pre-hospital management of atypical coronary heart disease
    (External Supervisor for Meriem Perona, La Trobe University)
  • Exploring the timeliness of seeking care among lung cancer patients in Bangladesh
    (External Supervisor for Adnan Ansar, La Trobe University)
  • Caring efficacy of migrant carers in residential aged care facilities in Australia
    (External Supervisor for Sumina Shrestha, La Trobe University)

Completed student projects

PhD

  • Use of electronic cigarettes in the perioperative period of cardiothoracic surgery in Australia
    (Dr Nia Anghard Luxton, Macquarie University, 2019)
  • The Diagnose and Manage Early: Women’s Ischaemia and Infarction (DaME II) Study
    (Dr Lisa Kuhn, Australian Catholic University, 2014)
  • Adverse events following Intensive Care discharge: The contribution of system, clinician and patient factors
    (Dr Malcolm Elliott, Australian Catholic University, 2014)
  • Risk Assessment in Cardiac Events (RACE) for Women
    (Dr Elizabeth Scruth, Australian Catholic University, 2013)

Masters

  • Preoperative length of hospital stays and deep sternal wound infection for cardiac surgery patients at Alfred Health (Annmarie Storey, La Trobe University, 2020)
  • Adherence with neurosurgical spinal referral guidelines and associated surgical treatment at Alfred Health
    (Emily Grace Galea, La Trobe University, 2020)
  • Patient related violence in a regional emergency department in Victoria, Australia
    (Sabine Kleissl-Muir, La Trobe University, 2019)

Scholarly selective/MD students

  • Electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation
    (Dr Nicholas Hann, The University of Melbourne, 2014)

Current research projects and collaboration

Tobacco/Smoking

  • SHadow Under the Lamp (SHUL): Smoking behaviour of the health professionals in Asia Pacific and Middle East countries; Role: Lead investigator; Collaborators: Australia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Nepal, Pakistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Electronic cigarettes: examining perceptions and attitudes of staff and patients attending mental health services of a large metropolitan hospital in Melbourne; Role: Lead investigator; Collaborators: St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia
  • E-cigarettes: is there any difference in perceptions of use and associated harm between Australia and Bangladesh? Role: Lead investigator; Collaborators: Austin Health and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia
  • Addressing Smokeless Tobacco use & building Research capacity in South Asia (ASTRA); Role: Associate Member; Collaborators: UK, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
  • Tobacco prevalence and tobacco retailer density in Victoria, Australia; Role: External supervisor of a PhD student; Collaborators: La Trobe Rural Health School, Australia
  • Smoking cessation among the migrant general practitioners in Victoria, Australia; Role: Principal supervisor of a PhD student at Federation University Australia

Non-communicable diseases

  • Pre-hospital management of atypical coronary heart disease; Role: External supervisor of a PhD student; Collaborators: La Trobe University and Austin Health, Australia
  • Exploring the timeliness of seeking care among lung cancer patients in Bangladesh; Role: External supervisor of a PhD student; Collaborators: Australia and Bangladesh
  • Non-communicable diseases among migrants in Australia; Role: Principal supervisor of a PhD student at Federation University Australia

Mental health/COVID-19

  • COVID-19: Exploring psychological distress and coping strategies among community members around the world; Role: Lead investigator; Collaborators: Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Pakistan, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, UAE, USA, Vietnam
  • Mental health at the COVID-19 frontline: An assessment of distress, anxiety and coping from staff and attendees at screening clinics; Role: Lead investigator; Collaborators: Western District Health Service, South-West Healthcare

Global health

  • Global burden of disease (GBD) study; Role: Australian Collaborator; Collaborators: USA

Rural health/farmers health

  • Health and wellbeing of farmers and agricultural workers from rural settings of India; Role: Chief Investigator; Collaborators: Deakin University, Australia and India
  • Health and wellbeing of farmers and agricultural workers from rural settings of Bangladesh; Role: Chief Investigator; Collaborators: Deakin University, Australia and Bangladesh

Ageing

  • Caring efficacy of migrant carers in residential aged care facilities in Australia; Role: External supervisor of a PhD student; Collaborator: La Trobe University, Australia

Indigenous health

  • Enhancing cultural safety in Australian Emergency Departments; Role: Co-Investigator; Collaborators: The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

Grants

Title: Health and wellbeing in resource constraint settings: Field experience from Indonesia
Investigators: Rahman MA, Banik B, Coombs N.
Funder:
New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Grant, Australian Government
Funding amount: $82,500
Year(s): 2021-22

Title: Mental health at the COVID-19 frontline: An assessment of distress, anxiety and coping from staff and attendees at screening clinics
Investigators: Brumby S, Rahman MA, Ford D, Cross W, VanZyl N, Sousa G, Hedley L.
Funder:
Western Alliance
Funding amount: $30,000
Year(s): 2020

Title: Building Collaborative Research with specific focus on Cardiovascular Health
Investigators: ACU Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Significant contributors: Martin T, Worrall-Carter L, Thompson DR, Ski C, Wilson A, Castle D, Whitbourn R, Shulkes A, Hiller J & Thoeming A. (Rahman MA assisted the Director, Worrall- Carter L for preparing and submission of the grant application)
Funder: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research Collaborative Research Network (CRN), Australian Government
Funding amount: $7,915,646
Year(s): 2012-16

Publications

Manuscripts

Scopus: h index 29, total 11,806 citations; Google Scholar: h index 34, total 17,846 citations (as of 6th Apr 2021)

2021:

  • Rahman MA, Salehin M, Islam SMS, Alif SM, Sultana F, Sharif A, Hoque N, Nazim NB, Cross WM. Reliability of the tools used to examine psychological distress, fear of COVID-19 and coping amongst migrants and non-migrants in Australia. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2021; doi: 10.1111/inm.12845. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Mistry SK, Ali ARMM, Rahman MA, Yadav UN, Gupta B, Rahman MA, Huque R. Changes in Tobacco Use Patterns During COVID-19 and Their Correlates among Older Adults in Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021; 18 (4): 1779. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041779
  • Rabbani G, Islam SMS, Rahman MA, Amin N, Marzan B, Robin RC, Alif SM. Pre-existing COPD is associated with an increased risk of mortality and severity in COVID-19: a rapid systematic review and meta-analysis. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine 2021; 16:95. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17476348.2021.1866547
  • Baker J, Masood M, Rahman MA, Begg S. Identifying tobacco retailers in the absence of a licensing system: lessons from Australia. Tobacco Control 2021, doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055977. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Rahman A, Rahman S, Rahman MA, Szymlek-Gay E, Uddin R, Islam SMS. Prevalence of and factors associated with anaemia in women of reproductive age in Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal: evidence from nationally-representative survey data. PLoS One 2021; 16(1):e0245335. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245335.
  • Storey AM, Macdonald B, Rahman MA. The association between preoperative length of hospital stay and deep sternal wound infection: a scoping review. Australian Critical Care 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2020.12.010. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Baker J, Masood M, Rahman MA, Begg S. Tobacco Retailer Density and Smoking Behaviour in a Rural Australian Jurisdiction Without a Tobacco Retailer Licensing System. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2021. [Accepted]
  • Rahman A, Rahman MA, Rawal LB, Paudel M, Howlader MH, Khan B, Siddiquee T, Rahman A, Sarkar A, Rahman MS, Boltero R, Islam SMS. Factors influencing place of delivery: Evidence from three South-Asian countries. PLoS One 2021. [Accepted]

2020:

  • Rahman MA, Hoque N, Alif SM, Islam SMS, Banik B, Sharif A, Nazim NB, Sultana F, Cross W. Factors Associated With Psychological Distress, Fear and Coping Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia. Globalization and Health 2020; 16:95. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-020-00624-w
  • Ansar A, Lewis V, McDonald C, Liu G, Rahman MA. Defining timeliness in care for patients with lung cancer: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open 2020;10:e039660. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039660
  • Ruth GA et al., GBD-NHLBI-JACC (Rahman MA). Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases Writing Group (Rahman MA). Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors, 1990–2019. Update From the GBD 2019 Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2020 [In Press]. doi: https://www.jacc.org/doi/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.11.010
  • GBD 2019 Viewpoint Collaborators (Rahman MA). Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet 2020; 396 (10258): 1135-59. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31404-5
  • GBD 2019 Demographics Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global age-sex-specific fertility, mortality, healthy life expectancy (HALE), and population estimates in 204 countries and territories, 1950–2019: a comprehensive demographic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet 2020; 396 (10258): 1160-1203. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30977-6
  • GBD 2019 Diseases and Injuries Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet 2020; 396 (10258): 1204-22. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30925-9
  • GBD 2019 Risk Factors Collaborators. Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet 2020; 396 (10258): 1223-49. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30752-2
  • GBD 2019 Universal Health Coverage Collaborators (Rahman MA). Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet 2020; 396 (10258): 1250-84. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30750-9
  • Arora M. Chugh A, Jain N, Mishu MP, Boeckmann M, Dahanayake S, Eckhardt J, Forbeger S, Huque R, Kanaan M, Khan Z, Mehotra R, Rahman MA, Readshaw A, Sheikh A, Sidiqi K, Vidyasagaran A, Dogar O. The global impact of tobacco control policies on smokeless tobacco use: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open 2020; 10(12): e042860. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042860
  • James SL, Castle CD, Dingels ZV, et al. (Rahman MA). Estimating global injuries morbidity and mortality: methods and data used in the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study. Injury Prevention 2020; 20: i125-53. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043531
  • Local Burden of Disease WaSH Collaborators (Rahman MA). Mapping geographical inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. Lancet Global Health 2020; 8: e1162-85. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30278-3
  • Local Burden of Disease Diarrhoea Collaborators (Rahman MA). Mapping geographical inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. Lancet Global Health 2020; 8: e1038–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30230-8
  • Jokwiro Y, Pascoe E, Edvardsson K, Rahman MA, McDonald E, Lood Q, Edvardsson D. Stress of Conscience Questionnaire (SCQ): exploring dimensionality and psychometric properties at a tertiary hospital in Australia. BMC Psychology 2020; 8: 109. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-020-00477-3
  • Khan Z, Huque R, Sheikh A, Readshaw A, Eckhardt J, Jackson C, Kanaan M, Iqbal R, Akhter Z, Garg S, Singh MM, Ahmad F, Abdullah SM, Javaid A, A Khan J, Han L, Rahman MA, Siddiqi K. Compliance of smokeless tobacco supply chain actors and products with tobacco control laws in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: protocol for a multicentre sequential mixed-methods study. BMJ Open 2020; 10(6):e036468. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036468
  • Baker J, Masood M, Rahman MA, Begg S. Levels of support for the licensing of tobacco retailers in Australia: findings from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2004-2016. BMC Public Health 2020; 20: 773. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08920-1
  • LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators (Rahman MA). Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nature Medicine. 2020;26(5):750‐759. doi:10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6
  • Local Burden of Disease Diarrhoea Collaborators (Rahman MA). Mapping geographical inequalities in childhood diarrhoeal morbidity and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000-17: analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet. 2020;395(10239):1779‐1801. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30114-8
  • GBD Chronic Respiratory Disease Collaborators (Rahman MA). Prevalence and attributable health burden of chronic respiratory diseases, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2020; 8: 585-96
  • Edward KL, Garvey L, Rahman MA. Wearable activity trackers and health awareness: Nursing implications. International Journal of Nursing Sciences 2020. [In Press] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2020.03.006
  • Kennedy A, Adams J, Dwyer J, Rahman MA, Brumby S. Suicide in Rural Australia: Are Farming-Related Suicides Different? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020; 17(6): 2010. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062010
  • Osman AD, Rahman MA, Lam L, Lin C-C, Yeoh M, Judkins S, Pratten N, Moran J, Jones D. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and endotracheal intubation decisions for adults with advance care directive and resuscitation plans in the emergency department. Australasian Emergency Care 2020; 23: 247-51. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.auec.2020.05.003
  • Haagsma JA, James SL, Castle CD, et al. (Rahman MA). Burden of injury along the development spectrum: associations between the Socio-demographic Index and disability-adjusted life year estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Injury Prevention 2020; 26: i12-26. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043296
  • Perry J, Cotton J, Rahman MA, Brumby S. Organophosphate exposure and the chronic effects on farmers: a narrative review. Rural and Remote Health 2020; 20(1): 4508. doi: 10.22605/rrh4508
  • Stephens S, Malik G, Rahman MA. A Scoping Review of Intravenous Opioid Pain Protocols and Their Dose-Time Intervals in the Management of Acute Postoperative Pain in the Postanesthesia Care Unit. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing 2020; 35(4): 374-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jopan.2019.12.002
  • Sha J, Worsnop CJ, Leaver BA, Vagias C, Kinsella P, Rahman MA, McDonald CF. Hospitalised exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: adherence to guideline recommendations in an Australian teaching hospital. Internal Medicine Journal 2020; 50(4): 453-9. doi: 10.1111/imj.14378.

2019:

  • Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration (Rahman MA). Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. JAMA Oncology 2019; 5(12):1749-1768. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.2996
  • Gupta RD, Haider SS, Hashan MR, Rahman MA, Sarker M. Association between height and hypertension in the adult Nepalese population: Findings from a nationally representative survey. Health Science Reports 2019; 2(12): e141. https://doi.org/10.1002/hsr2.141
  • Global Burden of Disease Self-Harm Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national burden of suicide mortality 1990 to 2016: systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. British Medical Journal 2019; 364: 194. doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l94
  • GBD 2016 Neurology Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national burden of neurological disorders, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurology 2019;18(5): 459-80. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30499-X
  • GBD 2016 Stroke Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national burden of stroke, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurology 2019; 18(5): 439-58. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(19)30034-1
  • GBD 2016 Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national burden of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurology 2019; 18(1): 56-87. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30415-0
  • Kleissl-Muir S, Raymond A, Rahman MA. Analysis of patient related violence in a regional emergency department in Victoria, Australia. Australasian Emergency Care 2019; 22(2): 126-31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.auec.2019.01.006
  • Perona M, Rahman MA, O'Meara P. Paramedic judgement, decision-making and cognitive processing: a review of the literature. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine 2019; 16. http://dx.doi.org/10.33151/ajp.16.586

2018:

  • GBD 2016 Lifetime Risk of Stroke Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and country-specific lifetime risks of stroke, 1990 and 2016. New England Journal of Medicine 2018; 379:2429-37. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1804492
  • GBD 2016 Alcohol Collaborators (Rahman MA). Alcohol Use and Burden for 195 Countries and Territories, 1990-2016: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet 2018; 391 (10136):2236-71. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31310-2.
  • GBD 2016 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators (Rahman MA). Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet 2018; 391(10136): 2236-71. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30994-2
  • GBD 2016 Parkinson’s Disease Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national burden of Parkinson’s disease in 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurology 2018; 17: 939-53. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30295-3
  • GBD 2017 Risk Factor Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1923-94. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32225-6
  • GBD Causes of Death Collaborator (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1736-88. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32203-7
  • GBD 2017 Mortality Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national age-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1684-735. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31891-9
  • GBD 2017 DALYs and HALE Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1859-922. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32335-3
  • GBD 2017 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1789-858. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32279-7
  • GBD 2017 SDG Collaborators (Rahman MA). Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 2091-138. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32281-5
  • GBD 2017 Population and Fertility Collaborators (Rahman MA). Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 195-2051. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32278-5
  • Luxton NA, Shih P, Rahman MA, Adams R, MacKenzie R. Use of electronic cigarettes in the perioperative period: A mixed-method study exploring perceptions of cardiothoracic patients in Australia. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2018; 16: 53. doi: https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/98957
  • Luxton NA, Shih P, Rahman MA. Electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation in the perioperative period of cardiothoracic surgery: Views of Australian clinicians. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018; 15: 2481. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15112481
  • Kleissl-Muir S, Raymond A, Rahman MA. Incidence and factors associated with substance abuse and patient-related violence in the emergency department: A literature review. Australasian Emergency Care 2018; 21(4): 159-70. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.auec.2018.10.004
  • Pascoe L, Rahman MA, Edvardsson K, Jokwiro Y, McDonald E, Lood Q, Edvardsson D, Li X. Psychometric evaluation of the English version 14-item resilience scale (RS) in an Australian outpatient population of men with prostate cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 2018; 35:73-78. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2018.06.001
  • Liang Z, Blackstock FC, Howard PF, Briggs DS, Leggat SG, Wollersheim D, Edvardsson D, Rahman A. An evidence-based approach to understanding the competency development needs of the health service management workforce in Australia. BMC Health Services Research 2018; 18: 976. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3760-z
  • Cotton J, Edwards J, Rahman MA, Brumby S. Cholinesterase research outreach project (CROP): point of care cholinesterase measurement in an Australian agricultural community. Environmental Health 2018; 17:31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-018-0374-1

2017:

  • GBD 2016 DALYs and HALE Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 333 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet 2017;390:1260-1344. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32130-X
  • GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators (Rahman MA). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet 2017;390:1345-1422. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32366-8
  • GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators (Rahman MA). Measuring progress and projecting attainment based on past trends of the health‐related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet 2017;390:1423-59. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32336-X
  • Sutherland MF, Portelli E, Collins A, Rahman MA, McDonald CF. Patients with thunderstorm asthma or severe asthma in Melbourne: a comparison. Medical Journal of Australia 2017;207(10):434-5. doi: 10.5694/mja17.00780
  • Worrall-Carter L, MacIsaac A, Scruth E, Rahman MA. Gender difference in the use of coronary interventions for patients with acute coronary syndrome: Experience from a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne, Australia.  Australian Critical Care 2017; 30(1): 3-10. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2016.03.005
  • Worrall-Carter L, McEvedy S, Scruth E, Kuhn L, MacIsaac A, Rahman MA. Systematic review and meta-analyses investigating whether risk stratification explains lower rates of coronary angiography among women with non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndrome. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2017;32(2)112-24. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000300
  • Ski C, Worrall-Carter L, Cameron J, Castle D, Rahman MA, Thompson D. Depression screening and referral in cardiac wards: A 12-month patient trajectory. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2017;16(2):157-66. doi: 10.1177/1474515115583617

2016:

  • Worrall-Carter L, McEvedy S, Wilson A, Rahman MA. Gender differences in presentation, coronary intervention and outcomes of 28,985 acute coronary syndrome patients. Women’s Health Issues 2016;26(1):14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2015.09.002
  • Islam FMA, Bhuiyan A, Chakrabarti R, Rahman MA, Kanagasingam Y, Hiller JE. Undiagnosed hypertension in a rural district in Bangladesh: the Bangladesh Population-based Diabetes and Eye Study (BPDES). Journal of Human Hypertension 2016;30(4):252-9. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2015.65
  • Worrall-Carter L, McEvedy S, Wilson A, Rahman MA. Impact of comorbidities and gender on the use of coronary interventions in patients with high-risk non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2016;87(4):E128-36. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26117
  • Worrall-Carter L, Daws K, Rahman MA, Maclean S, Rowley K, Andrews SM, MacIsaac A, Lau PM, McEvedy S, Willis J, Arabena K. Exploring Aboriginal patients’ experiences of cardiac care at a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne. Australian Health Review 2016; 40: 696-704. doi: 10.1071/AH15175
  • Rahman MA, Edward K-l, Montgomery L, McEvedy S, Worrall-Carter L. Is there any gender difference for smoking persistence or relapse following diagnosis or hospitalisation for coronary heart disease? Evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2016;18(6):1399-407. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv222

2015:

  • Rahman MA, Hann N, Wilson A, Mnatzaganian G, Worrall-Carter L. E-cigarettes and smoking cessation: evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One 2015;10(3):e0122544. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122544
  • Stanley M, Worrall-Carter L, Rahman MA, McEvedy S, Langham R. Assessment of an established Australian dialysis nurse practitioner model of care in Victoria using mixed methods research. Contemporary Nurse 2015; 51(2-3): 148-62. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1157029
  • Kuhn L, Page K, Rahman MA, Worrall-Carter L. Gender difference in treatment and mortality of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction admitted to Victorian public hospitals: A retrospective database study. Australian Critical Care2015; 28(4): 196-202. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2015.01.004
  • Rahman MA, Mahmood MA, Spurrier N, Rahman M, Choudhury SR, Leeder S. Why do Bangladeshi people use smokeless tobacco products? Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2015; 27(2): NP2197–NP2209. doi: 10.1177/1010539512446957

2014:

  • Rahman MA, Hann N, Wilson A, Worrall-Carter L. Electronic cigarettes: patterns of use, health effects, use in smoking cessation and regulatory issues. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2014;12:21. doi: 10.1186/1617-9625-12-21
  • Daws K, Punch A, Winters M, Posenelli S, Willis J, MacIsaac A, Rahman MA, Worrall-Carter L.  Implementing a working together model for Aboriginal patients with acute coronary syndrome: an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer and a specialist cardiac nurse working together to improve hospital care. Australian Health Review 2014; 38(5):552-56. doi: 10.1071/AH13211
  • Rahman MA, Wilson AM, Sanders R, Castle D, Daws K, Thompson DR, Ski CF, Matthews S, Wright C, Worrall-Carter L. Smoking behaviour among patients and staff: a snapshot from a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne. International Journal of General Medicine 2014;7:79-87. doi: 10.2147/IJGM.S54230

2013:

  • Pham C, Gill TK, Hoon E, Rahman MA, Whitford D, Lynch J, Beilby J. Profiling bone and joint problems and health service use in an Australian regional population: The Port Lincoln Health Study. Australian Health Review 2013; 37(4): 504-12. doi: 10.1071/AH13064
  • Rahman MA, Spurrier N, Mahmood MA, Rahman M, Choudhury SR, Leeder S. Rose Angina Questionnaire: validation with cardiologists’ diagnoses to detect coronary heart disease in Bangladesh. Indian Heart Journal 2013; 65: 30-39. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2012.09.008

2012:

  • Rahman MA, Spurrier N, Mahmood MA, Rahman M, Choudhury SR, Leeder S. Choice of controls for a case control study in Bangladesh: hospital controls vs. Community controls. Asian Journal of Epidemiology 2012; 5(3): 75-86. doi: 1O.3923/aje.2012.75.86
  • Rahman MA, Spurrier N, Mahmood MA, Rahman M, Choudhury SR, Leeder S. Is there any association between use of smokeless tobacco products and coronary heart disease in Bangladesh? PLoS One 2012; 7(1): e30584. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030584
  • Rahman MA, Hossain MJ, Sultana S, Homaira N, Khan SU, Rahman M, Gurley ES, Rollin PE, Comer JA, Lowe L, Rota PA, Ksiazek TG, Luby SP. Date palm sap linked to Nipah virus outbreak in Bangladesh, 2008. Vector Borne & Zoonotic Diseases 2012; 12(1): 65-72. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2011.0656

2011:

  • Rahman MA, Mahmood MA, Spurrier N, Rahman M, Leeder S. A systematic review of epidemiological studies on the association between smokeless tobacco use and coronary heart disease. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 2011; 3(12): 593-603. doi: 10.5897/JPHE11.175.
  • Paul RC, Rahman M, Gurley ES, Hossain MJ, Diorditsa S, Banu SS, Alamgir ASM, Rahman MA, Sandhu H, Fischer M, Luby SP. A novel low cost approach to estimate the incidence of Japanese encephalitis in the catchment area of three hospitals in Bangladesh. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2011; 85(2): 379-85. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0706

2008:

  • Rahman MA and Zaman MM. Smoking and smokeless tobacco consumption: Possible risk factors for coronary heart disease among young patients attending a tertiary care cardiac hospital in Bangladesh. Public Health 2008; 122: 1331-38. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2008.05.015

2005:

  • Siddiqua SF, Chowdhury TA, Hai MA, Akhter PS and Rahman MA. Correlation between CA-125 and Ovarian cancer: A Bangladesh perspective. Journal of Medical Science & Research 2005; 5(1): 8-12.

Reports

  • Arabena K, Somerville E, Penny L, Dashwood R, Bloxsome S, Warrior K, Pratt K, Lankin M, Kenny K, Rahman A. 2020, Traumatology Talks – Black Wounds, White Stitches, KCT Publishing, Melbourne.

Newsletter articles

  • Rahman MA. Report on coronavirus panic. What’s on UK (whatson.guide). 01-Jun-2020
  • Rahman MA. Smoking cessation: Do nurses have any role? ANMJ, Sep 2018; 26(3):34.
  • Rahman MA. What can physicians do for smoking cessation?. Intouch (Newsletter of PHAA) Jul 2018; 49(27):13.
  • Rahman MA. E-cigarettes can assist in quiting. Intouch (Newsletter of PHAA) Jun 2015; 32(5):7.
  • Worrall-Carter L, Wright C, Rahman MA, McEvedy S, Wilson A. Nurse led clinics for cardiovascular disease prevention. Cardiology Today 2014;4(3):23-24.
  • Rahman MA. Smoking and health: what do patients and hospital staff think? A snapshot from a metropolitan hospital in Melbourne. Intouch (Newsletter of PHAA) Dec 2012; 29(11):6.
  • Rahman MA. Thinking beyond smoking: use of smokeless tobacco products. Intouch (Newsletter of PHAA) Jun 2011; 28(5):1.
  • Rahman MA/ICDDR,B. Monitoring poultry workers with H5 influenza exposure in Bangladesh. Health and Science Bulletin 2008; 6 (3): 11-16.

Books

  • Worrall-Carter L, Rahman MA. Naples NA (Ed). Cardiac disease and gender in Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Wiley Blackwell. Apr-2016. Online ISBN: 9781118663219. doi: 10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss672.
  • Rahman MA. Smokeless tobacco and coronary heart disease: risks among non-smokers in Bangladesh. Lambert Academic Publishing. Oct-2013; ISBN: 978-3-659-13215-5.

Media highlights

  • Daily Jugantor newspaper (20-Mar-2021): COVID vaccine for prevention of COVID illness.
  • SBS Bangla (20-Feb-2021): Impact of COVID-19 on mental health of Australians.
  • ABC Radio (21-Oct-2020): Smoking and alcohol use during COVID-19.
  • SBS Bangla (08-Aug-2020): Tobacco and coronavirus
  • SBS Bangla (27-Jun-2020): COVID-19 pandemic status in Victoria
  • Joyjatra TV Australia (20-May-2020): Public health views of coronavirus pandemic
  • Campus TV, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh (27-Apr-2020): Public health and public thinking during the period of coronavirus
  • Channel 24, Bangladesh (27-Apr-2020): Updates and advice on coronavirus pandemic
  • SBS Bangla (17-Apr-2020): Progressive improvement of coronavirus situation in Australia
  • SBS Bangla (20-Mar-2020): Advice on using authentic resources, not social media for any news related to coronavirus
  • NewsHub New Zealand (05-Oct-2017): Doctor says religion can help people quit smoking
  • NZ Newswire / Yahoo New Zealand (05-Oct-2017): Religion can help smokers quit: doctor
  • ATN News, Bangladesh (29-Dec-2015): Role of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.
  • MyTv, Bangladesh (13-Dec-2015): Role of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.
  • Radio Bangla Melbourne (21-Aug-2015): E-cigarettes: overview and smoking cessation.
  • Health Professional Radio (22-Jul-2015): Research on the Effectiveness of E-cigarettes in Assisting Smokers of Quitting.
  • Universities Australia media release (22-May-2015): Australian Catholic Uni and Melbourne Uni find e-cigarettes can help smokers quit.
  • Institute of Public Affairs, Australia media release (02-May-2015): More research showing e-cigarettes can help smokers quit.
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU) Research (27-Apr-2015): E-cigarettes can offer hope for smokers.
  • Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research media release (27-Apr-2015): E-cigarettes can offer hope for smokers.

Others

Policy contribution

  • Rahman MA. Review of Tobacco Control Legislation. Department of Health, Australian Government. Mar-2019.
  • PHAA Working Group (Rahman MA). Policy on Health Promotion and Illness Prevention. Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and Australian Health Promotion Association (APHA). Aug-2018.
  • Carmel W, Rahman MA. Policy-at-a-glance – Skin Cancer Prevention Policy. Health Promotion Special Interest Group (SIG), Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). May-2018.
  • Rahman MA. Submission regarding the Inquiry into the Use and Marketing of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporisers in Australia. Australian Federal Government Inquiry. Parliament of Australia. Submission: 112; Jul-2017.
  • Carmel W, Rahman MA. Policy-at-a-glance – Pharmaceutical Drug Misuse Policy. Health Promotion Special Interest Group (SIG), Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). Sep-2017.
  • Mendelsohn C, Wodak A, Borland R, Rahman MA. Petition against NHMRC CEO statement on e-cigarettes: Health advocates urge review of research on e-cigarettes. Sep-2017.

Conference Chair

  • Rahman MA. Chair of one scientific session: Offer help to achieve nicotine addiction free life by providing effective and efficient cessation services; Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT), 13-15 Sep-2018, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Rahman MA. Speaker for the pre-conference workshop: Offer help (Quitline and cessation); Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT), 13-15 Sep-2018, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Rahman MA. Chair of one scientific session: Mind-Body-Spirit; Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHANZ) Conference, 2-4 Oct-2017, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Rahman MA. Chair of two scientific sessions: Gender equity and Health workforce; World Congress of Public Health, 03-07 Apr-2017, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Organiser

  • Member of the International Scientific Committee; 14th European Public Health Conference 2021, 10-12 Nov-2021, Virtual.
  • Rahman MA. International Scientific Committee, World Congress of Public Health 2020.

Invited talk

  • Public Health Career. Centre for Research, Innovation and Development Action (CRIDA). 04-Apr-2021.
  • SHadow Under the Lamp (SHUL): Smoking behaviour of the health professionals in multi-country settings including Bangladesh. Conference on Cardiovascular Diseases 2020, National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh. Invited Faculty Member. 03-Dec-2020.
  • Mental health: Public health views. Axis Medical School. 06-Nov-2020.
  • Intervention to prevent mental illness. Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. Guest Lecturer. 21-Oct-2020.
  • Public Health: Scope and Challenges. Planetary Health Alliance – PHA, Bangladesh. Training for frontline health service providers in Bangladesh. 16-Oct-2020.
  • How to be research active? Axis Medical School. 25-Sep-2020.
  • How to be research active? Australian Centre for Sustainable Development Research & Innovation (ACSDRI). 08-Aug-2020.
  • Coronavirus pandemic: Current status. Female doctors in Bangladesh Facebook Forum, Bangladesh. 25-Jul-2020.
  • Public health career: Australian context. Axis Medical School, Bangladesh, 10-Jul-2020.
  • Pandemic, epidemic and endemic. Jietaiscience Facebook Forum. 30-Jun-2020.
  • Tobacco control: Responsibilities of healthcare workers in Bangladesh. Axis Medical School, Bangladesh. 12-Jun-2020.
  • Healthcare System in Australia Covid-10 Era. World Talent Economy Forum, Malaysia. 26-May-2020.
  • COVID-19 in the eyes of Bangladeshi expatriates: Australia. Jietaiscience Facebook Forum. 18-May-2020.
  • Coronavirus: Australian context. B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal. 14-Apr-2020.
  • Let’s discuss about coronavirus pandemic. Axis Medical School, Bangladesh. 06-Apr-2020.
  • Community awareness on coronavirus pandemic. Bangladesh Medical Society of Victoria (BMSV). 29-Mar-2020.
  • Career in Public Health: Scopes & Opportunities. Axis Medical School, Bangladesh. 15-Jan-2020.
  • Global Tobacco Control: Challenges & Scope. Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. 28-Nov-2019.
  • Health Awareness Session: Do you want to keep your heart healthy? Victorian Bangladeshi Community Foundation (VBCF). 28-Jul-2019.
  • Challenges in Tobacco Control – A Global View. Cardiology Breakfast Meeting, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia. 19-Mar-2019.
  • Career of doctors in Australia. International Career Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 01-Feb-2019.
  • Career in Australia: Journey of a Public Health Specialist. Axis Medical School, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 23-Jan-2019.
  • Tobacco control: Challenges and scope. Research Seminar, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 20-Feb-2018.
  • Career in Public Health: Scopes & Opportunities. Axis Medical School, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 19-Feb-2018.
  • Smoking cessation: Challenges and scope. Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Presentation, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia. 15-Jun-2017.
  • Challenges in Tobacco Control – A Global View. Research Seminar, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 28-Jul-2015.

Selective awards

  • Outstanding Cardiovascular Researcher (Emerging Leader Initiative Mentoring scheme); The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting; 2015.
  • Fellowship for 47th Ten Day Teaching Seminar in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention; The International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP); 2015.
  • Award for Senior Investigator Oral Presentation; The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Research Week, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia; 2013 and 2014.
  • Finalist for Charles C. Shepard Science Award; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), USA; 2013.
  • Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence; The University of Adelaide, Australia; 2012.