Faculty Profile

  • A.B. in Biochemical Sciences, Harvard College, 6/79.

    M.D. in Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, 6/83.

    M.P.H. in Health Policy & Mgmt., Harvard School of Public Health, 6/87

    D.Sc. in Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 11/90

    Residency in Psychiatry, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Training Program, 7/1/1999-6/30/2002.

    Board Certified in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, 6/2003 and Re-Certified 10/2017.

Areas of Interest

Prof. Mohammed Omar Ejaz Rahman, PhD

Dean of Research & Director, Center for Health Population and Development (CHPD)

Overview

Research & Awards

Experience and Professional Memberships:

Reviewer for: Biomed Central, Public Health, Demography, Population Studies, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Human Resources, International Family Planning Perspectives, Health Policy and Planning.

Reviewer for: National Institutes on Aging SERCA Awards and National Research Council Committee on Population. National Institute on Aging for P01 applications.

Honors:

2000–2002 Prite Fellow (American College of Psychiatry).

1993–1998 Special Emphasis Research Career Award (SERCA) in the Demography of Aging from the National Institute on Aging.

1994–1999 Principal Investigator of program project "Healthy Aging in Rural Societies" funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute on Child Health and Development . 

Positions and Employment:

2/1/2020 - Professor of Public Health & Demography, Dean of Research, Director Centre for Health Population and Development, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh ( ULAB)

1/26/2012-1/25/2020  Vice Chancellor, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).

7/1/2015- present  Adjunct Professor of Demography and Epidemiology, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

1/1/2011-1/25/12  Vice Chancellor (in charge), Independent University, Bangladesh

4/1/2006-12/31/10 Pro Vice Chancellor, Independent University, Bangladesh

1/1/2011-1/25/20  Dean, School of Public Health, Independent University, Bangladesh

6/1/2005-1/25/20  Director, Master of Public Health Program, IUB

4/1/2004-Executive Director, Centre for Health, Population and Development, IUB.

9/1/2003-6/30/05  Adjunct Associate Professor of Demography and Epidemiology, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

8/1/2003-1/25/20  Professor of Demography, Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB)

7/1/2002-6/2003   Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

7/1/99–7/30/03    Associate Professor of Demography and Epidemiology, Department of Population & International Health, Harvard School of Public Health.

7/1/99–6/30/02    Psychiatry Resident, Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program, Harvard Medical School

1/1/96–6/30/99    Assistant Professor of Demography and Epidemiology, Department of Population & International Health, Harvard School of Public Health

9/93–12/93        Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Public Health:

11/90–12/95       Behavioral Scientist, RAND.

2/89–11/90        Visiting Fellow, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Research Support (selected)

Ongoing Research Support:

ENHANCE: Scaling-up Care for Perinatal Depression through Technological Enhancements to the ‘Thinking Healthy Programme’

Funder: National Institute of Health Research (UK)-NIHR200817
Duration: 6/1/2020—5/30/2024
Coordinating Unit: Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool: Principal Investigator: Professor Atif Rahman
Bangladesh Collaborating Institution: Center for Health, Population and Development, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
Principal Investigator for Bangladesh: Professor Omar Rahman
Funding for ULAB: UKBP88,000 or US$110,000

This project will help build Research capacity in Public Health with a particular focus on Mental Health in South Asia by funding PhD scholarships and Certificate Programs for candidates from collaborating universities / institutions in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.‖

Improving Healthcare in Slums

Funder: National Institute of Health Research ( UK) Duration: 7/1/2017—3/31/2021
Coordinating Unit: Global Health Research Unit on Improving Healthcare in Slums, University of Warwick, UK. Principal Investigator: Richard Lilford

The Unit is led by Professor Richard Lilford, University of Warwick and collaborates with other academic institutions including Keele University, African Population and Health Research Centre in Kenya, University of Ibadan in Nigeria, The Aga Khan University in Pakistan and the Independent University Bangladesh.

Amount of Funding for Bangladesh (Independent University, Bangladesh): approximately $1,300,000
Co-Principal Investigator (Bangladesh): M. Omar Rahman, Rita Yusuf
Website:  https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/med/about/centres/cahrd/slums/

The project will map current health services (including Mental Health) and facilities and understand how these are used in seven slums across Asia and Africa. They will identify the costs associated with how the health services run in each slum, including costs to the patients and their households.Looking to the long-term the team will develop models of the health services and use these to look at ways of improving health service delivery.”

Establishing a child and adolescent twin register for research and capacity building on the aetiology of mental illness in Sri Lanka and other LMIC.

Funder: Medical Research Council ( UK) Duration: 3/2018—2/2019
Coordinating Unit: University of Keele: Athula Sumathipala
Bangladesh P.I. M. Omar Rahman ( Independent University, Bangladesh)

Website: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=MC_PC_MR%2FR018448%2F1

The aim is to establish a register of child and adolescent twins with consent to be approached for future research in Sri Lanka (SL) and explore the viability of similar registries in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. Our long term vision is to increase the impactful research volume in SL and South Asia by establishing a virtual centre of excellence on cohort studies.The initial focus will be to plan research on aetiology of mental illness, the impact of challenges to early brain development on mental health, and
to enhance understanding of genetic, developmental, environmental, social and cultural contributionsto aetiology. Twin studies offer a strong methodology for studying complex phenotypes and their
underlying biology.

The main partner, the Institute for Research and Development (SL), has established a large, functioning, population-based adult twin register. The IRD successfully carried out two waves of
studies, recruited a matched non-twin cohort and established a biobank and a genetic laboratory. Other partners are Kings College London, University of Bristol,Independent University of Bangladesh, Health
Services Academy-Islamabad, Pakistan, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Enabling Translation of Science to Service to Enhance Depression Care (ESSENCE)

Funder: National Institute of Mental Health, USA ( NIMH)
Duration: 7/1/2017—3/31/2021
Coordinating Unit: Harvard School of Public Health: Vikram Patel Hub Activities: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan Bangladesh P.I. M. Omar  Rahman

Website:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/gmh/scaleuphubs/enabling-translation-of-science-to- service-to-enhance-depression-care-essence.shtml

The long-term goal of ESSENCE (Enabling translation of Science to Service to ENhance Depression CarE) is to bridge the science to service gap and to strengthen an existing collaborative network of institutions in South Asia bound together by the NIMH-supported SHARE Hub (the South Asian Hub for Advocacy, Research and Education on mental health) for International Mental Health Research. This involves generating knowledge on cost-effective implementation approaches for scaling up of evidence- based interventions for mental disorders, and building capacity in a range of key stakeholders to enhance the conduct of implementation research, the dissemination of its findings, and the uptake of
this evidence in policy and programs. Ultimately, the aim of these efforts is to reduce the treatment gap for mental disorders.

Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiologic Study (PURE)

Funders: McMaster University, Ontario, Canada; Independent University, Bangladesh
Duration: 3/1/2007—6/1/2020
Principal Investigator (Bangladesh): M. Omar Rahman
Website: http://www.phri.ca/pure/

This project is a cohort study which seeks to understand the bio-psycho-social determinants of differences between rural and urban populations in their risks of chronic diseases. Data are being collected from approximately 150,000 rural and urban populations in 24 countries across the socio- economic and geographic spectrum. The data consist of both interviews and bio-markers. In Bangladesh, we have collected information on 1700 rural and 1700 urban respondents as part of the baseline study in 2008 and two follow up surveys in 2012, 2015. Multiple peer reviewed journal articles have been published from the collected data ( see publication list above).

Completed Research Support:

South Asian Hub for Advocacy, Research and Education (SHARE)

Funders: National Institutes for Mental Health (NIMH) Duration: 9/1/2010—8/31/2015
Principal Investigator (Bangladesh): M. Omar Rahman
Website:
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/gmh/globalhubs/south-asian-hub-for-advocacy-research- amp-education-on-mental-health-share.shtml

SHARE (South Asian Hub for Advocacy, Research and Education on Mental Health) is one of the Collaborative Hubs for International Research on Mental Health (U19) funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). SHARE is a multi-component, multi-country program five year programme which will focus on research, research capacity building and shared research (the last being across the NIMH funded hubs).

SHARE is a multi-component, multi-country program whose goal is to establish a collaborative network of institutions to conduct and implement research that answers questions related to policies for reducing the mental health treatment gap in South Asia. Through its Thinking Health Programme/Peer delivery project, SHARE will develop an innovative, effective, and sustainable approach for the delivery of an established psychological treatment that reduces the burden of depression in mothers in South
Asia. The group aims to address a key barrier to the scaling up of mental health interventions in LMIC—the lack of trained local providers—by adapting an existing evidence-based intervention, so that it can be delivered by peer counselors (experienced women living in the same community) in partnership with established community health workers (CHWs). SHARE builds on the historic relationships between international and South Asian institutions to establish a network of engaged and enabled institutions in the region; a cohort of trained researchers at a range of stages of career development; a set of established mental health research sites in the two largest countries of the region; and, a set of established links between researchers and policy makers and civil society for translation of research.

Project webiste: www.sharementalhealth.org

Mapping Mental Health Research Capacity and Needs in South Asia

Funders: Global Health Forum
Duration: 9/1/2004—8/31/2006
Principal Investigator (Bangladesh): M. Omar Rahman

The aim of this project was to map the capacity and need for mental health research in South Asia as part of a global mapping exercise under the aegis of WHO/ the Global Health Forum. It documented the very low capacity for mental health research in South Asia (in contrast to the universally acknowledged need for such research) and investigated various factors responsible for this situation. The findings were presented in the annual Global Health Forum meetings in Cairo, October 2006

Social Networks and Adult Survival in Rural Bangladesh
1R01 AG16308-01A2 (M.Omar Rahman, Principal Investigator)                        

7/15/01 - 6/30/05
National Institute on Aging
Grant to Harvard University;

This project has three goals: to develop indicators of social networks, to analyze their determinants, and to examine the effects of social networks on survival in the five years subsequent to the data collection.  Information on networks comes from the Matlab Health and Socioeconomic Survey (1996 -97) and on vital statistics from the Demographic Surveillance System of the International Centre for Health and Population, ICDDRB.

 

 

Publications

Books

Rahman MO, Menken J, Mitra, D. (September 2018).  Reproductive Health.  Chapter 5 in 4th Edition: Merson M, Black R, Mills A.,eds.,Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies.

Rahman, MO (2010). The Health Impacts of Mega Cities—Dhaka—Chapter in a book entitled “Mega Cities-Public Health Challenges” published by the American Public Health Association 2010.

Patel V, Sumathipala A, Khan MM, Thapa SB and Rahman O (2007). Culture and Mental Health: A comprehensive textbook.  Publisher: Hodder Arnold,  pp 215-224

Menken J and MO Rahman (2001, 2006, 2012).  Reproductive Health.  Chapter in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Edition:  Merson M, Black R, Mills A.,eds., International Public Health. Aspen Publisher Inc., 2000, 2005.

Rahman MO, (with Peabody J, Gertler P, Mann J, Farley D, Carter G), eds (1999).  Policy and Health.Implications for Development in Asia.  Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Journal Articles

1. Selina Rajan, Martin McKee, [….] Omar Rahman, Romaina Iqbal, Hu Bo, Zhu Yibing, Li Wei, Salim Yusuf. (June 2020). Association of Symptoms of Depression With Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online June 10, 2020. doi:10.10

2. Perry Hystad, Andrew Larkin, […] Omar Rahman, […]Salim Yusuf, Michael Brauer. (June 2020). Associations of outdoor fine particulate air pollution and cardiovascular disease in 157 436 individuals from 21 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries (PURE): a prospective cohort study. The Lancet Planetary Health Volume 4, Issue 6, June 2020, Pages e235-e245

3.  Frances Griffiths, Jocelyn Anstey Watkins, Caroline Huxley, Bronwyn Harris,[…] Omar Rahman, Jo Sartori, Saleem Sayani, Komal Tabani, Rita Yusuf, Jackie Sturt. (April 2020). Mobile consulting (mConsulting) and its potential for providing access to quality healthcare for populations living in low-resource settings of low- and middle-income countries. Digital Health, Volume 6, April 20, 2020.  https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207620919594

4. Salim Yusuf, Philip Joseph, Sumathy Rangarajan, Shofiqul Islam, […] Omar Rahman, […] Martin McKee, Gilles Dagenais. (March 2020). Modifiable risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in 155 722 individuals from 21 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries (PURE): a prospective cohort study. The Lancet Volume 395, Issue 10226, 7–13 March 2020, Pages 795-808

5. Gilles R Dagenais, Darryl P Leong, Sumathy Rangarajan, Fernando Lanas, [….] Omar Rahman, […] Koon K Teo, Philip Joseph, Salim Yusuf. (March 2020). Variations in common diseases,hospital admissions, and deaths in middle-aged adults in 21 countries from five continents (PURE):a prospective cohort study. The Lancet.  Volume 395, Issue 10226, 7–13 March 2020, Pages 785-794.

6.  Kaushalya Jayaweera, Jeffrey M Craig, Helena MS Zavos, Nihal Abeysinghe, [….] Omar Rahman[…] Emily Simonoff, Rita Yusuf, Athula Sumathipala. (October 2019). Protocol for establishing a child and adolescent twin register for mental health research and capacity building in Sri Lanka and other low and middle-income countries in South Asia. BMJ open, Volume 9, Issue 10, Pages e029332.
7. Improving Health in Slums Collaborative (2019).  A protocol for a multi-site, spatially referenced household survey in slum settings: methods for access, sampling frame construction, sampling, and field data. BMC Medical Research Methodology. (2019) 19:109.    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-019-0732-x

8. Perry Hystad, MyLinh Duong, Michael Brauer, Andrew Larkin,[…] Omar Rahman, […], Sumathy Rangarajan, Koon Teo, Salim Yusuf (May 8, 2019). ―Health Effects of Household Solid Fuel Use: Findings from 11 Countries within the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Study‖. Environmental health perspectives 127 (5)

9. MyLinh Duong, Shofiqul Islam, Sumathy Rangarajan, Darryl Leong, […] Omar Rahman, […], Paul M O'Byrne, Salim Yusuf ( xxx, 2019). ―Mortality and cardiovascular and respiratory morbidity in individuals with impaired FEV1 (PURE): an international, community-based cohort study‖. The Lancet Global Health 7 (5) e613-e623

10. Benjamin Palafox, Yevgeniy Goryakin, David Stuckler, Marc Suhrcke,[…] Omar Rahman, […], Salim Yusuf, Martin McKee ( December 1, 2017). ―Does greater individual social capital improve the management ofhypertension? Cross-national analysis of 61,229 individuals in 21countries‖.     BMJ global health 2 (4), e000443.

11. M Dehghan, A Mente, X Zhang, S Swaminathan, W Li, V Mohan, R Iqbal, [...] O Rahman, […], R Garcia(Nov 4, 2017). ―Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovasculardisease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): aprospective cohort study‖. The Lancet 390 (10107), 2050-2062.

12. Victoria Miller, Andrew Mente, Mahshid Dehghan, Sumathy Rangarajan, Xiaohe Zhang, [...] Omar Rahman, […], PA Camacho Lopez ( November 4, 2017). ―Fruit, vegetable, and legume intake, and cardiovascular disease and deaths in 18 countries (PURE): a prospective cohort study‖. The Lancet 390 (10107), 2037-2049

13. A Mente, M Dehghan, S Rangarajan, M McQueen, G Dagenais, [...] Omar Rahman, […], Hu Bo (October 1, 2017). ‖Association of dietary nutrients with blood lipids and blood pressure in18 countries: a cross-sectional analysis from the PURE study‖. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 5 (10), 774-787

14. Martin-Joy, John S,  Malone, Johanna C, Cui, Xing-Jia, Johansen, Pål-Ørjan Cand, Hill, Kevin P, Rahman, M. Omar, Waldinger, Robert J,  Vaillant, George E ( September 2017). ―Development of Adaptive Coping From Mid to Late Life: A 70-Year Longitudinal Study of Defense Maturity and Its Psychosocial Correlates‖. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: 205 (9), 685-691

15. Clara K Chow, Daniel J Corsi, Anna B Gilmore, Annamarie Kruger, [....] Omar Rahman, [...], Salim Yusuf ( March 1, 2017). ―Tobacco control environment: cross-sectional survey of policy implementation, social unacceptability, knowledge of tobacco health harms and relationship to quit ratio in 17 low-income, middle-income and high-income countries‖. BMJ open 7 (3), e013817.

16. MyLinh Duong, Sumathy Rangarajan, Xiaohe Zhang, Kieran Killian, Prem Mony, [...], Omar Rahman, Rita Yusuf, [...], Salim Yusuf (February 28, 2017) ‖Effects of bidi smoking on all-cause mortality and cardiorespiratory outcomes in men from south Asia: an observational community- based substudy of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (PURE)‖.  The Lancet Global Health 5 (2) e168-e176.

17. Rajeev Gupta, Manmeet Kaur, Shofiqul Islam, Viswanathan Mohan, Prem Mony,  [...] Omar Rahman, [...],Sumathy Rangarajan, Salim Yusuf (January 7,  2017). ―Association of Household Wealth Index, Educational Status, and Social Capital with Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control in South Asia‖. American journal of hypertension 30 (4), 373-381

18. DP Leong, KK Teo, S Rangarajan, V Kutty, [...] Omar Rahman, [...], Salim Yusuf (December 31,2016) ―Reference ranges of handgrip strength from 125,462 healthy adults in 21 countries: a prospective urban rural epidemiologic (PURE) study.‖ Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle 7 (5), 535-546

19. Victoria Miller, Salim Yusuf, Clara K Chow, Mahshid Dehghan, [...] Omar Rahman, [...], Andrew Mente ( October 31, 2016). ―   Availability, affordability, and consumption of fruits and vegetables in 18 countries across income levels: findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study.‖ The Lancet Global Health 4 (10), e695-e703

20. Gilles R. Dagenais, Hertzel C. Gerstein, Xiaohe Zhang, [….] Omar Rahman, […], Salim Yusuf (May1, 2016). ―Variations in Diabetes Prevalence in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries: Results from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Study‖. Diabetes Care 39(5), 780-787.

21. Parminder Raina, Nazmul Sohel, Mark Oremus, […], O Rahman, […], Liao Xiaoyang (April 1, 2016).―Assessing global risk factors for non-fatal injuries from road traffic accidents and falls in adults aged 35–70 years in 17 countries: a cross-sectional analysis of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study‖. Injury Prevention, 22(2), 92-98.

22. Rasha Khatib, Martin McKee, Harry Shannon, […], Omar Rahman, […], Salim Yusuf, PURE Study Investigators (January 8, 2016). ―Availability and affordability of cardiovascular disease medicines and their effect on use in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: an analysis of the PURE study data‖.  The Lancet, 387(10013), 61-69

23. Darryl P Leong, Koon K Teo, Sumathy Rangarajan, […], Omar Rahman, […], Salim Yusuf (January 1, 2016). ―Reference Ranges of Handgrip Strength from 125,462 Healthy Adults in 21 Countries: A Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiologic (PURE) Study‖. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

24. Emily Savell, Anna B Gilmore, Michelle Sims, […]. Omar Rahman, […], Clara K Chow (December,2015). ―The environmental profile of a community's health: a cross-sectional study on tobacco marketing in 16 countries‖. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(12), 851-861.

25. Darryl Leong, S. Yusuf, S. Rangarajan, K. Teo, [....], Omar Rahman, [...], G. Dagenais (July 24,2015). ―Prognostic value of grip strength: findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study‖. The Lancet, 386(9990), 266-273.

26. S Islam, O Rahman, M Hossain, A Khaleque (2015). ―Antioxidant Activity of Some Common Seasonal Fruitsof Bangladesh‖. Biores Comm 1 (1), 28-31.

27. Maria Steinisch, Rita Yusuf, Jian Li, […], Omar Rahman, […], Adrian Loerbroks (December 31,2014). ―  Work stress and hair cortisol levels among workers in a Bangladeshi ready-made garment factory-Results from a cross-sectional study‖. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 50, 20-27.

28. Salim Yusuf, S. Rangarajan, K. Teo, [....], O. Rahman, [...], G. Dagenais (August 28, 2014). ―Cardiovascular Risk and Events in 17 Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries‖. New England Journal of Medicine, 371(9), 818-827.

29. Rajeev Gupta, Shofiqul Islam, Prem Mony, […], Omar Rahman, […] Salim Yusuf (June 18, 2014). ―Socioeconomic factors and use of secondary preventive therapies for cardiovascular diseases in South Asia: The PURE study‖. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2047487314540386

30. Maria Steinisch , RitaYusuf , JianLi , OmarRahman , Hasan M.Ashraf , Christian Strümpell , JoachimE.Fischer, AdrianLoerbroks (November 20, 2013). ―Work stress: Its components and its association with self-reported health outcomes in a garment factory in Bangladesh—Findings from a cross-sectional study‖.Health & Place 24(2013)123–130.

31. Daniel J. Corsi, S.V. Subramanian, Clara K. Chow, [....],M. Omar Rahman, [...], Salim Yusuf (October31, 2013). ―Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study: Baseline characteristics of the household sample and comparative analyses with national data in 17 countries‖.  American Heart Journal, 166(4), 636-646.

32. Teo Koon, Scott Lear, […], Omar Rahman, […]Salim Yusuf (April 17, 2013). ―Prevalence of a Healthy Lifestyle Among Individuals With Cardiovascular Disease in High-, Middle- and Low-Income Countries The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study‖. JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association 309(15):1613-1621.

33. Salim Yusuf, Shofiqul Islam, [….], Omar Rahman […] et al. (October 7, 2011). ―Use of secondary prevention drugs for cardiovascular disease in the community in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries (the PURE Study): a prospective epidemiological survey‖. The Lancet,378(9798):1231-43.

34. Corsi DJ, Chow CK, Lear SA, Rahman MO, Subramanian S, Teo KK (June 1, 2011). ―Shared environments: a multilevel analysis of community context and child nutritional status in Bangladesh‖. Public Health Nutr. 2011 Feb 11:1-9.

35. Rahman, M.O. and R. Khan (2007). ―   Outmigration of Health Professionals from Bangladesh: Prospects of diaspora formation for homeland development‖. Asian Population Studies, Vol3, #2, pp:135-152.
 
36. Rahman, M . Omar, Menken J, Kuhn, R, (2004). ―The impact of family members on the self- reported health of older men and women in a rural area of Bangladesh‖. Ageing & Society. 24(6):903-920.

37. Rahman, M. Omar and Arthur Barsky, (2003). ―Self Reported Health among older Bangladeshis: How good a health indicator is it‖? The Gerontologist Dec; 43(6):856-63.

38. Rahman, M. Omar and Jihong Liu, (2000). ―Gender Differences in Functioning for Older Adults in Rural Bangladesh. The impact of differential reporting‖. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 55A(1): M28-M33.

39. Rahman, M. Omar, (2000). ―The impact of co-resident spouses and sons on elderly mortality in rural Bangladesh‖.Journal of Bio-social Science32:89-98.

40. Rahman, M. Omar, (1999). ―Family matters. The impact of kin on elderly mortality in rural Bangladesh‖. Population Studies, 53: 227-235.

41. Rahman, M. Omar, (1999). ―Age and gender variation in the impact of household structure on elderly mortality‖.  International Journal of Epidemiology,28: 485-491.

42. Rahman M. Omar, (1997). "The Impact of Spouses on the Mortality of Older Individuals in Rural Bangladesh". Health Transition Review, vol. 7 (1).

43. Ronan A, A.K. Azad, M. Omar Rahman, R.E. Phillips, and M.L. Bennish, (1997). ―Hyperglycemia during Childhood Diarrhea‖. The Journal of Pediatrics

44. Rahman M. Omar, J. Strauss, P. Gertler, and K. Fox, (1994).  "Gender Differences in Adult Health: An International  Comparison".  The Gerontologist, vol. 34(4):463-469.

45. Peabody J, M. Omar Rahman, K. Fox, and P. Gertler, (1994).  ―Public and Primary Delivery of Health Care  Services  in Jamaica. A Comparison of Quality in Different Types of Facilities". Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization 117(3): 193-212

46. Gertler,  P., and M. Omar Rahman, (1993). ―Social Infrastructure and Urban Poverty in Asia‖. Asian Development  Bank, March.

47. Gertler  P., Rahman M. Omar, Ashley D. and K. Fox, (1993).  ―Determinants of Pregnancy Outcomes and Targeting of Maternal Health Services in Jamaica”.  Social Science and Medicine 37(2): 199-211.

48. DaVanzo  J.,  Rahman M. Omar, and Wadhwa K. T., (1993).  ―American Families: Policy Issues‖. Population Index 59(4):547-566.

49. Strauss J, Gertler P, Rahman M. Omar et al., (1993). Gender and life-cycle differentials in the patterns and determinants of adult health‖. Journal of Human Resources; 28(4): 791-837

50. Rahman M. Omar, 1993. "Excess Mortality for the Non-Married in Rural Bangladesh".
International Journal ofEpidemiology, vol. 22(3):445-456.

51. Rahman M. Omar and M. Bennish, (1993). "Health Response to Natural Disasters: The Case of the Bangladesh Cyclone of 1991". Social Science and Medicine, 36(7): 903-914.

52. Rahman M. Omar,  Menken J, and Foster A, (1992). ―Older Widow Mortality in Rural Bangladesh‖. SocialScience and Medicine 34(1): 89-96.

53. Bennish M,  Phillips J, Rahman M. Omar, and Azad A, (1990). ―   Hypoglycemia During Diarrhea in Childhood: Prevalence, Pathophysiology and Outcome‖.  New England Journal of Medicine 332:1357-1363

54. Rahman  M. Omar, Bennish  M., Alam  A. and Salam A, (1988).  ―Rapid Intravenous Rehydration by Means of a Single Polyelectrolyte Solution with or without Dextrose‖.  J. Pediatrics, pp. 654-660.

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.

emk Since March, 2018, the University of ​Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is associated with the EMK Center as its management partner along with the American Center of U.S. Embassy Dhaka.