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Md Arif Billah

Statistical Officer
ICDDR, B (International Center for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh)
Country of residence:

Nationality: Bangladesh
Gender: M

Member since: 2022
Membership No: 46257
Membership Type: student

Field of Study: Demography, Psychology, Public Health/ Epidemiology, Sociology, Statistics

Specialization: Age and Sex Structure, Ageing, Applied Demography, Data Collection and Processing, Fertility, HIV/AIDS and STI's, Marriage, Divorce and Consensual Unions, Mathematical Demography, Mortality, Health, and Longevity, Qualitative Demography, Reproductive Health (Family Planning), Social Demography, Spatial Analysis (and Geographic Information), Theory

Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia

Education: Masters level , 2018 , Rajshahi University , Demography

Working languages: English , Bengali , Hindi

Other association membership in population or related fields: Asian Population Association (APA)

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Professional Summary:

To develop a career in the research sector in health psychology, demography and public health related to infectious diseases and susceptible populations as well as in the voluntary organization where I can utilize my institutional as well as practical knowledge efficiently and also utilize my interpersonal, organizing and data analytical skills to support and to fulfil the goals. I want to see my career where my creativity, honesty and hard work will be appreciated properly. I am looking for a career that is both challenging and rewarding.


1. Billah, M. A., Miah, M. M., & Khan, M. N. (2020). Reproductive Number of Coronavirus: A Systematic Review and
Meta-Analysis based on global level evidence. PLoS ONE 15 (11): e0242128. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242128

2. Haque, M.N., Billah, M. A., Hossain, M. K., & Hossen, M. S. (2021). Gender differential in active ageing level: the

case of older persons in a setting of Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 26(1), 14-23


3. Bakebillah, M., Billah, M.A., Wubishet, B.L., & Khan, M.N. (preprint 2021). Community’s misconception about
COVID-19 and its associated factors: Evidence from a cross-sectional study in Bangladesh. PLoS One.

4. Marzo, R.R., Ahmad, A., Islam, M.S., Essar, M.Y., Heidler, P., King, I., Thiyagarajan, A., Jermsittiparsert, K., Younus,
D.A., El-Abasiri, R.A., Bicer, B.K., Pham, N.T., Respati, T., Fitriyana, S., Faller, E.M., Baldonado, A.M.,
Billah, M.A.,
Aung, Y., Hassan, S.M., Asad, M.M., El-Fass, K.A., Bhattacharya, S, Shrestha, S., Elsayed, N.A., Head, M., & Yi, S.
(2022). Perceived COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness, acceptance, and drivers of vaccination decision-making among
the general adult population: a global survey of 20 countries.
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases


5. Marzo, R. R., Khanal, P., Ahmad, A., Rathore, F. A., Chauhan, S., Singh, A., Shrestha, S., Alrifai, A., Lotfizadeh, M., Younus, D. A., Billah, M. A., Rahman, F., Sivaladchanam, Y., Mohan, D., & Su, T. T.. (2022). Quality of Life of the Elderly during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Asian Countries: A Cross-Sectional Study across Six Countries. Life, 12(3), 365.