Prof. Khurshida Khanom

Current Faculty Position: Professor & Head, Department of Health Promotion & Health Education

Education: MA in History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1969), Diploma in Health Education All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Calcutta, India (1977), Special Course in Health Promotion, Liverpool University, UK (1993).

Award and Fellowship: Received award Jem’s of Alternative Medicine (1991), WHO Fellowship in Health Education (1977).

Professional Experiences: Prof Khurshida Khanom worked as a Professor & Head of the Dept. of Health Promotion at National Institute of Preventive & Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka, Bangladesh form 1973 to 2006 under the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. She was the Pioneer of develop the first MPH program in Health Education of Bangladesh in the year 1979 at NIPSOM. She teaches post graduate students in different department such as Epidemiology, Community Medicine, Environmental Health, Reproductive Health, Community Nutrition. She also has been supervised and guided about 150 post graduate student and also the examiner of the University of Dhaka, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Bangladesh University of Health Sciences. Besides that she is the founder President of Bangladesh Health Education Society. She has presented significant research work in the World Conference of the different country of the world. She was the Regional Editor, South East Asia, Health Promotion International: Oxford Journals. Besides that, she is a grade 1 radio & television artist (drama & music) and she was also the program & news presenter.

Publications: She has significant numbers of national and international publications in different arena.

Area of Interest: Health Promotion & Education, Family and Community based Health Promotion & Education; School Health Education Program, Develop different information, education and communications (IEC) materials,

Most Significant Works: Prof Khanom was only female National Epidemiologist Small Pox Eradication Program in Hill Tract areas under WHO in Bangladesh. She also worked ‘Malaria Eradication Program’ in Bangladesh for 7 years. She was served as a visiting Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, University of Arizona, USA. She introduced first ‘Concurrent Field Practice (CFP)’ in the Health Promotion Curriculum for post graduate students at NIPSOM 1979. She has developed a ‘model village of Healthy Life Style’ through educating family budget in the CFP.

Visiting & Mailing Address

Department of Health Education & Health Promotion
Bangladesh University of Health Sciences
Room No: 0000, 125/1, Darus Salam
Mirpur-1,Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
Phone: [880] 2-8055312, 9010654
Fax: [880] 2-8055312


Visiting Hours: 10AM - 4PM

Head of the Department

Asst.Prof.Kazi Rumana Ahmed
Contact No: [880]-2-9010952, Ext. 1317
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Faculty Members

Honorary/Adjunct Faculties

Honorary Advisor
Prof. Liaquat Ali


Prof. Khurshida Khanom
Honorary Professor
Prof. Dr Tofail Ahmed
Prof. Dr Suvaga Chowdhury

Full-Time Faculties

Advisor & Prof. Khurshida Khanom
Associate Professor
Dr. Kamrun Nahar Begum
Assistant Professor
Kazi Rumana Ahmed 

Shuhana Sultana (cc)

Sr. Lecturer
Bilkis Banu
Sharmin Hossain

Part-Time Faculties

Prof. Md Shah Alam Bhuyan
Dr. Kazi Jahangir Hossain
Dr. Jahanara Begum