Muhammad Asaduzzaman

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Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Medicine (Student)

Academic interests

  • Global Health
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • One Health
  • Planetary Health
  • Scientific capacity building in low and middle income countries


My long term research interests focus on the development of a comprehensive understanding of key pathways and interactions involved in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) along with Infectious disease epidemiology (specially zoonotic) through One Health approach. My primary expertise lies in the field epidemiology, global health and One Health with skilled training on medical sciences, public health and clinical trials. Most of my works have been focused on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and vaccine trials. In my research career of more than a decade, I have prior experience to conduct several collaborative projects independently with established donors like Fogarty International Centre (FIC), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), European Union (EU), Norad's program for master studies (NOMA) which justifies my experience and leadership to lead any project and to direct joint efforts with epidemiological, social, clinical and microbiological collaborators. I had also been involved in clinical trials, immunological studies and AMR surveillance at icddr,b in close collaboration with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), International Vaccine Institute (IVI),Medical Research Council-UK(MRC-UK), Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School. Along with a certified vaccinologist, I am GCP trained with long standing experience of field trials. This is substantiated by my track record of successful publications in renowned journals like Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet Planetary Health, NEJM, BMJ, Vaccine etc with distinguished researchers.

In addition, I have keen interest in zoonotic and environmental epidemiology. After medical graduation and post graduate residency in pediatrics, I started my public health career as a local Nipah surveillance coordinator in a tertiary care hospital. Subsequently, I have widened my knowledge in multidisciplinary and diverse fields of research and carried out various studies in this arena like Network Analysis of Avian Influenza, Nipah surveillance, Economic policy evaluation of different zoonotic and tropical diseases e.g. Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic fever, Anthrax, HPAI etc. with other animal and wildlife researchers for developing control policies to minimize the spread and impact of such diseases.

In regard to academic background, I passed my medical degree (MBBS) from University of Dhaka in 2005. Later, I obtained my MPhil in Public Health under NOMA fellowship grant from UiO and MPH in Biosecurity under One Health Fellowship from Massey University. Recently, I have completed GHES Fogarty fellowship program on AMR research from University of California Berkeley, USA and training as visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University, USA.



Positions held







Resident Physician



Child Health


Local Nipah Surveillance Coordinator



Zoonotic Surveillance


Clinical Fellow



Child Health & Demographic Surveillance


Research Physician



Child Health & Clinical trial


Medical Officer



Immunology & Vaccinology


Research Investigator



One Health, AMR, Vaccinology


Assistant Scientist



AMR & One Health



  1. Muhammad Asaduzzaman. Antimicrobial Resistance- An urgent need for Planetary and Ecosystem approach. Lancet Planetary Health. March 2018 2 (3)
  2. Rousham E, Unicomb L, Wood P, Muhammad Asaduzzaman et al. Spatial and temporal variation in the community prevalence of antibiotic resistance in Bangladesh: an integrated surveillance study protocol; BMJ Open 2018;8:
  3. Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Chowdhury S, Shahed J, et al. (January 26, 2018) Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among Urban Bihari Communities in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Cross-sectional Study in a Minor Ethnic Group. Cureus 10(1)
  4. Mahfuza Talukder Flowra, Muhammad Asaduzzaman. Resurgence of infectious diseases due to forced migration: is planetary health and One Health action synergistic? Lancet Planetary Health 2018; 2 (10): Pe419-e420. DOI
  5. Firdausi Qadri, Thomas F. Wierzba, Mohammad Ali, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, John D. Clemens. Efficacy of a single dose regimen of killed whole-cell oral cholera vaccine: results from two years of follow-up of an individually randomized trial. Lancet Infectious Disease. Published on March 14, 2018 DOI
  6. Ashraful I. Khan, Mohammad Ali, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Alejandro Cravioto, John D Clemens (2017) Safety of the oral cholera vaccine in pregnancy: Retrospective findings from a subgroup following mass vaccination campaign in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Vaccine. 2017 Mar 13; 35(11):1538-1543. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.01.080. Epub 2017 Feb 11.
  7. Firdausi Qadri, Thomas F. Wierzba, Mohammad Ali, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, John D. Clemens. Efficacy of a Single-Dose, Inactivated Oral Cholera Vaccine in Bangladesh. N Engl J Med 2016; 374:1723-32.DOI:

  8. Firdausi Qadri, Mohammad Ali, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Stephen P Luby, Alejandro Cravioto, John D Clemens (2015) Feasibility and effectiveness of oral cholera vaccine in an urban endemic setting in Bangladesh: a cluster randomised open-label trial. Lancet (London, England) 386: 10001. 1362-1371 Oct. DOI:

  9. Fahima Chowdhury, Alison E Mather, Yasmin Ara Begum, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Regina C LaRocque, Jason B Harris, Stephen B Calderwood, Edward T Ryan, John D Clemens, Nicholas R Thomson, Firdausi Qadri (2015) Vibrio cholerae Serogroup O139: Isolation from Cholera Patients and Asymptomatic Household Family Members in Bangladesh between 2013 and 2014. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 9: 11. Nov. doi:

  10. Nausad Ali, Marufa Sultana, Nurnabi Sheikh, Raisul Akram, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Abdur Razzaque Sarker. Predictors of Optimal Antenatal Care Service Utilization Among Adolescents and Adult Women in Bangladesh; Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology Volume 5: 1-8;

  11. Nurnabi Sheikh, Marufa Sultana, Nausad Ali, Raisul Akram, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Abdur Razzaque Sarker.Coverage, Timelines, and Determinants of Incomplete Immunization in Bangladesh; Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3(3), 72;

  12. Md Mahfuz Al‐Mamun, Suprovath Kumar Sarker, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Firdausi Qadri, Md Kaiissar Mannoor. Examination of Huntington's disease with atypical clinical features in a Bangladeshi family tree. Clin Case Rep. 2016 Dec; 4(12)

  13. Zahirul Islam M, Rutherford S, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Phung D, et al. (October 01, 2018) Correlates of Climate Variability and Dengue Fever in Two Metropolitan Cities in Bangladesh. Cureus 10(10):



Tags: Global health, Antibiotic Resistance, One Health
Published Mar. 11, 2019 10:06 AM - Last modified May 5, 2021 1:42 PM