Dr. Kenneth J. Rothman :


Dr. Kenneth J. Rothman, DrPH

Distinguished fellow,

Vice President of Epidemiology

Research, RTI Health Solutions

Dr. Rothman has 45 years of professional experience in Epidemiologic research. His research included work on the epidemiology of cancer, cardiovascular disease, birth defects, environmental epidemiology and methodological, conceptual and ethical issues in epidemiology. Dr. Rothman is the author of two widely used textbooks of epidemiologic methods. He received American Public Health Association’s Abraham Lilienfeld Award for 2002. He is also a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. Read More


Dr. Elizabeth E. Hatch :

  Dr. Elizabeth E. Hatch, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology at

the Boston University

School of Public Health

Dr. Hatch has been principal investigator of three NIH-funded grants to evaluate factors related to reproductive health. Her research interests are focused on factors related to fertility, pregnancy outcomes and long-term health effects of parental exposures. She teaches cancer epidemiology and has conducted research on several cancer sites. Prior to joining the faculty at BU in 2000, she was an investigator at the National Cancer Institute, where she led a large cohort study on the health risks of exposure to the synthetic hormone, diethylstilbestrol (DES) among women exposed during pregnancy and their offspring exposed in utero. Read More


Dr. Sandro Galea :

  Dr. Sandro Galea, DPH

Robert A. Knox Professor

Dean, School of Public Health

Boston University

Dr. Galea is a physician and an epidemiologist.  Prior to his appointment at Boston University, Dr. Galea served as the Gelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr Galea has a medical degree from the University of Toronto, and graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University; he has an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. He previously held several academic and leadership positions. He has published over 650 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 12 books and his research has been featured extensively in current periodicals and newspapers. He was named one of TIME magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for the Social Sciences. Read More


Dr. John D. Clemens :

  Dr. John David Clemens, MD

Executive director,  icddr,b

Dr. Clemens led the team that developed first low-cost oral vaccine against cholera, which was recently deployed in Haiti. In recognition of his work, he was awarded with Sabin Gold Medal in 2010. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He is an elected member of the American Epidemiology Society and a Fellow of both the American College of Epidemiology and the Infectious Disease Society of America. A former research scientist at icddr,b from 1983-1988, Dr. Clemens transitioned into the role from  his previous position as professor and vice-chairman of Epidemiology and Founding Director of the Center for Global Infectious Diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health. Read More


Dr. Sharmeen Yasmeen:

  Dr. Sharmeen Yasmeen, PSM


Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh


Prof. Dr. Sharmeen Yasmeen is presently working as vice-chair at Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh. Before joining phfbd, she worked as Professor at Bangladesh Medical College, treasurer at Autism Welfare Foundation and editor at Bangladesh Medical College Journal. She is skilled and dedicated academician having 24 years background in a prominent private medical college of Bangladesh. Remarkable promptness in any task assigned. Her areas of interest are teaching and research in the health and social background. Beside MBBS and MPH, she also has MPhil in Preventive and Social Medicine form NIPSOM in 2005.


Mahesh K Maskey :

  Dr. Mahesh Kumar Maskey, D.Sc

The Executive Chair of

Nepal Public Health Foundation

Dr. Maskey has expertise in the few perinatal epidemiology, health policy and planning, health systems research and health policy development. He was a member of Advisory Council for Health Research of World Health Organization South East Asia Region. Between 2006 and 2009, he was the Executive Chair to the Nepal Health Research Council, Government of Nepal. He has served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal to People’s Republic of China (2012- 2016).