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Hashima E Nasreen

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D in Public Health) - Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute Stockholm
  • Master of Medical Science (Public Health) - Masters Degree, Umea University
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Bachelor Degree, Dhaka University

Hashima E Nasreen (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Dr. Hashima E Nasreen has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) since December 26, 2013. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC Institute of Global Health, BRAC University in Bangladesh. Currently, she is the Advisor for the project Go4Health (Asian Hub) aiming to set goals and governance of post MDG 2015, in collaboration with 13 Universities of different countries, funded by the European Commission. She is a medical doctor (MBBS), and received Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Umea University, Sweden in 2001 and a Ph.D in Medical Science and Public Health from Karolinska Institute, Sweden in 2011.
Dr. Hashima has 20 years of research experience in public health and epidemiology since 1994 at the Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh. She has received professional training on sexuality and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS in reproductive health settings, health economics from India; East-West University, Hawaii, USA; and Umea University, Sweden. She acted as an advisor with UNFPA to evaluate the contribution of UNFPA and IPPF in addressing youths' reproductive health needs and rights since ICPD in Bangladesh, and with CARE-Bangladesh to review HIV/AIDS and commercial sex workers in Bangladesh. She was an international consultant in mapping the policy process and programmatic landscape of HIV in Bangladesh with Commonwealth Secretariat, London, in 2007. She is experienced in managing collaborative research projects with ICDDR,B and Plan International (Bangladesh), ICRW and CEDPA (USA), Columbia University (USA), University of Aberdeen (Scotland), and Karolinska Institute (Sweden).
Dr. Hashima was awarded a number of scholarships for doctoral studies, Master programme, and relevant post-graduation training. She is experienced in managing grants of research projects. She has a number of publications in reputed peer-reviewed international journals and has presented research papers in international conferences and workshops in different countries. She is the reviewer of a number of international public health and psychiatric journals.

Area of Specialisation

  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Population and Demographic Studies ~ Population Policy - mortality and morbidity study
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Health Care System ~ Mortality and Morbidity Studies - maternal mortality
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Public Health ~ Other Public Health n.e.c. - Maternal maternal mental health and child growth and development, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Health Care System ~ Child Care - child growth and development
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Health Care System ~ Maternal Care

Research Projects

2021 - 2023 Exploring the Perceived Threat, Stress and Coping Strategies Among Nurses During Covid-19 Pandemic : A Mixed- Method Approach at University's Hospital in A North Coast of Pahang
2019 - 2020 Beta tricalcium -phosphate as bone subtitute material: a meta-analysis of experimental studies
2019 - 2023 Prototype Development of an Integrated Parental Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Monitoring Systems
2015 - 2019 Impact of parental perinatal depressive and anxiety symptoms on infant development and health: A cohort study in East- and West-Coast of Malaysia
2022 - Present Development of a spouse-inclusive framework for digital self-care management of perinatal depression and anxiety
2021 - Present Telephone-delivered psychoeducational intervention to reduce psychophysical burden among dementia caregivers in east- and west-coast of Malaysia
2019 - Present Mobile application for promoting physical activity during pregnancy: A model to reduce antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum complications