Khadija Begum, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Khadija joined HealthBridge in March 2017 as Health & Nutrition Specialist. Her primary roles are to provide scientific and technical assistance in the evaluation of maternal and child health and nutrition projects in Nepal, Vietnam and Tanzania. She also supports overseas partner organizations to develop evidence-based strategies for improving delivery and utilization of maternal and child health and nutrition services in project communities.
Khadija holds a Master degree in Public Health and a PhD in Nutritional Biology with Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition. As a medical graduate, she had the opportunity to serve as a clinician in different rural and urban public health institutions and hospitals in a low-income country settings.
Prior to joining HealthBridge, Khadija worked as M&E Advisor and Research Coordinator with the University of Toronto and as a Postdoctoral Scholar with the University of California, Davis. Khadija also worked with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) on several collaborative maternal and child health and nutrition projects. Dr. Begum’s research interests include improvement of maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition in low-income countries, infant and young child feeding including breastfeeding, childhood stunting, pneumonia and diarrhea, survey research and validation study.