Doctoral Student Profile - Karar Zunaid Ahsan
Karar Zunaid Ahsan, MIPH, MSc
Program Initiated: 2016
Primary Advisor: Gustavo Angeles, PhD
Minor: Public Policy
Research Interests: Impact evaluation, program for results, inequity
Honors/Awards: Doctoral Merit Assistantship, 2016-2017
Bio: Karar Zunaid Ahsan has worked in the fields of monitoring, evaluation, and research in the health sector for over 12 years. Most recently he worked at MEASURE Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was Senior Research Associate and served as the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor to the Program Management and Monitoring Unit (PMMU) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Bangladesh.
Previously, he worked for four years for the World Bank’s South Asia Human Development Sector as a Research Analyst where he was involved in developing knowledge products and strategic analytical tasks in Bangladesh’s HNP sector. He also worked in the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) for six years and was involved in a number of survey and research activities.
He has authored 35 technical reports/book chapters and had 10 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He has also presented in various international symposiums and conferences on issues related to monitoring and evaluation, health systems strengthening, and epidemiologic and demographic transitions.
He graduated in Applied Statistics (Econometrics) from the University of Dhaka and completed a Master of International Public Health from the University of Sydney.