Research Director, MSNP
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Taufique Joarder is a Research Director on USAID’s Strengthening Multisectoral Nutrition Programing through Implementation Science Activity (MSNP) team at FHI 360 Bangladesh. He provides leadership support for implementation of the research project; builds capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in implementation science research and learning methods, project monitoring and evaluation, and data collection and management; monitors and maintains relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports; and develops manuscripts and delivers presentations at professional meetings and conferences to disseminate the project learnings.
Before joining FHI 360, Joarder worked as an Assistant Professor at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh. Apart from his position at FHI 360, he has been involved as an Associated Faculty at the Health Systems Program of Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA; Adjunct Faculty at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh; and Associate Professor (part-time) at Department of Public Health, North South University, Bangladesh. He is serving as the Regional Champion of the Thematic Working Group on Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research (TWG-HPSR), a working group of the health systems researchers’ global professional body, the Health Systems Global. He is also one of the Emerging Voices for Global Health, selected through an international scientific essay competition organized by the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. His doctoral dissertation, titled “Understanding and Measuring Responsiveness of Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Rural Bangladesh”, is one of the pioneering studies on HRH responsiveness and performance.
He completed his Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he was a recipient of the Fogarty International Fellowship and Health Systems Program Doctoral Research Award for best doctoral research proposal. Before this, he obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, with the highest distinction. He also won the Allan Rosenfield Award for the best overall performance. He also obtained a Diploma in International Health and Policy Evaluation from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His areas of interest include health policy, health systems, human resources for health, nutrition policy, medical anthropology, mixed methods research, implementation research, and psychometrics.