Dr Aziz Rahman

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Casual Academic

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

aziz.rahman@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 524 79532

Biography

I am a Public Health Specialist and overseas trained Medical Doctor. I have experience of working in the areas of public health research, program and teaching for about a decade, both in Australian and international settings.

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Biography summary

I have sound research background in public health specifically epidemiology. My research track record includes work on behavioural risk factors for prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases, cardiovascular diseases in particular, tobacco, health promotion, health system research, work with Aboriginal, disadvantaged and rural population. I am primarily a quantitative researcher. I have experience of managing public health programs in developing countries and engaging multicultural communities to improve health and well-being. I have also experience of teaching public health and epidemiology, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in Australia and overseas. I have been supervising higher degree research students and three of my PhD students have already graduated. My experience also includes working with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders, including Government, non-Government organizations, academics, community leaders and general public.

Research interests

Public Health, Epidemiology, Tobacco, Rural health, Disadvantaged population, Multicultural communities

Teaching interests

Public Health, Epidemiology, Research Methods

Knowledge areas

Public Health, Epidemiology, Tobacco, Quantitative research, Cardiovascular diseases, Infectious diseases, Disease surveillance, Outbreak investigation, Rural health, Disadvantaged population, Aboriginal health, Multicultural communities

Awards

2015:

  • Outstanding Cardiovascular Researcher (Emerging Leader Initiative Mentoring scheme): The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
  • Travel grant: The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Conference: Annual Scientific Meeting of The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), Melbourne, Australia (Aug-2015)
  • Fellowship for 47th Ten Day Teaching Seminar in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention: The International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP); Fiji (Jul-2015)

2014:

  • Award for Senior Investigator Oral Presentation: The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Research Week, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia

2013:

  • Award for Senior Investigator Oral Presentation: The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Research Week, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia
  • Finalist for Charles C. Shepard Science Award: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), USA

2012:

  • International Conference Travel Grant: Australian Catholic University, Australia; Conference: Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress, Pattaya, Thailand (Feb-2013)
  • Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence: The University of Adelaide, Australia (Feb-2012)

2011:

  • The Konrad Jamrozik Student Scholarship: Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) SA Branch, Australia; Conference: Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia (Sep-2011)
  • Full scholarship for Certificate Program in Global Tobacco Control: Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Postgraduate Travelling Fellowship: Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Australia; Conference: European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Mar-2011)

2009:

  • Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) for PhD: The University of Adelaide, Australia (2009-11)

2008:

  • Scholarship for Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology: European Educational Programme on Epidemiology (EEPE), Italy

2006:

  • Full scholarship for MPH:  James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh (2006-07)

1994:

  • Prime Minister Award: For securing a position in the merit list of top 20 in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Publications

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2016

Undiagnosed hypertension in a rural district in Bangladesh: The Bangladesh Population-based Diabetes and Eye Study (BPDES)

Islam FMA, Alauddin Bhuiyan, R Chakrabarti, Dr Aziz Rahman, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Janet Hiller

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 252-259, Journal of human hypertension, London, Eng., C1-1

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Impact of comorbidities and gender on the use of coronary interventions in patients with high-risk non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome

A/Prof Linda Worrall-Carter, Samantha McEvedy, Andrew Wilson, Dr Aziz Rahman

(2016), Vol. 87, pp. E128-E136, Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Gender differences in presentation, coronary intervention, and outcomes of 28,985 acute coronary syndrome patients in Victoria, Australia

A/Prof Linda Worrall-Carter, Samantha McEvedy, Andrew Wilson, Dr Aziz Rahman

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 14-20, Womens health issues, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2014

Electronic cigarettes: patterns of use, health effects, use in smoking cessation and regulatory issues

Dr Aziz Rahman

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 1-9, Tobacco induced diseases, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Smoking behavior among patients and staff: a snapshot from a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne, Australia

Dr Aziz Rahman

(2014), Vol. 7, pp. 79-87, International journal of general medicine, Macclesfield, Eng., C1-1

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Implementing a working together model for Aboriginal patients with acute coronary syndrome: an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer and a specialist cardiac nurse working together to improve hospital care

Dr Aziz Rahman

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 552-556, Australian health review, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

journal
2013

Profiling bone and joint problems and health service use in an Australian regional population: the Port Lincoln Health Study

Dr Aziz Rahman

(2013), Vol. 37, pp. 504-512, Australian health review, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

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Rose Angina Questionnaire: validation with cardiologists' diagnoses to detect coronary heart disease in Bangladesh

Dr Aziz Rahman

(2013), Vol. 65, pp. 30-39, Indian heart journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2012

Choice of controls for a case-control study in Bangladesh: hospital controls versus community controls

Dr Aziz Rahman

(2012), Vol. 5, pp. 75-86, Asian journal of epidemiology, Faisalabad, Pakistan, C1-1

journal

Is there any association between use of smokeless tobacco products and coronary heart disease in Bangladesh?

Dr Aziz Rahman

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-11, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

journal

Date palm sap linked to Nipah virus outbreak in Bangladesh, 2008

Dr Aziz Rahman

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 65-72, Vector borne and zoonotic diseases, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Grants

No grants found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report