Prof. Dr. Mohammad Alamgir Kabir
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Alamgir Kabir Professor, Department of Statistics

PROFILE

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Mohammad Alamgir Kabir is a Professor of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his MSc in Statistics from Jahangirnagar University in 1996. He received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Malaya (UM) Malaysia in 2014 under the Bangabandhu Fellowship on Science & ICT.

During his Ph.D. period, Dr. Kabir has published numerous articles in local and international journals and achieved Bright Sparks Awards in Malaysia and the Ph.D. candidate with highest impact publications awards from UM in 2013. He has published about 35 research articles in national and peer-reviewed international journals including,  Addictive Behaviors Reports, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, Health Education Journal, BMC Public Health, PLoS ONE, Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Scientometrics, American Journal of Men’s Health, International Journal of Pharmacology, Asia-Europe Journal, International Journal of the Physical Sciences, International Journal of Finance and Accounting, East African Journal of Public Health, The Economic Journal of Nepal, Addiction and The Journal of Family Welfare of India. He is the editorial board member of many international journals. Besides, he has contributed a chapter named reproductive health and newborn care in Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey-2007. The research gate link of Dr. Kabir is https://www.researchgate.net/profile/M_Kabir8

In 2012, Dr. Kabir has received a Summer School Certificate on Public Health & Infectious Disease from the University of Bielefeld, Germany. He also participated in numerous international training workshops and seminars organized by the Bright Sparks Unit, UM, WHO, UNICEF, East-West Center/USA, UNFPA, MEASURE Evaluation Project at the University of North Carolina on socio-economic, health & demography, nutrition, public health, and other recent issues. In addition, for research and education, he has visited several countries including Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore, and Malaysia. He is the Bright Sparks Fellow of The University of Malaya.

Dr. Kabir holds some administrative positions, viz. Director of Teacher Student Centre (TSC), JU; elected Senate Member (Registered Graduate Category) of Jahangirnagar University (2017- ), Joint Secretary, Jahangirnagar University Alumni Association (2017- ), Chairman, CRP Ethics Committee (2015- ). He also served many administrative/professional positions, viz. Provost of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall, Senate Member (2005-2010), Syndicate Member (2002-2004), Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Statistical Association, General Secretary, Department of Statistics Alumni Association (DSAA). His analytical annotation on political and economic issues appears in the online portals regularly and also some other dailies such as Janakantha, Somoyer Alo, Bonik Barta, Bangladesher Khobor and Sangbad Protidin.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Demography,  Population Science Related Issues,  Epidemiological Research with Special Emphasis on Public Health Particularly  Issues Based on Bangladesh Demographic and Health Surveys, and Bangladesh Urban Health Surveys.

JOURNAL PAPER

 

Selected Articles in Academic Journals 

1.     Kabir, M. A., Hossain, M.M., Duty, F.A (2018). Patterns, Prevalence, and Determinants of Environmental Tobacco Smoke among Adults in Bangladesh. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 8, 113-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2018.09.001

2.   Kabir, M. A.,& Alam, M, A. (2018). Classification and Regression Trees for Characterizing Smoking Patterns among Adults. Jahangirngar University Journal of Science, (Accepted) 

3.     Al-Amin, A. Q., Filho, W. L., Kabir, M. A. (2015). The Challenges of Sustainability in Business: How Governments may Ensure Sustainability for Offshore Firms. Technological and Economic Development of Economy.Doi: 10.3846/20294913.2015.1075442

4.     Huq, M. N., Howlader, S. R., Kabir, M. A. & Paul, D. (2015). Paying Out of Pocket for Healthcare in Bangladesh - A Burden on Poor? Jahangirnagar Economic Review (Accepted for publication).

5.     Huq, M. N., Howlader, S. R., & Kabir, M. A. (2014). Targeting the Poor for Health Sector Subsidies in Bangladesh. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Science, 36(2), 49-62.

6.     Huq, M. N., Howlader, S. R., & Kabir, M. A. (2014). Impact of Health on Productivity in Bangladesh. Global Journal of Quantitative Science, 1(2), 24-31. 

7.     Kabir, M. A., & Goh, K. L. (2013). Determinants of Tobacco Use among Students Aged 13-15 Years in Nepal and Sri Lanka: Results from Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2007. Health Education Journal, doi: 10.1177/0017896912469576

8.     Kabir, M. A., Goh, K. L., & Khan, M. M. H. (2013). A Cross-country Comparison of Tobacco Consumption among Youths from Selected South Asian Countries. BMC Public Health, 13, 379. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-379

9.     Kabir, M. A., Goh, K. L., Kamal, S. M. M., & Khan, M. M. H. (2013). Tobacco Smoking and Its Association with Illicit Drug Use among Young Men Aged 15-24 Years Living in Urban Slums of Bangladesh. PLoS ONE, 8(7), e68728. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068728

10.  Kabir, M. A., Goh, K. L., & Khan, M. M. H. (2013). Adolescent Tobacco Use and Its Determinants: Evidence from Global Youth Tobacco Survey, Bangladesh 2007. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.1177/1010539512472357

11.  Low, W. Y., Ng, K. H., Kabir, M. A., Koh, A. P., & Sinnasamy, J. (2013). Trend and Impact of International Collaboration in Clinical Medicine Papers Published in Malaysia. Scientometrics, doi:10.1007/s11192-013-1121-6

12.  Kamal, S. M. M., Hassan, C. H., & Kabir, M. A. (2013). Inequality of the Use of Skilled Birth Assistance of Rural Women in Bangladesh: Fact and Factors. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.1177/1010539513483823

13.  Islam, M. M., Alam, M., Tariquzaman, M., Kabir, M. A., Pervin, R., Begum, M., & Khan, M. M. H. (2013).  Predictors of the Number of Under-five Malnourished Children in Bangladesh: Application of the Generalized Poisson Regression Model. BMC Public Health, 13, 11. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-11

14.  Kabir, M. A., Goh, K. L., & Khan, M. M. H. (2012). Tobacco Consumption and Illegal Drug Use among Bangladeshi Males: Association and Determinants. American Journal of Men’s Health, 7(2), 128-137. doi: 10.1177/1557988312462737

15.  Kabir, M. A., Goh, K. L., Khan, M. M. H., Al-Amin, A. Q., & Azam, M. N. (2012). Safe-delivery Practices: Experience from Cross-sectional Data of Bangladeshi Women. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.1177/1010539512437401

16.  Kabir, M. A., Huq, M. N., Al-Amin, A. Q., & Alam, G. M. (2012). Community Participation on Health and Family Planning Programs in Bangladesh: The Role of Education and Knowledge on HFP for Plummeting Pharmaceutical Costing. International Journal of Pharmacology, 8(1), 10-20. doi: 10.3923/ijp.2012.10.20

17.  Rahman, M. M., & Kabir, M. A. (2012). Moving to Europe: Bangladeshi Migration to Italy. Asia-Europe Journal, 10, 251-265. doi: 10.1007/s10308-012-0333-3

18.  Bashed, M. A., Alam, G. M., Kabir, M. A., & Al-Amin, A. Q. (2012). Male Infertility in Bangladesh: What Serve Better-Pharmacological Help or Awareness Programme? International Journal of Pharmacology, 8(8), 687-694. doi: 10.3923/ijp.2012.687.694

19.  Kabir, M. A., Al-Amin, A. Q., Alam, G. M., & Matin, M. A. (2012). Early Childhood Mortality and Affecting Factors in Developing Countries: An Experience from Bangladesh. International Journal of Pharmacology, 7(7), 790-796. doi: 10.3923/ijp.2011.790.796

20.  Al-Amin, A. Q., Filho, W. L., Kabir, M. A., Azam, M. N., Jaafar, A. H., & Kari, F. (2012). Climate Change Impacts: Prioritizing Mechanism and Needs for Future Malaysian Agriculture. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 6(7), 1742-1748. doi: 10.5897/IJPS11.028

21.  Khan, M. M. H., Kabir, M. A., Aklimunnessa, K., & Kabir, M. (2011). Inequalities in Fertility and Mortality Related Indicators among Ever Married Women in Bangladesh. Journal of Statistical Studies, 30, 15-26.

22.  Azam, M. N., Al-Amin, A. Q., Noor, S. I. M.,Yeasmin, M., & Kabir, M. A. (2011). Perception of the Financial Development and Economic Growth Nexus for Malaysia. International Journal of Finance and Accounting, 1(1), 1-11.

23.  Rahman, M. M., Begum, T., & Kabir, M. A. (2010). Sex Differential in the Association of Socioeconomic Status and Type 2 Diabetes in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Life Sciences, 22(1).

24.  Mahboob-E-Alam, M. E., Kabir, M. A., & Rahman, M. M. (2009). The Overwhelming Reason for high IUD Discontinuation in Bangladesh. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Science, 32 (1).

25.  Habib, A.T.M.A., Kabir, M. A., Rahman, M.M., & Majumder, A.K. (2009). One-Sided LM Test for Testing Restricted ARCH Effect in the Residuals of a Regression Model. Journal of Statistical Studies, 28(1), 21-29.

26.  Rahman, M.M., Kabir, M. A., & Ohtaki, M. (2008). Effect of Maternal Health Care at Pregnancy on the Survival Status of Index Child. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Science, 31(2), 167-177.

27.  Kabir, M. A. (2007). Safe-delivery Practices in Rural Bangladesh and it’s Associated Factors: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey-2004. East African Journal of Public Health, 4(2).

28.  Kabir, M. A. (2007). Tea Plantation workers and its Working Circumstances: A Micro-level Study” The Economic Journal of Nepal, 30(3).

29.  Kabir, M. A., Begum, M. F., & Hossain, M. A. (2006). Rural Poverty in Bangladesh and its Associated Factors: Evidence from Micro-level Study. The Journal of the Jahangirnagar Economic Review, 17(1).

30.  Khan, M.M.H., Aklimunnessa, K., Kabir, M. A., Kabir, M., & Mori, M. (2006). Tobacco Consumption and its Association with Illicit Drug Uses among Men in Bangladesh, Addiction, 101, 1178-1186.

31.  Kabir, M. A., Khan, M.M.H., Kabir, M., Rahman, M.M., & Patwary, F.K. (2005). Impact of Woman’s Status on Fertility and Contraceptive Use in Bangladesh: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 1999-2000. The Journal of Family Welfare, 51(1).

32.  Khan, M.M.H., Kabir, M. A., & Matin, M.A. (2003). Factors Affecting STIs among Married Men in Bangladesh: Evidence from BDHS 1999-2000. The Journal of Family Welfare, 49(2).

33.  Begum, M. F., Kabir, M. A., Salam, M.A., & Ahmed, K.S. (2002). Factors Influencing Poverty Level in Rural Bangladesh: A Case Study in Three Villages. The Jahangirnagar University Journal of Science, 25 (2).

PROJECTs

§  Several projects from 2001-2010 were conducted under the financial support of the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Science, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh. Some projects were also conducted from 2010-2013 under the financial support of Bright Sparks Unit, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

§  Supervised some research work of Master of Science (M.Sc) level students in the Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Supervision was also done at undergraduate level students at the Department of Applied Statistics, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

 

CHAPTER IN BOOKS/THESIS

Kabir, M. A., a thesis entitled “Tobacco Consumption, Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure, and Illicit Drug Use: A Study on Selected South-Asian Countries” as the fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, October 2013, Department of Applied Statistics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Worked as an author of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2007 report and contributed in Chapter-9: Reproductive Health and Newborn care, March 24, 2009

Kabir, M. A., a thesis entitled “Different dimensions of poverty in rural Bangladesh: A case study of three selected villages” as partial fulfillment of Master of Science in Statistics, December, 1999, Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

 

 


Teaching

Course Code Course Title Semester/Year
BGE-210 Biostatistics 2020
STA-304 Operations Research 2020
STAT-205 Quality Control, Official Statistics and Educational Statistics 2020

Academic Info

 

PhD in Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia (2014).

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Statistics (Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh), First Class First in order of merit (2000).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Statistics (Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh), First Class Second in order of merit (1998).

Completed a 3 ECTS-points course on “spatial-epidemiology modeling in megacities-statistical and spatial analysis for urban health under a changing climate” at the Department of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany (2012).

 

 

 

Experience

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND/OR EXPERTISE

Employment (Full-time)

 Professor

Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh,

From December 3, 2015, to date  

 Associate Professor

Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh,

From November 15, 2011, to December 2, 2015   

 Assistant Professor

Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh,

From November 8, 2003, to 15 November 2011

 Lecturer

Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh,

From September 6, 2000, to 7 November 2003

 

Employment (Part-time: Teaching/Consultancy)

 University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

§  Faculty of Economics and Administration

§  Faculty of Medicine

 Jahangirnagar University (JU), Bangladesh

§  Department of Micro-Biology

§  Department of Urban and Regional Planning

§  Department of Environmental Science

§  Department of Mathematics

§  Department of Computer Science and Engineering

§  Department of Biotechnology

 

Worked/Working to date

 Editorial Board Member

§  Journal of Statistical Studies (JSS), Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University

 Reviewer (peer-reviewed journal)

§  Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health (ISSN: 1010-5395; ISI ranked journal)

§  Journal of School Health (ISSN: 0022-4391; ISI ranked journal)

§  Educational Research (ER) (ISSN: 2141-5161)

§  Journal of Research in International Business and Management (JRIBM) (ISSN: 2251-0028)

§  International Journal of Global Warming (IJGW) (ISSN: 1758-2083; ISI ranked journal)

§  Pakistan Journal of Statistics (ISSN: 1012-9367; ISI ranked journal)

§  Journal of Men’s Health (ISI ranked journal)

§  Nicotine and Tobacco Research (ISI ranked journal)

 

External Examiner

§  Department of Statistics, Dhaka University, Chittagong University, Jagannath University, Kushtia University, Comilla University, Rajshahi University.

§  Different Colleges under National University

 Worked/Working to date as a Statistician/Consultant at

§  Mitra and Associates

§  Eminence

Bangladeshi research firms involving research and consultancy for (GOB, NGOs, WHO, UNICEF, USAID, UNFPA) at local and international level on socio-economic, health & demography, nutrition and other recent issues.

 

WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS/CONFERENCES

§  “Data Mining: Techniques and Applications in Healthcare” presented at a seminar in the Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany on September 14, 2012.

§  “Smoking in Families Living in Slums in Dhaka: Application of Ordinal Logistic Regression” presented in the 4th International Summer School at University of Bielefeld, Germany on September 03-07, 2012.

§  “Tobacco Use among South-Asian Youths: Cross-country Patterns and Determinants” presented at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 19-25 March, 2012, Suntec City, Singapore.

§  Participated a research training program on “Presenting and Publishing” jointly organized by Monash University Sunway campus & Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 18 July 2011.

§  Presented a poster in “UM-QUB Public Health Research Collaboration Symposium, Improving Population Health through Translational Research” on 13th July 2011 at Clinical Auditorium UMMC University of Malaya, Malaysia.

§  Participated three days’ workshop on “how to write a research proposal, scientific articles, how to produce multiple articles from on project” on 5, 7 and 12 July 2011, organized by Bright Sparks Unit, University of Malaya, at Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Malaysia.

§  Participated a workshop on “Basic Data Analysis on SPSS” organized Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS), January 16, 2011, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

§  Attended at IT International Conference “Innovation and sustainability transitions in Asia”, 9-11 January 2011, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

§  Attended training (Information) Skills Session: Online Databases, January 07, 2011, at Main Library, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

§  Participated in a workshop on “Megacities-Mega challenges” Informal Dynamics and of Global Change: A priority Program of the German Research Foundation (2006-2012), February 24-25, 2010, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

§  Participated in a CSPro Data Management & Tabulation Workshop for Processing of DHS Surveys at the National Institute of Population Research & Training (NIPORT), June 14-25, 2009, ICF Macro, USA.

§  Participated in a workshop on “Megacities-Mega challenges” Informal Dynamics and of Global Change: A priority Program of the German Research Foundation (2006-2012), February 25-26, 2009, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

§  Attended in a workshop on “Scientific Writing for Reproductive Health Workshop” at Spectra Convention Center, Gulshan, Dhaka, from 26-28 August 2008, organized by Population Council of Bangladesh, supported by USAID, WHO.

§  Participated at Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2007 Report Writing Workshop, Brac Inn, Gulshan, Dhaka, May 25-June 11, 2008, Organized by Mitra and Associates, Bangladesh with the technical assistance of ORC Macro, Calverton, MD 20705, USA.

§  Attended a one-day Training Workshop on Bangladesh Country Almanac (BCA), A user a friendly GIS tool for Agricultural and Natural Resource Management; Organized by International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (BARC), Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), at Senate Hall, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2006.

Attended a workshop on Internet, Networking, and ISP Setup at Computer and Information Technology Institute, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Organized by Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion, Ministry of Information and Communication, the Republic of Korea, on 13-29 January 2004

  • Senate Member (Elected from Registered Graduate), Jahangirnagar University
  • Provost, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall, Jahangirnagar University(2014-2017)
  • Member, Academic Council, Jahangirnagar University (2015-), Gono Bishwabiddaylaya (2015-), Savar, Dhaka.
  • Member, Discipline The committee, Jahangirnagar University (2015-2017), Gono Bishwabiddaylaya (2015-), Savar, Dhaka.
  • Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Statistical Association (2015-)
  • Ex-Syndicate Member, Jahangirnagar University (2002-2004)
  • Ex-Senate Member (Teacher's Representative), Jahangirnagar University (2005-2010)
  • Ex-General Secretary, Department of Statistics Alumni Association, JU (2005-2010)
  • Chairman, AMIJ FOUNDATION (2014- )
  • Chairman, CRP Ethics Committee, Savar, Dhaka.

Professional Membership

  • Life Member, Registered Graduate, Jahangirnagar University.
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Statistical Association.
  • Life Member, Department of Statistics Alumni Association (DSAA), Jahangirnagar University.
  • Donor Member, JOINAB (Purba) primary school, Fandauk, Nasirnagar, B-Baria, Bangladesh.

 

 

Activity

 

Membership

  • Life Member, Registered Graduate, Jahangirnagar University.
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Statistical Association.
  • Life Member, Department of Statistics Alumni Association (DSAA), Jahangirnagar University.
  • Donor Member, JOINAB (Purba) primary school, Fandauk, Nasirnagar, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.

 

Others-Administrative

  • Director, Teacher-Student Centre, Jahangirnagar University
  • Senate Member (Elected from Registered Graduate), Jahangirnagar University
  • Provost, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall, Jahangirnagar University (2014-2017)
  • Member, Academic Council, Jahangirnagar University (2015-), Gono Bishwabiddaylaya (2015-), Savar, Dhaka.
  • Member, Discipline The committee, Jahangirnagar University (2015-2017), Gono Bishwabiddaylaya (2015-), Savar, Dhaka.
  • Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Statistical Association (2015-)
  • Ex-Syndicate Member, Jahangirnagar University (2002-2004)
  • Ex-Senate Member (Teacher's Representative), Jahangirnagar University (2005-2010)
  • Ex-General Secretary, Department of Statistics Alumni Association, JU (2005-2010)
  • Chairman, AMIJ FOUNDATION (2014- )
  • Chairman, CRP Ethics Committee, Savar, Dhaka.
  • Adviser, Jahangirnagar University Career Club, Jahangirnagar University Debate Organization (JUDO), Prothom Alo Bondhu Sova, Brahmanbaria Jela Samity, JU, Nasirnagar Upazial Student Association etc. 

 

Contact

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Alamgir Kabir

Professor
Department of Statistics
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: 8801711979979
Work Phone: 88027791045-51 Ext. 1798
Email: alamgir@juniv.edu , alamgirfa_juniv@yahoo.com