Native of Bangladesh. Education: University of Dhaka, B.A. (with honors), 1968, M.A. (sociology), 1969; Michigan State University, M.A. (communications), 1974; University of Michigan, M.S., 1976, Ph.D., 1980.
University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh, began as lecturer, became assistant professor, 1970-73; School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT, faculty member of international management program and director of learning center, 1980-84; Pathfinder Fund, Watertown, MA, associate for management information systems and training, 1985-87; Africare, Inc., Washington, DC, country representative in Nigeria, 1987-88; Center for Development and Population Activities, Washington, DC, director of health education division, 1988-92; Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC, director of training for Contraceptives for Social Marketing Project, 1992-95; Futures Group International, Washington, DC, senior associate and training director for Pakistan Private Sector Population Program, 1996-98; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, country representative for Nepal, 1999-2000; George Washington University, Washington, DC, associate professor of global health and international affairs, 2000—. Lecturer at University of Connecticut, Boston University, and Lesley College, between 1981 and 1984; Strayer University, Germantown Campus, sociology teacher, 2000-02; adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC, 2004—, and BRAC University in Bangladesh, 2005—; conference presenter in the United States and abroad. Member of Global Health Council and Coalition on Youth Reproductive Health; International Committee on the Management of Population Programmes, Kuala Lumpur, assistant executive director, 1984-85; Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, Kuala Lumpur, trainer, 1984-85; trainer for Malaysian Institute of Management and Malaysian Agricultural Research Institute for Development, Kuala Lumpur, 1985; consultant to various organization and institutions, including Chemonics International United Nations Fund for Population, and U.S. State Department Bureau of Cultural and Educational Activities.
American Public Health Association, Population Association of America, Pi Lambda Theta.
Grant from Population Institute, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI, 1976; fellow of UNESCO, United Nations Population Fund, and Bentley Foundation, 1978, and Battelle Human Affairs Research Center, 1978-82; professional citation, Population Action Council, 1982; professional ethics award, AKIDA Management Associates of Pakistan, 1998; grants from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2002-03, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Consumer Health Foundation, 2003-05, National Institutes of Health, 2004-06, and Emergent BioSolutions, 2003—.
Village Level Integrated Population Education: A Case Study of Bangladesh, American University Press (Washington, DC), 1982.
(With A. Subramanian) Analysis of Experience: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Control, and Treatment Programming, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2004.
(Editor and contributor) Global Public Health Communication: Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies, Jones & Bartlett (Boston, MA), 2005.
Author of introduction to Radio: A Post Nine-Eleven Strategy for Reaching the World's Poor, by Stephen Sposato and William A. Smith, University Press of America, 2004. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Health Communication.