Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury


Dr Mushtaque Chowdhury is Vice Chairperson of BRAC in Bangladesh, as well as Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Department of Population and Family Health at the School of Public Health at Columbia University since 2004.

Dr. Chowdhury has a diverse background in international development, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Thailand, China, and Ethiopia. During 2009-2012 he served as senior advisor at the Rockefeller Foundation in Thailand, and oversaw the health portfolio of the Foundation in Asia. He is also the founding Dean of BRAC University’s James P. Grant School of Public Health in Bangladesh, and founded the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC, which is one of the largest and most active research unit in NGOs.

He has also published extensively on the role of women in community-based health care, nutrition, primary education, and poverty alleviation.

Dr Mushtaque Chowdhury