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    Room: 3389, Kobi Jibanananda Das Academic building, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

Syed Afroz Keramat

Syed Afroz Keramat is a lecturer in economics at Khulna University, Bangladesh. Currently pursuing Ph.D. in health economics at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Previously, he has been working as a lecturer of economics at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) and Stamford University Bangladesh. He also acted as a short-term consultant in three different projects with the ministry of commerce, Bangladesh.

Mr. Afroz holds three MSc degrees from abroad. He has completed MSc in economics from the University of Warwick, UK; MSc in Development Economics from Lund University, Sweden, and MSc in Risk Management from Pavia University, Italy. Before going abroad for higher studies he has completed his BSS and MSS in economics from Khulna University, Bangladesh.
Mr. Afroz's research interests lie in health economics, public health, labor economics, and development economics.

Ph.D. in health economics [currently Pursuing]

Name of Institution: University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia

Erasmus Mundus Double Master of Science (MSc) in Economic Development and Growth [2013-2015]

Name of Institution-1:              The University of Warwick, UK 

Name of Institution-2:              Lund University, Sweden 

MSc in Risk and Emergency Management [2013]

Name of Institution:                 UME Graduate School, University of Pavia, Italy

Master of Social Science (MSS) in Economics [2012]

Name of Institution:                 Khulna University, (, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in Economics [2010]

Name of Institution:                 Khulna University, (, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

Health Economics, public health, Labour Economics, and Development Economics

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available

2018-present                     Lecturer (Currently on study leave)

                                                Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

01/2016-12/2017              Lecturer, Department of Economics,

                                                 American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB);

                                                Website:, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

05/2012-08/2012             Lecturer, Economics Discipline,

                                                Stamford University Bangladesh, Dhaka

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SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
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1. Keramat, SA., Alam, K., Gow, J., & Biddle, S. J. (2020). Impact of Disadvantaged Neighborhoods and Lifestyle Factors on Adult Obesity: Evidence From a 5-Year Cohort Study in Australia. American Journal of Health Promotion,


2. Keramat, SA., Alam, K., Gow, J., & Biddle, S. J. (2020). Job-Related Characteristics and Obesity in Australian Employees: Evidence From a Longitudinal Nationally Representative Sample. American Journal of Health Promotion, 0890117119901093..

3. Keramat, SA., Alam, K., Gow, J., & Biddle, S. J. (2020). Gender differences in the longitudinal association between obesity, and disability with workplace absenteeism in the Australian working population. PloS one, 15(5), e0233512.

4.  Keramat, SA., Alam, K., Gow, J., & Biddle, S. J. Obesity, long-term health problems, and workplace satisfaction: a longitudinal study of Australian workers. Journal of Community Health, 2020; 45(2), 288-300.

5.  Keramat, S. A., Alam, K., Gow, J., & Biddle, S. J. (2020). A longitudinal exploration of the relationship between obesity, and long term health condition with presenteeism in Australian workplaces, 2006-2018. PloS one, 15(8), e0238260.

6.     Mahumud, R.A., Gow, J., Keramat, S.A. et al. Distribution and predictors associated with the use of breast cancer screening services among women in 14 low-resource countries. BMC Public Health 20, 1467 (2020).

7.   Mahumud, RA, Gow, J, Alam, K, Keramat, SA, Hossain, MG, Sultana, M, Sarker, AR, Islam, SMS. Cost-effectiveness of the introduction of two-dose bi-valent (Cervarix) and quadrivalent (Gardasil) HPV vaccination for adolescent girls in Bangladesh. Vaccine, 2020; 38(2):165-172.

8.   Mahumud, RA, Gow, J, Alam, K, Keramat, SA, Hossain, MG, Sultana, M, Sarker, AR, Islam, SMS. Bivalent HPV vaccine cost-effective at Gavi prices in Bangladesh. PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News, 2019; 841(1):4-4. 


9.  Mahumud, RA, Keramat, S. A., Ormsby, G. M., Dunn, J., & Gow, J. (2020). Cost-effectiveness evaluations of the 9-Valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine: Evidence from a systematic review. PloS one, 15(6), e0233499.

10.  Mahumud, RA, Keramat, SA, Ormsby, GM, Sultana, M, Rawal, LB, Alam, K, Gow,

J, Renzaho, AM. Wealth-related inequalities of women’s knowledge of cervical cancer screening and service utilisation in 18 resource-constrained countries: Evidence from a pooled decomposition analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 2020; 19(1): 1- 15.

11.  Mahumud, RA, Alam, K., Keramat, S. A., Renzaho, A. M., Hossain, M. G., Haque, R., & Gow, J. (2020). Wealth stratified inequalities in service utilisation of breast cancer screening across the geographical regions: a pooled decomposition analysis. Archives of Public Health, 78(1), 1-12.

12.  Alam, K., Mahumud, R. A., Alam, F., Keramat, SA., Erdiaw-Kwasie, M. O., & Sarker, A. R. Determinants of access to eHealth services in regional Australia. International journal of medical informatics, 2019; 131, 103960.