Profile of Md. Ruhul Amin

... Name Md. Ruhul Amin
Designation Assistant Professor
Last Degree PhD (Texas Tech University, USA), MPH (University of Colorado Denver, USA) Fulbright Scholar
   
PhD       Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA, Nutritional Sciences
MPH      University of Colorado Denver, USA, Community and Behavioral Health
MS         University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nutrition and Food Science
BSc        University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nutrition and Food Science
2018-Present     Associate Professor, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012-2018          Assistant Professor, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008-2012          Lecturer, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2006-2008          Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR)

REFEREED JOURNALS

Murimi, M.W., Moyeda-Carabaza, A.F., Nguyen, B., Saha, S., Amin, R. and Njike, V., (2018). Factors that contribute to effective nutrition education interventions in children: a systematic review. Nutrition Reviews, 76(8), 553–580. https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nuy020  (Oxford Academic)

Murimi, M. W., Kanyi, M. G., Mbogori, T. N., Amin, M. R., Rana, Z. H., Nguyen, B., & Moyeda-Carabaza, A. F. (2018). Voices and perspectives of rural Hispanic households on food insecurity in west Texas: a qualitative study. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2018.1434105 (Taylor & Francis)

Murimi, M. W., Kanyi, M., Mupfudze, T., Amin, M. R., Mbogori, T., & Aldubayan, K. (2016). Factors Influencing Efficacy of Nutrition Education Interventions: A Systematic Review. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49(2):142-165. (ELSEVIER) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27814976

Murimi, M. W., Kanyi, M. G., Mupfudze, T., Mbogori, T. N., & Amin, M. R. (2016). Prevalence of Food Insecurity in Low-Income Neighbourhoods in West Texas. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 48(9), 625-630. (ELSEVIER) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27524688

Amin, M.R., Haqu, M., Al Hasan, S.M., Ali, M., Nawaz, M.S., & Tasneem Hasin, C. (2014). Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status of Dialysis and Non-dialysis Patients in Selected Specialized Hospitals of Dhaka City. Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition, 26:41-51.

Amin, M.R., Hossain, S., Ahmabed, L., Saleh, F., & Ali, L. (2010). Ferritin and Soluble Transferrin Receptors in Type 2 Diabetic and Non-diabetic Post-menopausal Women in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 16(3), 369 – 377. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22691990

Amin, M.R., Ahmed, L., Saleh, F., Mumu, S.J., Afnan, F., & Ali, L. (2010). Nutritional Status of Type 2 Diabetic and Non-diabetic menopausal women in Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Population and Health, 3(1), 65-73.

Nur, A.N., Hossain, S., Amin, M.R., & Ahmed, L. (2010). Eating behavior, food preferences and nutritional status of selected affluent school adolescents of Dhaka city. South Asian Journal of Population and Health, 3(1), 43-51.

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT
NFS 506: Research Methods and Biostatistics
NFS 507: Data Management and Analysis
NFS 407: Dietetics
NFS 409: Development Nutrition
NFS 307: Nutrition Planning
 
TEACHING INTERESTS
Nutrition Research Methods and Evaluation, Community Health and Nutritional assessment, Program Planning and Implementation, Public Health Nutrition, Advanced Community Nutrition, Survey Research, Applied Biostatistics, Epidemiology (Basic, Analytical or Nutritional), Data Analysis (SPSS, STATA, R)
ACADEMIC AWARDS/HONORS
Prime Minister Award,1995
Provost Award, Amar Ekushey Hall, University of Dhaka, 2005
Quasi Salamatullah Trust Foundation Gold Medal, 2005
Korean Society for Nutrition, 2017
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
Fulbright Scholarship, 2010-2012
University Grant Commission Scholarship, 2003
Jack and Mildred Buchanan Nutritional Sciences Scholarship Endowment (2015-2016)
Nutritional Science General Human Science Scholarship (2015-2016)
Elizabeth F. Smith Scholarship (2016-2017)
Cash Family Graduate Fellowship (2016-2017)
Maternal and Child Undernutrition
Chronic Diseases (Obesity, Diabetes)
Nutrition Intervention
Food and Nutrition Security
 
 

 

COURSES TAUGHT
NFS 506: Research Methods and Biostatistics
NFS 507: Data Management and Analysis
NFS 407: Dietetics
NFS 409: Development Nutrition
NFS 307: Nutrition Planning
 
TEACHING INTERESTS
Nutrition Research Methods and Evaluation, Community Health and Nutritional assessment, Program Planning and Implementation, Public Health Nutrition, Advanced Community Nutrition, Survey Research, Applied Biostatistics, Epidemiology (Basic, Analytical or Nutritional), Data Analysis (SPSS, STATA, R)
Curriculum Vitae (Short)
Md. Ruhul Amin
 
WORK ADDRESS
Associate Professor
Room # 211, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science
University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +88 01819 5044 34

EDUCATION
PhD, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA, Nutritional Sciences
MPH, University of Colorado Denver, USA, Community and Behavioral Health
MS, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nutrition and Food Science
BSc, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nutrition and Food Science
 
EMPLOYMENT
2018-Present     Associate Professor, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012-2018          Assistant Professor, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008-2012          Lecturer, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2006-2008          Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR)
 
COURSES TAUGHT
NFS 506: Research Methods and Biostatistics
NFS 507: Data Management and Analysis
NFS 407: Dietetics
NFS 409: Development Nutrition
NFS 307: Nutrition Planning
 
TEACHING INTERESTS
Nutrition Research Methods and Evaluation, Community Health and Nutritional assessment, Program Planning and Implementation, Public Health Nutrition, Advanced Community Nutrition, Survey Research, Applied Biostatistics, Epidemiology (Basic, Analytical or Nutritional), Data Analysis (SPSS, STATA, R)
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Maternal and Child Undernutrition, Chronic diseases (Obesity, Diabetes), Nutrition Intervention, Food Insecurity, Food and Nutrition Policy
 
ACADEMIC AWARDS/HONORS
Prime Minister Award,1995
Provost Award, Amar Ekushey Hall, University of Dhaka, 2005
Quasi Salamatullah Trust Foundation Gold Medal, 2005
Korean Society for Nutrition, 2017
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
Fulbright Scholarship, 2010-2012
University Grant Commission Scholarship, 2003
Jack and Mildred Buchanan Nutritional Sciences Scholarship Endowment (2015-2016)
Nutritional Science General Human Science Scholarship (2015-2016)
Elizabeth F. Smith Scholarship (2016-2017)
Cash Family Graduate Fellowship (2016-2017)
 

PUBLICATIONS

Murimi, M.W., Moyeda-Carabaza, A.F., Nguyen, B., Saha, S., Amin, R. and Njike, V., (2018). Factors that contribute to effective nutrition education interventions in children: a systematic review. Nutrition Reviews, 76(8), 553–580. https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nuy020 (Oxford Academic)
Murimi, M. W., Kanyi, M. G., Mbogori, T. N., Amin, M. R., Rana, Z. H., Nguyen, B., & Moyeda-Carabaza, A. F. (2018). Voices and perspectives of rural Hispanic households on food insecurity in west Texas: a qualitative study. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2018.1434105 (Taylor & Francis)
Murimi, M. W., Kanyi, M., Mupfudze, T., Amin, M. R., Mbogori, T., & Aldubayan, K. (2016). Factors Influencing Efficacy of Nutrition Education Interventions: A Systematic Review. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49(2):142-165. (ELSEVIER) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27814976
Murimi, M. W., Kanyi, M. G., Mupfudze, T., Mbogori, T. N., & Amin, M. R. (2016). Prevalence of Food Insecurity in Low-Income Neighbourhoods in West Texas. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 48(9), 625-630. (ELSEVIER) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27524688
Amin, M.R., Haqu, M., Al Hasan, S.M., Ali, M., Nawaz, M.S., & Tasneem Hasin, C. (2014). Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status of Dialysis and Non-dialysis Patients in Selected Specialized Hospitals of Dhaka City. Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition, 26:41-51.
Amin, M.R., Hossain, S., Ahmabed, L., Saleh, F., & Ali, L. (2010). Ferritin and Soluble Transferrin Receptors in Type 2 Diabetic and Non-diabetic Post-menopausal Women in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 16(3), 369 – 377. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22691990
Amin, M.R., Ahmed, L., Saleh, F., Mumu, S.J., Afnan, F., & Ali, L. (2010). Nutritional Status of Type 2 Diabetic and Non-diabetic menopausal women in Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Population and Health, 3(1), 65-73.
Nur, A.N., Hossain, S., Amin, M.R., & Ahmed, L. (2010). Eating behavior, food preferences and nutritional status of selected affluent school adolescents of Dhaka city. South Asian Journal of Population and Health, 3(1), 43-51.
 
PUBLISHED LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Murimi, M. W., Kanyi, M. G., Mupfudze, T., Mbogori, T. N., Amin, M. R., & Dawson, J. A. (2017). Response to Prevalence of Food Insecurity in Low-Income Neighborhoods in West Texas: Methodological Issues. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior49(1), 88. (ELSEVIER)
 
PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS
John A Dawson, PhD, Md. Ruhul Amin, MS MPH. Association of BMI with Bias and Error in Visual Analog Scales and Other Self-Report Measures. https://obesityweek.com/abstract/association-of-bmi-with-bias-and-error-in-visual-analog-scales-and-other-self-report-measures/
Amin, M. R., Murimi, M. W., & Carabaza, A. F. M. (2017). Factors Associated with Stunting Among 0-23 Months-Old Children in Rural Bangladesh. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior49(7), S21.
Mbogori, T., Murimi, M., & Amin, M.R. (2015). Nutrition Education Intervention: Using Train the Trainer Approach to Reach Populations With Low Literacy in Turkana, Kenya. Journ11INal of Nutrition Education and Behavior47(4), S81-S82. (ELSEVIER)
 
POSTER PRESENTATION/PUBLICATIONS
16th Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, Texas Tech University; title:  Factors Associated with Stunting among 0-23 Months Old Children in Rural Bangladesh. March 24, 2017
MPH Capstone Project poster presentation, University of Colorado Denver, “A Comparison of Two Iron Doses on Fractional Zinc Absorption from SprinklesTM as a Micronutrient Fortificant’ May 11, 2012
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Facilitated ‘Nutrition in Emergency (NiE)’ training program for Disaster Management Committee (DMC) members at three Disaster Prone Districts of Bangladesh, funded by ECO, and organized by UNICEF and INFS, University of Dhaka from June 9 to June 11, 2014
Conducted ‘SMART Anthropometric and Mortality Survey (anthropometry, mortality, IYCF, food security, WASH)’ in Netrokona district, Bangladesh, jointly organized by UNICEF and INFS, University of Dhaka from May 19 to May 25, 2014
Facilitated ‘Technical Course on Comprehensive Direct and Nutrition Sensitive Interventions’ for zonal Nutrition Officers and Nutrition Support Officers of UNICEF from January 18 to January 22, 2014
 
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE/ SEMINAR
Oral Abstract Presentation accepted for the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior’s 50th Annual Conference with the research Factors Associated with Stunting among 0-23 Months Old Children in Rural Bangladesh. July 20-24, 2017, Washington DC, USA
Attended the 2011 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar ‘From Lab to Market’ in Cambridge, MA from May 17-21, 2011, organized by Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE)
Attended the ‘Global Food Security Seminar’ from October 20-24, 2010 in Lincoln, NE, organized by the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE)
Attended the 2007 ‘Responsive Feeding’ international conference at ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 25 to March 3, 2007
 
PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS / WORKSHOPS
Received a week long training on ‘SMART Nutrition Survey Methodology for Managers’ at Aristocrat Inn, Dhaka, organized by UNICEF and INFS, Dhaka University, Bangladesh from 23rd February to 28th February, 2014
Received a 4-day training on ‘Nutrition in Emergency (NiE)’ at HKI Office, Dhaka, organized by Helen Keller International, Bangladesh, from February 15 to February 18 February, 2014                                                                             
Received a two weeks training on “Training Practicum in Design and Methods of Community Trial” from JiVita Bangladesh (NIPHP-USAID), a research project of John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, from 7th June to 20th June, 2004
Participated on the online training program on “Human Subject Research Education” and got certificate on June 17, 2004 from The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Received a Six days training on “Field Training on Nutrition” of B.Sc (Honors ) Degree program, organized by Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, and Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Koatbari, Comilla from  4th May to 8th May, 2003
Participated a day long workshop on “Development of Food Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDGs) for Different Age Group in Bangladesh’ organized by Bangladesh National Nutrition Council (NNC) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh on June 30, 2007
Received a six days regional training program on ‘The Use and Maintenance of High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)’ organized by NITUB, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 8th to 13th December, 2007
 
GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING
Ali, M.M., (MS), (2013). “Predictors of stunting in toddlers of urban squatter in Dhaka city”
Hasan, Z., (MS), (2012) “Livelihood, food security, and nutrition of slum dwellers in Dhaka City”
Ahamed, I., (MS), (2012) “Food security, Dietary diversity, and Maternal nutrition of slum dwellers of Dhaka metropolitan area”
Haque, M., (MS), (2010) “Dietary practices of chronic renal failure patients with and without dialysis”
 
COMPUTER LITERACY
Well conversant in MS-Office
Data analysis with SPSS, STATA, R, Anthro/AnthroPlus, ENA, Epi-Info
 
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Society of Nutritional Education and Behavior (SNEB)
Institute of Nutrition and Food Science Alumni Association (INFSAA)
Graduate Nutrition Association (GNO), Texas Tech University

 

Updated August 6, 2018