Dr. Nazrul Islam, MBBS, MSc, MPH, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine. His research involves big data analysis (e.g., whole-population electronic medical records of primary and secondary healthcare data) using advanced epidemiological study design methodology such as emulated target trial, minimising bias and confounding in observational studies, examining intersectional inequalities in morbidity and mortality locally and globally.
- Research Editor, The BMJ (British Medical Journal)
- Principal Methodologist, UK Office for National Statistics (ONS)
- Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester
- Technical Advisor at the WHO-UN DESA Technical Advisory Group on Covid-19 mortality assessment
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) degree programme: Research for Medicine and Health
He previously worked as an Epidemiologist at the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford where he led more than 30 studies including large-scale international comparative analysis. He established an international consortium on Monitoring Mortality Inequality Consortium of which he is a Co-Director. Before joining Oxford, he was a quantitative research associate at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, where his work involved research methodology and quantitative data analysis of randomised controlled trials and large observational databases.
Following his medical training (MBBS), he received his Masters and PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard University and the University of British Columbia. He held several prestigious doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.