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Nowshin Nahela, PhD Student

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Nahela Nowshin

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

Area(s) of Interest:


Supervisor:  Dr. Lydia Kapiriri

Research Interests: health equity; social determinants of health; SRHR; social justice; health behavior; marginalized populations



  • PhD Student, Health and Society, McMaster University

  • Master of Development Studies (with Highest Distinction), BRAC University (2020)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (2014)


Selected Publications:

Siddiqui, S & Nowshin, N. (2020) They Won't Even Touch the Money We Touched: Stigma, Shame and COVID-19. Research Brief. BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University.

Nowshin, N. (2020). Can Quarantine Be a Solution in a Country Like Bangladesh? The Daily Star.

Nowshin, N. (2020). Coronavirus and the Dark Side of Globalization. The Daily Star.

Nowshin, N. (2018). When Does Development Equal Freedom? The Daily Star.

Research Experience:

Research Associate. "Understanding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of Young Males in Bangladesh: A Mixed-Method Study." Principal Investigator: Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, August 2019 - August 2020.

Research Associate. "Stigma, Shame and COVID-19." Rapid Study. Research Coordinator: Shahana Siddiqui, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, May 2020 - July 2020.

Research Associate. "Soft Skills to Ease Hard Lives: A Qualitative Evaluation of BRAC’s Alternative Learning Program Targeting the Youth." Principal Investigators: Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid and Dr. Farzana Misha, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, May 2020 - August 2020.

Research Fellow. "Situation Analysis of Children’s Rights and Wellbeing in Bangladesh, 2019". Team Leader: Dr. M. Abu Eusuf. Research and Policy Integration for Development (RAPID). Report prepared for UNICEF Bangladesh. May 2019 - September 2019.

Roundtable Talks:

Achieving Sustainable Development through Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2019), Moderator and Discussant, The Daily Star.