Mahmudur Rahman


Mahmudur Rahman, PhD, MBBS, MPHM

Independent Consultant; Former Director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR)

Dr. Rahman served as Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Bangladesh, devoting 33 years to epidemiologic and public health research. Currently, he is an independent consultant. 

Dr. Rahman played a key facilitator role in establishing the National Influenza Center, BSL 3 and Nipah laboratory, Web based disease surveillance, Nipah, Event based and, Cell Phone Based surveillance, as well as an active role in institutionalization of ‘One Health’. Dr. Rahman led the 2009 H1N1 pandemic response in Bangladesh, and served as a member of the IHR, and Pandemic Influenza Review Committee, Chair of Advisory Panel on PIP Framework and member of the Emergency Committee on MERS-CoV, and Ebola Viral Disease.
Currently, Dr. Rahman is serving as the Chair of SEAR, Member Global and, EMR Certification Commission for Polio Eradication, Member of Advisory Panel on PIP Framework, Emergency Committee on events related to Poliomyelitis, WHO’s taskforce on Nipah virus R&D, and TAG member of APSED. He was enlisted in the IHR roster of Experts, and serves as a member of the National Technical Advisory Committee on COVID-19 in Bangladesh.

Dr. Rahman has authored 144 research publications and studies including 105 publications in peer reviewed journals. He earned a Masters in Primary Health Care Management from Mahidol University, Thailand and a Ph.D in Epidemiology from University of Cambridge, UK.