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Department of International Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University


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Rasheda Khanam


Department of International Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University 615 North Wolfe St., Suite E 8624 Baltimore, Maryland 21205 

Research Interests:

improvement of maternal, newborn and child health in low-middle-income countries by enhancing the understanding of the major causes of maternal, neonatal, and child morbidity and mortality and by designing and testing cost-effective public health interventions against them.



  1. Khanam R, Ahmed S, Harrison M, Begum N, Mahmud A, Baqui AH. Can Facility Delivery Reduce the Risk of Perinatal Mortality Associated with Intrapartum Complications? Journal of Global Health (In press).
  2. AMANHI (Alliance for Maternal and Newborn Health Improvement) Bio–banking Study group, Baqui AH, Khanam R, Rahman MS, Ahmed A, Rahman HH, Moin MI, Ahmed S, Jehan F, Nisar I, Hussain A, Ilyas M, Hotwani A, Sajid M, Qureshi S, Zaidi A, Sazawal S, Ali SM, Deb S, Juma MH, Dhingra U, Dutta A, Ame SM, Hayward C, Rudan I, Zangenberg M, Russell D, Yoshida S, Polašek O, Manu A, and Bahl R. Understanding biological mechanisms underlying adverse birth outcomes in developing countries: protocol for a prospective cohort (AMANHI bio–banking) study. Journal of Global Health. November 2017. Published online. http://www.jogh.org/documents/issue201702/jogh-07-021202.htm
  3. Rahman S, Choudhury AA, Khanam R, Moin SMI, Ahmed S, Begum N, et al. Effect of a package of integrated demand- and supply- side interventions on facility delivery rates in rural Bangladesh: Implications for large-scale programs. PLoS ONE. 2017, 12(10): e0186182. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0186182
  4. Khanam R, Ahmed S, Creanga AA, Begum N, Koffi AK, Mahmud A, Rosen H, Baqui AH. Maternal complications during pregnancy and adverse perinatal outcomes in rural Bangladesh: A cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017, 17:81. 
  5. Khanam R, Reza M, Ahmed D, Rahman M, Alam MS, Amin M, Rahman A, Khan SI, Mayer KH, Azim T. Sexually transmitted infections and associated risk factors among street and residence based female sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2017 January, vol 44. Iss 1; p 21-28.
  6. Khanam R, Creanga AA, Koffi AK, Mitra DK, Mahmud A, Begum N, Moin SMI, Ram M,  Quaiyum MA, Ahmed S, Saha SK, Baqui AH. Levels and Determinants of Care-seeking for Pregnancy and Intrapartum Complications in Rural Bangladesh: Results from a Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 20;11(12):e0167814. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167814. eCollection 2016.
  7. Khanam R, Ahmed D, Rahman M, Alam MS, Amin M, Khan SI, Mayer KH, Azim T. Antimicrobial susceptibility of N. gonorrhoeae in Bangladesh: 2014 update. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Jun 20;60(7):4418-9. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00223-16. Print 2016 Jul.
  8. Mercer A, Khanam R, Gurley E, Azim T. Sexual risk behavior of married men and women in Bangladesh associated with husbands’ work-migration and living apart. Journal of Sex Transm Dis. 2007 May; 34(5): 265-73.
  9. Johnston LG, Khanam R, Reza M, Khan SI, Banu S, Alam MS, Rahman M, Azim T. The effectiveness of respondent driven sampling for recruiting males who have sex with males in Dhaka, Bangladesh. AIDS Behav 2007 Aug 22. DOI 10.1007/s10461-007-9300-1