About Us

About JPG school

BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health was founded in 2004 in Dhaka, Bangladesh to address the unmet public health challenges particular to Asia, Africa and South America.

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Our Project

Project Overview

Our research project is investigating the underlying issues that lead to early, child and forced marriages in the contexts of urban slums, the ways in which child marriage impacts and changes girls’ lives.

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The effectiveness of current interventions is limited by the lack of knowledge about the nature of child

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Child marriage is an internationally recognized human rights violation which robs girls of their childhood, their education and their options and opportunities in life.

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This study will use qualitative methods to assess how the combination of services currently offered by BRAC ADP and BLAST’s Shokhi project

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Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid

PI (ECM Project), Dean and Professor

Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid, has a Bachelors, Masters in Social Anthropology and a PhD in Medical Anthropology and Public Health


Julie Evans

Technical Consultant


Seama Mowri

Project Manager

Seama Mowri is a seasoned professional with proven skills in research and analysis, project management.


Subas Chandra Biswas

Research Fellow

Subas Chandra Biswas is working as a Research Fellow at James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), BRAC University


Dr. Raia Azmi

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Raia Azmi is a skilled researcher working in the field of public health with focus on child marriage, adolescent health


Sairana Ahsan

Senior Research associate, ECM

Sairana Ahsan is a Senior Research Associate at JPGSPH, BRAC University, Bangladesh. She completed her MSc Public Health from


Md. Mamun-Ur-Rashid

Legal Research & Communication Associate

Mamun-Ur-Rashid has completed his Masters in Anthropology from


Rafia Sultana

Senior Research Assistant

Rafia Sultana is working as a Senior Research Assistant at the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University