Assistant Professor & Chair
Health Services Administration Department 1 September 016-todate
College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah
- Assistant Professor
Health Service Administration
1 September 2013 to date
College of Health Science
University Of Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
- Clinical Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia (UBC)
- Research Scientist / Health Economist
Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC)
British Columbia Cancer Agency
Provincial Health Services Authority
- Principal Investigator (Research Manager)
BRAC UK (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee)
London, UK (An International Non-profit organisation)
- Research Fellow and Program Coordinator
Health System Development Program,
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
University of London, London, UK
- Project Coordinator (Part time)
Community Advice and Support Scheme (CASS)
Andover State, London, UK
- Assistant Chief (HRD, Planning)
(Human Resources Development Unit (Funded by CIDA)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh
- Research Officer (Health Planning)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh
1. Rahman SA., Mustafa A., Iftekhar HI: Quality of Unqualified Health Care Professionals in Rural Bangladesh-2010. Social Science Research Council, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
2. Rahman SA: Assessment of the financial education needs and opportunities for the women and young people of Tower Hamlets, London UK-2007 (Study conducted for BRAC UK). Based on this study finding, Citi financial group providing financial assistance to BRAC UK for conducting education programme for women and young people of Ethnic minority group, London UK.
3. Rahman SA: Situation analysis of Maternal Health and Maternal Health Care Delivery System in Bangladesh-2002 (Funded by DFID). Five reports have been prepared through the situation analysis based on providers’ users’ service document statistics, and direct observation of the maternal health care delivery.
4. Rahman SA: Health Seeking Behaviour of the Tribal Population in Bangladesh- 2002. (Funded by DFID). This a first reports in its kind based on the focus group discussion and participant observation of 9 tribal communities in Bangladesh. This research report documented health- seeking behaviour of tribal population, especially their maternal and childcare practice.
5. Normand C., Rahman SA: Study of the effects of Unification of Health and Family Planning Services on Health care delivery system in Bangladesh-2003. (Funded by DFID). This report documented the effects of partial unification of health care delivery system and how this reform makes the delivery system ineffective.
6. Rahman SA., Normand C: Study on effects of establishment of Community Clinics at the rural areas in Bangladesh-2003. (Funded by DFID). This report reflects how the grass root level service delivery failed to reach the community as it was plan in Bangladesh.
7. Mustak I., Normand C., Rahman SA: Assessment of the effects of training in developing management capacity of health care provider/managers at the Upazila level in Bangladesh -2004 (Funded by WHO). This report provided in-depth information about the problem of decentralised training programme organised for health and family planning care provider under health sector reform in Bangladesh.
8. Normand C., Rahman SA., Reza A: Assessment of the enhancement of the capacity of the health system looking at the procurement and supply of goods under Health and Population Sector Programme -2004 (Funded by WHO). This report critically examined the problems of bulk and centralised procurement and distribution system. It also shows how the system failed to deliver medical supplies in time and how that affects in delivering health care service and health sector reforms as a whole.
9. Rahman SA: Assessment of the implementation of Essential Service Delivery Package (ESP) at the primary health care level in Bangladesh-2004 (Funded by WHO). This study was an evaluation of the effectiveness of the implementation of ESP at the primary care level and show to what extend ESP was delivered as intended in the reform agenda.
10. Rahman SA: Bridging the Access Gap (BAG): A way to reduce maternal and child mortality in rural Bangladesh. An operational research on developing a referral system at the sub district level in rural Bangladesh -2004/05. This pilot intervention developed a referral system and intervention mechanism, which can be utilised for reduction of maternal and child mortality in rural Bangladesh and other developing country similar to Bangladesh.
11. Rahman SA: Cost sharing on package services and referrals at the community level under BAG pilot intervention -2004/05(Funded by WHO). This pilot intervention was its first attempted to involve people in generating funds for their treatment by creating a Patient Welfare Fund (PWF) at the community level.
12. Ssengooba F., Rahman SA: Effects of health sector reform on human resources in Bangladesh and Uganda- 2004 (Funded by WHO). This study report provided an analysis of how health sector human resources affected by some selected health sector reforms in Uganda and Bangladesh.
13. Rahman SA. Ssengooba F: Maternal Access Study in Uganda and Bangladesh 2002/03 (Funded by HSDP). This report portrait the pattern of maternal health care services and access issues to those services for rural women of Bangladesh and Uganda
1. Dean A Regiera,b,c, Colene Bentleya,b, Craig Mittonc,d, Stirling Bryanc,d, Michael M Burgessc,e, Ellen Chesneyf, Andy Coldmang, Jennifer Gibsonh,i, Jeffrey Hochi,j, Syed Rahman k, Mona Sabharwall, Carol Sawkai, Victoria Schuckelm, Stuart J Peacocka,b,c,*. Public Engagement in Priority-Setting: Results from a pan-Canadian Survey of Decision-makers in Cancer Control. Social Science & Medicine. (2014) SSM-D-14-00840R3
2. Rahman SA., Tara Kielmann., Normand C., McPake B: Healthcare-Seeking Behaviour among the Tribal people in Bangladesh: can the current health system really meet their need?” International Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Sept. 2012. Online version is available at www.icddrb.org.
3. Rahman SA., Holewa H: Addressing Childhood Cancer in Resource Limited Countries-The need for an International Collaborative Effort. (Editorial): Australian - Asian Journal of Cancer ISSN- 0972- 2556, Vol. 9, No. 2, April 2010. Pp 01-03.
4. Rahman SA., Holewa H: Bridging the gap- A Call to Address Childhood Cancer in Developing Countries,. The Psycho-Social Review, vol.5, issue 1, 2010. Pp 7-8.
5. Rahman SA, Normand C: Health Seeking behaviour of Hill Tribal Population in Bangladesh (Abstract) International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2009.
6. Ssengooba Freddie, Rahman SA, Hongoro C: Health Sector Reforms and Human Resources for Health in Uganda and Bangladesh: Mechanisms of effect. Human Resources for Health 2007, 5:3. Online article is available from http//www.human resources-health.com/content/5/1/3.
7. Parkhurst J. Rahman SA: Life saving or money wasting? Bangladeshi women’s perceptions of caesarean sections. Health Policy 80 (2007) 392-401.
8. Parkhurst J. Rahman SA: Non-professional health practitioners and referrals to facilities: maternal care Lessons from Bangladesh. (Health Policy and Planning, 2007, 1-7.
9. Parkhurst J. Rahman SA: Ssengooba Freddie. Overcoming Access Barriers for Facility Based Delivery in Low- Income Setting: Insights from Bangladesh and Uganda. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. December, 2006, 24 (4).
10. Ssengooba Freddie, Rahman SA, et.al: The Impact of Health Sector Reforms on Human Resources in Health in Uganda and Bangladesh Published as WHO web publication No –H0/03/114962-2005. Strategic Research on Human Resources.
11. Parkhurst J. Rahman SA: Health Systems Factors Influencing Maternal Health Services: A Four-Country Comparison. Health Policy: 73 (2005) 127-138.
12. Reza Hasan, AH, Rahman SA: Private Medical Clinics in Dhaka: An analysis from Management Perspective; Journal of Business Studies. Vol. x.xiii, December 2002.