Zahidul Quayyum, PhD
Professor and Co-Director of the Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health
Dr Zahidul Quayyum, PhD Health Economics, is a Professor, Co-Director of the Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health, and the Technical Adviser to the Centre of Excellence for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage at BRAC JPGSPH. His research interests include evaluating different policy changes in health care and health systems from a health economist and health systems perspective; urban health, equity and resource allocation in health care; economic evaluation of health interventions and health technology assessment; financing and efficiency for universal health coverage. With over 20 years of experience in conducting health economics research and teaching in UK universities, He has worked for many international research projects, mainly economic evaluation models for safe motherhood interventions strategies and economic analysis of government interventions and policy changes for improving maternal and child health. Dr Quayyum was also a founding faculty member at the Institute of Health Economics of Dhaka University.
1. PhD. (Health Economics). University of Aberdeen. 2013. Thesis Topic: Topic: “Developing a need-based resource allocation model for health care expenditure in Bangladesh”
2. M. Sc. Health Policy Planning and Financing. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and London School of Economics, University of London, UK. 1995-96
3. MA in Economics Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.1984
4. Masters of Social Science (MSS), in Economics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.1982
5. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1980
Graham, W. J., Cairns, J., Bhattacharya, S., Bullough, C. H. W., Quayyum, Z., & Rogo, K. (2006). Maternal and Perinatal Conditions. In D. T. Jamison, J. G. Breman, A. R. Measham, G. Alleyne, M. Claeson, D. B. Evans, … P. Musgrove (Eds.), Disease control priorities in developing countries (pp. 499–530). New York: Oxford University Press.
Ahmed, R., Farnaz, N., Aktar, B., Hassan, R., Shafique, S. B., Ray, P., … Rashid, S. F. (2019). Situation analysis for delivering integrated comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian crisis condition for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Protocol for a mixed-method study. BMJ Journal, 9(7). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028340
Elsey, H., Agyepong, I., Huque, R., Quayyem, Z., Baral, S., Ebenso, B., … Mirzoev, T. (2019). Rethinking health systems in the context of urbanisation: Challenges from four rapidly urbanising low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Journal, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001501
Muirhead, V. E., Quayyum, Z., Markey, D., Weston-Price, S., Kimber, A., Rouse, W., & Pine, C. M. (2018). Children’s toothache is becoming everybody’s business: Where do parents go when their children have oral pain in London, England? A cross-sectional analysis. BMJ Journal, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020771
Quayyum, Z., Briggs, A., Robles-Zurita, J., Oldroyd, K., Zeymer, U., Desch, S., … Thiele, H. (2017). Protocol for an economic evaluation of the randomised controlled trial of culprit lesion only PCI versus immediate multivessel PCI in acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock: CULPRIT-SHOCK trial. BMJ Journal, 7(8). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014849
Quayyum, Z., Khan, M. N. U., Quayyum, T., Nasreen, H. E., Chowdhury, M., & Ensor, T. (2013). “Can community level interventions have an impact on equity and utilization of maternal health care” – Evidence from rural Bangladesh. International Journal for Equity in Health, 12(22). https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-12-22
Wardlaw, J., Brazzelli, M., Miranda, H., Chappell, F., McNamee, P., Scotland, G., … Dennis, M. (2014). An assessment of the cost effectiveness of magnetic resonance including diffusion-weighted imaging in patients with transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke. A systematic review, meta-analysis and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, 18(27). https://doi.org/10.3310/hta18270
Brazzelli, M., Shuler, K., Quayyum, Z., Hadley, D., Muir, K., McNamee, P., … Wardlaw, J. M. (2013). Clinical and imaging services for TIA and minor stroke: Results of two surveys of practice across the UK. BMJ Open, 3(8). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003359
Ensor, T., Nadjib, M., Quayyum, Z., & Megraini, A. (2008). Public funding for community-based skilled delivery care in Indonesia: To what extent are the poor benefiting? The European Journal of Health Economics, 9(4), 385–392. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-007-0094-x
Ensor, T., Quayyum, Z., Nadjib, M., & Sucahya, P. (2009). Level and determinants of incentives for village midwives in Indonesia. Health Policy and Planning, 24(1), 26–35. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czn040
Quayyum, Z., Nadjib, M., Ensor, T., & Sucahya, P. K. (2010). Expenditure on obstetric care and the protective effect of insurance on the poor: Lessons from two Indonesian districts. Health Policy and Planning, 25(3), 237–247. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czp060
Guinness, L., Vickerman, P., Quayyum, Z., Foss, A., Watts, C., Rodericks, A., … Kumaranayake, L. (2010). The cost‐effectiveness of consistent and early intervention of harm reduction for injecting drug users in Bangladesh. Addiction, 105(2), 319–328. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02755.x
Aly, O. E., & Quayyum, Z. (2012). Has laparoscopic colorectal surgery become more cost-effective over time? International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 27(7), 855–860. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00384-012-1410-1
Azuara-Blanco, A., Burr, J. M., Cochran, C., Ramsay, C., Vale, L., Foster, P., … Effectiveness in Angle-closure Glaucoma of Lens Extraction (EAGLE) Study Group. (2011). The effectiveness of early lens extraction with intraocular lens implantation for the treatment of primary angle-closure glaucoma (EAGLE): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 12(133), 855–860. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-12-133
Hislop, J., Quayyum, Z., Elders, A., & Jenkinson, D. (2011). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of imatinib dose escalation for the treatment of unresectable and/or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours that have progressed on treatment at a dose of 400 mg/day: A systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, 15(25). https://doi.org/10.3310/hta15250
Hislop, J., Quayyum, Z., Flett, G., Boachie, C., & Fraser, C. (2010). Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of rapid point-of-care tests for the detection of genital chlamydia infection in women and men. Health Technology Assessment, 14(29). https://doi.org/10.3310/hta14290
Black, C., Clar, C., Henderson, R., MacEachern, C., McNamee, P., Quayyum, Z., … Thomas, S. (2009). The clinical effectiveness of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements in slowing or arresting progression of osteoarthritis of the knee: A systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, 13(52), 1–123. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta13520
Miller, C. E., Quayyum, Z., McNamee, P., & Salman, R. A.-S. (2009). Economic burden of intracranial vascular malformations in adults: A prospective population-based study. Stroke, 40(6), 1973–1979. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.539528
Levin, A., Rahman, M. A., Quayyum, Z., Subrata Routh, & Barkat‐e‐Khuda. (2001). The demand for child curative care in two rural thanas of Bangladesh: Effect of income and women’s employment. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 16(3), 179–194. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.630
Quaiyum, A., Tunon, C., Hel Baqui, A., Quayyum, Z., & Khatun, J. (1997). Impact of national immunization days on polio-related knowledge and practice of urban women in Bangladesh. Health Policy and Planning, 12(4), 363–371. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/12.4.363
Patel, A., Berdunov, V., King, D., Quayyum, Z., Wittenberg, R., & Knapp, M. (2017). Current, future and avoidable costs of stroke in the UK: Executive summary Part 1: Burden of stroke in the next 20 years and potential returns from increased spending on research. Stroke, 1–6. Retrieved from https://www.stroke.org.uk/sites/default/files/costs_of_stroke_in_the_uk_report_-_executive_summary_part_1.pdf
Patel, A., Berdunov, V., King, D., Quayyum, Z., Wittenberg, R., & Knapp, M. (2017). Current, future and avoidable costs of stroke in the UK: Executive summary Part 2: Societal costs of stroke in the next 20 years and potential returns from increased spending on research. Stroke, 1–12.
Khan, M. N. U., Quayyum, Z., T, Q., Nasreen, H., Mahmud, S. N., & Ensor, T. (2012). Cost of providing maternal, newborn and child health care: Estimates from BRAC’s IMNCS programme in rural Bangladesh (No. Research Monograph Series No. 45). BRAC.
Khan, M. N. U., Quayyum, Z., Hashima-e-Nasreen, Ensor, T., & Salahuddin, S. (2010). Household Costs of Obtaining Maternal and Newborn Care in Rural Bangladesh - Baseline Survey. BRAC Research and Evaluation Division, Bangladesh and University of Aberdeen, UK, 1–38.
Quayyum, Z., Ensor, T., Nadjib, M., & Sucahya, P. (2006). How do village midwives earn a living in Indonesia? Evidence from two districts in Banten Province. Initiative for Maternal Mortality Impact Assessment (IMMPACT), Aberdeen & Jakarta.
Quayyum, Z., Ensor, T., Najib, M., Sucahya, P., & Pambudi, E. . (2006). Inequality in access to and financing of obstetric care in two districts of Indonesia: Are poor benefiting from the Bidan Di Desa programme and public provision of care. Initiative for Maternal Mortality Impact Assessment (IMMPACT), Aberdeen & Jakarta.
Quayyum, Z., Nadjib, M., Ensor, T., Sucahya, P. K., Susilawati, & Megraini, A. (2006). Cost of obstetric care and economic consequences for the mothers in hospitals of Serang and Pandeglang districts. Initiative for Maternal Mortality Impact Assessment (IMMPACT), Aberdeen & Jakarta.
Quayyum, Z., Nadjib, M., Sucahya, P. K., & Ensor, T. (2006). Cost Analysis of village midwifery services in serang and Pandeglang: Efficiency and financial sustainability of the programme. Initiative for Maternal Mortality Impact Assessment, Aberdeen & Jakarta.
Khan, M., Quayyum, Z., Ahmed, S., Sohel, N., & Dhar, B. C. (2001). Health seeking behaviour, willingness and ability to pay for essential services in Urban Bangladesh (Health Economics Programme). Dhaka: Public Health Sciences Division, ICDDR,B.
Quayyum, Z., Routh, S., Rahman, M. A., Jahan, M., & Barkat-e-Khuda. (1999). Cost-recovery strategies in the health and population programmes of Bangladesh: Issues for the application of users fees. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.
May 2018 – date
James P Grant School of Public Health, Brac University, Dhaka Bangladesh
Professor and Co-Director of Research.
Co-Director of the Centre of Excellence for Urban Equity and Health,
Technical Adviser, Centre of Excellence for Health Systems and Universal Health
Oct 2016 – April 2018
Queen Mary University of London, UK
July 2014 – August 2016
University of Glasgow
Research Associate (Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment)
March 2007 – June 2014
University of Aberdeen, UK
Research Fellow (Health Economist), HERU.
March 2004-February 2007
University of Aberdeen, UK
Health Services Economic Researcher (Research Fellow), and Health Economist
Aug 2002 – February 2003
University of York, UK
Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics and Related Studies
Aug 1999 – July 2002
Dhaka University, Institute of Health Economics
December 1994 – July 1999
ICDDR,B. Dhaka. Bangladesh
Senior Operations Researcher, Operations Research Project, Public Health
Sciences Division initially and later, and Senior Operations Researcher (Health
Economist), Health Economics Programme of Public Health Science Division
November 1993 – July 1994
ICDDR,B. Dhaka. Bangladesh
Research Investigator, Public Health Sciences Division
February 1985 – October 1993
International Jute Organisation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Research and Statistical Officer.
October 1984 – January 1985
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
Member, Health Economic Study Group (HESG, UK), Bangladesh Economic Association