DR. Tilak Chandra Nath
DR. Tilak Chandra Nath
Assistant Professor
PhD Fellow (Parasitology); MPH (International Health); MS in Parasitology; DVM
01917379549
tilak.parasitology@sau.ac.bd
tilak1986.dvm@gmail.com

My field of specialization is Parasitology with a focus to public health research and capacity building. With the aim to become a biomedical researcher, I chose Veterinary Sciences for my graduate study where I studied about basic veterinary science courses like anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, biostatistics, microbiology, epidemiology, immunology and public health, and also the basic of parasitology. After completion, I did MS in Parasitology which not only given me a sound and firm grounding in the fields of parasitological laboratory research but also taught me the invaluable skills to manage, lead and collaborate effectively with people. In 2013, I was recruited as a lecturer in the Department of Parasitology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. This position provided me with the opportunity to get involved in the different aspects of biological research. From my first-hand experience during this period, I became aware of the ecology, epidemiology, isolation, identification various helminth, protozoa and their vectors. Then, I could shape up my career plan when I was awarded the first WHO-TDR fellowship from Bangladesh to complete my MPH course (Special Postgraduate Program of Implementation Research) from the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. There I learned about the real basics of research e.g. project implementation and management, data collection and analysis with data presentation. I have primary skills on both qualitative and quantitative research including collection, preservation and culture of field samples, isolation and identification, DNA/RNA works and other molecular techniques with the unique experience to work with animal model. Now, I am doing my PhD in Parasitology in Chungbuk National University, South Korea as KGSP scholar.

Publication Profile:
  • Barriers and gaps in utilization and coverage of mass drug administration program against soil-transmitted helminth infection in Bangladesh: An implementation research TC Nath, RS Padmawati, EH Murhandarwati - Journal of Infection and Public Health, 2018
  • Elimination of soil-transmitted helminthiasis infection in Bangladesh: knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding mass drug administration TC Nath, RS Padmawati, MS Alam, S Das… - Journal of Global Health Reports, 2018
  • Prospects and problems of implementation research on soil transmitted helminthes (STHs) infection in Bangladesh TC Nath. Berita Kedokteran Masyarakat. 2018. 34 (5), 217-220
  • A study on the presence of leucocytozoonosis in pigeon and chicken of hilly districts of Bangladesh TC Nath, MJU Bhuiyan, MS Alam - Biol Sci Pharmacol Res, 2014
  • Common infectious diseases of goats in Chittagong district of Bangladesh TC Nath, MJU Bhuiyan, MA Mamun, R Datta… - Int. J. Sci. Res. Agric. Sci, 2014
  • Prevalence of gastro-intestinal parasites of calves in Mirsarai Upazilla of Chittagong district of Bangladesh TC Nath, MJU Bhuiyan, MS Alam - Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science, 2013
  • Ectoparasitic infestation of cattle in Brahmanpara Upazila of Comilla TC Nath, I Nabila, R Datta, LC Deb, N Debnath… - J. Biol. Chem. Res, 2015
  • Cross sectional epidemiological investigation on the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of small ruminants in Sullah Upazilla of Sunamgonj District M Hossain, MJ Bhuiyan, MS Alam, KM Islam, TC Nath… - Bangladesh. J. Adv. Parasitol, 2015
  • Assessment of the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections of cattle in hilly areas of Bangladesh TC Nath, KM Islam, N Ilyas, SK Chowdhury… - World Scientific News, 2016
  • Haemoprotozoa infection of domestic birds in hilly Areas of Bangladesh T Chandra Nath, J Uddin Bhuiyan - Independent Journal of Management & Production, 2017
  • A Study on the Prevalence of Common Blood Parasites of Cattle in Sylhet District of Bangladesh TC Nath, JU Bhuiyan, S Alam International Journal of Animal & Fisheries Science 1 (1), 8-13
Citation indices:
  • https://scholar.google.co.kr/citations?user=bJsu_bUAAAAJ&hl=ko
  • http://profiles.tdr-global.net/profiles/display/person/6945
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tilak_Nath4
  • orcid.org/0000-0001-8260-0728
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Barriers and gaps in utilization and coverage of mass drug administration program against soil-transmitted helminth infection in Bangladesh: An implementation research TC Nath, RS Padmawati, EH Murhandarwati - Journal of Infection and Public Health, 2018
  • Elimination of soil-transmitted helminthiasis infection in Bangladesh: knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding mass drug administration TC Nath, RS Padmawati, MS Alam, S Das… - Journal of Global Health Reports, 2018
  • Prospects and problems of implementation research on soil transmitted helminthes (STHs) infection in Bangladesh TC Nath. Berita Kedokteran Masyarakat.2018. 34 (5), 217-220
Conference Proceedings:
  • Barriers and Gaps on Utilization and Coverage of Mass Drug Administration Program (MDA) against Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection in Bangladesh; an Implementation Research. Oral Presentation. International Conference on Health Science-2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Develop an electronic health record system: An initiative for identifying the dengue cases in Bangladesh. Poster Presentation. International Workshop on Social Determinant of Health-2016. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Health Education as a determinant of eliminating Soil Transmitted Helminths infection in Bangladesh. Poster Presentation. International Symposium on Non-Communicable Diseases and Neglected Tropical Diseases-2016, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Research Interests:
  • Parasitology
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Molecular biology of gastro-intestinal parasites
  • Implementation research
Research Support:
  • WHO/TDR (Barriers and Gaps on Utilization and Coverage of Mass Drug Administration Program (MDA) against Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection in Bangladesh; an Implementation Research)
Masters Courses:
  • Surveillance to Measure the Burden of NCDs
  • Theory and Practice of Public Health
  • Implementation Research
  • Social Science and Health Behavior
  • Evidence-based Health Policy and Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Bio-statistics
  • Public Health bioinformatics
  • Program Management
  • Health Economics
  • Global Health
  • Environmental Health
  • NTDs Drugs and Prospective Vaccine
  • Vector and Pest Control
  • Infection Control
  • Public Health Research
  • Control and Management of Tropical Diseases
  • PH Advocacy and Communication
  • Learning Skills
  • Academic Writing
  • Data Collection and Analysis
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • PhD Fellow, Chungbuk National University, South Korea (KGSP Scholar-2018)
  • MPH (Universitas Gadgah Mada, Indonesia; WHO/TDR Postgraduate Scholar-2015)
  • MS in Parasitology (Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh)
  • DVM (Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh)
Positions and Affiliations:
  • PhD Researcher, Chungbuk National University, South Korea.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Parasitology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • WHO/TDR Fellow, Special Program on Implementation Research on Tropical Diseases
  • MPH Scholar, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Former Fellow, Parasitology Laboratory, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • Member, Internship Implementation Cell-2018, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • Member, Ethical Committee-2015, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University.
  • Member, Academic Committee, Department of Parasitology, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • Member, Exam Committee (2014-2015), Department of Parasitology, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • Assistant Hall Provost (01/2018-08/2018), Hazrat Shah Poral Hall, Sylhet Agricultural University
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Cum-laude Universitas Gadjah Mada (Academic year 2016-2017)
  • Prime Minister Gold Medal-2010
  • Chancellor Gold Medal-2011
  • University Award-2008
  • Academic Distinction-2008
Awards and Scholarships:
  • Global Korea Scholarship-2018 (PhD)
  • WHO/TDR Postgraduate Scholarship (MPH)
  • Korea Global Foundation Fellowship (Public Diplomacy)
Role as Reviewer:
  • Reviewer, ASEAN Scientific Network
  • Reviewer, Journal of Health Research
Professional Memberships:
  • TDR-global
  • Gradate Forum of Social Determinant of Health, South East Asia
  • Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN)
  • ASEAN Association of Public Health
  • Bangladesh Veterinary Council
  • Bangladesh Veterinary Association
  • Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh
  • Banghabondu Krishibid Porishad
Other Social and Cultural Organization Involvement:
  • Adviser, PRADHIKAR, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • Adviser, Debating Society, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • Adviser, Photographic Society, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • Life Member, Badhan, Bangladesh
  • Adviser, Career Club, Sylhet Agricultural University
Conference contributions (Oral Presentations):
  • International Conference on Health Science (ICHS-2017); Date: 17-19 August, 2017; Venue: Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.
  • Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference; Date: 16-18 September, 2016; Venue: Teikyo University, Japan
  • International Symposium on Tropical Diseases; Date: 16-18 March, 2016; Venue: Hanoi University of Public Health, Vietnam
  • The 10th Graduate Forum in Health System and Policy; Date: 03-05 March, 2016; Venue: United Nations University.
Conference contributions (Poster Presentations):
  • International Symposium on Non-Communicable Diseases and Neglected Tropical Diseases; Date: 04-05 March, 2016; Venue: Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • International Workshop on Social Determinant of Health; Date: 16-19 August, 2016; Venue: Center for Health Policy and management, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Language:
  • English
  • Bengali
  • Hangul (Korean)
  • Bahasha Indonesia