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Dr Nazrul Islam

Dr Nazrul Islam

Nazrul Islam


Research Fellow, Medical Statistics

Physician-Epidemiologist and Medical Statistician

Dr. Nazrul Islam is a physician-epidemiologist and medical statistician. Following his medical training (MBBS), he received his graduate training (Masters and PhD) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard University and the University of British Columbia.

Before joining Oxford, he was a Quantitative Research Associate at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. His works involved research methodology and quantitative data analysis of randomised controlled trials and large observational databases. He continues to collaborate with the colleagues at the University of Cambridge.

Current work and interests

Dr. Islam is a research fellow in medical statistics. Based at the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford, his work involves a combination of research methodology, medical statistics, and machine learning to examine cardiovascular disease burden using integrated electronic health records and large prospective health studies. 


<> Research Editor, The BMJ.

<> Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester

<> Member, WHO-UN DESA Technical Advisory Group on Covid-19 mortality assessment.

<> Visiting Fellow, UK Office for National Statistics (ONS)

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