Khadija Begum, Ph.D.

Position Title
Postdoctoral Scholar


Ph.D., Nutritional Biology, University of California, Davis
M.P.H, University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr. Begum’s research interests aim at improving maternal and child health and nutrition in low-income countries with particular focus on micronutrient interventions, prevention of anemia in women and children, prevention of childhood stunting and infection, and the improvement of infant and young child feeding including breastfeeding. 

Hoque DE, Arifeen SE, Rahman M, Chowdhury EK, Haque TM, Begum K, et al. Improving and sustaining quality of child health care through IMCI training and supervision: experience from rural Bangladesh. Health Policy Plan. 2013 Sep 13. [PubMed]

Hazir T, Begum K, El Arifeen S, Khan AM, Huque MH, Kazmi N, et al. Measuring coverage in MNCH: a prospective validation study in Pakistan and Bangladesh on measuring correct treatment of childhood pneumonia. PLoS Med. 2013;10(5):e1001422. [PubMed]

Dewey KG, Begum K. Long-term consequences of stunting in early life. Matern Child Nutr. 2011 Oct;7 Suppl 3:5-18. [PubMed]

Dewey KG, Begum K, Why stunting matters? Alive & Thrive Technical Brief Issue 2. Washington, D.C.: Alive & Thrive; September 2010. [Article]

Begum K, Dewey KG, Impact of early initiation of exclusive breastfeeding on newborn deaths, Alive & Thrive Technical Brief Issue 1. Washington, D.C.: Alive & Thrive; January 2010. [Article]

Arifeen SE, Hoque DM, Akter T, Rahman M, Hoque ME, Begum K, et al. Effect of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy on childhood mortality and nutrition in a rural area in Bangladesh: a cluster randomized trial. Lancet. 2009 Aug 1;374(9687):393-403. [PubMed]

Chowdhury EK, El Arifeen S, Rahman M, Hoque DE, Hossain MA, Begum K, et al. Care at first-level facilities for children with severe pneumonia in Bangladesh: a cohort study. Lancet. 2008 Sep 6;372(9641):822-30. [PubMed]