Malay Mridha, Ph.D.

Malay Mridha

Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Nutrition

3253 Meyer


  • Ph.D., Nutritional Biology, University of California, Davis
  • M.P.H., Reproductive Health, State University of Bangladesh
  • M.Sc., Health Economics, University of Dhaka
  • M.Sc., Nutrition, University of Dhaka
  • MBBS, Medicine, University of Chittagong

Research Interests

Dr. Mridha’s research interests include the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy and lactation;  weaning and complementary feeding practices and their association with growth and illness of children; the linkage between infection and nutrition; evaluation of existing nutrition intervention programs for women and children; nutrition and non-communicable diseases; and mainstreaming nutrition into health  system.

Dr. Mridha received his MBBS in Medicine and Surgery from Chittagong University, Bangladesh, in 1997, MSc in Nutrition from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 2001, MSc in Health Economics from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 2002, and MPH in Reproductive Health from State University, Bangladesh in 2007.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in Nutritional Biology with a Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition in 2013.  Dr. Mridha is also a Project Coordinator at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B). 

Selected Publications

Mridha MK, Matias SL, Chaparro CM, Paul RR, Hussain S, Vosti SA, Harding KL, Cummins JR, Day LT, Saha SL, Peerson JM, Dewey KG. Lipid-based nutrient supplements for pregnant women reduce newborn stunting in a cluster-randomized controlled effectiveness trial in Bangladesh. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Nov 25. pii: ajcn111336. [PubMed]

Alam B, Mridha MK, Biswas TK, Roy L, Rahman M, Chowdhury ME. Coverage of emergency obstetric care and availability of services in public and private health facilities in Bangladesh. Int J Gynecol and Obstet. 2015 Jun 26. DOI:10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.04.041. [PubMed]

Alam N, Mridha MK, Kristensen S, Vermund SH. Knowledge and skills for management of sexually transmitted infections among rural medical practitioners in Bangladesh. Open J Prev Med. 2015; 5(4):151-158. [PubMed]

Alam N, Chowdhury ME, Mridha MK, Ahmed A, Reichenbach LJ, Streatfield PK, Azim,T (2013). "Factors associated with condom use negotiation by female sex workers in Bangladesh. Int J STD AIDS. 2013; 24(10): 813-21. [PubMed]

Ahmed S.M., Hossain A, Khan MA, Mridha MK, Alam A, Choudhury N, Sharmin T, Afsana K, Bhuiya A. Using formative research to develop MNCH programme in urban slums in Bangladesh: experience form MANOSHI, BRAC. BMC Public Health. 2010;10:663. [PubMed]

Mridha MK, Anwar I, Koblinsky M. Public-sector maternal health programme and services in rural Bangladesh. J Health Popul Nutr. 2009;27(2):124-138. [PubMed]

Koblinsky M, Anwar I, Mridha MK, Chowdhury ME, Botlero R. Reducing maternal mortality and improving maternal health: Bangladesh and MDG 5. J Health Popul Nutr. 2008;26(3):280-294. [PubMed]

Streatfield PK, Koehlmoos TP, Alam N, Mridha MK. Mainstreaming nutrition in maternal, newborn and child health: barriers to seeking services from existing maternal, newborn and child health programme. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 2008; 4, 237-255. [PubMed]

Koblinsky M, Matthews Z, Hussein J, Mavalankar D, Mridha MK, Anwar I, Achadi E, Adjei S, Padmanabhan P, Lerberghe W. Going to scale with professional skilled care. The Lancet. September 28,2006. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(06)69382-3. [PubMed]

Barnett S, Azad K, Barua S, Mridha M, Abrar M, Rego A, Khan A, flatmam D, Costello A. Maternal and newborn care practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period - a comparison in three rural districts in Bangladesh. J Health Popul Nutr. 2006; 24(4):394-402. [PubMed]