Dr. Aninda Nishat Moitry obtained her M.B.B.S. degree from Sir Salimullah Medical College under University of Dhaka in 2012. After completion of one-year internship in Mitford Hospital, Dhaka, she joined Bangladesh Civil Services (Administration) through 33rd BCS examination as Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate (Assistant Secretary) and worked for six months. She completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) from BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University in 2016. To pursue a career in Public Health, she joined icddr,b in 2016 and worked as a Research Trainee for two years at the Nutrition and Clinical Services Division. She has been recently appointed as Lecturer (Public Health) at Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka.
She currently teaches Hospital management in 5th semester, 3rd year (B.S.S. in Health Economics) and Epidemiology in 1st semester, Masters (M.S.S. in Health Economics). Sheprefers modern methods of teaching and tries to incorporate contextual learning, use of technological devices and active learning in her teaching approach.
Dr. Moitry has hands-on experience in public health research and her research interests includepublic health nutrition and health system. During her tenure at icddr,b, she was a country Co-Investigator of a research project titled “Assessing the sustainability of Alive and Thrive Phase 1 Program in young children in Bangladesh”, amulti-country study funded by Family Health International 360 (fhi360), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and University of California, Los Angeles. She was a team leader of the impact assessment survey of the research project “Impact of Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) Programme Phase II on Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices (IYCF) and anemia prevalence among children 6-59 months in Bangladesh” as part of the large-scale evaluation of BRAC’s MIYCN programme. Before joining at Institute of Health Economics, she was involved in development of several community-based trials.
As a partial fulfillment of MPH degree, she had to conduct the following research work:
MPH Dissertation (2016): Knowledge and practice of healthcare providers regarding Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in a tertiary hospital in Bangladesh