Professor Dr. Nawzia Yasmin is currently serving as both the Vice Chancellor in charge and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the State University of Bangladesh. She was also Professor and Head, Department of Public Health, SUB for the last several years. In addition to her current responsibilities as Pro-Vice Chancellor, she is discharging the duty of Dean, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, SUB. Currently, Professor Yasmin is pursuing her PhD in Public Health at the Department of Public Health and Informatics, Jahangirnagar University.
She obtained her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2000 and subsequently completed certificate course in Clinical Ultrasonography from Bangladesh Institute of Medical and Dental Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2001.She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1993. She has been actively engaged in teaching as faculty in the Department of Public Health since 2003.
Professor Yasmin teaches Public Health Nutrition, Reproductive Health, General Aspects of Public Health (case study), and Communication Skills. She is proficient in designing and implementing public health related research projects and programs with the objective of generating knowledge applicable to evidence based health policy and programming particularly for people of developing countries. Professor Yasmin has consistently demonstrated strong leadership skills and is known for her excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well. She has supervised more than 600 dissertation students as graduate thesis supervisor at SUB. Dr. Yasmin has to her credit 73 national and international publications. She has attended numerous national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. She has been the editor of SUB Journal of Public Health (SUBJPH) since 2008. She is a member of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) and Public Health Association of Bangladesh.
She is also a Life Member of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA). She is President of Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network (BTCRN) and is actively engaged in achieving Tobacco Free Bangladesh by the year 2040. In recognition of her efforts in social and community services, she was elected as the honorary General Secretary of a charitable organization namely Begum Rokeya Nari-O-Shishu Shasthya Unnayan Shanstha (BERNOSSUS) in Uttara. In summary, Professor Nawzia Yasmin is a dedicated academic in the area of public health committed to the cause of social and human welfare and dedicated to prevention and solution of disease transmission and health related problems in the community.