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Rezaul Hossain


Rezaul Hossain earned an MS from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington in 2024. Rezaul is a Bangladeshi registered physician and clinical researcher by profession. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Later, he graduated from BRAC University’s James P Grant School of Public Health’s global classroom with his first international MPH (general track). Rezaul began his career in December 2019 as a Clinical Fellow at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he bravely offered his services as a front-line COVID-19 treating physician and as a clinical researcher in Bangladesh. During his three years of service (two as a clinical fellow and one as a research trainee), he gained experience in clinical research and public health program implementation on a national level, in collaboration with the government of Bangladesh. His research includes the pioneering study of COVID-19 emerging variants and their clinical outcomes among Bangladeshi COVID-19 patients. Rezaul is passionate about transferring biomedical innovations from the lab to clinical and community settings. He is eager to learn about large clinical trials, big data analysis, and cutting-edge epidemiological techniques while studying at UW and working at START.

Reflecting on his time with START, Reza said, "reflecting on my journey with START, I am genuinely thankful for how it's shaped me. I have grown immensely. Starting with the START experience, combined with the support and insights from the project team and OP's team, has boosted my confidence and skills in ways I couldn't have imagined. It was an opportunity that START truly enrichen my path, both personally and professionally. I am very thankful!"