Executive Director

Dr. Rokeya Akhter Himi
SHE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT SAIST FOUNDATION. ALSO, SHE IS THE National Individual Consultant; Gender Specialist, SACP Project, Ministry of Agriculture & IFAD. She achieved her PhD from University of Dhaka January 2013- January 2017. She also acquired her BSS and MSS in Sociology from University of Dhaka in 1996 and 1997 respectively

Director, Research and Innovation

Juwel Rana
Mr. Juwel Rana has pursued a dual Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in European Master of Public Health (EMPH) from the University of Sheffield, the UK, and EMPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from the EHESP School of Public Health, France, under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

Senior Research Fellow (Honorary)

Dr. Rakibul Islam, MPH, PhD
Dr. Rakibul Islam is a clinical epidemiologist with a specific interest in non-communicable diseases in women, and currently working at the Women's Health Research Program, Monash University, Australia.

Research Fellow (Honorary)

Ashraful Kabir, MSS, MPH
Ashraful Kabir, a PhD student (anticipated completion in 2022) at the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia, is an organized, meticulous public health practitioner with over

Assistant Coordinator

Ridwana Nahrin
Ridwana Nahrin is currently working with SAIST as Assistant Coordinator of Research & Innovation. Along with performing and monitoring the project related activities, she supervises the team

Research Associate

Arifur Rahaman
Arifur Rahaman is currently completing his MSS at the Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka. He has completed his Bachelor's in 2019 from the same department. Recently, he has worked as

Research Assistant

Jakera Rahman
Jakera Rahman is working as a Research Assistant with SAIST. She assists our research team on field survey, data collection, literature reviewing, documentation and also play supportive role to regulate our online programs.

Research Assistant

Subrina Tasneem
Subrina Tasneem is currently working as a Research Assistant at SAIST. She believes both in hard work and smart work. She joined SAIST in July 2022 and aspire to build her career in research.

Research Assistant (Intern)

Dr. Sara Ahmed
Dr. Sara Ahmed is working as a Researcher (Intern) with SAIST. She co-hosts the weekly program ‘On Critique of Research’ along with Mitu Rani Das aired live every week on SAIST Facebook page. She completed her graduation from Dhaka National Medical College in 2011.

Research Assistant (Intern)

Mitu Rani Das
Mitu Rani Das is working as a Researcher (Intern) with SAIST. She facilitates and co-hosts the weekly live program 'On Critique of Research' on the Facebook page of SAIST. She completed her graduation in Speech

Research Assistant (Intern)

Rumana Akhter
Rumana Akhter is currently working as a Research Intern at SAIST Foundation. She is completing her MPH at the Department of Public Health, North south University, Dhaka. She has completed her Bachelor's in

Accounts & Admin

Mohesh Roy
Mohesh Roy is working as an accounts & admin at SAIST Foundation. He also assists our research team on field survey, data collection, and manages our research related programs. He received his BSS and MSS

Creative Designer

Anmol Nawar Rahman
Anmol Nawar Rahman has been working as the creative designer of SAIST. She is studying at George Brown College, Toronto Canada in the major 3D animation. She creates and moderates all the visual aspects of SAIST. She manages the institute's brand identity which includes

IT Executive

Md Shahin Aktar
Shahin Aktar is IT Executive at SAIST Foundation. He first joined the SAIST Foundation in 2016 as a research assistant and worked on many research projects. He oversaw the research team's making of questionnaires, data collection, literature review, sampling and arranging