Selected Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

2021: Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

1.GBD 2019 Dementia Collaborators (2021). The Burden of Dementia due to Down Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Neuroepidemiology 2021;55:286-296.

2. Rana J, Islam RM, Khan MN, Aliani R, Oulhote, Y, (2021). Association between household air pollution and child mortality in Myanmar using a multilevel mixed-effects Poisson regression with robust variance. Scientific Reports 11, 12983 (2021).

3. GBD 2019 Collaborators (2021). Global mortality from dementia: Application of a new method and results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Alzheimer's Dement. 7:e12200.

4. GBD 2019 Tobacco Collaborators (2021). Spatial, temporal, and demographic patterns in chewing tobacco prevalence: a systematic analysis of 204 countries and territories from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Public Health.

5. Rana J , Islam M, Oldroyd J, Samad N, Islam R (2021). Sex Differences in the Association between Internet Usage and Overweight/Obesity: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey in Nepal. Sexes. Mar;2(1):132-43.

6.Local Burden of Disease HIV Collaborators Local Burden of Disease HIV Collaborators (2021). Subnational mapping of HIV incidence and mortality among individuals aged 15–49 years in sub-Saharan Africa, 2000–18: a modelling study. The Lancet HIV.

7. GBD 2019 Hearing Loss Collaborators (2021). Hearing loss prevalence and years lived with disability, 1990–2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. Mar 13;397(10278):996-1009.

8. Local Burden of Disease HIV Collaborators (2021). Mapping subnational HIV mortality in six Latin American countries with incomplete vital registration systems. BMC medicine. Dec;19:1-25.

2020: Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

1. GBD 2019 CVD Collaborators (2020). Global burden of cardiovascular diseases and risk factors, 1990–2019: update from the GBD 2019 study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dec 22;76(25):2982-3021.

2. Rana J , Oldroyd J, Islam MM, Tarazona-Mezaf CE, Islam RM (2020). Prevalence of hypertension and controlled hypertension among United States adults: Evidence from NHANES 2017-18 survey. International Journal Cardiology: Hypertension. Available from:

3. Pratik, P. Rana J , Jude, M., Shreeshti, U., Aldiona, K., Patricia, LG., and Rakibul, I. (2020). Effect of exercise on symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in low and middle-income countries: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 2020;10:e039274. Available from:

4. Khan, M., Khan, M. N., Mustagir, M. G., Rana J , Islam, M. S., & Kabir, M. I. (2020). Effects of underlying morbidities on the occurrence of deaths in COVID-19 patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Global Health, 10(2): doi: 10.7189/jogh.10.020503. Available from:

5. Bellanger M, Barry K, Rana J , Regnaux J. Cost-Effectiveness of Lifestyle-Related Interventions for the Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer: A Rapid Review. Front Med [Internet]. 2020;6(February):1–10. Available from:
6. Rana J , Ahmmad Z, Sen KK, Bista S, Islam RM. Socioeconomic Differentials in Hypertension based on JNC7 and ACC/AHA 2017 Guidelines Mediated by Body Mass Index: Evidence from Nepal Demographic and Health Survey. PLoS One [Internet]. 2020;15(1):e0218767. Available from:

2029: Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

1. Rana J , Sen KK, Sultana T, Hossain MB, Islam RM. Prevalence and determinants of menstrual regulation among ever-married women in Bangladesh: evidence from a national survey. Reprod Health [Internet]. 2019;16(123):1–9. Available from:

2. Rana J , Uddin J, Peltier R, Oulhote Y. Associations between Indoor Air Pollution and Acute Respiratory Infections among Under-Five Children in Afghanistan: Do SES and Sex Matter? Int J Environ Res Public Health [Internet]. 2019;16(16):2910. Available from:

3. Islam RM, Oldroyd J, Rana J , Romero L, Karim MN. Prevalence of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in community-dwelling women in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int Urogynecol J [Internet]. 2019;30(12):2001–11. Available from:

4. Uddin J, Pulok MH, Johnson RB, Rana J , Baker E. Association between child marriage and institutional delivery care services use in Bangladesh: intersections between education and place of residence. Public Health [Internet]. 2019;171(June):6–14. Available from:

2015-2018: Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

1. Rana J , Social determinants of awareness and behavior regarding STDs and HIV/AIDS among ever married women in Bangladesh. Fam Med Prim Care Rev [Internet]. 2016;18(4):460–9. Available from:,95,28726,0,1.html

2. Khandaker S, Rana J , Effectiveness of antismoking campaigns using health shock appeals among male university students in Western Australia. Fam Med Prim Care Rev [Internet]. 2016;18(3):253–261. Available from:,95,28439,0,1.html

3. Rana J , Cartoon Dynamics and Its Impact on the Middle Class Children: An Analysis on the Perception of Parents and Children in Dhaka City. J Soc Stud [Internet]. 2015 Dec;148(October-December):78–100.

Selected Book Chapters

1. Rana J , Gutierrez PL, Oldroyd J. (2021). Quantitative Methods. In: Farazmand A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham. doi:

2. Rana J , Dilshad, S., Ahsan M.A.(2021). Ethical Issues in Research. In: Farazmand A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham. doi:

3. Juwel R , Ahsan MA. Social Learning and Governance. In: Farazmand A, editor. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance [Internet]. Springer, Cham; 2019. p. 1–9. Available from: