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Research presentation

Mamunur Rashid

Research presentation

Mamunur Rashid

Senior lecturer, medicine doctor

Research subject: Occupational Health Sciences

Mamunur Rashid earned his PhD in occupational health science in January 2020 and currently works as a senior lecturer in public health science. He received his master's degree in Public Health Epidemiology from Karolinska Institute and his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Medical Anthropology from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.

He has been teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in Public Health and Occupational Health Sciences since September 2020. His main area of teaching is public health and epidemiology, public health psychology, health promotion and inclusive working life, health promotion, and research methods.


Mamunur Rashid’s current research interest in public health and occupational health focuses on social determinants of health, sickness absence, psychosocial factors for the sustainable work environment, work ability, well-being and return to work as well as structural violence, and health equity.

Review Editor
Frontiers in Public Health, section Occupational Health and Safety https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/1807577/overview



Scholarly articles, refereed

Sizear, M., Macassa, G., Chowdhury, M. & Rashid, M. (2023). Coping with COVID-19 Pandemic and Sustained Health Behavior: A Cross-Sectional Study in Bangladesh. Epidemiologia, 4 (4), 85-93. 10.3390/epidemiologia4010009 [More information]
Tasneem, T., Begum, A., Chowdhury, M., Rahman, S., Macassa, G., Manzoor, J. & Rashid, M. (2023). Effects of acne severity and acne-related quality of life on depressive symptoms among adolescents and young adults: A cross-sectional study in Bangladesh. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1153101 [More information]
Macassa, G., Wijk, K., Rashid, M., Hiswåls, A., Daca, C. & Soares, J. (2023). Interpersonal violence is associated with self-reported stress, anxiety and depression among men in east-central Sweden: Results of a population-based survey. Medicina, 59 (2). 10.3390/medicina59020235 [More information]
Macassa, G., McGrath, C., Roy, M., Stål, F., Hiswåls, A., Rashid, M., Karlsson, U., Olsson, R., Silva, J., Vinberg, S. & Marttila, A. (2023). Perceptions of Health and Wellbeing Among Employees in a Work Integration Social Enterprise in Sweden. Annals of Global Health, 89 (1). 10.5334/aogh.4065 [More information]
Islam, M., Chowdhury, M., Bornee, F., Chowdhury, H., Billah, B., Kader, M. & Rashid, M. (2023). Prevalence and Determinants of Diarrhea, Fever, and Coexistence of Diarrhea and Fever in Children Under-Five in Bangladesh. Children, 10 (11). 10.3390/children10111829 [More information]
Chowdhury, M., Rahman, M., Billah, B., Rashid, M., Almroth, M. & Kader, M. (2023). Prevalence and factors associated with severe undernutrition among under-5 children in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal: a comparative study using multilevel analysis. Scientific Reports, 13 (1). 10.1038/s41598-023-36048-w [More information]
Macassa, G., McGrath, C., Wijk, K., Rashid, M., Hiswåls, A. & Soares, J. (2023). The association between fear of crime, educational attainment, and health. Epidemiologia, 4 (2), 148-162. 10.3390/epidemiologia4020016 [More information]
Yesmin, M., Khan Chowdhury, M., Bornee, F., Kader, M., Mondal, M., Hossain, M. & Rashid, M. (2023). Urban–rural difference in factors associated with childhood functional difficulty in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Frontiers In Public Health, 11. 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1270853 [More information]
Shariful Islam, M., Rashid, M., Sizear, M., Hassan, R., Rahman, M., Parvez, S., Hore, S., Haque, R., Jahan, F., Chowdhury, S., Huda, T., Saif-Ur-Rahman, K. & Khan, A. (2022). Cigarette smoking and associated factors among men in five South Asian countries: A pooled analysis of nationally representative surveys. PLOS ONE, 17 (11). 10.1371/journal.pone.0277758 [More information]
Macassa, G., Rashid, M., Backlund Rambaree, B. & Chowdhury, E. (2022). Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting for Stakeholders’ Health and Wellbeing in the Food and Beverage Industry: A Case Study of a Multinational Company. Sustainability, 14 (9). 10.3390/su14094879 [More information]
Rashid, M., Chowdhury, M., Kader, M., Hiswåls, A. & Macassa, G. (2022). Determinants of utilization of institutional delivery services in Zambia: An analytical cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (5). 10.3390/ijerph19053144 [More information]
Kader, M., Hossain, M., Reddy, V., Perera, N. & Rashid, M. (2022). Effects of short-term breathing exercises on respiratory recovery in patients with COVID-19: a quasi-experimental study. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 14 (1). 10.1186/s13102-022-00451-z [More information]
Sohel, A., Rashid, M., Sarkar, A., Jahirul Islam, M., Akter, R., Rahman, M., Islam, S., Sheel, D., Alam Polash, S., Akter, M., Afride, S. & Kader, M. (2022). Fitness trainers’ educational qualification and experience and its association with their trainees’ musculoskeletal pain: A cross-sectional study. Sports, 10 (9). 10.3390/sports10090129 [More information]
Chowdhury, M., Khan, H., Rashid, M., Mondal, M., Bornee, F. & Billah, B. (2022). Prevalence and correlates of severe under-5 child anthropometric failure measured by the Composite Index of Severe Anthropometric Failure in Bangladesh. Frontiers in Pediatrics , 10. 10.3389/fped.2022.978568 [More information]
Macassa, G., Ribeiro, A., Marttila, A., Stål, F., Silva, J., Rydback, M., Rashid, M. & Barros, H. (2022). Public Health Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation in Three Cities : A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (16). 10.3390/ijerph191610292 [More information]
Chowdhury, M., Khan, H., Rashid, M., Kabir, R., Islam, S., Islam, M. & Kader, M. (2021). Differences in risk factors associated with single and multiple concurrent forms of undernutrition (stunting, wasting, or underweight) among children under 5 in Bangladesh : A nationally representative cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 11. 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052814 [More information]
Rashid, M., Heiden, M., Nilsson, A. & Kristofferzon, M. (2021). Do work ability and life satisfaction matter for return to work? Predictive ability of the work ability index and life satisfaction questionnaire among women with long-term musculoskeletal pain. BMC Public Health, 21 (1). 10.1186/s12889-021-10510-8 [More information]
Rashid, M., Kristofferzon, M. & Nilsson, A. (2021). Predictors of return to work among women with long-term neck/shoulder and/or back pain : a 1-year prospective study. PLOS ONE, 16 (11). 10.1371/journal.pone.0260490 [More information]
Macassa, G., McGrath, C., Rashid, M. & Soares, J. (2021). Structural violence and health-related outcomes in Europe: a descriptive systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (13). 10.3390/ijerph18136998 [More information]
Rashid, M., Kristofferzon, M., Heiden, M. & Nilsson, A. (2018). Factors related to work ability and well-being among women on sick leave due to long-term pain in the neck/shoulders and/or back : a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 18 (1). 10.1186/s12889-018-5580-9 [More information]
Rashid, M., Kristofferzon, M., Nilsson, A. & Heiden, M. (2017). Factors associated with return-to-work among people on work absence due to long-term neck or back pain : a narrative systematic review. BMJ Open, 7 (6). 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014939 [More information]
Rashid, M., Kader, M., Perera, N. & Sharma, A. (2014). Attitudes Toward Wife Beating : A Population-Based Study in Bangladesh. Violence and Gender, 1 (4), 170-175. 10.1089/vio.2014.0015 [More information]
Rashid, M. & Kader, M. (2014). Parental Gender Equality and Use of Oral Contraceptives Among Young Women : A Longitudinal, Population-based Study in Sweden. North American Journal of Medical Sciences, 6 (7), 309-314. 10.4103/1947-2714.136905 [More information]
Rashid, M. & Antai, D. (2014). Socioeconomic Position as a Determinant of Maternal Healthcare Utilization : A Population-Based Study in Namibia. Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 14 (3), 187-192. External link [More information]

Doctoral thesis

Rashid, M. (2019). Women on sick leave for long-term musculoskeletal pain : Factors associated with work ability, well-being and return to work. Diss. (sammanfattning), 2020. Gävle: Gävle University Press. (Studies in the Research Profile Health-Promoting Working Life. Doctoral thesis) External link [More information]

Conference papers

Rashid, M., Heiden, M., Nilsson, A. & Kristofferzon, M. (2018). Work ability and well-being among sick-listed women with long-term pain in neck/shoulders or back who return to work and who remain on sick leave: A prospective study. IEA Conference. [More information]
Rashid, M., Kristofferzon, M., Heiden, M. & Nilsson, A. (2018). Work ability, well-being and return-to-work among women in Gävleborg on sick leave due to long-term pain in the neck/shoulders and/or back. FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle : Program och abstracts. Gävle: Gävle University Press. P. 68-. External link [More information]
Rashid, M., Kristofferzon, M., Heiden, M. & Nilsson, A. (2017). Predictors of work ability among women on long-term sick leave due to musculoskeletal pain. NES conference proceedings. P. 140-. [More information]


Morelli, A., Rashid, M., Hiswåls, A. & Macassa, G. (2020). Mapping Social Enterprises in Gävleborg County, Sweden, 2020 : The Social Enterprises for Sustainable Health Promotion Project (SESHP). Gävle: 7 p. (Working paper 61) External link [More information]
Macassa, G., Rashid, M. & Morelli, A. (2020). Social Entrepreneurship, Population Health, and Wellbeing in the Swedish Welfare Context : Opportunities and Challenges. Gävle: Gävle University Press. 7 p. (Working paper 60) External link [More information]


Lundbäck, M. & Rashid, M. (2023). Efter studie – PT sågar nya kollegor. Svenska Dagbladet (SvD). Sverige: External link [More information]
Rashid, M. (2018). The impact of job strain and its coping strategy. The Daily Star. Dhaka, Bangladesh: External link [More information]
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