Shafiun N. Shimul, Ph.D.

Institute of Health Economics

Dr. Shafiun Shimul is an Associate Professor of Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka. His research focuses on the economics of tobacco use and control as well as behavioral and health economics. He served as a consultant of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Currently, he is working as a post-doctoral research associate at the Georgia State University as a CDC Foundation Fellow. In addition, he is a Non-resident Fellow of Monash University, Australia. He served as a supervisor (from placement host institutions) of master’s theses for Oxford University. Shafiun has a strong media engagement with significant mentions of his work in Bangladeshi and international news media including Nature News, BBC (Bangla), VOA (Bangla), the Daily Star, and the Prothom-alo. He also led the Bangladesh team for the CoMo (Covid-19/Disease Modeling) consortium of Oxford University.

He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and health economics from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, in 2002, 2003, and 2004 respectively, and Ph.D. in economics from University of Nebraska Lincoln in the USA, in 2017.