Ms Sifat Sharmin

PhD Student
Building 62, Room 2.06
 +61 4 0607 9995



BSc & MS in Applied Statistics


I am currently a PhD student at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. My PhD research is about investigating dengue epidemiology in relation to climatic and socio-demographic factors in Bangladesh in order to develop an early warning system. Before Starting PhD in 2012, I worked at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). During my time at icddr,b, I investigated demographic transitions and efficiency of behavioural interventions using cohort data from Chakaria Health and Demographic Surveillance System.


Research interests

  • Statistical modelling of infectious disease epidemiology
  • Climate change and health
  • Surveillance systems
  • Inequalities in health


  • Sharmin, S., Viennet, E., Glass, K., & Harley, D. (2015). The emergence of dengue in Bangladesh: epidemiology, challenges, and future disease risk. Transactions of the Royal Society of Troipcal Medicine and Hygiene, 109, pp. 619-627.
  • Sharmin, S., Glass, K., Viennet, E., & Harley, D. (2015). Interaction of Mean Temperature and Daily Fluctuation Influences Dengue Incidence in Dhaka, Bangladesh. PLOS Negl Trop Dis9(7), e0003901.
  • Sifat, S., & Rayhan, M. I. (2012). A Stochastic Model for Early Identification of Infectious Disease Epidemics With Application to Measles Cases in Bangladesh. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 1010539512461668.
  • Hanifi, M. A., Al Mamun, A., Paul, A., Al Hasan, S., Hoque, S., Sharmin, S, Urni, F., Khan, I.R., Mahmood, S. S., Rasheed, S., Iqbal, M., Moula, A., Rahman, M. & Bhuiya, A. (2012). Profile: the Chakaria Health and Demographic Surveillance System. International journal of epidemiology41(3), pp. 667-675.
  • Sharmin, S., & Rayhan, M. I. (2012). Spatio-temporal modeling of infectious disease dynamics. Journal of Applied Statistics39(4), pp. 875-882.
  • Sharmin, S., & Rayhan, I. (2011). Modelling of Infectious Diseases for Providing Signal of Epidemics: A Measles Case Study in Bangladesh. Journal of health, population, and nutrition29(6), pp. 567-573.

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