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The Australian National University

Dr Md Mofizul Islam

MSc medicine (Syd Uni), MPhil (BUET), PhD (UNSW)
Visiting Fellow
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +61 2 61253042

Areas of expertise

  • Primary Health Care 111717
  • Preventive Medicine 111716
  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Aged Health Care 111702
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117

Research interests

Chronic disease, comorbidity, multimorbidity and integrated service delivery

Primary health care for vulnerable people

Low-threshold primary healthcare

Harm Reduction and Primary health care

Drug and alcohol abuse

Prescription drug monitoring programme


Before joining in ANU, Mofi Islam worked as a Research and Education officer in the University of Sydney. As part of his PhD research he investigated clients’ characteristics, service utilisation and incremental cost of targeted primary healthcare for injecting drug users. He also worked in a number of NHMRC funded research projects including Hepatitis B Vaccine Incentive Trial in Injecting Drug Users (HAVIT). Holding a position of a Senior Assistant Chief (Planning and Development) of the Government of Bangladesh he was actively involved in health service planning in Bangladesh.

Dr Islam convenes the course "Introduction to Health Policy and Administration (POPH 8103)", teaches Biostatistics to students of Public Health and lectures on Contemporary Issues in Public Health. He is an assistant editor of peer reviewed journal: Drug and Alcohol Review; a board member of the peak body the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA); and a reference group member of the Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN).

Dr Islam performed substantial volume of research on several aspects of drug and alcohol related health problem.

Researcher's projects

  • The health of senior Australians: its effect on their finances and the way they live
  • Multimorbidity structures of chronic diseases
  • Unmet healthcare needs and barriers to referral uptake of young Aboriginal drug users in inner city Sydney: a pilot study. funded by the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO)
  • Spatial variations of Indigenous offending and its relationship to the location of primary health care services and area-level density of psychoactive drug prescribing in New South Wales 
  • Prescribing and dispensing of benzodiazepines: implications for dependence and misuse


Available student projects

1. Identifying cut-off scores for the short versions of AUDIT in screening for unhealthy alcohol consumption among opioid substitution therapy clients

2. Knowledge of safe injecting practice and reasons for stopping others from sharing used injecting equipment: An audit in low-threshold primary healthcare centre



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  25 April 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers