Shafi Bhuiyan

Assistant Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan MBBS, MPH, MBA, FRSPH, PhD is an award-winning faculty member and an internationally recognized–academic/professional leader in global health training, research and education initiatives, with diverse experience in both developed and developing countries. After finishing medical college at Dhaka, he worked as the founding liaison of maternal and child health research and training institute in Bangladesh where he focused on capacity building training of health professionals. Following completion of PhD in human sciences- he worked as JSPS Post-Doctoral scientist and faculty at Osaka University, Japan; ASEAN Institute of Health Development, Mahidol University Thailand; University of Health Sciences Bangladesh. In 2010 Dr. Bhuiyan emigrated to Canada where he began a new career focused on how equity informed approaches can improve health services and health care training. Over the next several years Dr. Bhuiyan moved through successively more senior positions so that today he is a faculty member both at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), U of T and Ryerson University.  

Throughout his career focus has been on improving the way we deploy and refine global health resources – whether guidelines or training programs – to improve health system performance and the equity of health system performance in local and global contexts. Dr. Bhuiyan is a co-creator of Pilot Masters of Sciences - MScCH program for internationally educated health professionals at DLSPH. He is a co-founder, and program lead of the innovative Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program at Ryerson University, which provides ITMDs with training to transition into healthcare jobs. Dr. Bhuiyan is currently the Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. He is a winner of the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians Award for civic engagement and leadership in Canada. Dr. Bhuiyan is a passionate Lions leader and champion in community services. 

Pandemic Related Publications

Shafi U Bhuiyan, Housne Begum, Tasmia Tazrin, Fouzia Uzma, Surbhi Singh, Erum Zaidi, Nurullhude Ziya and Romana Sheikh. Prevalence of Maternal Depression and Anxiety during COVID-19 Pandemic5(11): 22-32

Shafi U Bhuiyan, Housne Begum, Sugandha Agarwal, Julia Atanasova, Indranee Adhikary, Priyanka Saxena, Shehla Khan and Volf Gaby. Assessment of Community-Based Approaches to Providing Ongoing Maternal and Child Health Care in Low Resource Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review. 5(11): 33-45.

Shafi Bhuiyan., et al. “Vaccine Hesitancy and Barriers to Vaccine Utilization in the Current COVID 19 Pandemic - Canadian Experience: A Narrative Review”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.5 (2021): 61-68.

Shafi Bhuiyan., et al. “Investigating the Face Mask Policies among the High Income - G7 Member Countries”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.6 (2021): 50-66.

Shafi Bhuhiyan, Housne Begum, Khalid Niaz, Eiman Ali, Ishraq Tashkandi, Elahe Ranjbar, Mariano Rubharajan and Hana’a Badran. A Narrative Review of Selected Literature on the Management of Thromboembolism in Patients with COVID-19. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.3 (2021): 17-26. 

AKM Alamgir, S. Usmani, Shafi Bhuiyan and Axelle Janczur. Structuring a Communication Framework to Address the Challenges of Vulnerable Communities for Building Trust and Ensuring Access to Emergency Health Messages for Compliance during COVID-19. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.2 (2021): 07-16. 

Bhuiyan S., et al. (2020). A systematic scoping review of cancer patients’ treatment during the COVID‐19 pandemic. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.12, 34-44. 

Bhuiyan, S., et al. (2020). A contemporary systematic review of systematic reviews on the safety and efficacy of the pharmacological treatments of COVID-19. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.12, 58-73. 

Bhuiyan, S. U., Badran, H. M., Bhuiyan, N. T., & Kandil, S. M. (2020). The impact of COVID‐19 pandemic on diabetic children: A systematic review on the current evidence. International Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education 105. DOI: 10.46715/ijcmhe2020.12.1000105.  

Bhuiyan SU, Begum H, Azam SF, Orin M, Olang O, et al. (2020) Association between Morality in Covid-19 Patients and Underlying Co-Morbidities in Patients above 40 Years of Age: A Rapid Review. Int jou commu med Health Edu: IJCMHE-106, DOI: 10.46715/ijcmhe2020.12.100010

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