Dr. Malabika Sarker is the Adjunct Professor of BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh. She served as the Acting Dean in 2015. As a mixed-method specialist and implementation researcher, Professor Sarker oversees the research activity and leads the Center of Excellence of Science of Implementation & Scale-Up (SISU).
In her 30 years of public health career, she spent ten years implementing community-based programs at BRAC, the world’s largest NGO. As the Associate Dean, Prof Sarker manages finance and HR with the Dean and actively engages in developing a wide range of policies for institutionalized infrastructure. Prof Sarker is the inaugural research director and founder chair of the Institutional Review Board. Professor Sarker is a physician with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University, the USA, and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Professor Sarker was a research faculty at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH), Germany, before joining BRAC JPGSPH and is continuing teaching as an adjunct faculty. During her career, she has taught across four continents and has extensive research experience in Sub- Saharan Africa and Bangladesh. She has been awarded over US$ 10 million in research/capacity-building grants and has published 126 peer-reviewed articles and four book chapters.
She is also the international advisory board member of The Lancet Global Health, World Federation Public Health Association, Medical Research Council UK, National Institute of Health Research UK, Chair of the Advisory Board of the HRP Alliance for Research Capacity Strengthening (RCS), and an Evaluation Advisory Committee Member of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Prof Sarker was awarded the Heroines of Health global award in 2018.