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Dilruba Nasrin, MBBS, PhD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-0329


(410) 706-6205

Education and Training

Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh, M.B.B.S, 1990

Internship, Chittagong Medical College and Hospital, Bangladesh, 1990-1991

Residency, Holy Family Red Crescent Hospital, Bangladesh, 1992-1996

Australian National University, Canberra, Ph.D., Epidemiology, 2001


Dr. Nasrin joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development and the Department of Pediatrics in 2006. Her research focuses on child health and international health and includes health seeking behavior for diarrhea and respiratory infections; role of zinc as a treatment of diarrhea, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia; and nutritional consequences following diarrhea in children.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Diarrhea, Pneumonia, Malnutrition, Antibiotic resistance

Highlighted Publications

Nasrin D, Collignon PJ, Wilson EJ, Pilotto LS, Douglas RM. Antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from children. J Paediatr Child Health. 1999 Dec;35(6):558-61.

Nasrin D, Collignon PJ, Roberts L, Wilson EJ, Pilotto LS, Douglas RM. Effect of β lactam antibiotic use in children on pneumococcal resistance to penicillin: Prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2002 Jan 5;324(7328): 28.

Larson CP1, Nasrin D, Saha A, Chowdhury MI, Qadri F. The added benefit of zinc supplementation after zinc treatment of acute childhood diarrhea: A randomized, double-blind field trial. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Jun;15(6):754-61.

Nasrin D, Wu Y, Blackwelder WC, Farag TH, Saha D, Sow SO, Alonso PL, Breiman RF, Sur D, Faruque AS, Zaidi AK, Biswas K, Van Eijk AM, Levine MM, Kotloff KL. Health care seeking for childhood diarrhea in developing countries: Evidence from seven sites in Africa and Asia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jul 10;89(1 Suppl):3-12.

Kotloff K, Blackwelder WC, Nasrin D, Farag T, Panchalingam S, et al. Burden and aetiology of diarrhoeal disease in infants and young children in developing countries (The Global Enteric Multicenter Study, GEMS): A prospective, case-control study. The Lancet. 2013 May 13: 382 (9888):209-22.

International Service

2006-present: Coordinating epidemiologist for diarrheal disease burden study in Asia and Africa, University of Maryland School of Medicine

2006: Co-chair, plenary session entitled “combating micronutrient malnutrition” in 8th Commonwealth Congress on Diarrhea and Malnutrition, Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 2006

2004-2006: Member, Organizing Committee for International Conferences on Scaling Up Zinc as a Treatment for Young Children (SUZY), ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2003-2004: Training Manager, Scaling up Zinc for Young children (SUZY) Project, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

1997-2000: Member, Organizing Committee for International Conference of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia