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Dr Nazrul Islam

Dr Nazrul Islam

Nazrul Islam

MBBS, MSc, MPH, PhD


Research Fellow, Medical Statistics

Naz is a physician-epidemiologist and medical statistician. Following his medical training (MBBS), he was trained for a Masters in Epidemiology at Harvard University, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of British Columbia.

Before joining Oxford, he was working as a quantitative research associate at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. His works involved research methodology and quantitative data analysis of randomised controlled trials and large observational databases. 

Current work and interests

Naz is a research fellow in medical statistics. Based at the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford, his work involves a combination of research methodology, medical statistics, and machine learning to examine cardiovascular disease burden using integrated electronic health records and large prospective health studies. He is also a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge.