Dr. Tasdik is a medical doctor, a PhD Researcher (Digital Mental Health) at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and a Research Scientist at Moner Bondhu [Friends of Mind] in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr. Tasdik co-designed a set of digital mental health interventions for vulnerable communities in Bangladesh as his PhD project at Monash University, Australia, as a FIT Scholar. He holds notable accolades, including the Chancellor’s Award from the President of Bangladesh for academic excellence in his Masters in Public Health course, a Commonwealth Scholarship for his MSc in Global Mental Health from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine & King’s College London, Vice-Chancellor’s Gold medal and Summa cum laude from American International University-Bangladesh, and global recognitions such as the New Voices in Global Health Award from the World Health Summit, Berlin, the Lancet Prize from the Lancet Psychiatry & University of Oxford, UK, and the Fukuoka Student Award from the World Social Science Forum, Japan.
Tasdik’s expertise includes managing large-scale clinical trials, formative research, mixed-method research, and medical leadership. He significantly contributed to the development of Bangladesh’s National Mental Health Strategic Plan 2020-2030. With a postgraduate diploma in Disaster Management, he authored the action toolkit for community engagement during public health emergencies like COVID-19. As Chair of the Trainee Advisory Committee of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, he played a crucial role. Currently, Tasdik serves as an Assistant Professor at the State University of Bangladesh and as a Research Scientist at Moner Bondhu [Friends of Mind, one of the leading mental health organizations in Bangladesh]. He recently completed an Honorary Research Associate position at the University of Liverpool and joined the faculty at the Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Academy hosted by ESMT, Berlin, in 2022.