Asif Imtiaz

Asif Imtiaz

PhD student

Department of Health Policy

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Bengali, English
Key Expertise
Demand for Healthcare, Provider Behaviour, Health Behaviour

About me

Asif Imtiaz is currently a doctoral candidate, pursuing his PhD in Health Policy and Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, with an expected completion date in September 2026. Before embarking on his doctoral journey, he earned an MSc in International Health Policy (Health Economics) from LSE. His academic pursuits began with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Economics at the University of Dhaka.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Asif has gained valuable experience in both teaching and research. Currently, he serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Information Systems at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He also had the privilege of instructing civil servants of the Government of Bangladesh in foundational training courses, covering Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy. Furthermore, he has been actively engaged in research roles, including a position as a Research Associate at the Center for Project Management and Information Systems (PMIS) in Bangladesh from April 2018 to September 2020. Here, he contributed to various projects, such as the "IT/ITES Industry Statistics of Bangladesh, 2019," the "Fast Track Future Leader Training Programme," and the "Post-Covid-19 ICT Roadmap." Additionally, he had the opportunity to work as an Overseas Consultant at LSE from December 2021 to February 2022, collaborating on a project investigating the incidence of chronic catastrophic healthcare expenditure among Chinese adults. Currently, he is a Research Assistant at LSE Health since July 2023, where he is involved in projects focused on understanding the reasons behind informal healthcare utilization in low- and middle-income countries.

In addition to his academic and teaching roles, Asif hse also ventured into consultancy work. As a Research Consultant for Westminster City Council, United Kingdom, he designed an impact evaluation plan for the Digital Inclusion Programme 2023-24. Asif also served as a Lead Consultant for the Bangladesh Association of Contact Center and Outsourcing, where he conducted a study to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the outsourcing industry of Bangladesh. Asif's research interests lie in a variety of health policy and health economics issues, including quality of care, health-seeking behavior, and public health interventions in low- and middle-income countries.


Dissertation title:

Essays on informal healthcare-seeking in Bangladesh


Dissertation supervisor(s):

Dr Mylene Lagarde, Dr Ilias Kyriopoulos



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  • Imtiaz, A., Khan, N. M., Hasan, E., Johnson, S., & Nessa, H. T. (2021). Patients’ choice of healthcare providers and predictors of modern healthcare utilisation in Bangladesh: Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) 2016–2017 (BBS). BMJ open, 11(12), e051434.
  • Nath, R., Imtiaz, A., Nath, S. D., & Hasan, E. (2021). Role of vaccine hesitancy, ehealth literacy, and vaccine literacy in young adults’ covid-19 vaccine uptake intention in a lower-middle-income country. Vaccines, 9(12), 1405.
  • Imtiaz, A., Khan, N. M., & Hossain, M. A. (2020). COVID-19 in Bangladesh: measuring differences in individual precautionary behaviors among young adults. Journal of Public Health, 1-12.
  • Imtiaz, A., Johnson, S., Khan, N. M., & Hossain, M. A. (2020). Hefty fee for a healthy life: finding predictors by econometric comparison. Journal of Public Health, 1-10.
  • Hossain, M. A., Quaresma, R., Hasan, M. R., & Imtiaz, A. (2019). An insight into the bilateral readiness towards telemedicine. Health and Technology, 9(4), 471-486.
  • Imtiaz, A. (2018). Exploring Factors Influencing Satisfaction of the University Students Who Work as Private Tutors. International Education Studies, 11(5), 133-143.
  • Imtiaz, A., Mazmum, F. A., & Tabassum, M. (2018). Dissection and Dynamics of the Salary: The Case of Bangladeshi Private Tutors. Journal of Education and Practice, 9(20), 1-8.
  • Imtiaz, A., & Ahmed, G. S. (2018). Sea or Hill: Investigating the Contributing Aspects Behind Choosing the Destination. Journal of Business, 39(2), 209-225.
  • Imtiaz, A., & Hossain, M. (2019). Balancing Between Work and Life: Determinants and Dynamics. Journal of Economics and Business, 2(2), 273-280
  • Hossain, M. M., Imtiaz, A., & Hasan, M. R. (2019). Forecasting the General Index of Dhaka Stock Exchange. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, (171).
  • Sultana, R., & Imtiaz, A. (2018). Gender Difference in Internet Usage Pattern: A Study on University Students of Bangladesh. Scholars Journal of Economics, Business and Management (SJEBM), 5(5), 413-21.