Md Zahid Hasan

Md Zahid Hasan


Zahid Hasan is a PhD student at the Leeds Institute of Health Science. He is being supervised by Professor Tim Ensor, Dr. Silviya Nikolova, and Professor Zahidul Quayyum. His PhD is linked to the Community-led Responsive and Effective Urban Health Systems (CHORUS) programme.

His PhD will explore various urban primary healthcare (PHC) models in low- and middle-income countries in terms of functionality, aspects, and approaches of health service delivery, leading to the development of a model of streamlined urban PHC reflecting the expectations and adaptations of different stakeholders.  

He holds a Bachelor and a Master of Social Science degree in Health Economics from the Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prior to joining Leeds, he worked as a Research Investigator at the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) and as a Research Associate at the Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. During his time at icddr,b, he worked on various projects; costs of illness of vaccine-preventable diseases; economic evaluation of nutrition interventions; evaluation of health protection schemes.

Research interests

Costing of illness, urban healthcare system, health system efficiency, and healthcare financing.


  • Master of Social Science in Health Economics
  • Bachelore of Social Science in Health Economics

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Research at the Nuffield Centre of International Health and Development
  • Health economics
  • Academic Unit of Health Economics