Md Zahid Hasan

Md Zahid Hasan


I am a PhD student at the Leeds Institute of Health Science. I have been supervised by Professor Tim Ensor, Dr. Silviya Nikolova (untill April 2022), Dr. Edward Webb and Professor Zahidul Quayyum. My PhD is linked to the Community-led Responsive and Effective Urban Health Systems (CHORUS) programme.

My 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.  

I hold 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, I worked as an Assistant Scientist at the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) (currently on study leave) and as a Research Associate at the Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. During my time at icddr,b, I 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
  • 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