Lucen Afrose

Lucen Afrose, MPH, MS; Lecture of Health Promotion & Health Education (HP&HE) department in Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS)

She has completed her MPH in Health Promotion & Health Education under Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS) from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in 2011. She was the 1st person who earned MPH on HP&HE from her institute. She received her BSc & MS in Psychology from University of Dhaka.

Her studies include basic social psychology regarding communication dynamics and interpersonal influence, as well as health promotion and health education research. Her research includes Maternal & Child health, nutrition, behavior & society, and women empowerment. Recent work has investigated the association between ‘Readymade Garments (RMG) female workers and knowledge of breast milk' and their knowledge level, practice style and Social awareness.

She started her professional life as field research officer in a project of awareness of Pneumocoocal Vaccine under Dhaka Shisu Hospital & Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Then she joined as field researcher on pre-school education research program under BRAC University Institute of Educational Development (BU-IED) in 2008. She also worked as education counselor in an educational institute. After finishing her MPH she joined in Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS) as research fellow in 2012.

Lucen achieved best award for poster presentation form Regional Conference on Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding in 2012 organized by Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation.

Research Interest: Educational aspects of community programs, maternal and child health, women empowerment, lifestyle and behavior, Non-communicable diseases & Social psychology

Publication: “Factors associated with knowledge about breastfeeding among female garment workers in Dhaka city” has published in Volume 1, Issue 3 on July-September 2012, 249-255 in World Health Organization South East Asia Journal of Public Health (WHO-SEAJPH). Web site:

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Department of Health Education & Health Promotion
Bangladesh University of Health Sciences
Room No: 0000, 125/1, Darus Salam
Mirpur-1,Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
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Faculty Members

Honorary/Adjunct Faculties

Honorary Advisor
Prof. Liaquat Ali
Honorary Professor
Prof. Dr Tofail Ahmed
Prof. Dr Suvaga Chowdhury

Full-Time Faculties

Prof. Khurshida Khanom
Associate Professor
Dr. Kamrun Nahar Begum
Assistant Professor
Dr. Natasha Khurshid 
Kazi Rumana Ahmed 
Sr. Lecturer
Shuhana Sultana
Bilkis Banu
Sr. Lecturer
Sharmin Hossain
Lucen Afrose

Part-Time Faculties

Prof. Md Shah Alam Bhuyan
Dr. Kazi Jahangir Hossain
Dr. Jahanara Begum