WSU Global Health |  Bangladesh

Bangladesh Research Programs


Identifying major sources of fecal pathogens in Bangladeshi aquaculture value chains and evaluating the effectiveness of various risk reduction strategies

Donor: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish, Mississippi State University/USAID

Project site: Bangladesh

Key grant partners:

  • Mohammed Badrul Amin, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
  • Serajul Islam, Ministry of Fisheries, Government of Bangladesh
  • Helal Uddin, University of Dhaka
  • Salina Parveen, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA
  • Clare Narrod, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, University of Maryland and
  • David Berendes, U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Project lead: Mohammad Aminul Islam (WSU)

Project duration: 06/2020-05/2023

Project blogs:


Risk factors for pathogenic, antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli in drinking water identified through nationally-representative household-level surveys

Donor: Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant#192763)

Project site: yet to be decided

Key grant partners:

  • Mohammad Aminul Islam (WSU)
  • Rick Johnston (WHO)
  • Amy Pickering (UC Berkeley)
  • Val Lanza (Ramon y Cajal hospital)
  • Manu Tamminen (University of Turku, Finland)

Project lead: Timothy Julian (EAWAG, Switzerland)

Project duration: 07/2020 – 06/2024


Transmission dynamics of multi-drug resistant uropathogenic E. coli in Bangladesh

Donor: National Institute of Health (Grant# R01AI116471)

Project site: Bangladesh

Key grant partners:

  • Mohammad Aminul Islam (WSU)
  • Lee Riley (UC Berkeley)

Project lead: Mohammed Badrul Amin (icddr,b)

Project duration: 03/2016-02/2022


Avian PathogenicEscherichia coli (APEC) mediated neonatal meningitis and septicemia in Bangladesh: A community-based study

Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - SIDA

Project site: Bangladesh

Grant partners: Mohammad Aminul Islam (WSU)

Project lead: Mohammed Badrul Amin (icddr,b)

Project duration: 09/2019-12/2021

Recently Completed Project


Impact of water chlorination on children’s carriage of antimicrobial resistant bacteria

Donor: Thrasher Research Fund

Project site: Bangladesh, Switzerland

Grant partners:

  • Dr. Amy J. Pickering (Tufts University, USA)
  • Dr. M. Aminul Islam (icddr,b, Bangladesh/WSU, USA)
  • Dr. Stephen P. Luby (Stanford University, USA)
  • Dr. Val Fernandez Lanza (Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Spain)
  • Dr. M. Camila Montealegre (Eawag, Switzerland)

Project lead: Dr. Timothy Julian (EAWAG) 

Project duration: 05/2018-04/2021

Publications in 2021


  1. Rousham, E. K., Asaduzzaman, M., Mozmader, T., Amin, M. B., Rahman, M., Hossain, M. I., Islam, M. R., Mahmud, Z. H., Unicomb, L., & Islam, M. A. (2021). Human Colonization with Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing E. coli in Relation to Animal and Environmental Exposures in Bangladesh: An Observational One Health StudyEnvironmental health perspectives129(3), 37001.

Editorial appointment


Appointed as a Guest Editor of the special issue “Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance” in the journal Microorganisms

Microorganisms | Special Issue : Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance (mdpi.com)