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Dr. Manzur Kader

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer & Cardiovascular Epidemiology.
PhD in Medical science,
MPH (Public health nutrition), and
MSc (Global health) from Sweden.

Manzur Kader

Postdoctoral researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer & Cardiovascular Epidemiology.
PhD in Medical science,
MPH (Public health nutrition), and
MSc (Global health) from Sweden.

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About me

Dr. Manzur is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer & Cardiovascular epidemiology. He achieved a PhD in Medical science, MPH in Public health nutrition, and MSc in Global health from Sweden, and also a licensed Physiotherapist. 

He has diverse research experience in the field of Public health, Epidemiology, Non-communicable diseases, Parkinson's disease, Nutrition, Overweight/obesity, Children's health, Women's health and Rights, and Physiotherapy. His current research aims to investigate the impact of shift/night work, and long working hours on the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and pregnancy outcomes among Swedish health care employees.

Research description

Project: "Working hours and health among health care employees (ATOHS)"

Aim: To investigate the impact of shift/night work and long working hours on the risk of cancer (e.g. breast cancer, prostate cancer), cardiovascular diseases (e.g. stroke, hypertension, ischemic heart disease), and pregnancy outcomes (e.g. preterm delivery, low birth weight) among Swedish health care employees (e.g. Nurses, Physicians).

Methods: It is a large-scale prospective cohort study based on detailed and objectively collected data on working hours of Swedish health care employees between 2007-2018 in Stockholm region. Information on outcomes and confounding factors are obtained from national registers, for example, the cancer registry, medical birth registry, in-and out patient register (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes), and pharmacology drug register.

The risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy outcomes are estimated among those working various types of shifts/nights or long woroking hours, using daytime workers or standard hours as a control group, while adjusting for potential confounders.

Funding: The project is funded by Swedish research council (FORTE) with two Principal investigators- Senior physician  & Professor Per Gustavsson (Cancer & Pregnancy outcome study), and Senior physician Carolina Birgert (Cardiovascular disease study).

Teaching portfolio

Dr. Manzur is invloved in teaching/supervision to master level students. He has been invited as a teacher/speaker at various national and international events, for example,

  • invited teacher in a course of Epidemiology arranged by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), held in Sonderborg, Denmark, where the participants were from 14 different nationalities.

Education

PhD- Medical science (with specialization Physiotherapy), Lund university, Sweden, 2018.

MPH- Public Health Nutrition,  Karolinska institute, Sweden, 2012.

MSc- Global health, Uppsala university, Sweden, 2010.

BScPT- Gono bishwabidyalay, Bangladesh, 2002.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

He has been awarded by many national and international bodies, some examples are:

  • Research Grant (PhD student support), The Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, 30100 SEK * 3 months), total 11500 USD. November 2017.  
  • Research Grant, Neuro Foundation, Sweden- 7600 USD (62500 SEK), September 2017. To study “Perceived walking difficulties and need for mobility devices among people with Parkinson's disease" (co-recipient, main recipient: Maria H Nilsson). 
  • Conference Grant, Multidisciplinary Research in Parkinson's disease (MultiPark), Lund University, 1700 USD (15000 SEK), April 2017. To attend “the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders”, Vancouver BC, Canada.  
  • Conference Grant,  Swedish National Graduate School on Ageing and Health (SWEAH), 2000 USD (18000 SEK), April 2016. To attend "the 4th World Parkinson Congress", Portland, Oregon, USA.  
  • Research Grant, Norrbacka-Eugenia Foundation, Stockholm, 8900 USD (75000 SEK), September 2015. To study “Accessibility problems, fall-related activity avoidance and the need for mobility devices among people with Parkinson's disease" (co-recipient, main recipient: Maria H Nilsson).   
  • Conference Grant,  Dept. of Health Sciences, Lund University, Sweden, 442 USD (4000 SEK),  April 2015.  To attend “Nordic Conference on Advances in Health Care Sciences”, Stockholm.  
  • Travel Grants, MultiPark, and the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, 7000 SEK, and 1500 SEK, January 2015. To attend a course at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
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