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Dilruba  Nasrin

Dilruba Nasrin M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Location: HSF2, S367
Phone: (410) 706-0329
Fax: (410) 706-6205
Cell: (410) 926-6675

Personal History:

Dr. Nasrin received her PhD in Epidemiology from The Australian National University, Canberra. She served University Putra Malaysia as visiting lecturer, followed by ICDDR,B Bangladesh, before joining the faculty at the University of Maryland. She is a member of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Research Interests:

Dr. Nasrin's research focuses on child health and international health. Her research includes health seeking behavior for diarrhea and respiratory infections; role of zinc as a treatment of diarrhea, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia; nutritional consequences following diarrhea in children etc.

Clinical Speciality:

Trained in Internal Medicine.


Nasrin D., Collignon, P. J., Wilson, E. J., Pilotto, L. D. and Douglas, R. M. Antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from children. Journals of Paediatrics and Child Health, 35:558-561. 1999.

Wilson, E. J., Nasrin D., Banwell, C., Broom, D., and Douglas, R. M. Realities of practice Engaging parents and GPs in developing clinical practice guidelines. Australian Family Physician, 29(5):498-503. 2000.

Nasrin D., Collignon, P. J., Roberts, L., Wilson,E. J., Pilotto, L. S. and Douglas, R.M. Effect of beta-lactam antibiotic use in children on pneumococcal resistance to penicillin. BMJ; 324:28. 2002.

Wilson, E. J., Nasrin D., Dear, K., and Douglas, R.M. Changing GPsâ?T antibiotic prescribing: A randomised controlled trial. Communicable Disease Intelligence; 27 Suppl:S32-8. 2003.

Nasrin D., Larson, C.P., Sultana, S., Khan, T. U. Acceptability and adherence to zinc dispersible tablet treatment of acute childhood diarrhea. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition in September, 23(3):215-221. 2005.

Brooks WA, Breiman RF, Goswami D, Hossain A, Alam K, Saha SK Nahar K, Nasrin D, Ahmed N, El Arifeen S, Naheed A, Sack DA, Luby S. Invasive pneumococcal disease burden and implications for vaccine policy in urban Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Nov; 77(5): 795-801.

Sheikh A, Shamsuzzaman S, Ahmad SM, Nasrin D, Nahar S, Alam MM, AI Tarique A, Begum YA, Qadri SS, Chowdhury MI, Saha A, Larson CP, Qadri F. Zinc influences innate immune responses in children with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli-induced diarrhea. J Nutr. 2010 May; 140(5): 1049-56. Epub 2010 Mar 17.

Larson CP, Nasrin D, Saha A, Chowdhury MI, Qadri F. The added benefit of zinc supplementation after zinc treatment of acute childhood diarrhea: a randomized, double-blind field trial. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Jun; 15(6): 754-61. Epub 2010 Mar 29.

Farag TH, Nasrin D, Wu Y, Muhsen K, Blackwelder WC, Sommerfelt H, Panchalingam S, Nataro JP, Kotloff KL, Levine MM. Some epidemiologic, clinical, microbiologic, and organizational assumptions that influenced the design and performance of the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS). Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55 Suppl 4:S225-31.

Kotloff KL, Blackwelder WC, Nasrin D, Nataro JP, Farag TH, van Eijk A, Adegbola RA, Alonso PL, Breiman RF, Faruque AS, Saha D, Sow SO, Sur D, Zaidi AK, Biswas K, Panchalingam S, Clemens JD, Cohen D, Glass RI, Mintz ED, Sommerfelt H, Levine MM. The Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) of diarrheal disease in infants and young children in developing countries: epidemiologic and clinical methods of the case/control study. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55 Suppl 4:S232-45.

Blackwelder WC, Biswas K, Wu Y, Kotloff KL, Farag TH, Nasrin D, Graubard BI, Sommerfelt H, Levine MM. Statistical methods in the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS). Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55 Suppl 4:S246-53.

Biswas K, Carty C, Horney R, Nasrin D, Farag TH, Kotloff KL, Levine MM. Data management and other logistical challenges for the GEMS: the data coordinating center perspective. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55 Suppl 4:S254-61.

Sommerfelt H, Steinsland H, van der Merwe L, Blackwelder WC, Nasrin D, Farag TH, Kotloff KL, Levine MM, Gjessing HK. Case/control studies with follow-up: constructing the source population to estimate effects of risk factors on development, disease, and survival. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55 Suppl 4:S262-70.

Rheingans R, Kukla M, Adegbola RA, Saha D, Omore R, Breiman RF, Sow SO, Onwuchekwa U, Nasrin D, Farag TH, Kotloff KL, Levine MM. Exploring household economic impacts of childhood diarrheal illnesses in 3 African settings. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55 Suppl 4:S317-26.

Rheingans R, Kukla M, Faruque AS, Sur D, Zaidi AK, Nasrin D, Farag TH, Levine MM, Kotloff KL. Determinants of household costs associated with childhood diarrhea in 3 South Asian settings. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55 Suppl 4:S327-35.

Saha D, Akinsola A, Sharples K, Adeyemi MO, Antonio M, Imran S, Jasseh M, Hossain MJ, Nasrin D, Kotloff KL, Levine MM, Hill PC. Health care utilization and attitudes survey: understanding diarrheal disease in rural Gambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Apr 29.

Nhampossa T, Mandomando I, Acacio S, Nhalungo D, Sacoor C, Nhacolo A, Macete E, Nhabanga A, Quintó L, Kotloff K, Levine MM, Nasrin D, Farag T, Bassat Q, Alonso P. Healthcare use and attitudes survey in cases of moderate-to-severe diarrhea among children 0-59 months in the district of Manhica, Southern Mozambique. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Apr 29.

Quadri F, Nasrin D, Khan A, Bokhari T, Sunder Tikmani S, Nisar MI, Bhatti Z, Kotloff K, Levine MM, Zaidi AK. Healthcare use patterns for diarrhea in children in low-income periurban communities of Karachi, Pakistan. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Apr 29.

Manna B, Nasrin D, Kanungo S, Roy S, Ramamurthy T, Kotloff KL, Levine MM, Sur D. Determinants of health care seeking for diarrheal illness in young children in urban slums of Kolkata, India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Apr 29.

Das SK, Nasrin D, Ahmed S, Wu Y, Ferdous F, Dil Farzana F, Hossain Khan S, Malek MA, El Arifeen S, Levine MM, Kotloff KL, Faruque AS. Health care-seeking behavior for childhood diarrhea in Mirzapur, rural Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Apr 29.

Nasrin D, Wu Y, Blackwelder WC, Farag TH, Saha D, Sow SO, Alonso PL, Breiman RF, Sur D, Faruque AS, Zaidi AK, Biswas K, Van Eijk AM, Levine MM, Kotloff KL. Healthcare-seeking for childhood diarrhea in developing countries: evidence from seven sites in Africa and Asia.Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Apr 29.

Kotloff K, Blackwelder WC, Nasrin D, Farag T, Panchalingam S, et al. Burden and aetiology of diarrhoeal disease in infants and young children in developing countries (The Global Enteric Multicenter Study, GEMS): a prospective, case-control study. The Lancet 2013 (in press).