Masuma is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of York at the department of Health Science. As a research fellow, currently she is working in addressing smokeless tobacco and building research capacity in South Asia (ASTRA) programme. Previously she worked in Mental Health and Addiction Research group on mental and physical health co-morbidity in low and middle-income countries (LMICs); involved with ‘Health and Well-being study, and conducting a systematic review on the related area. Masuma graduated in Dentistry (Bachelor of Dental surgery) from Dhaka Dental College Hospital and later did her MSc in Dental Public Health from University College London (UCL). She did her PhD in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL, funded by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
Masuma Mishu from the Closing the Gap Network reviews a recent US trial of a comprehensive cardiovascular risk reduction intervention in people with severe mental illness, which shows promising results.[read the full story...]