Garment factory fire

Objectives: Dr. Alamgir will discuss the recent factory fires and collapses in Bangladesh. His talk will share findings from a research study that determined the health and economic conditions of injured workers after the most recent disaster.

Short Bio:  Hasanat Alamgir served as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health (2010-2016) before joining New York Medical College. Before moving to Texas, he served as the Director of research and evaluation at a provincial public health agency in Vancouver, Canada (2006-2010). His research activities have primarily focused on conducting 1. epidemiological investigations of risk factors of occupational injuries and injuries and 2. economic burden and economic evaluation of interventions.

As principal and co-investigator, he has received research funds from several sources including the Department of Defense, NIH/Fogarty, State Health Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and Workers’ Compensation Boards. Dr. Alamgir studied populations that ranged from sawmill and healthcare workers in Canada, military personnel in the USA to garment workers in Bangladesh. His graduate students have worked outside the USA (e.g., Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Peru, Uganda, New Zealand, and Canada). Dr. Alamgir grew up in Bangladesh and received his education from Bangladesh (Pharmacy), the USA (Business Administration), and Canada (Public Health).

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