DR. Sharmin Akter
DR. Sharmin Akter
Assistant Professor
DVM, MS in Epidemiology and Public Health (SAU)

Sharmin Akter was born in 1989 in Sirajganj; the north-central part of Bangladesh. She passed SSC (2005) and HSC (2007) examination under Rajshahi board. After that she admitted in Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences (FVABS) of Sylhet Agricultural University as an undergraduate student and achieved DVM degree in 2013. She received her Master degree in Epidemiology and Public Health from the same University in 2016. She joined as a faculty member in Epidemiology and Public Health Dept. in lecturer position at 24th April, 2016. She worked as a team member for several research project of department and currently involve with research works. DR. Sharmin wants to devote herself as researcher on zoonotic diseases, food safety and food hazards, different public health and one health issues, environmental hygiene and sanitation, infectious diseases and molecular epidemiology, spatiotemporal modeling and so on. At present, she is working as an Assistant professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sylhet Agricultural University.

Publication Profile:
  • Akter S, Paul S, Nazneen S, Mandal PK and Ahmed SS. Prevalence and Determinants of Bovine Anaplasmosis in Sylhet District of Bangladesh. International Journal of Natural Sciences, 2018; 8(1): 1-6.
  • Ujjal AM, Akter S and Paul S. Epidemiological evidences of foot and mouth disease (FMD) and haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) of buffalo in sylhet region of bangladesh based on hospital register data. Veterinary Sciences: Research and Reviews, 2018; 4(1): 9-16.
Research Interests:
  • Zoonotic and infectious diseases
  • Food safety and food hazards analysis
  • Infectious diseases and molecular epidemiology
  • Spatiotemporal modeling
  • Environmental hygiene and sanitation
  • Public health and one health issues
Undergraduate Courses:
  • • Animal Hygiene and Biosecurity (AHY 101) • Veterinary Epidemiology (VEP 401) • Veterinary Public Health (VPH 401) • Preventive Medicine (PRM 402) • Veterinary Jurisprudence (VJR 402)
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • MS (Epidemiology and Public Health), Jan 2014 - Dec 2015, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • DVM (Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences) Apr 2008 - Dec 2013, Sylhet Agricultural University
Positions and Affiliations:
  • April 24, 2016 - April 23, 2018: Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100.
  • April 24, 2018 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100.
Awards and Recognitions:
  • University award 2012 (FVABS) in recognition of obtaining the highest CGPA (Session: 2007-08) in DVM examination 2012 (held in 2013), Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100
Conference contributions (Oral Presentations):
  • Akter S. Prevalence and determinants of bovine anaplasmosis in sylhet district of Bangladesh. Presented at the “EpiCon 2015” conference held on December 04, 2015, Sylhet, Bangladesh..
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • EpiCon 2015 was held on December 04, 2015, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Workshop on “National Dialogue on the Future of Animal Health in Bangladesh”. Organized jointly by FAO ECTAD Bangladesh and Department of Livestock Services, Bangladesh; was held on August 13-14, 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 1st Conference of Continuing Education for the Veterinarians of Bangladesh (CEVET BD) was held on October 14-15, 2017, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
  • Training course (six weeks) on “Disease Control and prevention and pedagogic skill” organized by Faculty, Cummings school of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, USA.
  • “Application of R Program for Advance Statistical Analysis in Agricultural Research” organized by Faculty of Fisheries, SAU, Sylhet (supported by USAID-Funded Asia F2F Program Winrock International) 20-23th March 2017.
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (Undergraduate):
  • Prevalence of common clinical diseases of dog in Sylhet district (2016)
  • Clinical prevalence of Haemorrhagic septicemia in Buffalo of Jaintapur upazilla of Sylhet district (2017).
  • Clinical prevalence of FMD in cow in Sylhet sadar and south surma upazilla of Sylhet region (2019).
  • Hospital prevalence of common diseases of chicken and duck in kishoreganj, Bangladesh (2019).