Mazbahul is a behavioral, social science, and environmental public health researcher. He broadly studies socioeconomic, behavioral, and related contextual factors of people's decision-making processes, outcomes, and public policies using data from online and field surveys, quasi-experiments, and administrative sources. To reveal data-driven policy insights and decision strategies, he analyzes structured and unstructured data using statistical, econometric, machine learning, and mixed-method techniques.
Currently, he is working on the experimental framework on consumer valuation of and attitudes towards experience good under group friendliness and happiness; an integrated framework for systematic review; happiness and social determinants of US adults' self-rated health. His recent work investigates science education, people's perceptions, and pro-environmental attitudes in the USA; mental model-based repeated multifaceted intervention design to improve preventive health behaviors; household smoke-exposure risks; social-ecological indicators and management strategies of woody transition and wildfire in US Great Plains; and the impact of health education on preventive health behaviors and outcomes. He has published widely on topics ranging from human/behavioral dimensions of natural resource, environment, and public health; food-energy-water nexus; and climate vulnerability, resilience, and adaptive strategy-related issues in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and the USA. He has previously worked as a research fellow for a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study and as a senior research associate at the Centre for Policy Dialogue.
Mazbahul's research has appeared in a variety of publications including The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Energy Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, and Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. He received his PhD in human and behavioral dimensions of natural resource sciences from UNL, USA and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from SUST, BD. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Data in Brief, BMC Research Notes, and Environmental Health Insights.
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