Mazbahul is an environmental social science and public health researcher, and he broadly studies socioeconomic, environmental, ecological, and behavioral causes of human decision-making processes, outcomes, and policies regarding environmental and public health concerns using data from surveys, experiments, time series, and metadata. Currently, he is working on comparative conservative management strategies, the impact of wildfire on woody encroachment, and social-ecological indicators of woody transition in the Great Plains of the USA.

His recent work investigates sociodemographic determinants of pollution-related pro-environmental attitudes of US adults; household smoke-exposure risks; self-reported health and health attitudes; the impact of health education on preventive health behaviors and outcomes, and the mental model-based repeated multifaceted intervention design. He has published widely on topics ranging from human 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 is the academic/associate editor of the journals Data in Brief, BMC Research Notes, and Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics.

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