Abu Mohammed Naser Titu, PhD, MPH, MBBS

Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health


OFFICE 305 Robison Hall
OFFICE HOURS By appointment only

Abu Mohammed Naser Titu


About Abu Mohammed Naser Titu

Abu Mohammed Naser Titu, PhD, MPH, MBBS, has around ten years of research experience designing and implementing longitudinal epidemiological studies and randomized controlled trials in low-income global settings. For the past few years, Dr. Titu have been conducting research connecting chemical and nutritional qualities of drinking water with cardiometabolic disease outcomes using randomized controlled trials and observational epidemiological studies. Dr. Titu’s Ph.D. work focused on designing and implementing a stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial to assess the cardiovascular health benefits of water access from managed aquifer recharge systems in seawater intrusion-affected southwest coastal communities of Bangladesh. Dr. Titu is currently developing grant proposals to explore the links of socioecological and environmental risk factors with high cardiometabolic disease burdens among Memphians and the Southwest US population.


  • Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, Emory University
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • M.B.B.S., Medical Sciences, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Interests

  • Climate Change and Health
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Socioecological determinants of cardiometabolic health outcomes
  • Evaluation of public health interventions
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) research
  • Clinical epidemiology


  1. Rahman M, Islam M, Doza S, Naser AM, Shoab AK, et al. (2022) Higher helminth ova counts and incomplete decomposition in sand-enveloped latrine pits in a coastal sub-district of Bangladesh. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 16(6): e0010495.
  2. Rahman MJ, Parvez SM, Rahman M, He FJ, Cunningham SA, Narayan KMV, Abedin J, Naser AM. Urinary Sodium Excretion and Obesity Markers among Bangladeshi Adult Population: Pooled Data from Three Cohort Studies. Nutrients. 2022; 14(14):3000. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14143000.
  3. Naser AM, He FJ, Rahman M, Campbell NRC. Spot-urine formulas to estimate 24 hr urinary sodium excretion alter the dietary sodium blood pressure relationship. Hypertension. 77(6): 2127-2137.
  4. Naser AM, Doza S, Rahman M, Unicomb L, Ahmed KM, Anand S, Selim S, Shamsudduha M, Narayan KMV, Howard Chang, Clasen TF, Gribble MO, and Luby SP. Consequences of access to water from managed aquifer recharge systems for blood pressure and proteinuria among the salinity-affected population of southwest coastal Bangladesh: a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial. International Journal of Epidemiology 2020; doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyaa098.
  5. Naser AM, He FJ, Rahman M, Narayan KMV, Campbell NRC. Urinary sodium excretion and blood pressure relationship across methods of evaluating the completeness of 24-hour urine collections. Nutrients. 2020. 12(9): p. 2772.
  6. Naser AM, Rahman M, Unicomb L, Doza S, Selim S, Chaity M, Luby SP, Anand S, Staimez L, Clasen TF, Gujral UP, Gribble MO, and Narayan KMV. Past sodium intake, contemporary sodium intake, and cardiometabolic health in southwest coastal Bangladesh. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2020. 9(18): p. e014978.
  7. Naser AM, Wang Q, Shamsudduha M, Chellaraj G and Joseph G. Modeling the relationship between groundwater salinity to neonatal and infant mortality from the Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey 2000 to 2014. GeoHealth.e2019GH000229.