American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences aims to promote communication among clinical researchers worldwide. This journal publishes original works within the area of clinical medicine. It is academically peer-reviewed and designed for all doctors, researchers, and health workers regardless of their medical specialties, or type of employment.

Harunor Rashid

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Post-doctoral Fellow, Epidemiologist Clinical Research, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable, Diseases, Australia

Research Areas

Travel Medicine, Infectious Disease, Clinical Vaccinology, Tropical Paediatrics


2009DoctorMedicine, University of London, UK
2003PLABGeneral Medical Council, UK
1997MBBSChittagong University, Bangladesh


2011-presentClinical Research Epidemiologist, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS), Westmead, Sydney, Australia
2010-2011Consultant (Paediatrics), Seba Diagnostic Centre, Eadgong Bazar, Cox's Bazar Sadar, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
2009Visiting Fellow, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Sydney, Australia
2004-2009Clinical Research Fellow, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and the London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London
2004Clinical Observer, Department of Paediatrics, the Royal London Hospital, Barts and the London NHS Trust, London
2001-2003Resident Medical Officer, Department of Paediatrics, Samtah General Hospital, Samtah, Gizan, Saudi Arabia
2000-2001General Practitioner with special interest in Child Health, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
1999-2000Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Paediatrics, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
1998-1999Medical Officer, General Paediatrics, Institute of Child Health, Chittagong, Bangladesh
1997-1998House Officer, Specialities of Medicine and Surgery, Medical College Hospital, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Academic Achievement

Turkish Government Scholarship for higher training, 1999-2000
Biography is included in the Dictionary of International Biography 34th edition

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Haworth E, Rashid H, Booy R. Prevention of pandemic influenza after mass gatherings-learning from Hajj. J R Soc Med 2010; 103:79-80.
[2]  Yin JK, Khandaker G, Rashid H, Heron L, Ridda I, Booy R. Immunogenicity and Safety of Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Vaccine: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Influenza Other Respi Viruses 2011;5:299-305.
[3]  Khandaker G, Dierig A, Rashid H, Heron L, Booy R. Systematic review of clinical and epidemiological features of the pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009. Influenza Other Respi Viruses 2011;5:148-56.
[4]  Rashid H, Shafi S, El Bashir H, Haworth E, Memish ZA, Sudhanva M, Smith M, Auburn H, Booy R. Viral respiratory infections at the Hajj: comparison between UK and Saudi pilgrims. Clin Microbiol Infect 2008; 14:569-74 (included in editor's choice list in 2008 and 2009).
[5]  Rashid H, Shafi S, Haworth E, Memish ZA, El Bashir H, Ali KA, Booy R. Influenza vaccine in Hajj pilgrims: policy issues from field studies. Vaccine 2008; 26:4809-12.
[6]  Rashid H, Shafi S, Haworth E, El Bashir H, Ali K, Memish ZA, Booy R. Value of rapid testing for influenza among Hajj pilgrims. Travel Med Infect Dis 2007; 5:310-3.
[7]  Rashid H, Shafi S, Booy R, El Bashir H, Ali K, Zambon MC, Memish ZA, Ellis J, Haworth E. Influenza and respiratory syncytial virus infections in British Hajj pilgrims. Emerg Health Threats J 2008; 1:e2.
[8]  Rashid H, Shafi S, Haworth E, El Bashir H, Booy R. Influenza and RSV among returning travellers. Br J Infect Control 2008; 9:17-8.
[9]  Rashid H, Haworth E, Ellis J, Booy R, Shafi S. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction on QuickVue influenza test strips: a pilot study. Point of Care 2009; 8:1-3.
[10]  Alexander E, Telfer P, Rashid H, Ali K, Booy R. Nasopharyngeal carriage rate of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children with sickle cell disease before and after the introduction of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. J Infect Public Health 2008; 1: 40-4.
[11]  Jelfs J, Rashid H, Booy R. Meningococcal Vaccine, In: Zuckerman J, Jong EC eds. Travelers' Vaccines 2nd Edition, Connecticut: People's Medical Publishing House; 2010.