Mohammed Abul Kalam is the Director (Research) of Siam Health Care, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He holds a PhD from UK; an MA from Thailand; PG Diploma from UK; and an MSc from UK. He leads teams of researchers working in the field of behavioral and social sciences interacting with health and diseases (e.g. communicable and non-communicable diseases, sero- and behavioral surveillance of STD/HIV/AIDS, public health surveillance, disease outbreak investigation). He is a prolific writer and has ample publications to his credit.