Nasser Titu, MBBS, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellows, Hubert Department of Global Health

Emory Global Diabetes Research Center

Biography

Dr. Titu is a postdoctoral fellow with Emory Global Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Titu is trained as a physician and epidemiologist from Bangladesh. He has several years of experience as a research investigator with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) where he was engaged in public health surveillance, outbreak investigations, and implementation of several RCTs including the WASH Benefits trial. He then moved to Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and completed a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences in 2018. As a postdoctoral fellow under Dr. Venkat, he will explore how drinking water mineral varies across seasons and different hydrogeological contexts and influences cardio-metabolic changes, and how cooking water mineral contents influence the nutrient density of the cooked food among the Bangladeshi population. In the long-term, he is interested in exploring the association between the loss of minerals in South Asian diets and cardio-metabolic changes of the population, and identifying the appropriate hydrogeological, agricultural, food processing and cooking practices to enhance and preserve mineral density in grains, vegetables, and fruits.