Kaosar Afsana is a Professor at James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), BRAC University, Bangladesh. She had served BRAC in Bangladesh for over 26 years and completed her tenure as the Director, BRAC Health, Nutrition and Population Programme. Dr Afsana has started to work for BRAC JPGSPH since its inception in 2004 and became Professor in 2011. She is a medical doctor with a Master's in Public Health from Harvard University, USA and PhD from Edith Cowan University, Australia.
She has been honored with many prestigious awards for her academic achievements and contribution to maternal and child health and women’s empowerment. Dr Afsana has authored books and widely published papers in journals and books. She represents BRAC JPGSPH and BRAC at national and global levels playing a critical role in policy-making and planning, and providing technical guidance, particularly in sexual, reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health and nutrition and health system strengthening.