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Graduate Research Assistant, Natural Hazards Center

Brief Biography

Musabber Ali Chisty is a Ph.D. student and graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Musabber is also a graduate research affiliate at the Natural Hazards Center. In his native Bangladesh, Musabber is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka. Before this, he was a Lecturer at the Department of Disaster Management and Resilience at the Bangladesh University of Professionals in Dhaka.

His main research interests include vulnerability assessment, flood risk management, community-based disaster management, disaster risk reduction and resilience, disaster and development nexus, disaster governance, etc. Musabber has published in these areas in outlets such as the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR), Disaster Prevention and Management (DPM), Health Science Report, Plos One, Sustainability, and Water, among others. He has received several research grants from the Bangladesh University Grants Commission and the University of Dhaka. He also has extensive experience working with different government agencies, international non-governmental organizations, and national non-governmental organizations as a consultant.

Before joining the University of Colorado Boulder, Musabber completed his Bachelor of Disaster Management (BDM) and Master of Disaster Management (MDM) degrees at the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies at the University of Dhaka. He also completed the Master of Science in Geographic Information System (GIS) from Jahangirnagar University in Savar, Bangladesh.