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Mohammad Naqibuddin, M.D.

Mohammad Naqibu

Mohammad Naqibuddin is a research program manager at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. His current research includes the BREATHE and BREATHE2 studies, which seek to improve health-related quality of life and reduce health care costs for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Following his medical education from Dhaka University, Bangladesh, he pursued his postgraduate studies and postdoctoral research fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine, respectively. His current scholarly interests focus on COPD and patient-centered outcome research. Since 1999, he has been working at Johns Hopkins in different research projects that include prostate cancer, lupus, brain function, HIV, depression and diabetes.

His passion includes health education in different media. He was elected by the viewers as the best television host in Bangladesh for his general knowledge/health education show. He regularly participates in Voice of America services radio and television programs for international audiences.


  • M.D. from Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  • Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research and Publications


  • Better Respiratory Education And Treatment Help Empower (BREATHE) II: Comparing Effectiveness of Self-Management and Peer Support Communication programs amongst Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients and Family Caregivers
  • Better Respiratory Education And Treatment Help Empower (BREATHE) I: An Integrative Multilevel Study for Improving Patient-centered Care delivery Among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disea

Selected Publications

  1. H. Aboumatar, M. Naqibuddin, S. Chung, H. Adebowale, L. Bone, T. Brown, L.A. Cooper, A.P. Gurses, A. Knowlton, D. Kurtz, L. Piet, N. Putcha, C. Rand, D. Roter, E. Shattuck, C. Sylvester, A. Urteaga-Fuentes, R. Wise, J.L. Wolff, T. Yang, J. Hibbard, E. Howell, M. Myers, K. Shea, J. Sullivan, L. Syron, Nae-Yuh Wang, P. Pronovost, the BREATHE Study Patient Family Partners Group. Better Respiratory Education and Treatment Help Empower (BREATHE) study: Methodology and baseline characteristics of a randomized controlled trial testing a transitional care program to improve patient-centered care delivery among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Contemporary Clinical Trials. Nov 2017: 62(2017): 159-167.
  2. Golden S.H., Shah N., Naqibuddin M., Payne J.L., Hill-Briggs F., Wand G.S., Wang N., Langan S., Lyketsos C. The Prevalence and Specificity of Depression Diagnosis in a Clinic-Based Population of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Psychosomatics. Jan-Feb 2017: 58(1): 28-37.
  3. Amy E. Ramage, Peter T. Fox, Robin L. Brey, Shalini Narayana, Matthew D. Cykowski, Mohammad Naqibuddin, Margaret Sampedro, Stephen L. Holliday, Crystal Franklin, Daniel J. Wallace, Michael H. Weisman, Michelle Petri. Neuroimaging evidence of white matter inflammation in newly diagnosed Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2011; 63(10):3048-3057.
  4. Petri M., Naqibuddin M., Sampedro M., Omdal R., Carson K.A.. Memantine in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.2011Oct;41(2):194-202.
  5. Petri M., Naqibuddin M., Carson K.A., Wallace D.J., Weisman M.H., Holliday S.L., Sampedro M., Padilla P.A., Brey R.L. Depression and Cognitive Impairment in Newly Diagnosed Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). J. Rheumatol. 2010 Oct;37(10):2032-8.Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Naqibuddin M., Statins In: Roizen M.F., Fleisher L.A., Eds. Essence of Anesthesia Practice (2nd edition). Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company 2001.
  • Fleisher L.A., Naqibuddin M.: Viagra In: Roizen MF, Fleisher LA, Eds. Essence of Anesthesia Practice (2nd edition). Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company 2001.

Selected Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Saunders, J., Chung, S., Malik, H., Kim, S., Naqibuddin, M., Aboumatar, H. Experiences of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients with Climate and Air Pollution Triggers. American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting & Expo, Atlanta, Georgia. November 2017.
  2. Kim, S., Saunders, J., Chung, S., Malik, H., Naqibuddin, M., Aboumatar, H. Underuse of Spirometry Testing Among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Armstrong Institute Diagnostic Excellence Summit, Baltimore, MD. April 2017.
  3. Chung, S., Naqibuddin, M., Kim, S., Saunders, J., Malik, H., Aboumatar, H. Relationship of patient activation with knowledge, self-efficacy, and self-management behaviors amongstpatients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine Retreat, Baltimore, MD. March 2017.
  4. Malik, H., Kim, S., Saunders, J., Chung, S., Naqibuddin, M., Adebowale, H., Kurtz, D., Aboumatar, H. Patient Experiences with a Healthcare Integrated Program for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Self-management Support. Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine Retreat, Baltimore, MD. March 2017.
  5. Saunders, J., Naqibuddin, M., Chung, S., Malik, H., Kim, S., Aboumatar, H. Readiness to Quit Smoking, Engagement in Physical Activity, and Utilization of Pulmonary Rehabilitation amongst Hospitalized Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American College of Medical Quality, Washington D.C., March 2017.

Honors and Awards

  • Erickson Foundation Award for Excellence in Research at American Public Health Association Conference, honorable mention for the 2016.
  • District of Columbia Rheumatism Society award, May 14, 2005.
  • Abstract Winners. International Anaesthesia Research Society, The impact of transfusion triggers on recovery from surgery. L.A. Fleisher; M. Naqibuddin, E. Garrett; R Slacum; H.B. Carter; P.C. Walsh 76th Clinical & Scientific Congress, March 16-20, 2002, San Diego, California
  • Draper Fellow. The Johns Hopkins University, Center for Communication Programs. Baltimore, Maryland, 1999.
  • Best Television Host. National award winner, Bangladesh, 1994.
  • Best Debater. Champion, National Television Debate Competition, Bangladesh, 1986.
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