Dr. Rumana Huque joined the University of Dhaka in 2000 as a lecturer. After completing BSS (Honours) and MSS in Economics from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, she did MA in Health Economics from University of Leeds, UK in 2002.She got her PhD in Health Economics from University of Leeds, UK, in 2010.Currently, she is a Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. Dr. Huque also holds the position of Executive Director at ARK Foundation, Bangladesh. She is a visiting facility in University of Leeds, UK. She specialises in the health system and health economics with special focus on health care financing, resource allocation and budgeting, and economic evaluation. She is particularly interested in research and advocacy in the field of tobacco control. She has conducted studies on tobacco taxation, second-hand smoking, smokeless tobacco and tobacco cessation in Bangladesh. She has 20 years of experience in working with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh, local NGOs and international donor agencies.