Dr. Muhammad Tariq is a physician and supply chain expert with more than 30 years of experience. Social justice, health equity, and the science of implementation are his passions. He has associations with Chemonics International, Family Health International (FHI), Population Services International (PSI), John Snow (JSI), Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs. His professional experience encompasses providing technical assistance to African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries related to health systems, family planning, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and supply chain management within public sector service delivery systems.
Shakila Zaman, MD, PhD (Sweden)
University of Health Sciences, Pakistan
Community Pediatrics, Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Supply Chain Management
Professor Shakila Zaman is a Community Paediatrician and an academician by profession and holds a PhD degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Immunology from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. Professor Shakila has more than 45 years of teaching and research experience at various national and international institutes. During her professional career, she has headed the Health Services Academy in Islamabad and the Institute of Public Health in Lahore, initiating her career in public health.
Dr. Shaikh has nearly 25 years of experience in public health, specializing in health systems and policy. He has worked at esteemed academic institutions such as Aga Khan University and Health Services Academy. Currently, he holds the position of adjunct professor at various institutions nationwide. His expertise has been acknowledged by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council, who have recognized him as a supervisor and examiner for MS and Ph.D. programs. Dr. Shaikh's extensive research contributions are well-documented, with over 135 peer-reviewed publications in both national and international indexed journals. In 2016, he was honored as one of the most productive scientists in Pakistan by the Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. Furthermore, his research work has garnered recognition from Stanford University in the United States, where he was listed among the top 114 scientists from Pakistan based on the impact and citation of his research. Overall, Dr. Shaikh's remarkable career has positioned him as a highly accomplished and respected expert in public health, making him an excellent choice for the journal editor position.
Dr. Zahid Completed his PhD at the Development Planning and Project Management Institute, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, in 2009. He has expertise in project evaluation and has vast experience working with international organisations, including World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Japan Bank for International Co-operation. Dr. Zahid is working on various funded projects as principal and co-principal investigator. He has authored two books and supervised several national and international master's and PhD students. He is a pioneer member of the "Isaar foundation" working in Health and Education for the welfare of migrants, predominantly Asian and Pakistani Communities in Berlin, Germany. Furthermore, he also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Islamic Micro-finance Network (IMFN) and Incharge Centre of Excellence for Research in Management Sciences (CERM) at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan.
Prof. Shahzad Ali Khan is serving Health Services Academy as a Vice-Chancellor. He holds a PhD in Management Sciences, a Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) from the Royal College of Physicians, and a Fellowship of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), London, UK. He has 28 years of public health-related work experience ranging from peripheral-level administration to management of tertiary care facilities. His professional expertise includes health systems analysis, health management, policy planning, strategic planning, governance, health economics and financing, health reforms, civil society organizations, project management, and human resource development of the public and private sector workforce. Dr. Shahzad has contributed to several national and international strategies, policies, working papers, training manuals and policy papers. In addition, he has more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals of the world. He has worked for several international organizations and secured grants from but not limited to World Bank, WHO, USAID, UNICEF, UNFPA, GiZ, UNAIDS, IOM, RAF, TRF, and GFATM.
Dr. Muhammad Khan is a Tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, COMSATS University Islamabad Lahore Campus. He specializes in Environmental Economics, Labor Economics, and Health Economics. Driven by a keen interest in behavioral economics, he employs experimental designs to explore innovative solutions for environmental challenges. His cutting-edge research has been supported by prestigious grants from national and international funding agencies, including the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, COMSATS University Islamabad, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Dr. Khan was honored with the Best Researcher Award from COMSATS University Islamabad in 2017.
Dr Saima Majeed has been a practising Clinical Psychologist and has been involved in teaching and research in psychology for more than 18 years. She has extensive experience working with the clinical population. She is the author of two Psychology textbooks for intermediate students (Punjab Curriculum & Textbook Board: In Press). She has 40 research publications in national and international journals, and many are under peer review. Dr. Saima has supervised over 50 research theses of BS, MS, and ADCP students at renowned universities in Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned many professional awards, including the Pride of Nation Award from the Young Psychological Association and Young Traders Association, for providing voluntary mental health services during the COVID-19 Pandemic. She is a member of the Editorial and Reviewer Board of many national and international journals. Dr. Saima is also a member of the Research Ethical Review Committee of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and the Punjab Institute of Mental Health. She has been involved with the University of Health Sciences for her PhD Curriculum Development and is a member of the Advisory Board for Counselling services of Students. She has been invited as an external examiner for clinical psychology viva in nearly all renowned universities in Lahore since 2006. Dr. Saima has worked as visiting faculty and Clinical Psychology Placement supervisor at the University of the Punjab, GCU Lahore, Kinnard College, Riphah International University, the University of Lahore, and the University of Sargodha, Lahore Campus. She has conducted workshops on abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, child psychology, and research methodology at various forums. Her area of research interest is drug addiction, clinical psychology, child psychology, and the psychology of anger.
Muhammad Ahmed Abdullah, PhD
Al-Shifa School of Public Health, Islamabad
Primary Care, Health Systems Research, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health
Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Abdullah is a Ph.D. in Public Health from Health Services Academy, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Currently, he is working as an associate professor at the Al-Shifa School of Public Health (Al-Shifa Eye Trust). Dr. Abdullah is a public health professional with more than ten years of teaching and 15 years of clinical medicine experience. He regularly contributes to national newspapers focusing on public health issues and has published several research articles in national and international journals. His core areas of interest include health systems, infectious diseases, primary care, and mental health. In addition, he understands societal issues due to his extensive clinical exposure at the primary healthcare level. Dr. Abdullah is an avid reader, and apart from his core competence areas, he has a particular interest in behavioral biology, psychology, philosophy, comparative religions, and history.
Dr. Waqas Ahmed Farooqui has been associated with the School of Public Health, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan, as a Biostatistician since 2011. In addition, he worked as a Statistician with International Rescue Committee (IRC), USA, on different Pakistan Reading Projects (PRP) for Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) funded by USAID. Dr. Waqas has published 28 peer-reviewed national and international original articles in top-tier journals worldwide.
Dr. Arfa Maqsood is PhD in Statistics and currently working as an assistant professor at the Department of Statistics, University of Karachi, Pakistan. She has published several peer-reviewed original articles in national and international journals. Dr. Arfa also has presented her scientific work at various scientific forums. She has supervised several technical reports. Her areas of expertise include financial econometrics, time series analysis, sampling distributions, theory of inference, and statistical methods.
Tanzeela Yaqoob, M.Phil.
University of Karachi, Pakistan
Biostatistics, Time Series and Forecasting, Operations Research, Non Parametric Statistics, Econometrics
Mrs Tanzeela Yaqoob has been affiliated with the Department of Statistics, University of Karachi, Pakistan, for almost ten years. She is a PhD (Scholar). Her areas of expertise include statistics, biostatistics, time series analysis, econometrics and operations research. Mrs Tanzeela has presented her scientific work at several national and international conferences and authored 12 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals worldwide.
Fozia Anwar, PhD
Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, UAE
Health Informatics, Evidence-Based Medicine, Health Management Information System, Technology in Healthcare
Dr. Fozia Anwar is PhD and is associated with Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. She is an academician and research scientist by profession with over 16 years of experience in teaching and academic as well as industrial research. Dr. Fozia is a certified practitioner from Blackboard Academy for Designing for Digital Teaching and Learning. Her areas of expertise include information systems in healthcare, health informatics, health information management, evidence-based medicine, and technology acceptance. She is currently working on various research projects as the principal and co-principal investigator. She has published 17 research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals. Dr. Fozia has professional membership with Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC).
Professor Samia Nossier is a Professor Emeritus of Maternal and Child Health at the High Institute of Public Health at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association and the Head of the Egyptian Public Health Association. Throughout her 44- year research experience, she has supervised numerous Ph.D. and master's theses on different topics related to Maternal and Child Health and has participated as an expert and national trainer in many interdisciplinary projects such as safe motherhood, violence against women, and reproductive health training programs in collaboration with international organizations. She has also conducted many workshops in research methodology and scientific writing and publishing. Her main areas of research include maternal and child nutrition, child abuse, maternity care during pregnancy and beyond, and reproductive morbidity. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and has lectured extensively in the fields of reproductive health care, research methods, and public health.
Saqlain Raza, an Assistant Professor at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Saudi Arabia, holds a Master's degree in Public Health from Université Paul Sabatier and a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics, with a concentration in a general linear model (GLM) from Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Toulouse, France. With expertise in Statistics, Epidemiology, and Microeconometrics, he has actively contributed to health evaluation surveys in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) as a team member of governmental and non-governmental organizations. His interest areas include biostatistics, epidemiology, research methods, survey and analytics, and microeconometrics. Saqlain Raza's commitment to advancing knowledge is demonstrated through his 16 high-impact factor publications and his supervision and co-supervision of numerous students. With a Scopus h-index of 6, he brings valuable knowledge and experience as an editorial board member, ensuring the publication of high-quality research in the journal.
Dr. Suleman Atique is a research fellow at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway. Earlier, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Informatics, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, University of Ha’il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the University Institute of Public Health, The University of Lahore, Pakistan. He is an approved Higher Education Commission (HEC) supervisor for Master and PhD students. He also won the DAAD fellowship in the 2021 cohort for ‘Artificial Intelligence in Medicine’. Dr. Suleman has a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Taipei Medical University, Taiwan and completed his thesis at the Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany as an exchange student. He received his master's degree in “Health Informatics” from COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan. During his master's degree, he was invited to participate and present in the DAAD-funded summer school on “Global Health Challenges in the 21st century” at Ulm University, Germany.