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Dr. Tehzeeb Zulfiqar; MBBS, MPhil, MSc, MPH.PhD 

Title: Dr Tehzeeb Zulfiqar mail A109 (First Floor)
Disciplines: Family Medicine  +92-51-9255590-4 Ext 112
Research Areas: Adult and Child Nutrition, Obesity Management, Mixed-method research, Primary Health care and Immigrant Health +92-51-9255591
 drtehzeeb@hsa.edu.pk

Background

Dr. Zulfiqar is a highly motivated Medical Epidemiologist, Public Health researcher, academic and clinician with international experience in Research, Obesity Management and Public Health. She has over 20 years’ experience of teaching and research in Pakistan and Australia. She has been been involved in high profile research with policy impact. Examples of such research include “Public Health Assessment of Electronic cigarettes” In Australia and “Third party evaluation of LHW program” in Pakistan.

 Education

  •  PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Master of Public Health (Research)
  • Master of Philosophy (Reproductive Physiology)
  • Master of Science (Community Health & Nutrition)
  • Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Management of Obesity. University of Melbourne. May 2020.
  • Contact tracing-COVID-19. ANU & ACT Health, April-July, 2020
  • Certificate in Treating Obesity, Harvard Medical School, USA, 2018
  • Social Media, Australian National University, 2016
  • Science Communication, Australian National University, 2016
  • ANU Medical School, Foundations of Clinical Education, 2016
  • Certificate in Longitudinal Data Analysis: Infrastructure and Panel Regression Methods, ISSR, University of Queensland, 2016
  • Certificate in Principles of Tutoring and Demonstrating, Australian National university, 2012
  • Certificate in Basic Statistics for Public Health Policy, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2012
  • Certificate in Travel Medicine, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2011
  • Certificate in Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2011
  • Certificate in Basics of Health Economics, The World Bank Institute, 2011
  • University Student Teaching and Learning Foundation Course, Australian National University, 2011
  • Basic STATA, Oxford Policy Management, 2011

Teaching

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Research Methodology
  • Maternal and Child health & Nutrition
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Social Determinants of Health

Publications

Peer Reviewed publications

  1. Banks E, Yazidjoglou A, Brown S, Ford L, Zulfiqar T, Baenziger O, Joshy G. Systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence on the efficacy of e-cigarette use for sustained smoking and nicotine cessation, Medxriv, 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.11.02.20224212.
  2. Syed N, Banwell C, Zulfiqar T, Hidden Economic Assets or Better-Halves: Understanding Work Life Balance of Highly Skilled South Asian Migrant Women in Australia. Global Journal of Health Science; Vol. 12, No. 12; Online Published: October 30, 2020, doi:10.5539/gjhs.v12n12p130.
  3. Tabatabaei-Jafari H, Zulfiqar T, Welsh J, Bagheri N. Psychological distress among elderly immigrant and non-immigrant Australians living in socially fragmented neighbourhoods. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1-9.December 2020. 1–9DOI: 10.1177/0004867420981414.
  4. Ali S Z, Zulfiqar T, Ghani I, Zaidi M, Tanoli R, Naylor M. Social Health Protection Initiative ​in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province Pakistan – a model to use Health Insurance to achieve Universal Health Coverage and mainstreaming Private Sector. Submitted to Eastern Mediterranean Journal, December 2020.
  5. Zulfiqar T, Strazdins L, Banwell C. How to fit in? Acculturation and risk of overweight and obesity-experiences of Australian immigrant mothers from South Asia and their 8-11- year- old children. Accepted in Sage open access- November, 2020.
  6. Zulfiqar T, Strazdins L, Banwell C. How to fit in? Acculturation and risk of overweight and obesity-experiences of Australian immigrant mothers from South Asia and their 8-11- year- old children. Accepted in Sage open access- November, 2020.
  7. Zulfiqar T, Burns R, Strazdins L, D’Este C. BMI trajectories and risk factors among 2-11-year-old children by their maternal immigrant status: Evidence from Longitudinal Study of Australian children. BMJ open access. 31 May 2019.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026845
  8. Zulfiqar T, Burns R, Strazdins L, D’Este C. BMI trajectories and risk factors among 2-11-year-old children by their maternal immigrant status: Evidence from Longitudinal Study of Australian children. BMJ open access. 31 May 2019.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026845
  9. Zulfiqar T, Strazdins L, Banwell C, Dinh H, D’Este C. Growing Up in Australia: Paradox of overweight/obesity in children of immigrants from low‐and‐middle‐income countries. Obesity Science & Practice. Published online Feb, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/osp4.160
  10.  Zulfiqar T, Nolan CJ, Banwell C, Young R, Boisseau L, Ingle M, Lithander FE. Barriers to a healthy lifestyle for three-to four-year-old children of Australian-born and overseas-born mothers with post gestational diabetes: An Australian qualitative study. Journal of Child Health Care. 2018 Jan 1:1367493518759240.
  11. Zulfiqar T, Lithander F, Cathy Banwell, Young R, Ingle M, Boisseau L., Nolan CJ, (2017). Barriers to a healthy lifestyle post gestational diabetes: An Australian qualitative study. Women and birth, Available online 4 February 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.12.003
  12. Zahid M, Khan R, Sikander S, Zulfiqar T. Are LHWs Equipped Enough to Detect Malnutrition in Under-5 Children? A KAP Survey of District Rawalpindi. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research. 2016, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p20-24. 5p.
  13. Rashid Z, Zulfiqar T, Rashid Nazir, Sheldon Allen, Iftikhar Cheema, et al. (2013) Evaluating primary healthcare service revitalization interventions though a knowledge, practice and coverage survey in earthquake-affected areas in Pakistan. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology. Vol. 5(5), 228-236.
  14. Zulfiqar T, Rizwi F, Jalili S, Shami S.A, et al. (2012) Association of maternal anthropometry with neonatal birth weight during third trimester of normal pregnancy in a hospital-based study in Pakistan. PJPH. 2(4):4-10
  15. SZulfiqar T, Rizwi F, Jalili S, Shami S.A et al. (2011). Low birth weight and relationship with maternal dietary habits during third trimester of low-risk pregnancies in a hospital-based study in Pakistan. PJPH. 1(1).11-17 10.
  16. Witter S, Zulfiqar T, Javeed S, Khan Aman, Bari Abdul. (2011) Paying health workers for performance: a district-based case study in Pakistan, “Human resources for health”, published online. 9:23.
  17. Wood P, Zulfiqar T, Malang I. Management and system review of Lady Health Worker Program. August 2009. https://www.opml.co.uk/files/Publications/6241-evaluating-lady-health-worker-programme/lhw-management-review.pdf?noredirect=1
  18. Zulfiqar T, Rizwi F, Jalili S, Shami S.A, et al. (2011). Association of Maternal Macronutrient intake in 3rd trimester of normal pregnancy on the maternal weight gain and neonatal birth weight of full-term neonates. Rawal Medical Journal. 36, (2); 137-142.
  19. Zulfiqar T, Anis A.R, Aqeel F. (2007) Prevalence of goitre in children aged 6-12 years in a Union council near Islamabad. Journal of Pakistan Medical Research Council. Vol 46, no 4
  20. Zulfiqar T, Aqeel F, Furqan S. Reasons for low utilization of Public Health facilities in five PHC integrated districts of Pakistan. A WHO APW report. October-December 2004.

Reports

  1. Ford L, Baenziger O, Yazidjoglou A, Brown S, Harris M, Martin M, Zulfiqar T, Joshy G, Lucas R, Banks E. Review of evidence on the relationship of e-cigarette use to smoking behaviour, including uptake and cessation. Interim report submitted to the DOH, Australia. June 2020
  2. National, provincial and regional reports on Third party Evaluation of Lady health worker Program 2010. Federal Ministry of Health. Islamabad Pakistan and Canadian International Development Agency.  Evaluating the Lady Health Worker Programme. August 2009. https://www.opml.co.uk/projects/evaluating-lady-health-worker-programme
  3. Multi-cluster indicator survey (MICS)for NWFP, 2008. UNICEF $ Government of NWFP. Pakistan
  4. User Perceptions of Public Services survey in FATA, 2008. USAID $ Government of NWFP, Pakistan.

Books/ chapters/Modules

1. Social Determinants, Culture and Contact Tracing online module developed in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and ACT Health through funding from TEPHINET. This module is one of the 3 contact tracing modules and went live on the WHO/GOARN COVID-19 Knowledge Hub on 31st July 2020.https://extranet.who.int/goarn/node/141015/take.

2. Case study on Health promotion by LHWs of Pakistan in “Health promotion; A practical Guide to Effective Communication”. Text Book commissioned to Merryn McKinnon from the Australian National University- June 2020.

3. Microbiology for Lady Health Visitors and Nurses, T. Zulfiqar, 2003. Published by Nursing text book board, KPK. Pakistan

4. Basic First Aid for Lady Health Visitors and Nurses, T. Zulfiqar, 2003. Published by Nursing text book board, KPK. Pakistan

5. Physics and Chemistry for Lady Health Visitors, T. Zulfiqar, 2003. Published by Nursing text book board, KPK. Pakistan

6. Public Health Practice and Administration, T. Zulfiqar, 2003. Published by Nursing text book board, KPK. Pakistan

7.Primary Health Care for Lady Health Visitors and Nurses, T. Zulfiqar, 2003. Published by Nursing text book board, KPK. Pakistan