Dr. Zia Ul Haq (Director IPH&SS)

 Professor Dr Zia Ul Haq

drzia@kmu.edu.pk, +92 (0) 333 925 8763

PS-1 +92 5892867, +92 3469070211, PS-2 +923339152170, Direct; +92 (0) 333 925 8763,

 

Work address: Director Institute of Public Health & Social Sciences (IPH&SS), First Floor, Academic Block, Khyber Medical University (KMU), Phase 5, Hayatabad, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan, Post code 25000.

Residence: Zia House, House 190, Street 6, Sector J-1, Phase 2, Hayatabad, Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan.

 

Brief:    

Prof. Zia Ul Haq is the Director of the IPH&SS, KMU. He earned his PhD from University of Glasgow and is a principal investigator of several large ongoing studies. He played important role in implementing family medicine approach, elderly care, obesity interventions, and establishing regional public health reference lab at Pakistan. He is a technical member on the majority of health committees as a public health specialist and work in close collaboration with Department of Health KP and FATA. He is honoured with a National Best University Teacher and life time achievement awards for his services in the field of Public Health.

 

                                        

Award:

  • Received life time achievement award on 22nd Feb 2017 in recognition of services in the field of Public Health by the hand of His Excellency Mr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Has been conferred with Higher Education Commission, Pakistan best teacher award and a cash prize of PKR one lac by Engineer Baleegh ur Rahman, Hon Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training in a ceremony held at Islamabad on 21st Feb 2018. The award was based on assessments of qualification, community based applied research/interventions, teaching, research papers, research grants and many other parameters and those who earn the highest points in national competition become eligible for this national level award.

 

Academic Qualifications:  

  • PhD in Public Health (University of Glasgow, UK)

Title of Thesis: “Adiposity and Subjective Well-being. Thesis can be accessed online via this link: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/5519/

  • Master in Public Health (Gandhara University, Peshawar, Pakistan:2006-2007)
  • MBBS (Khyber Medical College, University of  Peshawar, Pakistan:1999-2005)

 

Work Experience:  

  • Director & Professor (BPS-21 Institute of Public Health & Social Sciences, KMU: Dec 2017 till date). Academic, research,  administrative and financial head of all departments under the institute; including Public Health (PhD Public Health, Master in Public Health, Master in Hospital administration, Master in NCD, Master in MNCH), Epidemiology (Msc Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Health Research (2 yrs Master, 1 yr Diploma, 6 months Certificate),  Family Medicine (1 year diploma in Family Medicine), and Community Dentistry (Msc). From this platform he works in close collaboration with the provincial and federal department of health.
  • Director-(BPS-20 Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization, KMU: July 2015 to Dec 2017). Head of the administration and finances of activities related to research, innovation & commercialization of all the constituent and affiliated institutes under of KMU-KP.
  • Associate Professor (BPS 20, Institute of Public Health & Social Sciences, KMU, Peshawar, Pakistan: April 2015 till date)
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (University of Glasgow 2015 to 2020)
  • Assistant Professor (BPS 19, Institute of Public Health & Social Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan: July 2010- March 2015)
  • Lecturer Public Health (BPS-18, Institute of Public Health & Social Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan: January,2009- July 2010)
  • Medical Surveillance Officer (Field Epidemiology & Lab Training Program FELTP: June 2008- July 2009). A project of CDC Atlanta, based at Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar Pakistan for the Infectious Diseases particularly hepatitis and influenza)
  • Provincial Surveillance Officer, EHA WHO (United Nation- World Health Organization, Pakistan: January 1st 2007 to February 31st, 2009). Implementation of disease, early warning system for infectious diseases, started as surveillance officer at district level and later one promoted to a provincial incharge where I implemented DEWS in almost all districts of KP, Pakistan. Was part of Emergency Humanitarian Action team responsible for alert and outbreak response from planning through field response all over Pakistan. Covered several outbreaks including H5N1, H1N1, Cholera, Dengue fever, Diphtheria, Measles, Polio, chicken pox and typhoid.
  • Health Management & Information System Officer & Health regulatory Authority (BPS-17, KPK Health Department Dir Upper: June 2006 - December 2006). District incharge of the monthly ongoing surveillance of the majority aspects of health system including communicable and non communicable diseases, human resource, facility and community based services, drugs and equipments, logistics and trainings. First point of contact team for response to any alarming situations particularly communicable and non communicable diseases or any significant changes in service delivery.
  • House Officer (Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan; 2005-2006). Worked as clinicians for one year in one of the largest teaching hospital of Pakistan from casualty to wards and OT in different fields of medicine and surgery.

 

Research Interest: Public health nutrition, Epidemiology of communicable and non communicable diseases, Elderly care, mental health, environmental health, health-related quality of life and Health system. 

 

Teaching/Facilitator

  1. Supervising 18 Master and 6 PhD students.
  2. Facilitator for College of Physician and Surgeon Pakistan: 4 days training on Research Methodology
  3. Course coordinator for PhD Public Health course at Khyber Medical University.
  4. Course coordinator for Applied Epidemiology course at KMU.
  5. Course coordinator for Systematic review and meta-analysis

 

Research projects:

  1. National Nutrition Survey, 2018 KP- Principal Investigator in collaboration with Agha Khan University, project worth 30.4 million PKR
  2. Schizophrenia medication adherence in a resource-poor setting: Randomized controlled trial of Supervised Treatment in Out-patients for Schizophrenia (STOPS) ; Principal Investigator in collaboration with Keel University funded by Medical Research Council UK, project worth 30.5 million PKR
  3. To conduct a post implantation survey of Infectious Diseases Surveillance and Outbreak Response System (IDSRS) in six districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”, funded by Department of Health KP, Govt of Pakistan. Project worth; 1 million PKR. Principal Investigator
  4. Formative Qualitative Research on Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices, funded by Oxford Policy Management Limited
  5. Cost of Diet Analysis study, funded by Research & Development Solution, worth 0.34 million
  6. Health care in danger, survey in 5 districts of KP, funded by ICRC- Consultant
  7. Development of tools for Family Medicine- funded by WHO
  8. Review of Malaria KP- funded by Department of health & WHO
  9. Stunting prevention project, Kurram Agency FATA, funded by UN-WFP. (worth 42 million PKR-)- Principal Investigator
  10. All health facilities Assessment using HeRAM tool in FATA, funded by WHO (worth 6 million PKR)- Principal Investigator
  11. All health facilities Health Facility Assessment using HeRAM tool in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, funded by WHO (worth 8 million PKR)- Principal Investigator
  12. Health related quality of life of diabetic patients in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, funded by HEC (0.5 million)- Principal Investigator
  13. Reproductive Health Survey in Kurram Agency FATA, funded by UNFPA  (0.3 million)- Principal Investigator
  14. Health care in danger, survey in Peshawar, funded by ICRC, 2017 (3.3 million)- Consultant
  15. Campaign to give way to ambulances, funded by ICRC (ongoing)- Co PI
  16. Post project audit of the Project “Abasyn Foundation KP” funded by DFID (0.6 million)- Principal Investigator
  17. To conduct a baseline survey on surveillance and outbreak response management system (SORMAS) in six districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”, funded by Department of Health KP, Govt of Pakistan. Project worth; 2 million PKR. Principal Investigator
  18.  To assess existing formal mental health resources in the KP province to identify gaps and plan further strengthening of services, funded by Department of Health KP, Govt of Pakistan . Project worth; 1.2 million PKR. Principal Investigator
  19. Consultant for the preparation of International Health Regulation (IHR) KP, Joint External Evaluation (JEE) visit, funded by WHO, Pakistan (completed 2016). Principal Investigator
  20. Designed and conducted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated and Population Health Survey (KP IPHS 2016) in all (n=25) districts; sample size 11,000 households (n=22,000 individuals), through Population Welfare Department (PI), funded by UNFPA Project worth; 3 million PKR. (completed 2016-17). Principal Investigator
  21. To conduct Human Resource Profiling in Health sector for the province of KPK, funded by WHO (PI). Project worth; 2 million PKR. (completed 2016). Principal Investigator
  22. Capacity Building of Health Care Providers on Communicable Disease Surveillance and Reporting, Outbreak Response and Emergency Preparedness in five agencies of FATA, funded by WHO. Project worth; 4.6 million PKR. (completed 2016). Principal Investigator
  23. Capacity Building of Agency Surgeons on data-analysis of all FATA agencies, funded by GIZ. Project (4 days trainings, completed twice in 2016). Principal Investigator
  24.  Environment Health Strategy for KP, funded by WHO. (completed 2016). Principal Investigator
  25. Health system and DHQ level hospital readiness and preparedness to respond to any mass emergency situation, funded by WHO. (completed 2015). Principal Investigator
  26. Assessment of District Swat Conflict affected area Health facilities and Health program, funded by WHO (completed 2009). Principal Investigator
  27. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding health and hygiene of IDPs, funded by MERLIN. (completed 2009). Principal Investigator

Memberships:

  1. Member Scrutiny Committee Higher Education Dept of KP for the Vice Chancellors
  1. Elected member of Academic Council KMU

 

  1. Member Provincial Food Fortification Alliance KP
  1. Member of affiliation Committee KMU
  1. Focal person for Public Health Reference Lab KP, Pakistan
  1. Member of Human Resource Dev. Committee KMU
  1. Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow
  1. Member/Secretary Ethics board KMU
  1. Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Pakistan- 12143-N
  1. Member/Secretary Advance Study Review Board KMU
  1. Member Finance & Planning Committee, KMU
  1. Member Ethics Committee, Department of Health, KPK
  1. Elected member of Senate KMU
  1. Chairman Research and Ethics Committee, Khyber Institute of Child Health

 

 

Conferences

Arrangements:

  • Arranged three International Health Conferences at Khyber Medical University, Peshawar (2015-2017)- Chief Organizer

 

Abstracts and Presentation

  • STOP project, BIPS institute University of Bremen, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden (20 April to 4th May 2018)
  • 20th Public Health Conference, Melbourne (Feb 1,2nd- 2018 oral presentation)
  • Biorisk Management by sandia Lab USA at Phuket, Thailand (April 2017)
  • Biorisk Management by sandia Lab USA at Bankok, Thailand (Oct 2016)
  • Environmental Health Conference, Florida USA (July 2015)
  • Preventive Cardiology Conference, Florida USA (August 2015)
  • Global Health Conference, University of Yale, New Haven, USA, (April 2014)
  • Annual Health Research Conference, KMU, Peshawar, Pakistan, (Feb 2013 and Feb 2014)
  • 46th Annual Society for Epidemiologic research, Boston USA (June 2013)
  • Weight Stigma Conference, University of Birmingham (May 2013)
  • 140th Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association's,  San Fransico, CA (Oct 2012)
  • Royal Statistical Society, London (July 2012)

 

List of Publications:

 

S#

Title of Research Paper

Name of Journal

Date of publication

Principal/ Co-author with S.No. of author

PM&DC/ HEC recognized Yes/No

Impact Factor of the Journal

 

 

Developing health service delivery in a poor and marginalised community in North West Pakistan

Pak J Med Sci

2018

5th

Yes

0.866

 

 

 

Preparedness of Health System in Pakistan for Crisis Management: A Cross-sectional Evaluation Study

EMHJ

2018

1st

Yes

0.663

 

 

 

Prevalence and association of obesity with self-reported comorbidity: a Lasbela Balochistan-wide cross-sectional study of 1321 adult participants

BioMed Research Int

2017

2nd

Yes

2.476

 

 

 

Morphologic characteristics of eighty four patients with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection

KJMS

2017

3rd

Yes

 

 

 

 

Public Private partnership and utilization of maternal & child health services in district Abbottabad, Pakistan

Journal of Ayub Medical College

2017

3rd

Yes

 

 

 

 

Teaching microscopy effectively through a combine Peytons four step approach and Gagnes instructional model

Pak Armed Force Med J

2017

2nd

Yes

 

 

 

 

Clinical and Histopathological Parameters of the Patients with Breast Cancer from North West Pakistani Population

Journal of Islamic International Medical College

2017

Lead author

Yes

 

 

 

 

Effects of Circuit Class Versus Individual Task Specific Training on Balance in Post-Stroke Patients

Journal of the Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi

2017

6th

Yes

 

 

 

 

Prevalence of exclusive breast feeding and associated factors, a cross sectional study in saidu sharif, district swat

Saidu Medical College swat Journal

2017

2nd

Yes

 

 

 

 

Epidemiology of spinal cord injuries due to bomb blast attacks, managed at paraplegic centre Peshawar, Pakistan: a nine years retrospective study

KMUJ

2017

3rd

Yes

 

 

 

 

Systematic review and meta-analysis of  association of β2-adrenergic receptor gene  polymorphisms with nocturnal asthma

J Postgrad Med Inst

2017

2nd

Yes

 

 

 

 

Association of arg16gly and gln27glu, β β2-adrenergic receptor gene polymorphism with asthma. A systematic review and meta-analysis of case control studies

JPMA

2017

2nd

Yes

0.616

 

 

 

Cardiometabolic disease and features of depression and bipolar disorder: population-based, cross-sectional study.

Br J Psychiatry

2016

2nd

Yes

7.06

 

 

 

Self-medication and non-adherence with antibiotics: the current situation in Pakistan

J Pharm Practice Res

2015

6th

Yes

 

 

 

 

Association of Teenage Pregnancy with Low Birth Weight: Tertiary Care Hospitals Based Case Control Study in Peshawar

KMUJ

2015

2nd

Yes

 

 

 

 

Cognitive function and lifetime features of depression and bipolar disorder in a large population sample: Cross-sectional study of 143,828 UK Biobank participants.

European Psychiatry

2015

7th

Yes

3.912

 

 

 

Chronic multisite pain in major depression and bipolar disorder: cross-sectional study of 149,612 participants in UK Biobank.

BMC Psychiatry

2014

5th

Yes

2.613

 

 

 

Heaviness, Health and Happiness: A Cross-Sectional Study of 163,066 UK Biobank Participants

JECH

2014, April

Principal

Yes

3.667

 

 

 

Association between self-reported general and mental health and adverse outcomes; a retrospective cohort study of 19,625 Scottish adults.

Plos one

 2014, April

 Principal

Yes

 4.015

 

 

Gender differences in the association between adiposity and probable major depression: a cross-sectional study of 140,564 UK Biobank participants

Bmc psychiatry

 2014, May

 Principal

Yes

2.963

 

 

Water-Pipe Smoking and Albuminuria: New Dog with Old Tricks

Plos one

2014, Jan

3rd Author

Yes

4.015

 

 

Association between physical and mental health-related quality of life and adverse outcomes; a retrospective cohort study of 5,272 Scottish adults.

Bmc public health

 2014

 Principal

Yes

2.781

 

 

Prevalence and characteristics of probable major depression and bipolar disorder within 2 UK Biobank: Cross-sectional study of 172,751 participants

Plos one

2013, Nov

5th Author

Yes

4.015

 

 

Association between body mass index and mental health among Scottish adult population: a cross-sectional study of 37,272 participants

Psychological medicine

 2013, Nov

 Principal

Yes

6.491

 

 

Meta-analysis of the association between body mass index and health-related quality of life among adults, assessed by the SF-36

Obesity

 2013, Mar

 Principal

Yes

4.938

 

 

Meta-analysis of the association between body mass index and health-related quality of life among children and adolescents assessed, using the pediatric quality of life inventory index

Journal of pediatrics

 2013, Feb

 Principal

Yes

4.281

 

 

Areca nut chewing and systemic inflammation: evidence of a common pathway for systemic diseases

Journal of inflammation-London

 2012, Jun

Lead author (last author)

Yes

2.485

 

 

 Impact of metabolic comorbidity on the association between body mass index and health-related quality of life: a Scotland-wide cross-sectional study of 5,608 participants

Bmc public health

 2012, Feb

 Principal

Yes

 2.781

 

 

References:

  1. Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem (Registrar KMU), saleemgandapur2001@yahoo.com , 91 9217703
  2. Prof. Dr Jill Pell, Director of Institute (Institute of Health and Wellbeing) telephone: 01413303239, email: Jill.Pell@glasgow.ac.uk
  3. Dr. Saeed Akbar (WHO Team leader, KP, Pakistan) khansae@who.int, +92 (0) 300 590 3375

 

Designation: 
Associate Professor
Qualification: 
PhD Public Health, University of Glasgow,UK
MPH, Gandhara University, Peshawar, Pakistan
MBBS, Khyber Medical College
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