Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Minaz Mawani started her career in health care with a bachelor’s in nursing from Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan with additional training in Critical Care Nursing from George Brown College Ontario. She has four years of clinical experience in critical, cardiac and post cardiac surgery care. Her interest to contribute to public health brought her to MSC Epidemiology and Biostatistics program at AKU. In 2013, she graduated with MSC and additional research fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She working on her PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics through the Fulbright scholarship program.
Before Joining UGA’s PhD in Epidemiology program this year, she worked as a research faculty member for Aga Khan University for five years. During her tenure she worked on primary as well as secondary data while conducting hospital based multicenter observational studies, clinical trials and population-based researches. She also has experience in teaching study designs and other epidemiological concepts to residents, fellows, clinical faculty members and students of master’s Program. She has been a clinical and research mentor to students and professionals from AKU-Pakistan, Nairobi and French Medical Institute for Children.
She has several publications in relevant peer reviewed journals and has also presented her work at national and international conferences. Her specific research interests include reducing non-communicable diseases specifically diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiometabolic risk factors.