Environmental Health Sciences
The Division of Environmental Health Sciences is concerned with the adverse influence of the environment on human health and with controlling these influences. Traditionally, the field of environmental health sciences has focused on hazardous agents in the environment, including biological, chemical and physical environmental agents. The Division engages in a number of activities within this traditional approach, including studies of the sources and environmental distribution of such agents; human exposure to such agents; the body's response at the molecular, cellular, organ system and whole-body levels; environmental risk assessment; and prevention and intervention strategies (including environmental engineering, law, policy and communications solutions).
About the Lead Investigator
Dr Zafar Fatmi, MBBS, FCPS, is an Assistant Professor, Director Community Medicine Residency programme, Head, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Community Health Sciences at Aga Khan University. Dr Fatmi is a Public Health consultant and has done his fellowship in Public Health and Epidemiology. He is the Programme Director for a four-year postgraduate Community Medicine Residency Training programme. He also teaches undergraduate medical students as well as postgraduate students in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Health Policy and Management programmes at AKU. He is involved in teaching Public Health and Epidemiology to trainees from regional countries in the Continuing Education Programme of the Department.