Dr Fauziah Rabbani
Fauziah Rabbani, PhD (Karolinska Sweden), FRCP (Edin), FCPS (Pakistan), MPH (USA), MBBS (Karachi), is currently a Professor of Public Health at Aga Khan University (AKU) Karachi with affiliation at the Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) and Dept. of Community Health Sciences (CHS). She served as the Associate Vice Provost, Research from April 2017- May 2022 where she led both health & social sciences research administration across all multi-country geographies where AKU operates.
She was responsible for providing administrative oversight at all stages of the grant life cycle and disseminating the impact of AKUs research through an annual magazine and reports to the AKU Board of Trustees. She also provided logistics support to intramural research award processes, ensuring the smooth functioning of biosafety and ethical monitoring based on national and international quality assurance standards & management of core facilities (wet labs) at AKU.
Dr Rabbani has also served as the department chair of Community Health Sciences (CHS) at AKU, Karachi, from 2009 – 2017. As chairperson, she oversaw approximately 20 multimillion-dollar grants per annum and several continuing education, undergraduate and graduate programmes, including residency training in Community Medicine.
As a Professor in Public Health, her main areas of interest are health systems, health services delivery, quality of care, implementation research, mental health and policy analysis. Recently she has been the Principal Investigator on grants from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MRC-UK and Wellcome Trust. Dr Rabbani has a gold medal in research from Pakistan and, besides several book chapters and indexed technical reports, has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications to her credit.