​Introductory Short Course: Implementation Research

Dec 05 - 09, 2022 (5 days) | 08:30 to 5:30 pm (PST) | TR # 3, Ibn Ridwan Building, AKU


Implementation Research (IR) is the systematic approach to recognising, understanding and addressing health system and implementation bottlenecks,identifying optimal implementation options for a given setting, and promoting the uptake of research findings into policy and practice. This also involves developing and testing practical solutions to address these problems, which are specific to health systems and environments or that address a problem common to a region.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the core principles of Implementation Science (IS)
  • Comprehend contextual relevance of community engaged IS projects in Asia and Africa
  • Gain skills to develop implementation research (IR) project/s using appropriate study designs, data collection methods, and analysis techniques
  • Recognize the significance of monitoring and evaluation in IR and IS
  • Acquire skills to communicate IR project findings


​This course can benefit a wide array of audience including academicians, researchers, public health practitioners and program managers working in health services programs or implementation projects within healthcare organizations in Pakistan.

Preference will be given to health professionals with a two years Master of Science in a related public health discipline. Participants with at least one published research paper in a peer reviewed journal or an indexed technical report will be given preference.​

​Course Advisor

​Dr. Janet M. Turan

Director, UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health Professor,

University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA​

​Course Director​


Dr. Fauziah Rabbani

The Noordin M. Thobani Professor Public Health BMI & Department of CHS, AKU​

​Course Co-Director​

Ms. Nousheen Pradhan
BScN, MSc (Health Policy & Management)

Senior Instructor,
Department of CHS AKU​

Course Facilitators​

Dr. Rozina Karmaliani (PhD)
Professor and Dean
AKU-School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU SONAM)

Dr. Tazeen Saeed Ali (PhD)
Professor & Associate Dean of Research and Innovation

Dr. Shehla Zaidi (PhD)
Professor and Section Head, Department of CHS-AKU

Dr. Bilal Usmani (PhD)
Assistant Professor and Section Head, Department of CHS-AKU

Dr. Manasi Kumar (PhD)
Senior Implementation Scientist & Mental Health Consultant, BMI
Dr. Jamit Shah (PhD)
Data Scientist, BMI-AKU

Dr. Rozina Mistry
Senior Health Consultant & Sessional Faculty
Department of CHS-AKU

Mr. Aneel Singh Brar
Research Fellow, BMI-AKU

Dr. Maryam Huda
Senior Instructor, Department of CHS-AKU

Dr. Maria Iqbal
Implementation Scientist, BMI-AKU &
Sr. Instructor, Departme​nt of CHS-AKU

Ms. Perin B. Avari
Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst
Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan

Mr. Mustafa Naseem
Clinical Assistant Professor of Information
School of Information, University of Michigan, USA​

Course registration
Please click here for online registration form​

Last date: November 30, 2022

Course fee
Course fee is waived ​

​​Organised by:
Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) & Brain and Mind Institute (BMI), in collaboration with the Department of Continuing Professional Education, Aga Khan University (AKU)​

Information and Registration:
Shehzad Rajwani, Assistant Manager, Continuing Education Programme, CHS