​Previous Valuable Team Members​​​

  Mr Hassan Naqvi

  IT Manager, Citric Health Data Science Centr​​e​​

​Mr. Hassan Naqvi completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Computing from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom in 2002. He is the IT manager & Data Science lead on research projects in CITRIC-Health Data Science Centre. He is specialized in software programming and has wide-ranging working experience in databases with an emphasis on large-scale research data. He has also contributed in digitizing AKU Pakistan's Ethical Review Committee's review process of research projects and making it available online. His data science interest is influenced by the idea to use data to improve health care & aims to make the utilization of data science more accurate and reliable. Previously, He has developed software and database for several public health research projects that have a huge impact on measuring the disease burden on the economy and influencing government policies in multiple countries. World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) & Swedish Red Cross (SRC) funded some of these research projects. 

  Ms Salma Tajuddin

  Senior Instructor, Department of   Medicine

Ms Salma Tajuddin is a data scientist, working as research faculty in the Department of Medicine. She holds a master's in computing from SZABIST. She has completed a range of Ph.D. courses from IBA including deep learning, stochastic modeling, and probabilistic reasoning.  She has been associated with IBA's Artificial Intelligence Lab. She has worked on medical datasets at Aga Khan University Hospital, using natural language processing and spatiotemporal analysis. She has also worked with clustering algorithms, predictive modeling, image processing, and network analysis. Ms Salma has worked in the industry on projects for various international companies and has taught computing and analytics courses at IBA, AKUH, and SZABIST. ​

  Dr Sarim Dawar Khan 

  Research Associate, Citric Health Data Science Centre

Dr Sarim Dawar khan completed his MBBS from The Aga Khan University in 2021 and is currently supporting the project as a Research Associate.Dr Sarim is hopeful that the insights we glean from the first-ever Health Data Science Centre of its kind in Pakistan shall go a long way in building the capacity of upcoming health data scientists in Pakistan.

​  Dr Aamir Abbas

  Project Manager, CITRIC-Health Data Science Centre 

Dr Aamir Abbas is a medical doctor, epidemiologist, and data scientist. He completed his MBBS from Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan. Immediately after completing his house job Dr Abbas did a Master's in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. Dr Abbas is a Fulbright Scholar and as part of this scholarship, he completed his second Masters in Health Care Analytics and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Dr Abbas has more than 15 publications to his credit.​

  Dr Kaus​ar Parveen

  Senior Research Coordinator, CITRIC-Health Data Science Centre 

Dr Kausar Perveen's interest in the field of data analytics for healthcare was instituted when she was working as a Fullstack developer for a social media website for collecting family health history and predicting the risk of cancer. She believes Data Science provides an elegant solution to most problems in the healthcare industry and is committed to working on those solutions. Her interest lies in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Natural Language Processing.

​  Dr Ibrahim M​​​unaf 

  Research Associate, CITRIC-Health Data Science Centre 

Dr Ibrahim completed his MBBS from The Aga Khan University in 2021 and is currently supporting the project as a Research Associate. Dr Ibrahim is optimistic that the insights we glean from this first-ever Health Data Science Initiative shall go a long way in enabling quality care and targeted interventions.

  Ms​. Sehar Rahim 

  Research Associate, Health Data Science Centre

Ms. Sehar Rahim has been associated with the institution for the last 2 years. She completed her bachelor's in Biosciences from Szabist and later did her Master’s in Biosciences from Szabist as well. She is currently serving as a research associate in the Department of Medicine and also served in a few projects in the Health Date Science Centre.​


 Ms Salima K​​​​ara​ni

  Assistant Manager, Medicine

Ms Karani has been associated with the institution for the last ten years and with the department since the year 2019. Being a graduate of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, AKU, and the University of Nottingham, UK, she has served in diverse healthcare domains, including critical care nursing and management, quality improvement in healthcare, and administration. In her current role, she is serving as the Health Data Science's Initiative administrator which involves research administration, hiring, communication, record maintenance, and overall execution of the project.