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Nukhba Zia, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E8132
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

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Education

PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2019
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
MBBS, Aga Khan University, 2005

Overview

I am a health systems researcher with a focus on understanding how healthcare systems can provide care to vulnerable populations. My focus is on conducting disability assessments and investigating rehabilitative needs of individuals with disabilities. I also work to understand burden of various types of injuries and how well-prepared trauma care systems are in developing countries. I am interested in developing innovative technological methods to enhance capacity of researchers to generate evidence for utilization by a broader audience, including policymakers and local community members. I use various quantitative, qualitative and psychometric analytical methods in my research. I have worked in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, and Uganda.

Honors and Awards

Health Systems Program Doctoral Award 2018, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Graduate Student Employee of the Year Award 2018, 2nd position, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Global Health Established Field Placement award 2016 for project “Traumatic Brain Injury Across the Lifespan in Uganda” by the Center of Global Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Reed Frost Scholarship for Master of Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2012 – 2013)

Fulbright Scholarship for Master of Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2012 – 2013)

  • Health systems research and evaluation
  • Injury research
  • Trauma care systems
  • Disability assessment
  • Rehabilitation care systems
  • Knowledge translation
  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative methods

Selected publications

  • Zia N, Mehmood A, Namaganda RH, Ssenyojo H, Kobusingye O, Hyder AA. Causes and outcomes of traumatic brain injuries in Uganda: analysis from a pilot hospital registry. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 2019;4:e000259.
  • Zia N, Latif A, Mashreky SR, Al-Ibran E, Hashmi M, Rahman AKMF, Khondoker S, Quraishy MS, Hyder AA. Applying quality improvement methods to neglected conditions: development of the South Asia Burn Registry (SABR). BMC Res Notes. 2019 Jan 29;12(1):64. doi: 10.1186/s13104-019-4063-0.
  • Bachani AM, Bentley JA, Zia N, Galiwango E, Lum J, Tuli G, Ho SE. Caregiving for Uganda's elders with disability: Using cross-sectional surveillance data to identify healthcare service gaps in low- and middle-income settings. Disability and Health Journal. 2017 Dec 31. pii: S1936-6574(17)30235-2. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.12.011
  • Zia N, Shahzad H, Baqir SM, Shaukat S, Ahmad H, Robinson C, Hyder AA, Razzak JA. Ambulance use in Pakistan: an analysis of surveillance data from emergency departments in Pakistan. BMC Emergency Medicine 2015, 15(Suppl 2):S9) doi:10.1186/1471-227X-15-S2-S9.
  • Zia N, Khan UR, Razzak JA, Hyder AA, Puvanachandra P. Understanding Unintentional Childhood Home Injuries: pilot surveillance data from Karachi, Pakistan. BMC Res Notes. 2012 Jan 19;5(1):37