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Fauzia Aman Malik

PhD, MSc, BA
Associate Research Scientist and Special Advisor to the Dean for Global Research & Initiatives



Fauzia Aman Malik PhD, MSc. is the Special Advisor to the Dean for Global Health Research and Initiatives at the Yale School of Public Health, and an Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Health Policy and Management. She also serves as an Adjunct Assistant professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta. Born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan, Fauzia has been living and working on four continents in global health for 20 years. As a trained Medical Anthropologist, she specializes in ethnographic, participatory mixed methods research, and designing and evaluation of community-based health programs that address the needs of vulnerable populations. She has designed and implemented several projects with organizations such as Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the Aga Khan University (Pakistan), National Institute of Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, German Development Agency (GTZ), GAVI, IVI, UNICEP and UNFPA.

Her research has focused on health disparities and access to care, most recently for people living with HIV in the era of 2010 health reform namely the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In this ethnographic work, she explored how the ACA policy becomes implementable into day to day life of clinics providing care within the fragmented American healthcare system, how the policies translate access to care into lived experience for people living with HIV, and how this ‘social life of policy’ informs and directs the strategic processes of institutional and social changes.

Currently, she is involved in several studies that look at interventions to improve vaccination coverage for pregnant women and their children in Pakistan, Kenya, Mozambique, Guatemala, India, and the United States.

Fauzia has also conducted a variety of trainings for mid-level healthcare managers and taught graduate level courses as a faculty including Community-based Participatory Action Research, Critical Issues in Global Health, Qualitative Research Methods, and Qualitative Data Analysis.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Edinburgh, Medical Anthropology/Anthropology of Policy (2017)
  • MSc
    Quaid-I-Azam University, Socio-cultural Anthropology (1998)
  • BA
    Punjab University (1992)


  • Comprehensive Profiling of Social Mixing Patterns in Resource Poor Countries
    Guatemala City, Guatemala; Chennai, India; Maputo, Mozambique; Karachi, Pakistan 2019
    We will collect and analyze contact data, in both rural and urban settings, in Guatemala, Pakistan, India and Mozambique in order to better parameterize infectious disease models, and thus evaluate infectious disease interventions.
  • Comprehensively Profiling Social Mixing Patterns in Workplace Settings to Model Pandemic Influenza Transmission
    Atlanta, United States; New Haven, United States 2019
    We will collect and analyze contact data, in four large companies in the United States, in order to better parameterize infectious disease models, and thus assess the effectiveness of various workplace social distancing strategies in reducing or slowing the transmission of pandemic influenza. the project focus has been re-oriented to COVID-19.
  • AFIX-OB: A Customizable Quality Improvement Intervention to Increase Maternal Vaccine Uptake
    New Haven, United States 2019
    We propose a trial to evaluate AFIX-OB, a systematic, customizable model to deliver evidence- based quality improvement interventions to enhance maternal immunization delivery in the obstetric care setting.
  • Behavioral Insights – Landscape and Technical Expertise
    New Haven, United States 2019
    This project aims to synthesize the evidence on what behavioral interventions we know work and what could work to increase equitable vaccine coverage in low- and middle-income countries. We will consider evidence from behavioral insights both inside the vaccine field and in other fields with the aim of being able to inform interventions at all levels of the vaccine delivery process.
  • Ethical Considerations for a Single Dose HPV Vaccine Regimen
    New Haven, United States 2019
    Outline ethical and policy considerations for differing HPV vaccine regimens in low- and middle-income countries versus high-income countries.

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