Omara Fatima Dogar

Omara Fatima Dogar


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Research interests

  • Health behaviour change intervention research
  • Behavioural tobacco treatment
  • Quantitative methods (systematic reviews, secondary data analysis, RCTs, survey designs)
  • Niche tobacco product use
  • Methods for measuring intervention fidelity
  • Tobacco control policy evaluation
  • Patient communication and engagement in health behaviour change
  • Tobacco cessation in lung health conditions
  • Sugar Sweetened Beverages policy landscape in LMIC

Employment History

Before York, I worked in the Non-Government, not-for-profit sector of Public Health in Pakistan. 

  • (2007/8) Assistant Manager Community Health, Tuberculosis Control Unit, Greenstar Social Marketing

  • (2010/12) Epidemiologist/Trial coordinator for ASSIST trial, Association for Social Development

  • (2005/6) I also held a clinical post as House officer in Medicine, at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and tertiary care hospital, Islamabad

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Department of Health Sciences, University of York

Oct 2012Dec 2016

Award Date: 6 Jan 2017

Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP) and Fellowship (FHEA), University of York

Oct 2019Feb 2021

Departmental studentship for doctoral study (competitive), University of York


Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Aug 2008May 2010

Fulbright J. William Master scholarship (Competitive), USAID


MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery), Bolan University of Medical & Health Sciences, Pakistan

Jun 2000May 2005

External positions

External examiner, Global Public Health and Policy programme, Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS), Queen Mary University London


Honorary Fellow, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UK.

1 Jan 201930 Dec 2024

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