Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Prof. Dr. Rubeena Zakar

Director, Professor
Prof. Dr. Rubeena Zakar
Dr. Rubeena Zakar is currently professor of Public Health and Director of the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. She earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Sindh Medical College, Karachi University, Master’s in Popula- tion Sciences from Punjab University (2006); and Ph.D in Public Health from Bielefeld University, Germany (2012) with distinction (Summa cum laude). She was also associated as researcher in the Department of Public Health Medicine, Bielefeld University, Germany from 2006 to 2012 to investigate violence against women as a challenge for global women rights. Currently, she is selected for International FAIMER Institute Fellowship from USA.
Her research interests include gender-based violence, women’s health in developing countries, maternal and child health, inequalities in health care utilization, health and human rights, and gender and development. She has published more than 115 research papers in international high reputed journals like Interna- tional Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, BMC Public Health, Iranian Journal of Public Health, International Journal Environmental Research and Public Health,  Maternal and Child Health Journal etc. She is also a reviewer of Impact factor journals like Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, Journal of Family Violence, Frontiers in Public Health and British Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Currently, she is in the editorial board of many Internation flagship journals  such as she is working as Section Editor PLOS One, Associate Editor BMC Public Health,  and Academic Editor PLOS Global Health. Dr. Rubeena Zakar has also various operational research projects in her credit as well with international and national organizations like USAID, OPM, Thresher Fund USA, UNICEF and OXFAM etc.
Designation:- Director, Professor