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Ms. Mehwish Hussain

Senior Lecturer
Research Department, Dow University of Health Sciences

Brief Biography:

I am working as a Senior Lecturer of Biostatistics at Department of Research of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) and also Incharge of Master of Science in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (MSBE) Program of DUHS. I have sound experience on giving lectures to post graduates students of medical and dental sciences of DUHS. I have also taught undergraudate and postgraduate business students in an affiliated university of University of Karachi. My academic qualification includes Bachelor and Master Degrees in Statistics with first class top positions and currently doing a thesis project in Statistics for PhD Degree after getting 3.9/4.0 CGPA in the course works of MS. Moreover, I am statistical reviewer in Journal of Pakistan Medical Association and international reviewer of Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) portal. Additionally, I am Manager of Research Development and Knowledge Exchange (KEx) Data Collector in my HEI's Organization of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) and corresponding person for the same to Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Concurrently, I am Coordinator of Education Chapter of Quality and Productivity Society of Pakistan (QPSP). Besides these, I am actively involved in many research works and presented some research papers in international conferences. Luckily, I have participated in different research poster/oral competitions and got positions in each competition. I have three published and four under-publication articles in indexed journals of Pakistan and many articles submitted in national/international journals.


Academic positions:

Education Status

1. 2011 – Till Date: Ph.D. (Statistics); University of Karachi
2. 2009 –2010: M.S./Ph.D. (Statistics)*; University of Karachi
3. 2007: M.Sc. (Statistics)**; University of Karachi
4. 2004 – 2006: B.Sc. (Honors) (Statistics); University of Karachi

Professional Experience

1. May 20, 2011 – Till Date: Senior Lecturer & Manager, Research Development; Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization; Dow University of Health Sciences
2. January 28, 2009 – May 19, 2011: Lecturer of Statistics; Department of Research & PhD Program; Dow University of Health Sciences
3. July 2008 - March 2009: Q. C. Manager (Part time Job); Production & Marketing Department; PharmaGuide Publishing Company


Research interests:

Epidemiology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Biostatistics, Public Health


Any other information:


1. Khan MS, Bawany FI, Ahmed MU, Hussain M, Khan A, Lashari MN. Betel nut usage is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease. Global J Health Science (Accepted for Publication) Impact Factor: Nil
2. Bawany FI, Khan MS, Asadullah K, Hussain M. Skeletonization technique in coronary artery bypass graft surgery reduces the post-operative pain intensity and disability index. J Cardiac Surg. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12273 Impact Factor 1.429
3. Shamim S, Ghayas S, Anjum F, Jahan N, Yasin H, Hussain M. Depression and factors contributing to depression in working class: male vs. female analysis in Karachi, Pakistan: A cross-sectional survey World J of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 2013 6 (2) 4349-61 Impact Factor 0.629
4. Hussain M. Biosafety outside laboratories. Biosafety 2013 2 (3): e140 doi:10.4172/2167-0331.1000e140 Impact Factor: Nil
5. Masood A, Ali A, Mustansar T, Hussain M, Ahmed N, Butt SA. Expression of alpha smooth muscle actin on stromal myofibroblasts in oral squamous cell carcinoma Accepted for Publication in Int Dental J (Impact Factor: 1.04)
6. Butt SA, Ali A, Avesi L, Raja TM, Hussain M. E-Cadherin as a marker for nodal metastasis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Accepted for Publication in Int Dental J (Impact Factor: 1.04)
7. Khan MS, Bawany FI, Shah SR, Hussain M, Arshad MH, Nisar N. Comparison of knowledge, attitude and practices of betel nut users in two socio-economic areas of Karachi. J Pak Med Assoc 2013 61 (10): 1319-1325 Impact Factor: 0.409
8. Naz AS, Rehman R, Hussain M. Medical Students endeavour to make use of their mental capabilities. J Pak Med Assoc 2013 61 (5): 568-72 Impact Factor: 0.409
9. Rehman R, Syeda S, Hussain M, Shaikh S. Health and spirituality "walk along" in wellness journey of medical students. J Pak Med Assoc 2013 61 (4): 495-500 Impact Factor: 0.409
10. Azmi MB, Sohail A, Hussain M, Azmi SS, Qureshi SA. Work associated stress on female medical house officers of Karachi, Pakistan. FUUAST J. BIOL. 2013; 3 (1): 167-75 Impact Factor: Nil
11. Khan F, Azmi MB, Hussain M, Azmi SS. Assessment of job stress with demographic factors in doctors working at the tertiary care hospitals of Karachi. Prof Med J 2013; 20 (1): 156-63 Impact Factor: Nil
12. Junaid R, Abaas M, Batool F, Anis I, Hussain M. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Attitude and practice of patients and doctors towards CAM. J Pak Med Assoc 2012 61 (8): 865 – 68 Impact Factor: 0.409
13. Hussain M. Descriptive Statistics – Presenting the results I. J Pak Med Assoc 2012 61 (7): 741-3 Impact Factor: 0.409
14. Khan A, Hussain M, Hasan SM. Euthanasia; Perspectives of Pakistani medical students and practitioners - A survey. Prof Med J 2012 19 (1):112-16
15. Azmi B, Shamim S, Hussain M, Masood MA. Demographic characteristics associated with factors related to nursing workplace satisfaction: Perspectives of care providers of tertiary care hospitals of Karachi. J Dow Uni Health Sci 2011; 5 (3): 93-98


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