Affan Shaikh

I am a public health professional with interests in global health and disease prevention and treatment. I graduated in 2012 with a Master of Public Health from Boston University, and am currently working as a Senior Epidemiologist at Public Health Practice, LLC. My work engages multilateral stakeholders including inter- and intra- governmental organizations, academic intuitions, NGOs, and communities, to build local public health capacities. Before this, I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. While an undergraduate, I also explored my fascination for neuroscience and social behavior. I have worked on the ground in Kenya, Pakistan, and the Middle East with long-term engagements in Saudi Arabia. I am currently collaborating with Dr. Scott McNabb of Emory University and a team of health professionals on a new and upcoming book titled Transforming Public Health Surveillance (expected mid-2014) and have already published in Biosecurity: Understanding, Assessing, and Preventing the Threat.

My research interests include public health and technology, diseases prevention, control, and treatment, social costs of disease, health access, global health security, humanitarian biomedicine, health ethics, public health diplomacy and governance, and applying business processes to improve healthcare efficiency and effectiveness. I hope to begin pursuing a MD-PhD in Epidemiology in the near future.

I also serve as an elected member of the California State Democratic Party representing District 36 and am involved in a number of local community efforts.

Feel free to reach out to me if I can be of any help!