Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society | Dr.Romaina Iqbal
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Dr.Romaina Iqbal

Dr.Romaina Iqbal

Director MSc, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Programme
Associate Professor Depts. of Community Health Sciences
and Medicine, Aga Khan University

MSc Home Economics (Majors in Foods and Nutrition)

Masters in Public Health (MPH)

PhD in Human Nutrition (McGill, Canada)

Post Doc in Nutritional Epidemiology (McMaster, Canada)


She is an only child born in the home of two university professors. Her fondest childhood memories are of her school years at St. Joseph Convent School Quetta where she used to march at the beat of a set of drums every morning. Her father recently passed away so at home now it’s just her mother and she.


Third position in Higher Secondary School Certificate, First position in MPH

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship for doctoral degree

PhD from McGill University, one of the best universities in the world! And Post Doc from McMaster

Research work showcased at Canadian Cardiovascular Society meeting and interview on Canadian TV and local newspaper (I felt like a star that day!)


She volunteered for 4 years at AKU and had the honor of working under Dr. Salma Badruddin’s supervision. She started her formal career as Faculty at Baqai Medical University and Faculty at Allama Iqbal Open University. She worked as a Dietitian at a Poly Clinic in Karachi for some time, wrote Nutrition Page of a fashion magazine for some time. She serves as a reviewer for several research journals. Then she got Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship for doctoral degree.
She was very career and goal oriented person since ever. Since grade 8th she wanted to make a career in Human Nutrition. She is thankful to God that has been blessed and has been able to achieve many milestones in her life including an academic career in human nutrition.
Future Goals: Her goal now is to contribute to the development of a nutrition education program.
Lessons Learned & Key message :
“Lot of work goes hand in hand with a lot of fun so stay focused, every minute counts! Don’t be discouraged by other people’s attitude, prove your worth by your work!



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