Ms. Jawed is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist (RDN), who is working as a Senior Lecturer, Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition program and also program coordinator for Bachelors of Science (BS) Nutrition program at the School of Public Health, Dow University of Health Sciences. In addition to this she is working as a research manager for a Higher Education Commission approved grant based community project on “Association between Micronutrients‟ levels and Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Pakistani Adolescents” (April 2014-till present ).
Currently she is the Vice President for Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) and Co-opt member for Registration Exam Committee of PNDS (2013-till present) Her academics include: Master’s degree in Home Economics with majors in Food and Nutrition from Karachi University. Subsequent to her graduation she has worked in various health care organizations in a clinical setting. These included the Kidney Centre-PGI, Tabba Heart Institute, Liaquat National Hospital and counseling at a private diabetes clinic. After working in a clinical setting she thought she needed to move further and grow in her field, which is why she joined academia. Getting to work in a public sector university provided her with greater opportunities for exploring the best of her capabilities.
She got her first international publication ‘Nutritional and lifestyle risk behaviors and their association with mental health and violence among Pakistani adolescents: results from national survey of 4570 individuals in Bio Med Central- public health in March 2015 Also she got her chapter published "Human Nutrition." Public Health and Community Medicine. 8th ed. 471-512.
She believes that the best way to ‘stand out’ is by doing work with dedication and sincerity. Without a doubt, she believes hard work and desire to excel is what gets you off to a great start.