Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, PhD
Tahir Yousafzai, PhD, MPH (Global Health) is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Tahir has more than 10 years of research experience in Pakistan, the Middle East and Australia. His research interests range from surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases among children, to impact evaluation of newly introduced pediatric vaccines and vaccine hesitancy. He recently completed a funded study exploring the misinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and COVID-19 vaccines and used co-design methodology to develop contextual strategies to address misinformation among the marginalized communities living in peri urban settlements in Karachi. In addition, Tahir is a co-investigator on a Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) funded multicenter phase 2 trial evaluating the immunogenicity and safety of various COVID-19 vaccines administered through mix-and-match strategy in Pakistan. He is also a co-Principal Investigator for a GAVI funded project to evaluate the impact of a typhoid conjugate vaccine among children in several cities within Pakistan.