Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Zubia Mumtaz

Zubia Mumtaz

Zubia Mumtaz Department of Public Health Sciences, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Canada


My research interests centre on the gendered social and cultural determinants of women's reproductive health.
Working largely in South Asia, my current research focuses on the conceptualizations of gender and class, construction of these social inequities and their impact on maternal health inequities. I am also interested in understanding the role of gender values and class ideologies on reproductive health policies, the design and delivery of maternal health services and access to such services by the marginalized and vulnerable women in these contexts.
A parallel body of research is developing systems to measure disparity and inequality. My particular expertise is in combining the principles of quantitative and qualitative research methods, having conducted village ethnographies and population health surveys in insecure rural environments.
PhD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2002 MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 1996 MBBS, Aga Khan University, 1988
Population Health Investigator Award, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, 2010 Gender, Globalization and Health Fellowship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2007 Commonwealth Scholarship, Commonwealth Association, 1999.

Research Interest

Community health
Health systems
Maternal health
Maternal health policy
Social determinants of health

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