Advisor of Quality Enhancement Cell Dr. Shafqat Shehzad

 Title : Professor / Head of Health Economics Dept., Health Services Academy   A102(Ground Floor)

Disciplines   : Health Economics

  Research Areas: 
Health Economics, Health Policy, Economic Determinants of Health, Health Measurement Health Budgets, Maternal and Child Health, Economic Evaluations
        Dr. Shafqat Shehzad has been a Commonwealth Scholar in the University of Sussex, England, from where she received PhD in Economics in the year 2000. The fully funded prestigious PhD scholarship was awarded to her based on her academic credentials and merit. Dr. Shehzad possess more than twenty-five years of experience in postgraduate/ undergraduate teaching, evidence-based research, technical proposal development, program and curriculum development, solicited and unsolicited policy advice, advocacy, networking, capacity development and mentoring of faculty and students. She has been involved in the training of trainers and mid-level professionals and applied economics research through financial support of the international development organizations. Dr. Shehzad designed and developed pioneering Master’s level Degree Program in Health Economics and Management for Pakistan’s Health Services Academy that awarded her a Gold Medal for the initiation of this Program. Dr. Shehzad has provided research services to various international organizations, such as WHO, WHO-EMRO, DFID, UNDP, RAF, TAMA, GRBI, IBP, UNICEF, UNFPA, Save the Children and others. Through these partner organizations, she received various small and large grants for the serving institutions. She has authored several publications in the journals of international repute including. The American Journal of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Social Indicators Research and the Journal of Development and Population Studies. She also contributed chapters in the books published by the Oxford University Press. Dr. Shehzad has supervised postgraduate/ undergraduate theses and co- authored a monograph on “Landscaping Health Care Financing Works in Pakistan”. She serves in the Board of Advisors, Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Foreman Christian College University, Lahore, fellow member of Mustashaar and Centre for Research on Economic and Social t ransformation, CREST. The notable contribution of Dr. Shehzad includes an emphasis on cross- disciplinary and inter-professional approaches in higher education and research. She has been the coordinator of Program Learning Outcomes/ Quality Assurance for the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of Public Health at Qatar University for more than four years and produced various technical reports on the ways to improve education delivery/ curriculum enhancement and skills development in line the policy priorities. This experience can be very useful for Pakistan’s higher education institutions where the focus on learning outcomes is lacking.
        PhD Economics- Sussex University, England- 2000
        Specialization Area: Health Economics, (PhD by Research) Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Health Policy, Child Health, Economic Determinants of Health Dissertation Title: The Determinants of Child Health in Pakistan: An Economic Analysis  
        M.Phil Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad- 1992
        Dissertation Title: Economics of Education: Some Specified Aspects CGPA: 4.00
        M.Sc Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad- 1986
        Dissertation Title: Incidence of Federal Excise Tax in Pakistan CGPA: 3.7
        BA, Punjab University, FGCWI, Islamabad- 1983
        Major: Economics, Applied Psychology, Elective-Arabic Language Division: Ist; Distinction in Economics
        Advisor (Health and Population), Health and Population Think Tank (HPTT), Health Services Academy
        (July 2020-Present).
        -Also assuming additional responsibility of Professor of Health Economics to design MS Health Economics and
        Management at HSA. (August-2020-Present).
        - Head- Quality Enhancement Cell, Health Services Academy (Additional Charge)
        - Member: Academic Council
        - Member Syndicate of Health Services Academy
        Associate Professor, (Public Health-Health Economics), College of Health Sciences, Department of Public
        Health, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (Aug. 2014 - 2020).
        - Taught undergraduate, postgraduate courses in Health Policy, Health Management, Health Economics,
        Leadership/ others
        - MPH PLO Coordinator, DPH, CHS-QU(2017-2019)
        - BSc. PH PLO Coordinator, DPH, CHS-QU (2015).
        Professor: (Economics & Management), Department of Management Sciences Iqra University. (August 2013 -
        August 2014).
        Associate Professor and Program Director, Department of Health Economics and Management, Health
        Services Academy, Islamabad. (February 2009 - March 2013).
        Assistant Professor (Economics & Management), COMSATS- University, Department of Management
        Sciences. (April 2008 - February 2009)./2
        Assistant Professor (Economics), Department of Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University. (November 2001 -
        January 2002).
        Lecturer (Economics), Department of Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University. (May 1988 - November 2001).
        Professional Experience
        Research Fellow (Health Policy and Development), Sustainable Development Policy Institute. (October 2003 -
        March 2008).

        • Health Economics
        • Health and Economic Development 
        • Economic Determinants of Health, Health Budgets, (Expenditures, Allocation, Transparency and Fiscal Space)
        •  Economic Evaluation of Health Care, Gender and Health 
        • Health Equity, Health Disparities
          Books / Book Chapters
        • Shehzad, S; Reza, T.E; David, J; Razzaq. S; and Syed,R. (2021). Abstract Book for “Contemporary Medicines, Health Technologies and Vaccines for Emerging Public Health Risks”; 11th Public Health Conference, 23-24, Health Services Academy 
        • Shehzad, S., Memon, Z., Hafeez, A. (2012). Pakistan's MNCH Resource Allocations and Expenditure Analysis (pp. 52). LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-659-27206-6   
        • Zaidi, S., Shehzad, S., Saeed, A., Khowaja, L. (2010). Landscaping Health Financing Works in Pakistan. ECommon at Aga Khan University   
        • Shafqat, S (2017). Resource Mobilization Strategies for Pakistan’s Health Care: Myth or Reality? (Reprint) in “Policy Briefs for Sustainable Development in Pakistan”. SDPI 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Publication. Section B. Economy and Trade, Chapter 13. PP. 226-240 ISBN: 978-969-8344-26-9
        • Shehzad, S. (2008). Sustainability in Health as a Policy Issue in Pakistan. “Better Health Care through Tele-health”. Commission on Science and Technology for the Sustainable Development in the South, COMSATS Publications on Science and Technology Series, No.12 United Printers, pp. 1-23. 

          Refereed Journal Articles / Project Reports / Reviews
        • Shehzad, S. (2016). Extending the Scope of Inter-professional Education: Integrating Insights from Policy, Management and Economics for Improved Health Outcomes. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences; Vol.11, No. 6 ISSN-1658-3612 
        • Shehzad, S. (2015). “Socioeconomic, Demographic, Housing and Health Conditions of Qatari Women by Status of Marriage and Implications for Family Polices”. DIFI Family Research and Proceedings; Vol. 2015, 1, 9. Q Science, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press, Doha, Qatar DOI: 10.5339/difi.2015.9, EISSN: 2309-3927 
        • Salim, S., Shehzad, S., Khan, B. A., I.-u.-H., Khan, A., Qazi, S. (2012). “Household Costs for Treatment of Severe Pneumonia in Pakistan”. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 87, 137-43. Issue 5-Suppl. Print ISSN: 0002-9637; Online ISSN: 1476-1645,  
        • Shehzad, S. (2009). Pakistan's Food Shortages and Implications for Health State and Policy. Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Journal, 30(2).  
        • Shehzad, S. (2006). The Determinants of Child Health in Pakistan: An Economic Analysis. Journal of “Social Indicators Research”, Vol. 78: 531-556, Springer, the Netherlands 
        • Shehzad, S. (2004). (Ir) Relevance of Comparative Health Care Systems and Development for Pakistan. SDPI Quarterly Journal, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad. 
        • Shehzad, S. (2004). A Measurement Model for Child Health: Latent Variables Approach. Journal of Health and Population in Developing Countries, University of North Carolina, USA. Reprint: in World Health and Population, Longwood Publications, USA. 1095-8940. ISSN 1095-8940  
        • Shehzad, S. (2010). Choked Pipes: Reforming Pakistan's Mixed Health Systems. Friday Times, Pakistan  
        • SShehzad, S. (2006). Gender Aware Policy Appraisal for Health. Report published by the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Finance, United Nations Development Program and Gender Responsive Budget Initiative, GRBI Reprint: SDPI Working Paper Series No. 110.  
        • Shehzad, S. (2006). Health Budget Analysis: Mid Term Review. Technical Assistance and Management Agency, TAMA”, SDPI Research Project Report Series No.2, Department for International Development and Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad.  
        • Shehzad, S. (2005). An Extended Model of the Determinants of Child Survival in Pakistan. SDPI Research Paper Series # 29, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad.
         Project Report Series/ Book Review:
        S.Shehzad (2007) “Pakistan’s Demographic Dynamics and Implications for Health Care Financing Policy, The Network for Consumer Protection, Islamabad. 
        S. Shehzad (2007) “Emergency Obstetric Care (EMOC) as a Tool for Reducing Maternal Mortality in Pakistan”. Research Project Report written for the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF. 
        S.Shehzad (2010) Economic Policy, Resource Allocation and Priority Setting for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in the Province of Punjab, Pakistan: Research work completed for the Population Council. 
        S.Shehzad and A. Hafeez (2011) Pakistan’s MNCH Resource Allocations and Expenditure Analysis. Policy Brief written for the Ministry of Health-Government of Pakistan
        S.Shehzad (2010) Book Review “Choked Pipes: Reforming Pakistan’s Mixed Health Systems”, in Friday Times, April 30th 2010.
        • Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Supported by the World health Organization and conducted by Health Services Academy, December 29th 2009 until 2nd January 2010 
        • Workshop on National Health Accounts, Supported by WHO-EMRO and GTZ for Pakistan Health Economics Network (PHEN) on December 15th,2009  Marriott Hotel, Islamabad 
        • Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Supported by Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program-Pakistan, CDC   April 20th 23rd 2009, at Health Services Academy, Ministry of Health Islamabad. 
        • Health Policy Formulation, Evaluation and Implementation: Two days training conducted for the Parliamentarians, and Members of Senate, Islamabad, November 27th and 28th, 2007, at Sustainable Development Policy Institute.
        • Gender Aware Policy Appraisal for Health: In collaboration with the experts from the UNDP (Pakistan and South Africa), conducted trainings in Islamabad and Lahore for the health care professionals of the federal and provincial Ministries of Health and Finance to raise awareness about gender sensitive budgeting for health,   Dec. 14 and 19th 2005. 
        • Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs, National workshop on Sustainable Development Policy Institute,  June  29th-30th, 2005 
        • Health Economics, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 25-27th January, 2005, 
        • Health Care Finance and Delivery: 7th Sustainable Development Conference, SDPI, Islamabad.  December 8-10th, 2004, 
        • Macroeconomic Aspects of Health in collaboration with the Health Services Academy, Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, April 2004
        • Shehzad, S. (Author & Presenter), Holistic Vision for the SDGs in the State of Qatar: Enhancing Science, Policies, Capacity Building and Research Cooperation., "Integrating Health in Multi-Sectoral Policies: Reaping Qatar’s Growth Potential through a Human Development Perspective." Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (March 27, 2018).
        • Shehzad, S. (Panelist), Holistic Vision for the SDGs in the State of Qatar: Enhancing Science, Policies, Capacity Building, and Research Cooperation, "Sustainable Human Development", Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (March 27, 2018).
        • Shehzad, S. (Author & Presenter), WHO Day: Depression Let's Talk, "Depression: Economic and Policy Implications," Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (April 5, 2017). 
        • Shehzad, S. (Author & Presenter), Faculty Seminar, "Trends in Female Labor Force Participation: Work Preference, Disability and Economic Inactivity," Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (December 29, 2016). 
        • Shehzad, S. (Author & Presenter), Qatar University Annual Research Forum, "Household Out of Pocket Expenditure on Medical Care: Evidence from Qatar's HIES 2012-13," Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (May 3, 2016). 
        • Shehzad, S. (Author & Presenter), Qatar University Annual Research Forum, "Workforce, Infrastructure and Technology: Qatar's Ranking in the EMR Countries," Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (May 3, 2016). 
        • Shehzad, S. (Author & Presenter), First Mid East Conference on Inter Professional Education, "Pharmaco-Economics Curriculum: Interdisciplinary Potential for Academics, Research and Policy," Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (December 2015). 
        • Shehzad, S. (Author & Presenter), Primary Health Care Corporation Research Day, "System, Organizations, Leadership and Management for Qatar’s Primary Healthcare: Some Insights from Theory for Extended Coverage," Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (December 2015).
        • Shehzad, S. (Author & Presenter), First Annual Conference on Family Research and Policy, "Socioeconomic, Demographic, Housing and Health Conditions of Qatari Women by Status of Marriage and Implications for Family Polices," Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (May 2015). 
        • Shehzad, S. (Author & Presenter), UCQ Third Annual Conference: Health Sciences in Qatar: Teaching, Learning and Inter-Professionalism, "The Experience of Teaching Management and policy Course to the Undergraduate Students of Qatar University and Proposed Innovations for Inter-Professional Learning," Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. (May 2015). 
        Shehzad, S. (Lead Principal Investigator), "Comparative Analysis of Household Expenditure on Medical Care by Selected Characteristics: Evidence from Qatar’s Household Income and Expenditure Survey2012-13," Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (September 2015 - March 2016).

        Shehzad, S., and Health Services Academy Research Team. "Costs of Maternal Care Services in District Attock-Pakistan," RAF-Pakistan/ DFID/ British Council, (2012 - 2013).

        Shehzad, S., "Household Costs of Treatment of Severe Pneumonia," International, (2011). Shehzad, S., "MNCH Resource Allocations and Expenditure Analysis," International, (2011). Shehzad, S., "Pakistan Health Economics Network (PHEN)," WHO-EMRO (2009 - 2010). Shehzad, S., "State of Pakistan's Population," UNFPA, (2004).
        • Founding Member and Network Coordinator 
        • Pakistan Health Economics Network (PHEN) supported by WHO-EMRO and currently hosted by Health services Academy, Cabinet Division, Islamabad 
        • Executive Member: White Ribbon Alliance-Pakistan 
        • Member of the Alumni Association, East-West Centre, Hawaii, USA 
        • Member of the Alumni Association, University of Sussex, England 
        • Member of the Academic Staff Association, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 1988-2002
        • Throughout First Class Academic Record 
        • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, Association of Commonwealth Universities, England, Fully funded Scholarship for Ph.D. in Economics, Oct-1994 – December 1997 
        • President’s Talent Scholarship for M.Sc. in Economics, 1984 -1986 
        • Merit scholarship in B.A.   Distinction in Economics in the Punjab university1980-1982 
        • Merit scholarships in F.A Distinction in Arabic Literature , 1978-80