Doctor's Profile

Dr. Farzana Islam

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Professor & HOD, Department of Community Medicine

Reg. Number: DMC-67520

011-29901191
hod.cmedicine@himsr.co.in

About

An academician and researcher and a public health expert having more than 10 years of post MD teaching & research experience and 6 years of field experience in the areas of immunization, health planning, monitoring and evaluation. Worked with WHO-NPSP, UNICEF and NHM. Holds membership of multiple professional associations like IAPSM, IPHA, Indian Association for Adolescent Health. Also an expert group member for the MIYCN eLearning program and member of MIYCN-IAPSM National Working group. Having many research publications in various indexed and peer-reviewed journals. Working on various funded (ICMR, WHO, Alive and Thrive etc) research projects as Principal Investigator and co-investigator. Also organised more than 12 workshops and attended more than 30 workshops and conferences. Also mentoring the post graduate students as guide and co-guide. Also members of various administrative committees in HIMSR and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.

Area of Interest

  • Immunization
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Infectious diseases

Educational Qualifications

Degree Year Name of College & University Registration Number Date of Registration
MD, Community Medicine 2005 Guahati Medical College, Guwahati Assam University: Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam DMC-15087 21-07-2006
MBBS 1998 Silchar Medical College, Silchar Assam, India University: Assam University Silchar Assam, India DMC-15087 29-04-2000

Deatils of Teaching Experience

Designation* Institution From To Duration
Professor & Head HIMSR, New Delhi 23-06-2020 Till Date
Associate Professor HIMSR, New Delhi 07-11-2016 22-06-2020 3 years and 7 months
Assistant Professor HIMSR, New Delhi 10-02-2014 06-11-2016 2 years and 9 months
Assistant Professor MGM Medical College, Kishanganj 09-08-2009 31-07-2013 3 years and 11 months
Surveillance Medical Officer (SMO) NPSP-Hazaribagh Unit 03-04-2008 20-04-2009 1 year
State Facilitator NRHM Assam 01-10-2005 01-03-2008 2 years and 5 months
Consultant Routine Immunization UNICEF-Assam 01-07-2005 01-10-2005 3 Months

Publications

  • 1. Chandra K, Das AK, Banday S, Rana NA, Arora M, Jain S, et al. Efficacy of polyherbal formulations for prevention of COVID-19 infection in high-risk subjects: A randomized open-label controlled clinical trial. Phytotherapy Research. 2022: 1–12. https://doi.org/10. 1002/ptr.7531
  • 2. Lewis HC, Marcato AJ, Meagher N, Valenciano M, Villanueva-Cabezas JP, Spirkoska V, et al. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Standardized first few X cases and household transmission investigations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Influenza Other Respi Viruses. 2022; 16(5): 803-19. doi:10.1111/irv.13002
  • 3. Dudeja M, Sharma P, Islam F , Shaikh A, Singh FHD, Alvi Y, et al. A hospital-based prospective cohort study to assess the factors associated with transmission dynamics of SARS CoV-2 among healthcare workers in Delhi. F1000Research. 2022; 11:728 https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.110298.1
  • 4. Dudeja M, Shaikh A, Islam F, Alvi Y, Ahmad M, Kashyap V, et al. Assessment of Potential Risk Factors for COVID-19 among Health Care Workers in a Health Care Setting in Delhi, India – A Cohort Study. medRxiv 2022.02.28.22271674; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.02.28.22271674
  • 5. Bhatnagar T, Chaudhuri S, Ponnaiah M, Yadav PD, Sabarinathan R, Sahay RR, Islam F, et al. Effectiveness of BBV152/Covaxin and AZD1222/Covishield vaccines against severe COVID-19 and B.1.617.2/Delta variant in India, 2021: A multi-centric hospital-based case-control study. Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Jul 14:S1201-9712(22)00427-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.07.033.
  • 6. Islam F, Agarwalla R, Panda M, Alvi Y, Singh V, Debroy A, et al. Assessment of the knowledge, preferences and concern regarding the prospective COVID-19 vaccine among adults residing in New Delhi, India – A cross-sectional study. J Family Med Prim Care. 2021;10: 2369-75
  • 7. Panda M, Islam F, Roy S, Pathak R, Kashyap V. Assessment of frailty and outcome of an ethnogeriatric population in periurban slums of Delhi, India – An interventional strategy in a primary health care setting. J Family Med Prim Care. 2021; 10: 2272-8.
  • 8. Balagopalan N, Pathak R, Islam F, Nigam A, Kapur P, Agarwal S. Diagnostic accuracy of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of India criteria for the screening of gestational diabetes mellitus in primary care setting. Indian J Community Fam Med. 2021; 7:25-30.
  • 9. Panda M, Pathak R, Islam F,(Corresponding) Agarwalla R, Singh V, Singh F. Interplay of multimorbidity and polypharmacy on a community dwelling frail elderly cohort in the peri-urban slums of Delhi, India. J Family Med Prim Care. 2020;9:1647-55.
  • 10. F Ahmed, TZ Malik, F Islam, A Muzaffar. Assessment of Barriers in Initiation and Completion of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among Household Child Contacts of Pulmonary TB Patients in Delhi: A Mixed Method Study. National Journal of Community Medicine. 2020;11 (5): 227-31.
  • 11. Agarwalla R, Pathak R, Siddiqui A, Panda M, Gupta E, Islam F. A community-based intervention study to assess the effectiveness of awareness imparted on earthquake preparedness among the residents of South Delhi, India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine. 2020 Jul 1;45(3):375-8.
  • 12. Kauser H, Islam F, Khan T, Gupta VS, Kochar S. A Study on the Pattern of Uveitis and Any Seasonal Variation in the Incidence of Uveitis at a Tertiary Care Hospital of Delhi, India. Delhi J Ophthalmol 2019; 29 (3) ;30-4.
  • 13. Rehman S, Perveen A, Islam F, Hassan A. Role of Dalak (Massage) in management of Depression: A Review. Journal of Drug Delivery & Therapeutics. 2019; 9(4-s):653-6.
  • 14. Panda M, Pathak R, Rasheed N, Shaikh Z, Islam F. Unmet need and nonacceptance of usage of contraceptive devices in a Rural Area of Delhi: An exploration of facts. Niger Med J 2018;59:39-42.
  • 15. Islam F, Pathak R, Roy S, Agarwalla R,Panda M, Roy AD. Assessment Of Vaccine Wastage In Primary Health Care Settings of South Delhi. International Journal Of Scientific Research. 2018;7(5).
  • 16. Roy S, Islam F. Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Undergraduate Medical Students of a College in New Delhi”. Indian Journal Of Applied Research. 2018; 8(10).
  • 17. Agarwalla R, Pathak R, Singh M, Islam F. Effectiveness of awareness package on occupational health hazards amongst the rag pickers of New Delhi, India. Indian J Occup Environ Med. 2017 May-Aug; 21(2): 89–93.
  • 18. Agarwalla R, Saikia AM, Pathak R, Islam F, Borah M, Parashar M. A Cross Sectional Study on Assessment of Falls in Community Dwelling Elderly of Assam. Ntl J Community Med 2016; 7(5):368-71.
  • 19. Agarwalla R, Saikia AM, Parashar M, Pathak R, Islam F. Assessment of prevalence of anemia in and its correlates among community-dwelling elderly of Assam, India: A cross-sectional study. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2016;6:23-7
  • 20. Nath J, Islam F . A Study on the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Contraception in Postpartum Women of North India. International Journal of Science and Research. 2015;4:465-8.
  • 21. Mamta P, Kishore J, Patavegar B.N, Islam F. Domestic Violence Against Married Women In Rural Delhi: A Clinic Based Cross-Sectional Study On Prevalence And Related Issues. Journal of Basic and Applied Research International. 2015; 12(1): 13-9.
  • Islam F, Kar S, Debroy A, Sarma R. Substance abuse amongst the street-children in Guwahati City, Assam. Ann Med Health Sci Res 2014;4:233-8.
  • 23. Islam F, Roy S, Pathak R, Parashar M, Agarawala R,Kapilashrami M.C, Deb Roy A (2015). Knowledge and Attitude about HIV/AIDS among First Year Medical & Paramedical Students of a University in New Delhi. National Journal of Research in Community Medicine;4(4):336-43.
  • 24. Islam F, Sarma R, Debroy A, Kar S, Pal R. Profiling acute respiratory tract infections in children from Assam, India. J Global Infect Dis. 2013;5:8-14.
  • 25. Sen Gupta A, Ram R, Islam F, Mukherjee S, Ram A.K, Bhattacharyya S.K. A study on clinico-epidemiological profile of ear, nose and throat diseases among patients aged 6 to 14 years attending the E.N.T. OPD at M.G.M. Medical College, Kishanganj, Bihar, India. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health.2012; 1(4).

Research Work & Projects

  • An epidemiological Study to Assess Household Transmission & Associated Risk Factors for COVID-19 Disease amongst Residents of Delhi, India. (WHO Unity Project-as PI)
  • A Cross Sectional Study to Assess Perception and Proportion of Sexual Harassment Among Working Women In Health Sector Of India – An Exploration Of Facts (As PI-project approved by ICMR)
  • Assessment of Potential Risk Factors for COVID-19 among Health Care Workers in a Health Care Setting in Delhi, India (WHO Unity Project-as Co-Investigator)
  • An interventional Study to assess the effect of behavior modification therapy versus brief advise for tobacco cessation among adult tobacco users residing in a resettlement colony of Delhi (As PI-ICMR approved study)
  • Community Based Serosurveillance & Incidence of Dengue among Residents of South Delhi, India. (As a PI). Collaborative project along with THSTI
  • Evaluating the influence of interferon responses and pre-existing antibodies on dengue virus evolution and antibody response in a cohort of dengue patients (Collaborative Project with Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, as Co-PI)
  • Quality of Life, Treatment Seeking Pathways and Out of Pocket Expenditure of parents with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in South Delhi” Reference ID: 2020-06394 (ICMR-STS project) [as mentor]
  • Integration of Maternal Infant & Young Child Nutrition in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum in collaboration with Alive & Thrive (Project Completed) [As Co-investigator]
  • Improving Tuberculosis notification by private practitioners: An interventional study in South Delhi, India-An OR Research Project under RNTCP (Completed) [Co-investigator]

Membership of Academic Bodies Societies

  • Expert Group member for the MIYCN eLearning program
  • Member of MIYCN-IAPSM National Working group
  • Life member of Indian Public Health Association
  • Life member of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine.
  • Life member of Indian Association for Adolescent Health.

Invited Talks and Lectures

  • Guest Speaker at International Summit on Public Health on 21-22nd April 2022, on the theme of “Towards A Healthy India: A Public Health Perspective” at Amity University, Noida, UP.
  • Invited as one of the panellists by Integrated Health & Wellbeing Council (IHW Council) at #IndiaImmunizationSummit for panel discussion titled "Bridging the Gaps: COVID-19 Experience" scheduled on 21st August 2021
  • Invited as one of the panellists in the dialogue session on Vaccination in the context of COVID-19, 30 April 2021, 11 AM - 1 PM as part of the CORE Net virtual conference
  • As a Resource Person on “Training of Community Medicine Faculty from Medical Colleges in UP and Bihar on Quality Assessment of POSHAN Abhiyan”, held on 12th to 14th February 2020 at Dept. of Community & Family Medicine, AIIMS Patna, Bihar
  • As a Resource Person on “Workshop on Introductory Course on Research Methodology & Biostatistics” held from 8th Jan 2020 & 9th of Jan 2020 at HIMSR
  • Talk on “Fluorosis – Epidemiology and public health” organized by the Directorate, DHS, GNCT Delhi Pt. DCSS Bhawan, 127, Sector 20, Dwarka, New Delhi-77 on 5th December 2019.

Workshops/ CMEs/ Conference Organised

  • Organized Training of Refugee Interpreters (Medical Community Service Providers) working with BOSCO India- UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) A total of 30 sessions were undertaken, in a span of 10 days (from September, 2014 to November’2014), covering topics of common ailments and First-Aid. I was involved in planning and coordinating the entire training programme.
  • Organized the “CME on Immunization Updates”, on 27th of April 2016 at HIMSR. Attended by 110 participants
  • Organized the “Diabetic Mela” on the occasion of World Health Day’2016
  • Organized the “CME on Depression & Anxiety Disorder”, on 7th of April 2017 at Convention Centre, HIMSR. Attended by 178 participant
  • Organized the “CME on Immunization Updates”, on 15th of May 2018 at HIMSR. Attended by 150 participants
  • A capacity building workshop of Integration of Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) in MBBS curriculum. In collaboration with Alive and Thrive, Bill and Melinda Gates on 6th August 2018. Attended by 30 participants
  • Biomedical Research Methodology: A Hands-on Workshop, at HIMSR, New Delhi on 25th October 2018
  • Workshop on Routine Immunization
  • Workshop on Rotavirus vaccine introduction
  • Workshop on VPD Surveillance

Workshops/ CMEs/ Conference Attended

  • As a Resource Person on “Training of Community Medicine Faculty from Medical Colleges in UP and Bihar on Quality Assessment of POSHAN Abhiyan”, held on 12th to 14th February 2020 at Dept. of Community & Family Medicine, AIIMS Patna, Bihar
  • As a Resource Person on “Workshop on Introductory Course on Research Methodology & Biostatistics” held from 8th Jan 2020 & 9th of Jan 2020 at HIMSR
  • As a delegate on 23rd Annual Conference of NZIAPSM 2019, held on 2nd and 3rd November 2019, organized by the Dept. of Community Medicine, SHKM Govt. Medical College, Mewat, Haryana.
  • Workshop on “CISP”held at HIMSR from 01 May to 3rd May 2019
  • As a delegate on “Workshop on “National Workshop on Basics of Health Economics” held at Lady Harding Medical College New Delhi on 31st August 2018
  • Workshop on “AETCOM Sensitization Programme” held at HIMSR on 12th July 2018
  • Workshop on “Revised Basic in Medical Education Technologies” held at HIMSR from 9th to 11th July 2018
  • National Seminar on “Food Safety & Hygiene” held at Food & Technology Dept. , Jamia Hamdard on 19th April 2018
  • CME cum Workshop on “Overview of Cervical Lesions & Management Guidelines”, held at Hamdard Convention Centre, Jamia Hamdard on 10th April, 2018
  • International Conference on “Critical Public health Consequences of Double Burden of Malnutrition” held at India International Centre, from 28th to 30th March 2018
  • National CME on “Uniting to Create Leaders to End Tuberculosis” held at Convention Centre, Jamia Hamdard, on 27th March 2018
  • Seminar cum Workshop on “ Exfoliative Liquid Based Gynecologic Cytology” held at HIMSR on 17th October 2017
  • CME on “Transfusion Medicine” held at HIMSR, on 8th August 2017
  • CME on “Clinical Research” held at HIMSR on 16th May 2017
  • International Conference on Youth and Adolescent Health, held at Conventional Centre NDMC, Parliament Street, New Delhi from 14th to 16th April 2017.
  • 3rd International Conference on Occupational & Environmental Health, held at NIHFW, New Delhi from 23rd to 25th September 2016
  • State Level Consultation of project Svetna, at the Hotel Royal Plaza, New Delhi on 27th March, 2017
  • CME on “Elimination of Hepatitis: A global Perspectives”, held Jamia Hamdard Convention centre, on 17th December 2016
  • Symposium on “Beat Diabetes” held at RML hospital, New Delhi on 7th April, 2016
  • 60th National Annual Conference of Indian Public Health Association, held at Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, from 4th March 2016 to 6th March’2016.
  • Attended the 21th International AIDS Conference (AIDS2016), held in Durban, South Africa, from 18-22 July 2016.
  • 2nd National Conference of Family Medicine & Primary Care 2015, held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, from 21st November to 22nd November, 2015.
  • CME cum Workshop on “Contraception Update & PPIUCD Insertion Techniques”, held at Hamdard Convention Centre, on 17th October 2015
  • 10th National Quality Conclave, held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, from 7th to 8th August, 2015.
  • Seminar on “Public Health in India” held at VMMC, New Delhi, on 16th March 2015
  • First round Workshop on Capacity Building for District Health Management, organized by Regional Resource Center, NE (RRC-NE), Guwahati, Assam in collaboration with National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC), New Delhi & Public Health Resource Network (PHRN), New Delhi from 22/10/07 to 27/10/07.
  • Five days Orientation Training for the Preparation of District Health Action Plan under NRHM (from 29th Jan ‘07 to 2nd Feb’07) at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie.
  • First round Workshop on Capacity Building for District Health Management, organized by Regional Resource Center, NE (RRC-NE), Guwahati, Assam in collaboration with National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC), New Delhi & Public Health Resource Network (PHRN), New Delhi from 22/10/07 to 27/10/07.
  • Five days Orientation Training for the Preparation of District Health Action Plan under NRHM (from 29th Jan ‘07 to 2nd Feb’07) at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie.