Mariam is a dentist working in Global Health in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, interested in patients’ voices and tobacco control in LMICs. Currently, she is the trial coordinator for the CLASS III trial which is focused on preventing children’s exposure to secondhand smoking (SHS) in Pakistan and Bangladesh. She is also working on the WHO FCTC 2030 evaluation project.
Mariam trained as a dentist in Pakistan. She is a Diplomate in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has also obtained a Masters degree in Dental Public Health from the University of Sheffield, where she wrote a thesis on life course perspective and oral health. Mariam's PhD research focused on the social determinants of oral cancer in Pakistan through an oral history approach. She was awarded the David Locker Scholarship during the course of her PhD study in Sheffield.
Mariam also has a background in evidence-based health care research and has conducted several systematic reviews with the Cochrane collaboration. She is interested in raising the profile of public health and tobacco control, especially in lower and middle-income countries.
Oral cancer, oral health (with particualr interest in LMICs), health inequalities & social determinants, oral history, smokeless tobacco control.