Faraz Siddiqui, Department of Health Sciences
Faraz joined the Public Health and Society Research Group at the Department of Health Sciences in January 2018. He comes from Karachi, Pakistan where he initially trained as a dentist, and further completed a master’s degree in
Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Aga Khan University in 2014. His M.Sc dissertation was a community based prevalence study of early childhood caries among pre-school children and its associated factors in a low income
community of Karachi.
Prior to joining the University of York, Faraz worked as a Instructor and later as a Senior Instructor at the Aga Khan University. In this capacity, he contributed to a wide range of clinical and public health related projects, encompassing both non-communicable and infectious diseases. His current area of research focuses on understanding the smokeless tobacco use in South Asian populations as well as exploring ways to help them quit. He previously worked on a CRUK funded study exploring the supply chain of Smokeless tobacco products in the UK, and is currently coordinating a feasibility trial of smokeless tobacco cessation among users based in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan as part of the NIHR funded ASTRA project (@ASTRA_NIHR). He is also an active member of the Contract Researchers’ Forum, the Tobacco Research Group, and the Behavior change Interest group. He is active on twitter, and tweets via @FSiddiqui532.