Mariam is a Research Associate at the Department of Health Sciences. She currently works on CLASS III trial aimed at reducing children's exposure to Second Hand Smoking in Pakistan and Bangladesh and also works on WHO FCTC 2030 evaluation project.
She trained as a dentist; she obtained her Master's degree in dental public health from the University of Sheffield, focusing her thesis on "life course perspective and oral health". Her PhD research, also at the University of Sheffield focused on the social determinants of oral cancer in Pakistan through an oral history approach
Mariam also holds a diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Her search background is focused on evidence-based health care where she has conducted several systematic reviews with the Cochrane collaboration.
Her research interests focus on raising the profile of public health and tobacco control, especially in lower and middle-income countries.