Center & Institute Affiliations
Health systems research and evaluation; Injury research; Trauma care systems; Disability assessment; Rehabilitation care systems; Knowledge translation; Quantitative methods; Qualitative methods
Experiences & Accomplishments
I am a clinician and a health systems researcher. I am interested in data-driven decision-making across various levels of health systems and understanding how healthcare systems can provide quality care and health services to vulnerable populations when and where they need them. I am interested in implementing innovative technological solutions to address the service delivery gap in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia. I use mixed-methods designs to evaluate the implementation of interventions related to rehabilitation services, disability assessments, and injury prevention particularly at the community and primary care level.
Honors & Awards
Health Systems Program Doctoral Award 2018, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Graduate Student Employee of the Year Award 2018, 2nd position, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Global Health Established Field Placement award 2016 for project “Traumatic Brain Injury Across the Lifespan in Uganda” by the Center of Global Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Reed Frost Scholarship for Master of Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2012 – 2013)
Fulbright Scholarship for Master of Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2012 – 2013)
Neil R, Zia N, Ashraf L, Khan Z, Pryor W, Bachani AM. Integration measurement and its applications in low- and middle-income country health systems: a scoping review. BMC Public Health (2023) 23:1876
Zia N, Bachani AM, Kajungu D, Galiwango E, Loeb M, Diener-West M, et al. (2022) Understanding child disability: Factors associated with child disability at the Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site in Uganda. PLoS ONE 17(4): e0267182. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0267182
Zia N, Bachani AM, Kajungu D, Galiwango E, Loeb M, Diener-West M, Wegener S, Pariyo G, Hyder AA. Measuring child functioning: Assessing correlation and agreement between caregiver and child responses at the Iganga-Mayuge health and demographic surveillance site in Uganda. Disability and Health Journal. 2020 Nov 14:101022. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2020.101022. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33218854.
Zia N, Loeb M, Kajungu D, Galiwango E, Diner-West D, Wegener S, Pariyo G, Hyder AA, Bachani AM. Adaptation and validation of UNICEF/Washington Group Child Functioning Module at the Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site in Uganda. BMC Public Health. 2020; 20:1334. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09455-1
Zia N, Mehmood A, Namaganda RH, Ssenyojo H, Kobusingye O, Hyder AA. Causes and outcomes of traumatic brain injuries in Uganda: analysis from a pilot hospital registry. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open 2019;4:e000259.
Zia N, Latif A, Mashreky SR, Al-Ibran E, Hashmi M, Rahman AKMF, Khondoker S, Quraishy MS, Hyder AA. Applying quality improvement methods to neglected conditions: development of the South Asia Burn Registry (SABR). BMC Research Notes. 2019 Jan 29;12(1):64. doi: 10.1186/s13104-019-4063-0.