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Assistant Scientist
Nadia Akseer

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

Research Interests

health; survival; nutrition; low and middle income countries; child; maternal; Afghanistan
Experiences & Accomplishments
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Brock University
Honors & Awards
2021 Canada's Top 20 Dynamic CEOs (The CEO Publication)
2019 Emerging Public Health Leader Award (University of Toronto)
2018 Canadian Women Leader in Global Health (The Lancet, Government of Canada)
Select Publications
Select publications from the past 5 years
  • Akseer N, Kandru G, Keats EC, Bhutta ZA. COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation strategies: implications for maternal and child health and nutrition, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 112, Issue 2, August 2020, Pages 251–256,
  • Akseer N, Wright JE, Tasic H, Everett K, Scudder E, Amsalu R, Boerma T, Bendavid E, Kamali M, Barros AJD, Silva ICM, Bhutta Z. Women, children and adolescents in conflict countries: an assessment of inequalities in intervention coverage and survival. BMJ Global Health, 2020;5:e002214. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002214
  • Akseer N, Rizvi A, Bhatti Z, Das J, Everett K, Arur A, Chopra M, Bhutta Z. Association of Exposure to Civil Conflict With Maternal Resilience and Maternal and Child Health and Health System Performance in Afghanistan. JAMA Network Open, 2019;2(11):e1914819. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.14819
  • Akseer N, Kamali M, Bakhache N, Mirza M, Mehta S, Al-Gashm S, Bhutta ZA. Status and drivers of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health in the Islamic World: a comparative analysis. Lancet, 2018; 391(10129):1493–1512.
  • Akseer N, Salehi AS, Hossain SM, Mashal MT, Rasooly MH, Bhatti Z, Rizvi A, Bhutta ZA. Achieving maternal and child health gains in Afghanistan: a countdown to 2015 country case study. Lancet Glob Health, 2016; 4(6):e395-e413.