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Associate Professor Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki is a Public Health Medicine Specialist at the Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya. She received a degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Liverpool and worked in the clinical area for a few years in the UK. She obtained her Master of Public Health (MPH) in 2008 and her Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) in 2013 from the University of Malaya. She had received training in Evidence-Based Medicine from the University of Oxford and formal exposure in Clinical Epidemiology from the University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherland.
She has an interest in infectious disease and disease modelling and attended training on Infectious Disease Modelling at the Imperial College, London. In 2016, she received an observership award for attachment at the European Centre for Disease and Control (ECDC), Stockholm Sweden. The observership was awarded by the European Society in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). Recently she was selected as a faculty scholar for the Malaysian Implementation Science Training (MIST) Program. This fellowship will be carried out at the University of Malaya and Yale University for a period of 24 months.
As a member of Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), she participated in activities related to one health in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Region, and is one of the trainers for the field epidemiology and one health training program. She is also part of the University of Malaya Medical Centre COVID-19 task force committee and in charge of COVID-19 outbreak management.
She is active in research and her area of interest includes infectious diseases. She has led an international collaboration project funded by the Swedish Research Link grant for establishing an early warning system for dengue in Malaysia, in collaboration with Umea University, Sweden. She also received Newton Fund Institutional Linkage grant for big data research on dengue in collaboration with the University of Nottingham UK. She is currently the head of the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-based Practice at the University of Malaya.
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