BioSalima Khowaja is a nurse, an epidemiologist and public health specialist. She is working as a Nursing Lecture Practitioner at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Lahore. Her work focuses on improving nursing education and health equity. She represents her organization as a nurse advocate for cancer prevention in the community and on advocacy platforms.
She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Aga Khan University and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan. She has been associated with the public health field for more than 10 years. She has worked with private, not-for-profit charitable organizations and international humanitarian organizations in various capacities, ranging from data analyst to epidemiologist.
Salima’s research is focused on studying patterns of determinants for cancer among healthy populations and the role of nurse-led interventions in the management of cancer patients.