Shirin Anil

Dr. Anil is an Epidemiologist & Biostatistician, having extensive experience in the field of Global Health & Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention & control in developing & developed countries. She is Executive Director of private research organization Public Health Solutions Pakistan, Consultant Epidemiologist & Statistician at the College of Medicine King Saud University, Saudi Arabia and Epidemiologist & Statistician at the Association for Social Development, Pakistan. In honorary capacity she is the Team Lead for NCDs prevention & control at the National Council for the UAE, Aga Khan Development Network in Dubai, UAE and is leading project LIFE (Lifestyle Interventions For Eradication of NCDs), a community led intervention for the control of diabetes, obesity, hypertension & hypercholesterolemia in Dubai. She is serving as visiting faculty for universities in Pakistan & UAE. Dr. Anil is involved in research projects on dietary patterns associated to high blood pressure in obese Australian adults, smoking in general population in Malaysia, preventive medicine education for chronic diseases in Malaysia, complimentary & alternative medicine in cancer patients in Iraq, association of artificial night light & cancer at global level, factors associated to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the Middle east & Gulf region, Hepatocellular cancer, and randomized controlled trials for the control of hypertension, diabetes, asthma & COPD at primary healthcare in Pakistan.


Dr. Anil has more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has written various scientific blogs for The Lancet Student (TLS), having had served as the Regional Advisor of the TLS in 2009-2010. She has presented her research on various International conferences, has earned laureates for best research presentations, and has been awarded research fellowship by the Australian Government in 2014. Dr. Anil is the author and editor for an academic book on prevention of NCDs by healthful eating, which will be published in 2016.