Omrana Pasha, MD, MSPH is Senior Scientist at the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Pasha is an internist and an epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience in women’s and children’s health research in low and middle-income countries. She has established and managed demographic surveillance sites focusing on maternal and child health outcomes in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She works with the health ministries in both countries as well as the Government of Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). Dr. Pasha chaired the committee responsible for the oversight of the Maternal and Newborn Health Registry of the NICHD’s Global Network for Women and Children’s Health Research, that spans sites across countries in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
Currently her work focuses on pregnancy surveillance in conflict situations and she lead’s the Global Affairs Canada-funded Health Action Plan for Afghanistan (HAPA)’s Maternal and Child Health Surveillance System. Dr. Pasha is currently assisting the Ministry of Public Health of the Government of Afghanistan to establish a national level Sample Registration System.
Dr. Pasha received her medical training at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan and her post-graduate clinical training at the Yeshiva University in New York. She completed her Master’s degree at the University of Alabama, Birmingham as the first Pakistani fellow of the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.