Yale University

Fauzia Aman Malik, PhD, MSc

  • Associate Research Scientist, Yale School of Public Health
  • Director of Research, Global Health Leadership Initiative, Yale School of Public Health


Fauzia Aman Malik PhD, MSc. is the Director of Research at the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) and an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. She also serves as an Adjunct Assistant professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta. Born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan, Fauzia has been living and working on four continents in global health for 20 years. As a trained Medical Anthropologist, she specializes in ethnographic, participatory mixed methods research, and designing and evaluation of community-based health programs that address the needs of vulnerable populations. She has designed and implemented several projects with organizations such as Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the Aga Khan University (Pakistan), National Institute of Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, German Development Agency (GTZ), GAVI, IVI, UNICEP and UNFPA.

Her research has focused on health disparities and access to care, most recently for people living with HIV in the era of 2010 health reform namely the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In this ethnographic work, she explored how the ACA policy becomes implementable into day to day life of clinics providing care within the fragmented American healthcare system, how the policies translate access to care into lived experience for people living with HIV, and how this ‘social life of policy’ informs and directs the strategic processes of institutional and social changes.

Currently, she is involved in several studies that look at interventions to improve vaccination coverage for pregnant women and their children in Pakistan, Kenya, and the United States.

Fauzia has also conducted a variety of trainings for mid-level healthcare managers and taught graduate level courses as a faculty including Community-based Participatory Action Research, Critical Issues in Global Health, Qualitative Research Methods, and Qualitative Data Analysis.