Dr. Nasreen Molla Adamjee is the Director of Research & Programs for the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai.
Dr. Adamjee is a passionate public health doctor and one of the pioneer members of Interactive Research and Development (IRD). Her primary focus is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Her work experience stretches from carrying out prevalence surveys in the slums of Lyari, Karachi for chronic diseases, conducting measles prevalence studies at the National Institute for Child, Karachi, conducting ZESCA clinical trials at National Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, PneumoADIP studies in Lyari, to helping establish the IRD Multidrug Resistant TB program at Indus Hospital, Karachi.
Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dr Adamjee moved at nine months old to Belgium and then Belfast, Ireland. After a decade, she moved backed to Dhaka and attended the Woodstock School in the Himalayan Mountains of India. There began her passion for social work where she worked as a volunteer at Mother Theresa’s home for the Lepers and Destitute in Delhi.
She has been active in fundraising for the earthquake victims in Northern Pakistan, for Marie-Adelaide Foundation, and the food baskets program for the MDR-TB program at Indus Hospital.
Dr. Adamjee earned her medical degree from the prestigious Aga Khan University and Hospital, Karachi and then earned her diploma and masters’ degrees in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Tropical Health and Hygiene.