Wafaie Fawzi is the Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As an investigator and scholar in global health, his research generated significant new knowledge on the discovery and translation of interventions to enhance maternal and child health and human development. He has experience in the design and implementation of randomized controlled trials and observational epidemiologic studies of perinatal health and infectious diseases, with emphasis on nutritional factors. These include examining the epidemiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes, childhood infections, and HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria among populations in Tanzania, Ethiopia, India and other developing countries.
Dr. Fawzi established a Forum on Nutrition, Agriculture, and Health at Harvard that addresses and documents the existing gaps between agricultural development and its unfulfilled health and nutritional benefits; advances the research agenda; and convenes multi-disciplinary partners. He is a co-founder of the Africa Academy of Public Health, a Harvard affiliate registered in Tanzania with the mission to improve health in the African region through collaborative research, education, and knowledge translation. He also established the Africa Research, Implementation Science, and Education (ARISE) Network, a partnership of leading academic institutions in Africa, and the China Harvard Africa Network (CHAN) to advance cutting-edge training of public health leaders in multidisciplinary fields through South-South-North institutional partnerships.