qaisar.raza@niu.edu.pk

Dr. Qaisar Raza

PhD Public Health Nutrition (Netherland), Assistant Professor, Department of Clincial Nutrition

Dr Qaisar Raza is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Nur International University. He received his PhD in Public Health Nutrition from Free University Amsterdam, Masters in Public Health Nutrition (Health Education and Promotion), M.Phil in Food and Nutrition from Agriculture University Faisalabad and Bachelors in Agriculture with specialization in Food and Nutrition from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Before joining NIU he has been working as a faculty member at the University of Amsterdam for the past one year. He has published his research work extensively in various well reputed International journals. In addition he has also presented his work at various National as well as International conferences.  His areas of expertise include Food, Nutrition, Public Health, Community Medicine, Research Methods and Statistical Analysis.

 

Education

PhD – Department of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam and the EMGO+ Institute

Thesis: Diet and cardiovascular disease risk among the immigrant Asian population living in the Netherlands.

The data from the Amsterdam municipality and other studies on ethnic groups was used to compare the general health status of immigrant Asians with the local Dutch population and other ethnic groups living in the Netherlands.

  • Supervisors: Mary Nicolaou, PhD, Jaap Seidell, PhD.

 

2009-2010 Master of Public Health

Specialization: Health Education and Promotion,

Maastricht University, the Netherlands

 

2005-2007 Research Masters

Food and Nutrition

Agriculture University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

2001-2005 Bachelors

Agriculture Sciences

Major: Food and Nutrition

Agriculture University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

 

Work experience

September – December 2016 – teacher

Amsterdam University College

  • Teaching academic writing skills

 

January 2011/September 2016 – doctoral candidate:

Department of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam and the EMGO+ Institute

  • Leading the research project: Health among the immigrant Pakistanis and Asians in The Netherlands
  • Mentored master and bachelor students during PhD

 

Professional activities and skills

Specialties

  • Doing independent and collaborative research including, statistical analyses and interpretation of research data, drafting scientific manuscripts and presentation of research findings at national and international conferences

Software

  • Extensive experience with: MS Office, SPSS, and EndNote

Languages

  • Bilingual proficiency in English & Urdu
  • Dutch (Lower intermediate level).

Courses

  • Nutritional sciences and physical activity course from Maastricht university (2008-2009)
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics courses from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2013)

International Peer Reviewed Publications
1. Raza Q, Doak CM, Khan A, Nicolaou M, Seidell JC. Obesity and cardiovascular disease
risk factors among the indigenous and immigrant Pakistani population: a systematic
review. Obes Facts. 2013;6(6):523-35. doi: 10.1159/000357176. Epub 2013 Nov 29.
2. Qaisar Raza, Mary Nicolaou, Marieke Snijder and Jacob Seidell. Dietary acculturation
among the immigrant Hindustani Surinamese living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Public Health Nutr. 2016 Apr 28:1-10. [Epub ahead of print].
3. Qaisar Raza, Mary Nicolaou, Henriette Dijkshoorn and Jacob Seidell. Comparison of
general health status, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and fruit and vegetable intake
between the immigrant Pakistani population in The Netherlands and the local
Amsterdam population. ETHNICITY & HEALTH, 2016.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2016.1244741
4. Qaisar Raza, Mary Nicolaou, Marieke Snijder and Jacob Seidell. Comparison of
general health status, myocardial infarction, obesity, diabetes and fruit and vegetable
intake between Javanese Surinamese and South Asian Surinamese population in the
Netherlands BMC Res Notes. 2017; 10: 23. Published online Jan 2017
doi:  10.1186/s13104-016- 2352-4.
5. Qaisar Raza, Mary Nicolaou, Funda Çay and Jacob Seidell. Intake of foods related to
cardiovascular disease and the change in dietary habits of the immigrant Pakistanis living
in The Netherlands: a cross-sectional study. (Accepted in Journal of Food and Nutrition).