Abrar is a medically trained epidemiologist, having a substantial experience of public health programs and infectious diseases research. He has extensive experience of Public Health Programs, particularly tuberculosis Control in developing countries. Currently he is working as a Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia. Abrar’s research interests include epidemiology and control of infectious disease, focusing on influenza, MERS, Ebola and other emerging and remerging infections. He is an emerging leader in infection control research and have significantly contributed to the research program on personal protective equipment. His most important research contribution has been to examine the role of face masks in hospital settings, and he has published extensively in this area.