Dr. Rizvi did her MBBS and FCPS (Community Medicine) from Pakistan and Masters in Public Health from Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Rizvi joined Aga Khan University Karachi as Instructor in 1992 and progressed to become Associate Professor in 2016. Dr Rizvi has also worked as a research fellow at Research and Development Department of the Health Services Academy, a government post-graduate institute that was working under the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Rizvi is a physician and Public Health academic specializing in health systems research. She is a mixed-methods researcher with expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her research interest are urban slum health, quality of health services, evaluation of programs/projects, reproductive health, adolescents, violence against women and gender. As a Public Health Practitioner (PHP), she has extensively worked with the provincial health department, federal Ministry of Health, Pakistan and non-governmental organizations. She has consulted for several international organizations including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, WHO, UKAID, AUS-AID, UNICEF and UNAIDS. Her work on women’s health, gender and violence against women has been published in peer-reviewed health and social science journals.
Narjis is currently working on two projects with Warwick Medical School; one of which is the NIHR funded Global Health Research Unit on Improving Health in Slums. She has more than 70 publications that include formative and evaluation reports and thesis dissertations.