Rubina Qasim

Rubina Qasim


Rubina Qasim


Assistant Professor/Acting Principal



Dow Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, Ojha campus, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi




1.         VARN Investigators. Shaping global vaccine acceptance with localized knowledge: A report from the inaugural VARN2022 conference. BMC Proceedings 2022. In press. 

2.         Qasim R, Farooqui WA, Rahman A, et al. Community centered co-design methodology for designing and implementing socio-behavioral interventions to counter COVID-19 related misinformation among marginalized population living in the squatter settlement of Karachi, Pakistan: A methodology paper. BMC Proceedings.

3.         Qasim R, Shah H, Sultan A, et al. Exploring the beliefs and experiences with regard to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and acceptance in a slum of Karachi, Pakistan. Health Promotion International 2022; 37(6). Doi:

4.         Qasim R, Yousafzai MT, and Yadav U.N. Value of Community Co-Design for Vaccine Interventions. A case study from Karachi, Pakistan.  Published by Sabin Vaccine Institute. Community-led strategies to Aid Vaccine Acceptance: Five Case Studies from the Global South. Washington D.C., 2022.

5.         Mistry SK, Ali ARM Mehrab, Yadav UN, Qasim R, et al. Difficulties faced by older Rohingya (Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals or FDMNs) adults in accessing medical services amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh. BMJ Global Health 2021; 6(12): e007051

6.         Qasim R, Masih S, Yousafzai MT, et al. Diabetes conversation map – a novel tool for diabetes management self-efficacy among type 2 diabetes patients in Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Endocrine disorders 2020; 20(88). Doi:

7.         Qasim R, Masih S, Hussain M, Yousafzai MT. Effect of diabetic counselling based on conversation map as compared to routine counselling on diabetes management self-efficacy and diabetes distress among patients with diabetes in Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial (study protocol). BMC Public Health 2019; 19: 907.

8.         Yousafzai MT, Qasim R. Injections in Pakistan: Are we safe? Infectious disease journal of Pakistan 2014;2(23):676. (Guest Editorial)

9.         Yousafzai MT, Qasim R, Khalil R, Kakakhel MF, Rehman SU. Hepatitis B vaccination among primary healthcare workers in northwest Pakistan. International Journal of Health Sciences 2014;8(2):162-169.

10.       Qasim R. Data falsification in research: how to control it? Infectious Disease Journal of Pakistan 2014; 02(23): Brief Communication.