Dr. Sumina Azam

September 9, 2021

Sumina is a Policy Lead and Deputy Director in Policy and International Health, WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health & Well-being, at Public Health Wales, and leads three teams (Policy; the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit; and the Health and Sustainability Hub). She has a broad portfolio of work, which includes Futures and Foresight; improving population health through policy in various areas, including tackling poor housing, fuel poverty and trade; and supporting the embedding of the sustainable development principle as part of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.

Sumina has worked in public health since 2005, at a local, regional and national level, and across the domains of public health. This has included undertaking projects on a wide range of topics, such as mental health, prison health, tackling obesity, and improving vaccination uptake, and working with partners from different sectors, including local government and the third sector.

Prior to working in public health, Sumina trained in internal medicine. She has maintained an interest in public health education and supervision, including teaching medical and postgraduate students, supervision of trainees in public health, and supervising students undertaking public health research projects at Cardiff University and Maastricht University.

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