Zohra Lassi

Dr Zohra Lassi

NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am an epidemiologist, recognised internationally for my work identifying interventions to improve maternal and newborn health in low and middle income countries. I have published 100 peer-reviewed papers, 8 book chapters and multiple research/technical reports. My research has contributed significantly to global maternity policy and practice. The WHO technical report I co-authored on essential interventions led to the development of the WHO guideline “Essential Interventions, Commodities and Guidelines for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”; while another commissioned review led to the development of the WHO Guideline “Managing possible serious bacterial infection in young infants when referral is not feasible”.

I have made sustained contributions to the Cochrane Collaboration, as an author, a referee and trainer. I am a current Feedback Editor for the Acute Respiratory Infections Group. In 2011, I was awarded the prestigious international Kenneth Warren Prize from the Cochrane Collaboration. In 2016 I received the University of Adelaide’s Women’s Excellence in Research Award and in 2017 the Ecexutive Dean Award for Research (Early Career Category).

My expertise in evidence synthesis has also been recognised through invited membership of three separate Lancet Intervention Review Groups (Newborn, Nutrition, Diarrhoea and Pneumonia) and subsequent publications. In addition, I have been appointed as a Technical Advisor to the WHO on three occasions, to advise on use of task shifting strategies to optimise the delivery of key maternal and newborn interventions in under-resourced settings; and to aid in strengthening the process and methods for retrieval, synthesis and assessment of evidence on complex interventions.

I am a Section Editor of BMC Reproductive Health (Adolescent Health), and BMC Public Health (Global Health); and Academic Editor of International Health and BMC Systematic Reviews.

My Research

My research ambitions are to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition in low and middle income countries. My research interests include research synthesis, scaling up evidence based interventions in community settings, and implementation research in health system contexts. My work in community health workers has influenced global health policies and programs for disadvantaged population particularly in low and middle income countries.

I am currently involved in a wide variety of studies including:

  • Devising a clinical audit tool to capture local needs and capabilities regarding adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Uganda
  • Understanding health and wellbeing among Young Aboriginal Population in South Australia
  • Food insecurity among children and young adolescents attending South Australian School
  • Pregnancy, maternal and child health in a socially disadvantaged population
  • Pre and Peri-concpetion health interventions to improve maternal and child health in LMICs
  • Strategies to improve IYCF practices in LMICs
  • Nutritional interventions in pregnancy to improve pregnancy, maternal and child health in LMICs
  • Interventions to optimise children and adolescent health (0-19 years)
  • CVD risk in offspring born after complicated pregnancies
  • CVD risk in mothers with complicated pregnancies 
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2017 - 2018 University Beacon Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Health University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 Research Officer South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
    2012 - 2015 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2016 Senior Instructor Research Aga Khan University
    2008 - 2010 Research Fellow Aga Khan University
    2005 - 2006 Clinical Nurse Instructor Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
    2002 - 2005 Registered Nurse Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Award RRI Director Award Robinson Research Institute Australia
    2021 Achievement Finalist of 2021 University for Outstanding Achievement University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Award 2020 Executive Dean Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Award 2021 Women’s Excellence in Research Healthy Development Adelaide Australia
    2021 Award 2021 Episteme Laureate Sigma Nursing United States
    2019 Award Finalist - Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Achievement University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Recognition Scopus list of Top 2% of the World Scientists Scopus United States
    2018 Fellowship NHMRC Early Career Fellowship University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Award Executive Award for Research Excellence (Early Career) University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Fellowship University Beacon Fellowship The University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 Award Women's Research Excellence Award University of Adelaide Australia 5000
    2016 Fellowship Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Global Health Robinson Research Institute, the University of Adelaide Australia
    2011 Award Kenneth Warren Prize for the Best Systematic Review The Cochrane Collaboration Spain 1000 USD
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hindi Can speak and understand spoken
    Urdu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2006 - 2008 Aga Khan University Pakistan MSc Epi and Bio
    2003 - 2005 Institute of Business Management Pakistan MHM
    1998 - 2002 Aga Khan University Pakistan BScN
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Kurji, J., Hackett, K., Wild, K., & Lassi, Z. (2021). The effect of maternity waiting homes on perinatal mortality is inconclusive: a critical appraisal of existing evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Research Notes, 14(1), 1-9.
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    2021 Keats, E. C., Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Lassi, Z. S., Imdad, A., Black, R. E., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2021). Effective interventions to address maternal and child malnutrition: an update of the evidence.. The Lancet. Child & adolescent health, 5(5), 367-384.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    2021 Meherali, S., Punjani, N., Louie-Poon, S., Rahim, K. A., Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., & Lassi, Z. S. (2021). Mental health of children and adolescents amidst covid-19 and past pandemics: A rapid systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7), 1-16.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS16 Europe PMC10
    2021 Lassi, Z. S., Padhani, Z. A., Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2021). Antibiotic therapy versus no antibiotic therapy for children aged 2 to 59 months with WHO-defined non-severe pneumonia and wheeze. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1), CD009576-1-CD009576-36.
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    2021 Asif, M. F., Pervaiz, Z., Afridi, J. R., Abid, G., & Lassi, Z. S. (2021). Role of husband's attitude towards the usage of contraceptives for unmet need of family planning among married women of reproductive age in Pakistan.. BMC women's health, 21(1), 1-7.
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    2021 Rahman, M. S., & Lassi, Z. S. (2021). Self-management for elderly during the covid-19 pandemic. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 20(3), 694-695.
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    2021 Ali, A., Khaliq, A., Lokeesan, L., Meherali, S., & Lassi, Z. S. (2021). Prevalence and predictors of teenage pregnancy in Pakistan: a trend analysis from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey datasets from 1990 to 2018.. International health.
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    2021 Khan, D. S. A., Pirzada, A. N., Ali, A., Salam, R. A., Das, J. K., & Lassi, Z. S. (2021). The Differences in Clinical Presentation, Management, and Prognosis of Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 between Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(11), 5613.
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    2021 Lassi, Z. S., & Salam, R. A. (2021). Parental education's role in child survival. The Lancet, 398(10300), 563-564.
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    2021 Lassi, Z. S., Ana, A., Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Padhani, Z. A., Irfan, O., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2021). A systematic review and meta-analysis of data on pregnant women with confirmed COVID-19: Clinical presentation, and pregnancy and perinatal outcomes based on COVID-19 severity.. Journal of global health, 11, 1-13.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    2021 Galles, N. C., Liu, P. Y., Updike, R. L., Fullman, N., Ngugyen, J., Bhandari, D., & GBD 2020, Release 1, Vaccine Coverage Collaborators. (2021). Measuring routine childhood vaccination coverage in 204 countries and territories, 1980–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020, Release 1. The Lancet, 398(10299), 503-521.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2021 Lassi, Z. S., Padhani, Z. A., Rabbani, A., Rind, F., Salam, R. A., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2021). Effects of nutritional interventions during pregnancy on birth, child health and development outcomes: A systematic review of evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 17(2).
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    2021 Lassi, Z. S., Kedzior, S. G. E., Tariq, W., Jadoon, Y., Das, J. K., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2021). Effects of preconception care and periconception interventions on maternal nutritional status and birth outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 17(2).
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    2021 Paulson, K. R., Kamath, A. M., Alam, T., Bienhoff, K., Abady, G. G., Abbas, J., . . . Kassebaum, N. J. (2021). Global, regional, and national progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 for neonatal and child health: all-cause and cause-specific mortality findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. LANCET, 398(10303), 870-905.
    DOI WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2021 Kedzior, S. G. E., Calabretto, H., Drummond, H., Oswald, T. K., Lassi, Z. S., Moore, V. M., & Rumbold, A. (2021). Student perspectives on a state-wide relationships and sexual health programme in South Australian schools, 2006–2017. Sex Education, 1-16.
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    2021 Meherali, S., Ali, A., Khaliq, A., & Lassi, Z. S. (2021). Prevalence and determinants of contraception use in Pakistan: Trend analysis from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys (PDHS) dataset from 1990 to 2018. F1000Research, 10, 1-17.
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    2021 Pathirana, M. M., Lassi, Z. S., Bachlani, A. A., Arstall, M. A., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2021). Association between metabolic syndrome and gestational diabetes mellitus in women and their children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endocrine, 71(2), 310-320.
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    2021 Andraweera, N. D., Andraweera, P. H., Lassi, Z. S., & Kochiyil, V. (2021). Effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin A injection in managing mobility related outcomes in adult patients with cerebral palsy - systematic review. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 100(9), 851-857.
    DOI WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2021 Lassi, Z. S., Padhani, Z. A., Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2021). Antibiotic therapy versus no antibiotic therapy for children aged 2 to 59 months with WHO-defined non-severe pneumonia and wheeze. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2021(1), CD009576.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2021 Lassi, Z. S., Naseem, R., Salam, R. A., Siddiqui, F., & Das, J. K. (2021). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immunization campaigns and programs: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(3), 1-23.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC6
    2021 Ali, A., Rumbold, A. R., Kapellas, K., Lassi, Z. S., Hedges, J., & Jamieson, L. (2021). The impact of interpersonal racism on oral health related quality of life among Indigenous South Australians: a cross-sectional study. BMC Oral Health, 21(1), 46-1-46-11.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2021 Irfan, O., Muttalib, F., Tang, K., Jiang, L., Lassi, Z. S., & Bhutta, Z. (2021). Clinical characteristics, treatment and outcomes of paediatric COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis.. Archives of disease in childhood, 106(5), 440-448.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC5
    2021 Lassi, Z. S., Ali, A., & Meherali, S. (2021). Women’s participation in household decision making and justification of wife beating: A secondary data analysis from pakistan’s demographic and health survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(19), 11 pages.
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    2021 Yameen, S., Nausheen, S., Hussain, I., Hackett, K., Rizvi, A., Ansari, U., . . . Soofi, S. B. (2021). The family planning "know-do" gap among married women of reproductive age in urban Pakistan. Public Health Action, 11(3), 132-138.
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    2021 Pathirana, M. M., Ali, A., Lassi, Z. S., Arstall, M. A., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2021). Protective Influence of Breastfeeding on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women With Previous Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Their Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Human Lactation, 15 pages.
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    2021 Afzal, M. M., Pariyo, G. W., Lassi, Z. S., & Perry, H. B. (2021). Community health workers at the dawn of a new era: 2. Planning, coordination, and partnerships. Health Research Policy and Systems, 19(SUPPL 3), 17 pages.
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    2021 Jafri, S. K., Iqbal, A., Alam, A., Lassi, Z., & Frei, J. (2021). Use of antioxidants supplementation on developmental outcomes in children with Down syndrome—A systematic review and meta-analyses. Child: Care, Health and Development, 13 pages.
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    2020 Roth, G. A., Mensah, G. A., Johnson, C. O., Addolorato, G., Ammirati, E., Baddour, L. M., . . . Abushouk, A. I. (2020). Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors, 1990–2019: Update From the GBD 2019 Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 76(25), 2982-3021.
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    2020 Roth, G. A., Mensah, G. A., Johnson, C. O., Addolorato, G., Ammirati, E., Baddour, L. M., . . . Abushouk, A. I. (2020). Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors, 1990–2019: Update From the GBD 2019 Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 76(25), 2982-3021.
    DOI Scopus264 Europe PMC138
    2020 Siddiqui, F., Salam, R. A., Lassi, Z. S., & Das, J. K. (2020). The Intertwined Relationship Between Malnutrition and Poverty. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 5 pages.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC4
    2020 Andraweera, P. H., Condon, B., Collett, G., Gentilcore, S., & Lassi, Z. S. (2020). Cardiovascular risk factors in those born preterm - systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 12(4), 1-16.
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    2020 Bhaumik, S., Beri, D., Lassi, Z. S., & Jagnoor, J. (2020). Interventions for the management of snakebite envenoming: An overview of systematic reviews.. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 14(10), 1-26.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2020 GBD 2019 Risk Factors Collaborators., Bhandari, D., Baune, B., Lalloo, R., Noubiap Nzeale,, J. J., Ciobanu, L., & Lassi, Z. (2020). Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396(10258), 1223-1249.
    DOI Scopus390 WoS363 Europe PMC194
    2020 GBD 2019 Diseases and Injuries Collaborators., Baune, B., Bhandari, D., Ciobanu, L., Lalloo, R., Lassi, Z., & Noubiap Nzeale, J. (2020). Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396(10258), 1204-1222.
    DOI Scopus660 WoS606 Europe PMC362
    2020 Murray, C. J. L., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abbasi, M., Abbasi-Kangevari, M., Abd-Allah, F., . . . Badiye, A. D. (2020). Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396(10258), 1135-1159.
    DOI Scopus63 WoS61 Europe PMC20
    2020 Wang, H., Abbas, K. M., Abbasifard, M., Abbasi-Kangevari, M., Abbastabar, H., Abd-Allah, F., . . . Noubiap Nzeale, J. (2020). Global age-sex-specific fertility, mortality, healthy life expectancy (HALE), and population estimates in 204 countries and territories, 1950–2019: a comprehensive demographic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396(10258), 1160-1203.
    DOI Scopus85 Europe PMC48
    2020 Pathirana, M. M., Lassi, Z., Ali, A., Arstall, M., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2020). Cardiovascular risk factors in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, 1-33.
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    2020 Lassi, Z. S., Rind, F., Irfan, O., Hadi, R., Das, J. K., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2020). Impact of Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Nutrition Interventions on Breastfeeding Practices, Growth and Mortality in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review.. Nutrients, 12(3), 21 pages.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10 Europe PMC7
    2020 Kedzior, S., Lassi, Z., Oswald, T. K., Moore, V., Marino, J., & Rumbold, A. (2020). A Systematic review of school-based programs to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health: considering the role of social connectedness. Adolescent Research Review, 5(3), 1-29.
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    2020 Pathirana, M. M., Lassi, Z. S., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2020). Author response: cardiovascular risk factors in offspring exposed to gestational diabetes mellitus in utero: systematic review and meta-analysis.. Journal of developmental origins of health and disease, 11(3), 1-2.
    DOI WoS12 Europe PMC1
    2020 Lassi, Z. S., Kurji, J., Oliveira, C. S. D., Moin, A., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2020). Zinc supplementation for the promotion of growth and prevention of infections in infants less than six months of age.. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4(4), CD010205.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2020 Rahman, M. S., Lassi, Z. S., & Shariful Islam, S. M. (2020). Risks to Bangladeshi children and young people during covid-19 outbreak.. BMJ, 369, m2299.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC3
    2020 Keats, E. C., Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Lassi, Z. S., Imdad, A., Black, R. E., & Bhutta, Z. (2020). What Works for Maternal and Child Undernutrition: A Review of the Evidence.
    2020 Salam, R. A., Padhani, Z. A., Das, J. K., Shaikh, A. Y., Hoodbhoy, Z., Jeelani, S. M., . . . Bhutta, Z. A. (2020). Effects of lifestyle modification interventions to prevent and manage child and adolescent obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrients, 12(8), 1-23.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC3
    2020 Perveen, S., Mahmood, M. A., Lassi, Z. S., Perry, H. B., & Laurence, C. (2020). Reflecting on principles of primary health care in the implementation of national community health worker programs in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review protocol.. JBI Evid Synth, 19(1), 270-283.
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    2020 Ali, A., Lassi, Z. S., Kapellas, K., Jamieson, L., & Rumbold, A. R. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between periodontitis and oral high-risk human papillomavirus infection.. Journal of public health (Oxford, England).
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    2020 Rahman, M. S., Gultekin, M., & Lassi, Z. S. (2020). Effective approaches towards eliminating cervical cancer from low-and middle-income countries amid COVID-19 pandemic.. International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society, 30(11), 1848-1849.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC2
    2020 Pathirana, M. M., Lassi, Z. S., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2020). Cardiovascular risk factors in offspring exposed to gestational diabetes mellitus in utero: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 11(6), 599-616.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS12 Europe PMC6
    2020 Mulder, C., Lassi, Z. S., Grieger, J. A., Bachlani, A., Jankovic-Karasoulos, T., Roberts, C. T., & Andraweera, P. H. (2020). Cardio-metabolic risk factors among young infertile women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 127(8), 930-939.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC5
    2020 Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2020). Mid-level health workers for improving the delivery of health services. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020(1).
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    2020 Andraweera, P. H., Gatford, K. L., Care, A. S., Bianco-Miotto, T., Lassi, Z. S., Dekker, G. A., . . . Roberts, C. T. (2020). Mechanisms linking exposure to preeclampsia in utero and the risk for cardiovascular disease. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 11(3), 235-242.
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    2020 Lassi, Z. S., Padhani, Z. A., Rabbani, A., Rind, F., Abdus Salam, R. A., Das, J. K., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2020). Impact of Dietary Interventions during Pregnancy on Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.. Nutrients, 12(2), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2020 Janmohamed, A., Sohani, N., Lassi, Z. S., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2020). The Effects of Community Home Visit and Peer Group Nutrition Intervention Delivery Platforms on Nutrition Outcomes in Low and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.. Nutrients, 12(2), 1-16.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC4
    2020 Lassi, Z., Kedzior, S., Das, J. K., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2020). Effects of preconception care and peri-conception interventions on maternal nutritional status and birth outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews, 12(3), 1-35.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC4
    2020 Lassi, Z. S., Fisher, Z., Andraweera, P., Cummins, A., & Roberts, C. T. (2020). Effectiveness of birthing kits for clean childbirth: a systematic review.. International health, 12(1), 3-10.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2019 Wieland, L. S., Shrestha, N., Lassi, Z. S., Panda, S., Chiaramonte, D., & Skoetz, N. (2019). Yoga for treating urinary incontinence in women. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2(2), CD012668.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2019 Andraweera, P., & Lassi, Z. (2019). Cardiovascular risk factors in offspring of preeclamptic pregnancies—systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatrics, 208, 104-113.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS22 Europe PMC11
    2019 Ansari, S. H., Lassi, Z. S., Khowaja, S. M., Adil, S. O., & Shamsi, T. S. (2019). Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide) for transfusion-dependent β-thalassaemia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2019(3), CD012064.
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    2019 Duby, J., Lassi, Z. S., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2019). Community-based antibiotic delivery for possible serious bacterial infections in neonates in low-and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2019(4), CD007646[1],1-CD007646-67.
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    2019 Lassi, Z. S., Middleton, P., Bhutta, Z. A., & Crowther, C. (2019). Health care seeking for maternal and newborn illnesses in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of observational and qualitative studies [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 8, 200-1-200-14.
    DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC7
    2019 Lassi, Z. S., Kedzior, S. G., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2019). Community-based maternal and newborn educational care packages for improving neonatal health and survival in low- and middle-income countries.. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2019(11), 152 pages.
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    2019 Lassi, Z. S., Kedzior, S. G. E., Das, J. K., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2019). PROTOCOL: Effects of preconception care and periconception interventions on maternal nutritional status and birth outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 15(1-2).
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    2019 Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Mahmood, S. B., Moin, A., Kumar, R., Mukhtar, K., . . . Bhutta, Z. A. (2019). Food fortification with multiple micronutrients: impact on health outcomes in general population.. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 12(12), CD011400.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC6
    2019 Lassi, Z. S., Imdad, A., Ranjit, D., Saint Surin, G. S., Salam, R. A., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2019). PROTOCOL: Effects of nutritional interventions during pregnancy on birth, child health, and development outcomes: A systematic review of evidence from low and middle income countries. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 15(1-2).
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    2019 Janmohamed, A., Sohani, N., Lassi, Z. S., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2019). PROTOCOL: The effectiveness of community, financial, and technology platforms for delivering nutrition-specific interventions in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 15(3).
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    2018 Bundy, D. A. P., de Silva, N., Horton, S., Patton, G. C., Schultz, L., Jamison, D. T., . . . Sawyer, S. M. (2018). Investment in child and adolescent health and development: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition. The Lancet, 391(10121), 687-699.
    DOI Scopus74 WoS79 Europe PMC40
    2018 Das, J., Lassi, Z., Hoodbhoy, Z., & Abdus Salam, R. (2018). Nutrition for the next generation: older children and adolescents. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 72(3), 56-64.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS19 Europe PMC9
    2018 Bhaumik, S., Jagadesh, S., & Lassi, Z. (2018). Quality of WHO guidelines on snakebite: The neglect continues. BMJ Global Health, 3(2), 2 pages.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2018 Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Lassi, Z. S., Bhutta, Z. A., Kumar, R., Moin, A., . . . Zamora, G. (2018). Food fortification with calcium and vitamin D: Impact on health outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(8).
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    2018 Lozano, R., Fullman, N., Abate, D., Abay, S., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Appiah, L. (2018). Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 2091-2138.
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    2018 Dicker, D., Nguyen, G., Abate, D., Abate, K., Abay, S., Abbafati, C., . . . Opio, J. (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1684-1735.
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    2018 Murray, C. J. L., Callender, C. S. K. H., Kulikoff, X. R., Srinivasan, V., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., . . . Atique, S. (2018). Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1995-2051.
    DOI Scopus169 WoS182 Europe PMC99
    2018 Das, J. K., Hadi, Y. B., Salam, R. A., Hoda, M., Lassi, Z. S., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2018). Fly control to prevent diarrhoea in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(12), 28 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    2018 Wojcieszek, A. M., Shepherd, E., Middleton, P., Lassi, Z. S., Wilson, T., Murphy, M. M., . . . Flenady, V. (2018). Care prior to and during subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth for improving outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(12), CD012203-1-CD012203-206.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS9 Europe PMC3
    2018 Duby, J., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2018). Community-based antibiotic delivery for possible serious bacterial infections in neonates in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(1).
    DOI Scopus5
    2017 Jehan, F., Nisar, M. I., Lassi, Z. S., Omer, S. B., & Zaidi, A. K. M. (2017). Oral polio vaccine plus inactivated polio vaccine versus oral polio vaccine alone for reducing polio in children under two years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(1).
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    2017 Bhutta, Z., Lassi, Z., Bergeron, G., Koletzko, B., Salam, R., Diaz, A., . . . Hanson, M. (2017). Delivering an action agenda for nutrition interventions addressing adolescent girls and young women: priorities for implementation and research. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1393(1), 61-71.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS25 Europe PMC17
    2017 Lassi, Z., Mansoor, T., Salam, R., Bhutta, S., Das, J., & Bhutta, Z. (2017). Review of nutrition guidelines relevant for adolescents in low- and middle-income countries. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1393(1), 51-60.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13 Europe PMC9
    2017 Lassi, Z., Moin, A., Das, J., Salam, R., & Bhutta, Z. (2017). Systematic review on evidence-based adolescent nutrition interventions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1393(1), 34-50.
    DOI Scopus42 WoS39 Europe PMC23
    2017 Das, J., Abdus Salam, R., Thornburg, K., Prentice, A., Campisi, S., Lassi, Z., . . . Bhutta, Z. (2017). Nutrition in adolescents: physiology, metabolism, and nutritional needs. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1393(1), 21-33.
    DOI Scopus119 WoS106 Europe PMC57
    2017 Wieland, L. S., Shrestha, N., Lassi, Z. S., Panda, S., Chiaramonte, D., & Skoetz, N. (2017). Yoga for treatment of urinary incontinence in women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(5).
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2017 Lassi, Z., Imdad, A., & Bhutta, Z. (2017). Short-course versus long-course intravenous therapy with the same antibiotic for severe community-acquired pneumonia in children aged two months to 59 months. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(10), CD008032.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS8 Europe PMC6
    2017 Lassi, Z. S., Abdus Salam, R., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2017). Recommendations on Arresting Global Health Challenges Facing Adolescents and Young Adults. Annals of Global Health, 83(5-6), 704-712.
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    2016 Lassi, Z., Middleton, P., Bhutta, Z., & Crowther, C. (2016). Strategies for improving health care seeking for maternal and newborn illnesses in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Global health action, 9(1), 1-13.
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    2016 Salam, R., Hooda, M., Das, J., Arshad, A., Lassi, Z., Middleton, P., & Bhutta, Z. (2016). Interventions to Improve Adolescent Nutrition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(2), S29-S39.
    DOI Scopus74 WoS66 Europe PMC24
    2016 Salam, R., Das, J., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2016). Adolescent Health Interventions: Conclusions, Evidence Gaps, and Research Priorities. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(2), S88-S92.
    DOI Scopus52 WoS47 Europe PMC25
    2016 Das, J., Salam, R., Lassi, Z., Khan, M., Mahmood, W., Patel, V., & Bhutta, Z. (2016). Interventions for adolescent mental health: an overview of systematic reviews. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(Supplement), S49-S60.
    DOI Scopus159 WoS147 Europe PMC81
    2016 Das, J., Salam, R., Arshad, A., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2016). Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Improve Access and Coverage of Adolescent Immunizations. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(2), S40-S48.
    DOI Scopus47 WoS40 Europe PMC20
    2016 Salam, R., Das, J., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2016). Adolescent Health and Well-Being: Background and Methodology for Review of Potential Interventions. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(4), S4-S10.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS37 Europe PMC7
    2016 Salam, R., Faqqah, A., Sajjad, N., Lassi, Z., Das, J., Kaufman, M., & Bhutta, Z. (2016). Improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Systematic Review of Potential Interventions. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(2), S11-S28.
    DOI Scopus85 WoS76 Europe PMC35
    2016 Nisar, M. I., Jehan, F., Shafiq, Y., Lassi, Z. S., & Zaidi, A. K. M. (2016). Conjugate vaccines for preventing Haemophilus influenzae type b infections in children under 5 years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(10).
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Umer, M., Qadir, I., Abbasi, N., Das, J., & Lassi, Z. (2016). Radiotherapy for localised Ewing's sarcoma in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(10).
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    2016 Shafiq, Y., Saleem, A., Lassi, Z. S., & Zaidi, A. K. (2016). Community-based versus health facility-based management of acute malnutrition for reducing the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children 6 to 59 months of age in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(11).
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Lassi, Z. S., Moin, A., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2016). Zinc supplementation for the prevention of pneumonia in children aged 2 months to 59 months.. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 12(12), CD005978.
    DOI Scopus108 WoS31 Europe PMC26
    2016 Lassi, Z., Musavi, N., Maliqi, B., Mansoor, N., de Francisco, A., Toure, K., & Bhutta, Z. (2016). Systematic review on human resources for health interventions to improve maternal health outcomes: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Human Resources for Health, 14(1), 1-20.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS35 Europe PMC27
    2016 Lassi, Z., Middleton, P., Bhutta, Z., & Crowther, C. (2016). Strategies for improving health care seeking for maternal and newborn illnesses in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Global Health Action, 9(1), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS26 Europe PMC18
    2016 Wojcieszek, A., Shepherd, E., Middleton, P., Lassi, Z., Wilson, T., Heazell, A., . . . Flenady, V. (2016). Care prior to and during subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth for improving outcomes (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(5), CD012203-1-CD012203-11.
    DOI Scopus6
    2016 Ansari, S., Lassi, Z., Ali, S., Adil, S., & Shamsi, T. (2016). Hydroxyurea for β-thalassaemia major. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(1).
    DOI Scopus2
    2015 Moin, A., & Lassi, Z. (2015). Can routine screening and iron supplementation for iron deficiency anemia in nonsymptomatic pregnant women improve maternal and infant health outcomes?. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 4(3), 333-334.
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    2015 Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2015). Community-based intervention packages for reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and improving neonatal outcomes. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 3(3), CD007754-1-CD007754-98.
    DOI Scopus130 WoS174 Europe PMC66
    2015 Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2015). Obesity, prediabetes and diabetes in adolescents and women: evidence-based interventions. Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series, 80, 95-104.
    DOI Scopus1
    2015 Bhutta, Z. A., & Lassi, Z. S. (2015). Preconception care and nutrition interventions in low- and middle-income countries. Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series, 80, 15-26.
    DOI Scopus3
    2015 Lassi, Z., Imdad, A., & Bhutta, Z. (2015). Short-course versus long-course intravenous therapy with the same antibiotic for severe community-acquired pneumonia in children aged two months to 59 months. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015(6), 1-16.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2015 Lassi, Z., Middleton, P., Crowther, C., & Bhutta, Z. (2015). Interventions to Improve Neonatal Health and Later Survival: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. EBioMedicine, 2(8), 985-1000.
    DOI Scopus50 WoS43 Europe PMC31
    2015 Salam, R., Das, J., Dojo Soeandy, C., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2015). Impact of Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and viral influenza vaccinations in pregnancy for improving maternal, neonatal and infant health outcomes. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 6(6), CD009982.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS14 Europe PMC11
    2015 Lassi, Z., Aftab, W., Ariff, S., Kumar, R., Hussain, I., Musavi, N., . . . Bhutta, Z. (2015). Impact of service provision platforms on maternal and newborn health in conflict areas and their acceptability in Pakistan: a systematic review. Conflict and Health, 9(1), 25-1-25-12.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2015 Lassi, Z., Salam, R., Das, J., Wazny, K., & Bhutta, Z. (2015). An unfinished agenda on adolescent health: opportunities for interventions. Seminars in Perinatology, 39(5), 353-360.
    DOI Scopus22 Europe PMC10
    2015 Das, J., Salam, R., Hoda, M., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2015). Interventions to control flies for preventing diarrhoea in children under five years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015(4).
    DOI Scopus1
    2015 Salam, R., Das, J., Ali, A., Bhaumik, S., & Lassi, Z. (2015). Diagnosis and management of preeclampsia in community settings in low and middle-income countries. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 4(4), 501-506.
    DOI Europe PMC12
    2014 Umer, M., Qadir, I., Abbasi, N., Das, J., & Lassi, Z. (2014). Radiotherapy for localised Ewing's sarcoma in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(5).
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    2014 Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Kumar, R., Lassi, Z. S., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2014). Food fortification with multiple micronutrients: Impact on health outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(11).
    DOI Scopus13
    2014 Lassi, Z., Salam, R., Das, J., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). The conceptual framework and assessment methodology for the systematic reviews of community-based interventions for the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3(1), 22-1-22-7.
    DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC3
    2014 Salam, R., Maredia, H., Das, J., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Community-based interventions for the prevention and control of helmintic neglected tropical diseases. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3(1), 23-1-23-17.
    DOI Scopus25 Europe PMC11
    2014 Bhutta, Z., Sommerfeld, J., Lassi, Z., Salam, R., & Das, J. (2014). Global burden, distribution, and interventions for infectious diseases of poverty. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3(1), 21-1-21-7.
    DOI Scopus146 Europe PMC87
    2014 Salam, R., Das, J., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Impact of community-based interventions for the prevention and control of malaria on intervention coverage and health outcomes for the prevention and control of malaria. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3(1), 25-1-25-15.
    DOI Scopus17 Europe PMC13
    2014 Bhutta, Z., Salam, R., Das, J., & Lassi, Z. (2014). Tackling the existing burden of infectious diseases in the developing world: existing gaps and the way forward. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3(1), 28-1-28-6.
    DOI Scopus21 Europe PMC12
    2014 Dean, S., Lassi, Z., Imam, A., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Preconception care: nutritional risks and interventions. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 3), S3-1-S3-15.
    DOI Scopus90 Europe PMC45
    2014 Dean, S., Lassi, Z., Imam, A., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Preconception care: closing the gap in the continuum of care to accelerate improvements in maternal, newborn and child health. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 3), S1-1-S1-8.
    DOI Scopus57 Europe PMC27
    2014 Lassi, Z., Imam, A., Dean, S., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Preconception care: preventing and treating infections. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 3), S4-1-S4-16.
    DOI Scopus17 Europe PMC6
    2014 Mason, E., Chandra-Mouli, V., Baltag, V., Christiansen, C., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Preconception care: advancing from 'important to do and can be done' to 'is being done and is making a difference'. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 3), S8-1-S8-9.
    DOI Scopus34 Europe PMC20
    2014 Lassi, Z., Imam, A., Dean, S., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Preconception care: screening and management of chronic disease and promoting psychological health. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 3), S5-1-S5-20.
    DOI Scopus38 Europe PMC19
    2014 Dean, S., Lassi, Z., Imam, A., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Preconception care: promoting reproductive planning. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 3), S2-1-S2-17.
    DOI Scopus30 Europe PMC14
    2014 Lassi, Z., Imam, A., Dean, S., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Preconception care: caffeine, smoking, alcohol, drugs and other environmental chemical/radiation exposure. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 3), S6-1-S6-12.
    DOI Scopus68 Europe PMC34
    2014 Bhutta, Z. A., Salam, R. A., Lassi, Z. S., Austin, A., & Langer, A. (2014). Approaches to improve Quality of Care (QoC) for women and newborns: Conclusions, evidence gaps and research priorities. Reproductive Health, 11(S2), S5.
    DOI Scopus30 Europe PMC23
    2014 Salam, R., Lassi, Z., Das, J., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Evidence from district level inputs to improve quality of care for maternal and newborn health: interventions and findings. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 2), S3-1-S3-19.
    DOI Scopus24 Europe PMC14
    2014 Lassi, Z., Das, J., Salam, R., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Evidence from community level inputs to improve quality of care for maternal and newborn health: Interventions and findings. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl 2), S2.
    DOI Scopus43 Europe PMC20
    2014 Austin, A., Langer, A., Salam, R., Lassi, Z., Das, J., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Approaches to improve the quality of maternal and newborn health care: an overview of the evidence. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 2), S1-1-S1-9.
    DOI Scopus78 Europe PMC52
    2014 Das, J., Kumar, R., Salam, R., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Evidence from facility level inputs to improve quality of care for maternal and newborn health: Interventions and findings. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl 2), S4.
    DOI Scopus23 Europe PMC20
    2014 Salam, R., Mansoor, T., Mallick, D., Lassi, Z., Das, J., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Essential childbirth and postnatal interventions for improved maternal and neonatal health. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 1), S3-1-S3-17.
    DOI Scopus29 Europe PMC19
    2014 Lassi, Z., Salam, R., Das, J., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Essential interventions for maternal, newborn and child health: background and methodology. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 1), S1-1-S1-7.
    DOI Scopus33 Europe PMC22
    2014 Lassi, Z., Mansoor, T., Salam, R., Das, J., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Essential pre-pregnancy and pregnancy interventions for improved maternal, newborn and child health. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 1), S2-1-S2-19.
    DOI Scopus38 Europe PMC22
    2014 Lassi, Z., Kumar, R., Mansoor, T., Salam, R., Das, J., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Essential interventions: implementation strategies and proposed packages of care. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 1), S5-1-S5-17.
    DOI Scopus20 Europe PMC11
    2014 Lassi, Z., Mallick, D., Das, J., Mal, L., Salam, R., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Essential interventions for child health. Reproductive Health, 11(Suppl. 1), S4-1-S4-12.
    DOI Scopus25 Europe PMC13
    2014 Lassi, Z., Das, J., Haider, S., Salam, R., Qazi, S., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Systematic review on antibiotic therapy for pneumonia in children between 2 and 59 months of age. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99(7), 687-693.
    DOI Scopus20 Europe PMC14
    2014 Arshad, A., Salam, R., Lassi, Z., Das, J., Naqvi, I., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Community based interventions for the prevention and control of tuberculosis. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3(1), 27-1-27-10.
    DOI Scopus18 Europe PMC13
    2014 Lassi, Z., Kumar, R., Das, J., Salam, R., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Antibiotic therapy versus no antibiotic therapy for children aged two to 59 months with WHO-defined non-severe pneumonia and wheeze. The Cochrane Library, 5(5), 1-20.
    DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC4
    2014 Lassi, Z., Dean, S., Mallick, D., & Bhutta, Z. (2014). Preconception care: Delivery strategies and packages for care. Reproductive Health, 11(3), 1-17.
    DOI Scopus34 Europe PMC15
    2013 Dean, S. V., Mason, E. M., Howson, C. P., Lassi, Z. S., Imam, A. M., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2013). Born too soon: care before and between pregnancy to prevent preterm births: from evidence to action. Reproductive Health, 10(Suppl. 1), S3-1-S3-16.
    DOI Scopus38 Europe PMC21
    2013 Salam, R., Das, J., Ali, A., Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2013). Maternal undernutrition and intrauterine growth restriction. Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 8(6), 559-567.
    DOI Scopus9
    2013 Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2013). Risk factors and interventions related to maternal and pre-pregnancy obesity, pre-diabetes and diabetes for maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes: a systematic review. Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 8(6), 639-660.
    DOI Scopus7
    2013 Lassi, Z., Das, J., Zahid, G., Imdad, A., & Bhutta, Z. (2013). Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 13(Suppl. 3), S13-1-S13-10.
    DOI Scopus136 Europe PMC96
    2013 Das, J., Lassi, Z., Salam, R., & Bhutta, Z. (2013). Effect of community based interventions on childhood diarrhea and pneumonia: uptake of treatment modalities and impact on mortality. BMC Public Health, 13(Suppl. 3), S29-1-S29-10.
    DOI Scopus51 Europe PMC40
    2013 Jehan, F., Nisar, M. I., Lassi, Z. S., Omer, S. B., & Zaidi, A. K. (2013). Oral polio vaccine plus inactivated polio vaccine versus oral polio vaccine alone for reducing polio in children under two years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013(12).
    DOI Scopus2
    2013 Lassi, Z., Cometto, G., Huicho, L., & Bhutta, Z. (2013). Quality of care provided by mid-level health workers: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 91(11), 824-833.
    DOI Scopus42 Europe PMC27
    2013 Dean, S., Rudan, I., Althabe, F., Webb Girard, A., Howson, C., Langer, A., . . . Bhutta, Z. (2013). Setting research priorities for preconception care in low- and middle-income countries: aiming to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity. PLoS Medicine, 10(9), e1001508-1-e1001508-10.
    DOI Scopus44 Europe PMC35
    2013 Dean, S. V., Imam, A. M., Lassi, Z. S., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2013). Importance of intervening in the preconception period to impact pregnancy outcomes. Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series, 74, 63-73.
    DOI Scopus22 Europe PMC11
    2013 Lassi, Z., Majeed, A., Rashid, S., Yakoob, M., & Bhutta, Z. (2013). The interconnections between maternal and newborn health-evidence and implications for policy. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 26(SUPPL.1), 3-53.
    DOI Scopus48 Europe PMC35
    2013 Lassi, Z., Salam, R., Haider, B., & Bhutta, Z. (2013). Folic acid supplementation during pregnancy for maternal health and pregnancy outcomes.. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 3(3), CD006896.
    DOI Scopus139 Europe PMC43
    2013 Shafiq, Y., Saleem, A., Lassi, Z. S., & Zaidi, A. K. (2013). Community-based versus health facility-based management of acute malnutrition for reducing the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children 6 to 59 months of age in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013(6).
    DOI Scopus1
    2013 Nisar, M. I., Jehan, F., Shafiq, Y., Lassi, Z. S., & Zaidi, A. K. M. (2013). Conjugate vaccines for preventing Haemophilus influenzae type b infections in children under 5 years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013(2).
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    2012 Lassi, Z., & Bhutta, Z. (2012). Clinical utility of folate-containing oral contraceptives. International Journal of Women's Health, 4(1), 185-190.
    DOI Scopus9 Europe PMC3
    2012 Lassi, Z., Haider, B., & Bhutta, Z. (2012). Community-based intervention packages for reducing maternal morbidity and mortality and improving neonatal outcomes. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 4(1), 151-187.
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    2011 Bhutta, Z. A., Soofi, S. B., Lassi, Z., & Muhammad, S. (2011). Decline in neonatal mortality in large poor populations - Authors' reply. The Lancet, 377(9784), 2179.
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    2011 Lassi, Z., Mahmud, S., Syed, E., & Janjua, N. (2011). Behavioral problems among children living in orphanage facilities of Karachi, Pakistan: Comparison of children in an SOS Village with those in conventional orphanages. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46(8), 787-796.
    DOI Scopus22 Europe PMC11
    2011 Lassi, Z. S., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2011). Unfolding the universe of newborn health interventions: The role of innovative community-based strategies. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 118(SUPPL. 2), 18-21.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2011 Effa, E. E., Lassi, Z. S., Critchley, J. A., Garner, P., Sinclair, D., Olliaro, P. L., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2011). Fluoroquinolones for treating typhoid and paratyphoid fever (enteric fever).. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), (10), CD004530.
    DOI Scopus30 Europe PMC20
    2011 Haider, B. A., Lassi, Z. S., Ahmed, A., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2011). Zinc supplementation as an adjunct to antibiotics in the treatment of pneumonia in children 2 to 59 months of age.. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), (10), CD007368.
    DOI Scopus16 Europe PMC14
    2010 Lassi, Z. S., Moin, A., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2010). Zinc supplementation for the prevention of pneumonia in children aged 2 months to 59 months. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (12), CD005978.
    DOI Europe PMC22
    2010 Bhutta, Z. A., Lassi, Z. S., Blanc, A., & Donnay, F. (2010). Linkages Among Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, and Perinatal Outcomes. Seminars in Perinatology, 34(6), 434-445.
    DOI Scopus37 Europe PMC28
    2010 Lassi, Z. S., Haider, B. A., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2010). Community-based intervention packages for reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and improving neonatal outcomes.. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 11(11), CD007754.
    DOI Scopus154 Europe PMC89
    2010 Bhutta, Z. A., & Lassi, Z. S. (2010). Empowering communities for maternal and newborn health. The Lancet, 375(9721), 1142-1144.
    DOI Scopus20 Europe PMC15
    Meherali, S., Rehmani, M., Ali, S., & Lassi, Z. S. (n.d.). Interventions and Strategies to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes among Adolescents Living in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Adolescents, 1(3), 363-390.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2015 Bhutta, Z., Makrides, M., & Prentice, A. (Eds.) (2015). Health and Nutrition in Adolescents and Young Women: Preparing for the Next Generation: 80th Nestlé Nutrition Workshop, Bali, November 2013. Karger.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2017 Imdad, A., Lassi, Z., Salaam, R., & Bhutta, Z. (2017). Prenatal Nutrition and Nutrition in Pregnancy: Effects on Long-Term Growth and Development. In J. Saavedra, & A. Dattilo (Eds.), Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Opportunities (pp. 3-24). United Kingdom: Elsevier.
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    2017 Lassi, Z., Moin, A., & Bhutta, Z. (2017). Nutrition in Middle Childhood and Adolescence. In D. A. P. Bundy, N. de Silva, S. Horton, D. T. Jamison, & G. C. Patton (Eds.), Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 8) Child and Adolescent Health and Development (pp. 133-145). Washington (DC): World Bank Publications.
    2016 Black, R., Laxminarayan, R., Temmerman, M., & Walker, N. (2016). Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 2): Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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    2015 Lassi, Z., Mallick, D., & Bhutta, Z. (2015). The role of micronutrients in the prevention of congenital anomalies in the fetus and optimization of pregnancy outcomes. In K. Tremellen, & K. Pearce (Eds.), Nutrition, Fertility, and Human Reproductive Function (1st ed., pp. 69-88). CRC Press.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Bhutta, Z., Lassi, Z., & Keats, E. (2017). EFFECTIVENESS OF NUTRITION INTERVENTIONS AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS; HOW DOES THE EVIDENCE STACK UP?. Poster session presented at the meeting of ANNALS OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM. KARGER.
Research Grants

Centre for Research Excellence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Project Support Grant. Meta-analysis and systematic review, comparing a broad range of treatment and birth outcomes for PCOS and non-PCOS women who undertake Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Zohra Lassi. 2016-17: AUD 12, 500

RRI Innovation Seed Grant 2016 – University of Adelaide. Exploring knowledge and understandings of Preconception Health among Young Aboriginal Women in South Australia. Zohra Lassi, Philippa Middleton, Alice Rumbold, Vivienne Moore. 2016-17: AUD 16, 850

Interdisciplinary Research Funds 2016 – University of Adelaide. Developing a tool to assess experiences of food insecurity among tweens and teens living in disadvantaged communities in Adelaide. Zohra Lassi, Alice Rumbold, Vivienne Moore, Wendy Umberger. 2016-17: AUD 20,033.

RRI Engaging Opportunities Program: Evaluation of BKFA birthing kits effectiveness and impact in improving outcomes for women and babies in developing countries. Claire Roberts, Zohra Lassi, Prabha Andraweera, Sarah Robertson. 2016-17: AUD 3600.

World Bank: Expanding the Optima Model to TB and Health, and for Applying the Model in Different Contexts. 2015 – 2016. USD 583,798   

3ie/AusAID: Nutrition interventions and programs for reducing maternal mortality and morbidity: a systematic review. Philippa Middleton, Zohra Lassi, Tran S Tran, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Vicki Flenady, Tanya Bubner, Caroline Crowther. 2011-12: AUD 80,000

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Exploring the relationships between periodontitis, oral human papillomavirus and social factors and their impact on oral health status in vulnerable populations. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Anna Ali
    2018 Co-Supervisor Beyond Biomedical Conceptualisations: Social Connectedness and Positive Relationships as Protective Factors for Adolescent Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sophie Kedzior
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Risk factors for cardiovascular disease among those born preterm-systematic review and meta analysis The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Other Full Time Gemma Collett
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Risk factors for cardiovascular disease among those born preterm-systematic review and meta analysis The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Other Full Time Bradley Condon
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Risk factors for cardiovascular disease among those born preterm-systematic review and meta analysis The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Other Full Time Stefania Gentilcore
    2017 - 2017 Other Adherence and impact of home fortification with vitamins and minerals in anemia and vitamin A and iron deficiency in one-year-old children assisted in basic health units of Rio Branco, Western Brazilian Amazon University of São Paulo, Brazil Doctoral Exchange Program Doctorate Ms. Cristieli S. de Menezes Oliveira
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2013 - 2015 Member Kenneth Warren Prize Selection Committee Cochrane Collaboration United Kingdom
    2010 - 2012 Co-Chair Research/Scholarship Committee Memeber Aga Khan University Pakistan
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2016 - 2016 World Health Organization Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health Health services and related Switzerland
    2012 - 2012 World Health ORganization Global Health Workforce Alliance Health services and related Switzerland
    2011 - 2011 World Health Organization Global Health Workforce Alliance Health services and related Switzerland
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Consulting Editor BMC Public Health BioMed Central United Kingdom
    2019 - ongoing Consulting Editor Reproductive Health BioMed Central United Kingdom
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2017 - 2017 Adolescent and maternal nutrition: evidence from reviews Saving Newborn Lives Global Meeting Indonesia
    2017 - 2017 Effectiveness of Community health worker’s strategies for delivering community-based MNCH health interventions International Community Health Conference South Africa
    2016 - 2016 3. Current gaps in adolescent nutrition guidelines Robinson Research Institute Australia
    2013 - 2013 4. Obesity, pre-diabetes and diabetes in adolescents and young adults- evidence based interventions 80th Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series Indonesia
    2011 - 2011 5. Lady Health Workers: Pakistan's flagship CHW program First International Conference on Community Health Rwanda
    2011 - 2011 6. Effectiveness of community-based interventions for MNCH: a Cochrane review First International Conference on Community Health Rwanda
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Peer Reviewer for NHMRC Investigator Grant Scheme Grant Assessment NHMRC
    2018 - ongoing Section Editor: Adolescent Health Editorial BMC Reproductive Health
    2018 - ongoing Voluntary Research Mentorship Advice Aga Khan University Karachi Pakistan
    2018 - ongoing Associate Editor Editorial International Health
    2018 - ongoing Associate Editor Editorial BMC Systematic Reviews
    2017 - ongoing DOHaD ANZ Conferences Conference Review Development Origins of Health and Diseases
    2016 - ongoing MRC Grant Reviewer Grant Assessment Medical Research Council
    2016 - 2016 NHMRC Project Grant Reviewer Grant Assessment National Health and Medical Research Council
    2015 - ongoing Feedback Editor: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group Editorial Cochrane Collaboation
    2013 - ongoing PASANZ Annual Scientific Conference Conference Review Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
  • Position: NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83139266
  • Email: zohra.lassi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor 1
  • Room: 1 30
  • Org Unit: Robinson Research Institute

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