Muhammad H. Zaman is Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University. Prof. Zaman’s current research is focused on three areas: using quantitative tools to understand tumor metastasis, developing robust technologies for high-value healthcare problems in the developing world, and working on health and innovation policy issues in developing nations.
In addition to his research, Prof. Zaman is actively engaged in bringing quality engineering education in several developing nations. He is currently involved in setting up biomedical engineering departments at universities in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and Ethiopia. He is co-Director of the UN Africa Biomedical Initiative. He is a regular contributor on issues of drug quality control and global health for the Project Syndicate (his columns have appeared in newspapers in more than 20 countries), Huffington Post and writes a weekly column on innovation in health and education for the leading Pakistan daily Express Tribune.