Dr Farizah Mohd Hairi has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a Public Health Physician, since 1995 in Ministry of Health Malaysia, where she served several government hospitals, health centres, district health office and federal headquarters. She is currently appointed as an Associate Professor in the Health Policy and Management discipline at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.
Also, a member of research centres in the University of Malaya, namely Julius Centre (JCUM), i.e. Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine, Centre for Population Health (CePH) and the Nicotine Addiction research group of University Malaya Centre of Addiction Sciences (UMCAS).
Her current research themes are Prevent Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiatives (PEACE), and SCOPE (Smoking Cessation: Organizing, Planning and Execution) i.e. training healthcare professionals on smoking cessation. She is also involved in ‘Caregiver for Elderly’ research, dengue studies and other tobacco control activities. Farizah devotes her “free” time to various non-profit and civic activities such as Doctor2U Programme, an outreach health promotion programme for the low-income urban communities.
Today Farizah continues to teach both the undergraduate and postgraduate students, conduct research and do consultation work in the vast growing field of public health with a particular interest in community geriatrics, elderly care, tobacco control and health services management.
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