Zohray Moolani Talib is Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the George Washington University (GWU) Medical School in Washington, D.C. Dr. Talib is a member on the National Academy of Medicine Global Forum for Innovations in Health Professions Education and a thought-leader in understanding the role of academia in health system strengthening.
Dr. Talib’s research focuses on strategies to strengthen health systems in low-resource settings with a focus on improving the global health workforce. She was the medical education lead and co-investigator for the Coordinating Center of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), working with over 25 medical schools in Africa, examining training models aimed at improving the quantity, quality and retention of graduates. She has published and presented on community-based education (CBE) and e-learning strategies to improve the quality of health professions education.
Dr. Talib has led a wide range of global health initiatives in Central Asia and East Africa including establishing a community-based breast cancer-screening program in Tajikistan, designing and evaluating a management-training program for health professionals in Kenya and research mentoring for junior faculty in Africa. She brings to the field of global health the unique perspective of being a primary care clinician, educator and researcher. In addition to having a clinical practice at GWU, she was Associate Program Director for the internal medicine residency program at GWU and led global health education activities. She mentors medical students, residents and junior faculty interested in global health and provides remote mentoring for faculty in Africa.
Dr. Talib received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and her Doctor of Medicine from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.