Upwardly Global is excited to welcome Mohammad Sediq Hazratzai, M.D., MPH, to the Upwardly Global Board. Dr. Sediq is a public health professional and researcher with extensive experience focused on refugee and immigrant health; he is also an Upwardly Global alum and volunteer.
Currently, Dr. Sediq teaches refugee health and comparative health systems as a visiting professor at the University of California, Davis. He is also a credentialed principal investigator with the Public Health Institute (PHI) and an affiliate with the University of California, San Francisco’s Institute for Global Health Sciences.
Through his experiences with the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Sediq has worked with many vulnerable populations such as refugees, migrants, injecting drug users, and HIV high-risk groups. He is also founding director of PHI’s SEHAT Initiative, a trainer with PHI’s Lotus Project, and a research associate with PHI’s HIPUP program. Dr. Sediq speaks English, Dari/Farsi, and Pashtu fluently.
Dr. Sediq himself is an Upwardly Global program alumnus, and he currently mentors a group of almost twenty Afghan refugee physicians and public health practitioners searching for employment in the United States. When he’s not in his home office, you might find Dr. Sediq with his eight-year-old and ten-year-old kids or exploring nature at a U.S. National Park.