Zubaida Qamar received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Nutrition from Texas A&M University, and Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from State University of New York at Oneonta. She has several years of research experience investigating the behavioral aspects of nutrition, and cultural and socioeconomic determinants of health in various communities. Furthermore, she is interested in utilizing technology and community based participatory research towards the development of health and nutrition programs for the prevention of diseases in South Asians.
 
Zubaida enjoys teaching, and has served in various instructional roles in academia. In addition, she has undertaken responsibilities for several community nutrition projects during her involvement at Alameda County Public Health Department and Nutrition Policy Institute, which exposed her to the translation of research into public health practice and policy. Being involved with the MASALA Study provides Zubaida a professionally and personally rewarding opportunity to interact with the South Asian community while contributing towards South Asian health research.