Zohray Moolani Talib is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy at the George Washington University (GWU) Medical School in Washington, D.C. Dr. Talib is a clinician and practices Internal Medicine at GWU in addition to being a leader in the field of global health with expertise in health workforce, community engagement, strategic partnerships and health service research. She is a member of the IOM Global Forum of Innovations in Health Professions Education and Vice Chair for an Innovation Collaborative on Community Engagement.
Dr. Talib’s research focuses on strategies to strengthen health systems in low-resource settings with a focus on the global health workforce. She was a 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 elearning strategies to improve the quality of health professions education. She has led collaborative research with colleagues across Africa examining the value of brining academic programs and partnerships into community settings. Domestically, Dr. Talib is part of a team evaluating the community-based, primary care training programs affiliated with the Teaching Health Centers in the United States. Dr. Talib has also worked on projects in Central Asia, India and East Africa on a wide range of topics including establishing a community-based cancer screening program, evaluation of a health promotion program, designing and evaluating a management training program for health professionals, research mentoring for faculty in Africa and a number of programs aimed at improving the quality of health services in low-resource settings.
Dr. Talib brings to the field of global health the unique perspective of being a clinician, educator, researcher and leader in the field. In addition to having an active primary care practice at GWU for the last decade she has been actively involved in the residency training program including being Associate Program Director for 8 years and leading the 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.