Prof Zia Ul Haq is working as the Vice Chancellor and pioneer Professor of Public Health of Khyber Medical University (KMU), Pakistan. Prof Zia possesses the qualification of MBBS & MPH, PhD in Public Health from Glasgow, Post-Doc from Keele & Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health, UK. He has 15 years of academic, research and administrative experience in the field of Health Sciences and published 50 research articles and 03 book chapters. He got exceptionally high research funding from UN, NIHR & MRC UK funded studies, worth more than 1.5 Billion PKR. Prof Zia played an important role in current response to COVID-19, introducing family practice approach, elderly care, obesity interventions & establishing regional public health labs, and was instrumental in making the first-ever health policy of KP Province. He has received Country Best Researcher, Best University Teacher & Life-Time Achievement Awards.