University of Technology MARA, Malaysia
University of Technology MARA
Dr. Maryam Farooqui is a pharmacist and a Senior lecturer at Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM, Pulau Pinang. Her research area focused on investigating the role of Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Oncology care. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Karachi, Pakistan and received bachelor in pharmacy (B.Pharm) during the year 2000. She obtained her Masters in clinical pharmacy (M.Pharm, Clinical) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2005. She recently completed her doctorate (Ph.D) in pharmacy practice from Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy (DSAP), school of pharmaceutical sciences, USM. She has been actively involved in qualitative investigations on understanding the behavior of cancer patients towards the use of CAM for cancer and CAM use disclosure to the modern health care practitioners. She is also involved in investigating the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of cancer patients and their CAM use. Dr. Maryam has published a number of scientific papers on a variety of CAM therapies and its use among cancer patients. Currently she is involved in various CAM projects specifically on Malaysian doctors’ perceptions towards CAM and its integration into the modern health care system.