Ms. Aniqa Islam Marshall (MUIC Class of 2016)
Ms. Aniqa Islam Marshall graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree major in Biological Sciences with First Class Honors in 2016. After graduating from MUIC, she worked in the public health sector. In 2017, she was awarded the Program in Applied Vaccine Experiences Scholarship, having been chosen by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and selected to be placed at UNICEF to participate in the development of its action plan for immunization programs and conduct policy research on vaccines. She was later offered a masters tuition scholarship at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg, School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. After she returned to Thailand, she worked at the National Vaccine Institute as a public health diplomat to push Thailand’s issues in the global arena and make the country the focal point for the ASEAN Vaccine Security and Self-Reliance Initiative leading to the endorsement of the ASEAN Leaders Declaration on Vaccine Security and Self-Reliance at the 35th ASEAN Summit. Currently, she is working at the Ministry of Public Health Thailand as a researcher conducting health policy and systems research to address priority health problems and inform policy decisions. She has had quite a number of international and domestic publications on public health issues in Thailand, including in the World Health Organization Bulletin and most recently on COVID-19 response (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6575-731X). Aniqa recently received a grant worth £147,166 under the Doctoral Studentship in Social Science & Bioethics from the Wellcome Trust to conduct research on health policy in Asia as a Ph.D. student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.