Dr Shaikh is a Public health specialist with sound expertise in Health Systems dynamics: policy, management, administration, strategic planning, financing, reforms and capacity building. He has demonstrated an exceptional understanding of domains like Maternal & Child health, Reproductive health, Social Marketing, Social Determinants of Health, and Health Systems Analysis. He carries a diverse experience of research, advocacy and service in public health. He has been involved in qualitative as well as quantitative analysis and research works. He has worked in various projects on Health systems, RH, Quality of care, Health education, promotion and communication for international and national public health and social development organizations. He secured grants from WHO, AKF Geneva, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, USAID, DfID, AusAID, and Global Aid Canada. His flagship work on health seeking behaviors and health services utilization has become a cutting edge in the field. His research work is extensively disseminated through more than 110 peer reviewed publications in both national and international indexed journals. He also carries a vast teaching and research supervision experience for undergraduate and postgraduate public health, health policy and management graduates. HEC Pakistan and PMDC has recognized him as MSc, MS, MPhil and PhD supervisor and examiner. In recognition of his work and credentials, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh has awarded him the fellowship in Public health. Dr Shaikh also established the first PhD Public health program at the Health Services Academy, Islamabad. He launched the first ever peer reviewed journal of public health from the academy. In the development sector, he has successfully steered several MNCH programs funded by USAID, KfW, EU, UNDP, Global Aid Canada, French, Norwegian and Italian foreign offices, mainly for strengthening public health system.