Professor Muhammad Zaman explains the Q-EPIC curriculum at Boston University and how it aims to address missed opportunities to transform healthcare landscapes in developing nations and make an impact on the rising costs of healthcare in developed nations.
Muhammad Zaman, Ph.D. is Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering and Professor, Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, where he was involved in setting up the innovative Q-EPIC Program in Biomedical Engineering: Quality, Exposure, Policy, Innovation and Implementation in Context, with the mission to produce engineers who are rigorously trained, have a global perspective, understand local social, economic and cultural contexts and develop a sophisticated sense of public policy necessary for development of solutions and technologies with lasting impact. Professor Zaman is also currently involved in setting up biomedical engineering departments at universities in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, and Ethiopia. He served as co-Director of the United Nations Africa Biomedical Initiative. He is a regular contributor on issues of STEM education and global health for the Project Syndicate, Huffington Post, and writes a weekly column on higher education for a leading Pakistani daily newspaper, Express Tribune (part of The International New York Times).