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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Childhood obesity
  • Metabolic disorders and obesity
  • Preschooler obesity intervention

Education & Training

  • MMED, Masters of Medicine in Pediatrics, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, (1983-1986)
  • CTM, Tropical Medicine, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, (1985)
  • ScD, Doctor of Science International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, (1990-1993)
  • MD, Medicine, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, (1975-1980)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, (1997-1999)

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Nazrat Mirza, M.D., is a general pediatrician at Children's National Hospital. Dr. Mirza is currently working on a grant-supported project involving several parents and their overweight children who are learning about nutrition and how to increase their exercise in everyday life.

Research & Publications