Originally from South Carolina, Azfar graduated from Duke University in 2017 with a BA in Global Health and BS in Evolutionary Anthropology. Prior to joining GHS, he worked as a research assistant for the Duke Global Health Institute, investigating sources of water contamination in rural Guatemala and co-authoring a manuscript on Nigerian polio interventions. He also served as both an intern and consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO), where he calculated country-level costs of disease surveillance and identified shortcomings in current budgeting practices.
As an undergraduate, Azfar worked as a Resident Assistant (RA) for three years, volunteered in Duke Hospital’s Emergency Department, and studied abroad in Costa Rica. He enjoys playing tennis, listening to podcasts, and cooking Bangladeshi dishes in his free time.