Portrait of Zoabe Hafeez

Zoabe Hafeez

Nonresident Fellow


Zoabe Hafeez, M.D., is a nonresident fellow at the Center for Health and Biosciences and an associate professor of pediatrics at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. He practices pediatric hospital medicine at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

Hafeez utilizes a combination of geospatial and conventional statistical methodologies to investigate public health and economic issues involving the effects of transportation safety, pedestrian injury, gun violence, and food insecurity. He is currently studying the effects of local level demographics, environmental factors, and neighborhood characteristics on pediatric mental health, as well as the geospatial distribution of social determinants of health in the pediatric population. His work has been published in Injury Epidemiology, Pediatrics In Review and Contemporary Pediatrics.

Hafeez earned his medical degree from the The University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Previously, he led the institution of a novel pediatric hospital medicine curriculum within McGovern Medical School’s Pediatric Residency Program. He has also been involved in the writing and publication of a global health guideline for school health services and has taught the curriculum in children’s hospitals and community centers throughout Bangladesh.

Contact at zoabe.hafeez@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-6482.