PhD Geography (medical geography), retired professor of the University of Kashmir, Srinagar (India), National Fellow ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research) and CSIR (Centre for the Study of Regional Development), emer. scientist Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, adjunct professor of the International Institute of Health Management and Research, New Delhi, visiting professor of the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India).
Geography (environment and health, medical geography, climate change and human health); India, Zambia.