Prime Institute of Public Health


PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor,
Environmental Health Research Unit
Unit Lead

Languages: English, Urdu, Pashto
Expertise: Climate change impact analysis, water resources,
Research Interests: Urban hydrology, landscape change, deforestation and health impacts

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Phone:+92-91-5202169 Ext. 203

Dr. Salma Khalid is an environmental specialist, researcher and faculty member. She holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences from University of Peshawar. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor at Prime Institute of Public Health, Peshawar. She has worked as Assistant Professor at Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan for two years and as Lecturer/ Coordinator at Department of Medical Education and Research, Peshawar for one and a half year. She has been involved in public health and environmental research and has several of her papers published in national and international journals.

Her research interests include spatial and temporal changes in various climate parameters including temperature, precipitation pattern, humidity cloudiness, sunshine, effects on river discharge, natural resource, landscape, deforestation, agriculture, disaster risk management and health impacts.

Funding Projects
Project title: "Capacity building for healthy livings through environmental education in schools". Funding agency: Higher Education Commission project under the Social Integration Outreach Program.


  • Khalid, S., Qasim, M. and Farhan, D., 2013. Hydro-meteorological characteristics of Indus River Basin at extreme north of Pakistan. J. Earth Sci. Clim. Change, 5(2).
  • Khalid, S., Rehman, S.U., Shah, S.M.A., Naz, A., Saeed, B., Alam, S., Ali, F. and Gul, H., 2013. Hydro-meteorological characteristics of Chitral River basin at the peak of the Hindukush range. Natural Science, 5(09), p.987.
  • Salma, S., Shah, M.A. and Rehman, S., 2012. Rainfall trends in different climate zones of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Meteorology, 9(17)
  • Qasim, M., Khalid, S. and Shams, D.F., 2014. Spatiotemporal variations and trends in minimum and maximum temperatures of Pakistan. J Appl Environ Biol Sci, 4(8S), pp.85-93.
  • Khalid, S., Azad, S., Naz, A., Rehman, Z., Iqbal, A., 2017. Climate change: A review of the current trends and major environmental effects. J. Sci, Tech & Dev, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, 36 (3), pp.160-176. DOI: 10.3923/std.2017.160.176
  • Qasim, M., Khalid, S., and Shams, D., 2014. Fighting deforestation in Swat Pakistan through realigning property rights, education and community participation. J Appl Environ Biol Sci, 4(8S), pp.24-27.
  • Shams, D., Qasim, M., Khalid, S., 2014. Impact of biogas on sustainable livelihood in rural areas- A case study of Swat, Pakistan. J Appl Environ Biol Sci, 4(8S), pp.28-33
  • Salma, S., Shah, M.A. and Rehman, S., 2012. Rainfall trends in different climate zones of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Meteorology, 9(17)
  • Khattak, A.A., Awan, U.A., Haq, M., Khalid, S., Ashraf, F. and Nadeem, M.F., 2017. Microbiological profile and commonly used antibiotics susceptibility pattern of isolates among burn patients at a tertiary care hospital. Journal of Medical Sciences, 25(2), pp.200-204
  • Jawad, A., Salma, Jehan, N., 2005. Assessment of environmental risk factors and antibiotic susceptibility pattern in hospital acquired infections (HAl) and community acquired infections. Journal of Medical Sciences, 13(1), pp.53-61
  • Qasim, M., Khalid, S., Naz, A., Khan, M.Z. and Khan, S.A., 2013. Effects of different planting systems on yield of potato crop in Kaghan Valley: A mountainous region of Pakistan. Agricultural Sciences, 4(04), p.175
  • Qasim, M., Khan, M.Z., Naz, A. and Khalid, S., 2013. An insight of ecosystem capitals and services of the Kaghan Valley: the Himalayan Region of Pakistan. Natural Resources, 4(02), p.163
  • Alam, S., Khalid, S., Ayub, N., Bibi, A., Saeed, B., Khalid, S. and Siddiq, S., 2013. Prevelance of total coliforms, faecal coliforms and E. coli in Rawalpindi vegetable markets. Natural Science, 5(12), p.1298
  • Naz, A., Khan, S., Qasim, M., Khalid, S., Said, M. and Tariq, M., 2013. Metals toxicity and its bioaccumulation in purslane seedlings grown in controlled environment. Natural Science, 5(5), p.573
  • Alia, N., Sardar, K., Said, M., Salma, K., Sadia, A., Sadaf, S., Toqeer, A. and Miklas, S., 2015. Toxicity and bioaccumulation of heavy metals in spinach (Spinacia oleracea) grown in a controlled environment. International journal of environmental research and public health, 12(7), pp.7400-7416
  • Ziad, M., Naz, A., Khalid, S. and Shah, W., 2016. Assessment of Water and Sanitation system in comparison to the WASH Sphere standards at Afghan Refugee Camp Panian-1. Pakistan Journal of Biologia
  • Ahmed, S., Rahman, Z., Khalid, S., Khan, T. and Iqbal, A., 2017. Bacterial Contamination of Drinking Water in Tehsil Oghi, Mansehra Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Biologia
  • Faridullah, F., Hafeez, S., Ahmed, T., Alam, S., Naz, A., Shah, W. and Khalid, S., 2018. Characterization of Phosphorus in Fresh and Composted Manures of Different Livestock. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 27(2)
  • Uddin, E., Wang, H., Khalid, S., Ullah, T., Shah, S., 2019. Hydro-meteorological characteristics of river Swat. Submitted to international mine water association conference mine water: technological and ecological challenges. 15-19 July, 2019, Perm, Russia