Dr. Asmaa Bilal Associate Professor/Head of Department

Dr. Asmaa Bilal (Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition) holds eminent positions at the prestigious institute of University of Home Economics. She is the Principal at “College of Home Economics, Gulberg, Lhr” and also leads the trail-blazed “Department of Nutrition & Health Promotion”. Dr. Asmaa has more than 26 years of experience in academia. She is a Focal Person for Multi Sectoral Nutrition Center (MSNC), Planning & Development Dept., GOP. and has also worked as Director ORIC at UHE; besides her administrative accomplishments, she was a as Freelance Journalist in The Frontier Post, The Nations and Daily Times newspapers. Moreover, she holds a vast experience in the area of Research in Nutritional Sciences, her area of expertise is Experimental Research in Clinical field. She has supervised many PhD, M.Phil. thesis/research work , has organized many seminars & annual presentations for the research work of Ph.D and M.Phil. students. She is certified from Harvard Medical School in “Nutrition in Cardiometabolic Disease Update 2022” and “Health Disparities in the Emergency Department Setting” accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Email id: chair.fn@uhe.edu.pk


  • PhD Food & Nutrition (2015), University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  • Food &Nutrition (2008-2010), University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  • Food & Nutrition (1992-1995), College of Home Economics, Lahore affiliated with University of the Punjab.
  • BSc Home Economics (1988-1992), College of Home Economics, Lahore affiliated with University of the Punjab.

Professional Experience

  • Focal Person (December 2020- Till date)

Multi Sectoral Nutrition Center (MSNC), Planning & Development Dept., Govt. of the Punjab

  • Focal Person (Oct 2020- May 2021)

RPCC (Research Program Coordination Committee)

  • Member (August 2019- To date)

EHSAAS Scholarship HEC

  • In Charge Drama and Music Society

Department of Nutrition & Health Promotion, University of Home Economics

  • Launched the Career Counseling and Job Placement Cell

Students were guided to choose future careers and are also informed about jobs related to their field of specialization, at College of Home Economic Lahore.

  • Launched the English Drama Club at Govt. Baghbanpura College for the first
  • Research Article Reviewer

Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

 Brief Outline of the Research Work

  • Nutritional Problems of South East Asia With Special Reference to Pakistan (A Research Report)
  • Prevalence of Anemia in Pregnant Women of Lower Income Group Of Lahore (A Research Report)
  • Diabetes Mellitus _ An Ever Growing Health Concern in the Local Community (Research Report & presentation)
  • Functions of Electrolytes and Their Role in the Buffer Systems of the Body (Research Report & Presentation)
  • Iodine Deficiency in the Northern Areas of Pakistan (Presentation)
  • Vitamin D Deficiency & Bone Disorders in Women and Children of Pakistan (Research Presentation)
  • Assessment of the Weaning Practices Adopted By the Mothers of Infants of Selected Areas of Lahore. (Research Report)
  • SWOT Analysis Human Resource Department of Standard Charted Bank Lahore, Pakistan. (A Research Report and presentation)
  • The Need and Prospects of Establishing an HRM Department in the Civil Service Sector of Pakistan (A Research Report)
  • Five Years Plan for A Family Business (HRM Research Report)
  • Effects of Motivational Beliefs and Activities on the Learning Experiences of the University Students
  • Level of Transmission of Religiosity in the Children of Families with Authoritarian Parenting (A Survey Report)
  • Domestic Violence Faced by the Women of Lower Socio-economic Group by their Spouses (A Case Study)
  • Report on Internship at KLINZ Pvt. Limited.


  • Sherwani, R., Hamid, A., Mahr-un-Nisa, & Hussain, Z. (2022). Effect of Probiotic Yogurts Enriched with Natural Sources of Inulin and FOS on Postparandial Glycemic Response in Healthy Albino Rats, Bioscience Research, 19(3): 1740-1746.
  • Hamid, A., & Tanweer, A. (2021) A Comparative Study on Proximate and Micronutrient Composition of Various Varieties of Rice Produced in Punjab, Pakistan. Nurture, 15 (1).
  • Rafi, R., Hamid, A., & Ali, Z. (2021). Detection of Vitamin A and D in Various Cooking Oils Available in the Market. Nurture, 15 (1).
  • Hamid, A. (2019). Effect of Mung Bean and Red Lentils Dietary Fiber (Raw vs Cooked ) on the Lipid Profile of Induced Hypercholesterolemic Rats. Pakistan Journal of Science, 71(3).
  • Nutritional Composition and Metabolic Effects of Oat Dietary Fiber Extracts on Diabetic and Hypercholesterolemic Male Rats Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 13 (9): 527-532, 2014
  • Hamid, A. (2020). Effect of overnight soaking and boiling on phytic acid, tannins, saponins and proximate composition in legumes. Journal of Pure and Applied Agriculture, 5(3): 17-25 ISSN (Print) 2617-8672, ISSN (Online) 2617-8680 http://jpaa.aiou.edu.pk/
  • Hamid, A. (2017). Hypoglycemic Effect Of Dietary Fiber Feeds Made From Different Varieties Of Millet On Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats. Pakistan Journal of Science, 69(3), 284-290.
  • Hamid, A., Ilyas, M., & Kalsoom, S. (2017). Effect of Wheat and Corn Bran and Barley and Sorghum ß-Glucan Extracts on the Plasma Cholesterol Level of Dietary-Induced Hypercholesterolemic Rat. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, Vol. 49, Iss. 5, pp 1631 1637 http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/2017.49.5.1631.1637
  • Hamid, A., & Kalsoom, S. (2017). Comparative Analysis of Nutritional Composition and Effect of Dietary Fiber Extracts of Chickpea and Bengal Gram on Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Levels of Male Induced Diabetic and Hypercholesterolemic Rats. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, Vol. 49, Iss. 2, pp 487-492 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/2017.49.2.487.492
  • Sadaf, S., Malik, A.A., Bilal, A., & Saeed, A. (2018). Patient Satisfaction regarding Food & Nutrition Care in Hospitals of Lahore Pakistan, Journal of Nutrition and Internal Medicine, Vol. 20 No. 2-S : Supplement 2/2018 DOI https://doi.org/10.23751/pn.v20i2-S.5855\
  • Hamid, A., Ilyas, M., & Bhatty, N. (2017). Effects of Wheat Bran Diet and Maize Bran Diet on the Random Blood Glucose and Weight of Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats. The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 27(1), 325-330.
  • Hamid, A. (2014). Nutritional Composition and Metabolic Effects of Oat Dietary Fiber Extracts on Diabetic and Hypercholesterolemic Male Rats. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 13: 527-532. DOI: 3923/pjn.2014.527.532