Zubaida Qamar

Zubaida Qamar, Ph.D., RD

Associate Professor
Phone: (415) 338-2081
Email: qz@sfsu.edu
Location: BH 330
Office Hours:
Mon: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.https://calendly.com/zqa.m.ar

Dr. Qamar's calendar for advising appointments


Dr. Zubaida Qamar is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and a licensed Registered Dietitian (R.D.). Dr. Qamar has several years of research experience investigating the behavioral aspects of nutrition, and cultural and socioeconomic determinants of health in various communities. Dr. Qamar is largely involved in the basic needs efforts and initiated the studying of food insecurity among students from a community nutrition perspective at San Francisco State University. She is currently leading several projects towards understanding factors associated with food insecurity among students and designing innovative strategies to improve food security and food literacy through quantitative and qualitative feedback. Dr. Qamar’s other areas of research include utilizing technology and community-based approaches towards nutrition programs in diverse communities and reducing health disparities particularly in Asian subgroups. Furthermore, serving in various instructional roles in academia over the years, she is also interested in pedagogical research to understand effective instructional practices. Dr. Qamar is dedicated to research mentorship involving students and advocates incorporating multidisciplinary approaches and partnerships towards common initiatives on campus and beyond.

Professional Activities:

  • Chair of the Higher Education Division at Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)
  • Co-Lead- US Regional Network-Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Program (NNEdPro) Global Center for Nutrition and Health, U.K.
  • Associate Member-Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH)


Ph.D. Nutrition, Texas A&M University
M.S. Nutrition, Texas A&M University
B.S. Dietetics/Pre-med, State University of New York, Oneonta


  • Emerging Leader Award, Alumni Association of State University of New York (SUNY), Oneonta, NY, 2019
  • Award recognizes a SUNY Oneonta alum who has completed his/her undergraduate degree within the last 10 years and has demonstrated significant leadership to his or her profession and community.