Umar Bacha is presently working as an Associate Professor at the School of Health Sciences, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. He also serves as a chairman of that department since 2019. He obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and a MPhil and Ph.D. in Nutrition. He has published several research papers and authored and co-authored several books. His fields of interest include nutrient and drug interactions with an emphasis on the effect of drugs on nutrient bio-availability and public health nutrition. He has several national and international awards to his credit.