Layla's career has adopted a focus around roles beginning with the letter P, from physician, pathologist and psychiatrist to policy wonk and public health specialist. Currently she is aptly the Director of the Global Public Private Partnership for Handwashing secretariat - and Adjunct Professor of International Health at Georgetown University.
Layla has worked for the World Health Organization, World Bank, British Government, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Basic Needs, and Bupa. She has conducted health services research at Glasgow, Osaka, and Harvard Universities, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, LSE and LSHTM. She writes for the Huffington Post and National Geographic. In her spare time she is the Director of Perfect Liars Club. In 2011 Layla was named Britain's 'top' professional woman under the age of 35; she moved to Washington DC, and in 2014 was named a 50 on Fire DC finalist.
All blogs express Layla's personal thoughts, opinions, and random musings, and not those of the organizations to which she is or has been affiliated, unless otherwise specified.