Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine (USaskatchewan)
A social epidemiologist and public and population health researcher, Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine has established an exemplary record of research, teaching and mentorship, and service. Working with citizens, policy makers and like-minded researchers, he tirelessly leads innovative projects that have profound impacts on a range of stakeholders.
Currently, he leads or is involved in several COVID‑19 projects including Social Contours and COVID-19, a Saskatchewan longitudinal panel study of 5400 respondents on behavioral, social, perceptual and place-based dimensions of COVID-19. He also leads school-based and socio-behavioral topics for the Evidence Synthesis group, which works in partnership with senior health decisions makers and ministry of health in Saskatchewan. He is a frequent commentator on COVID‑19 in the local and national media.
He is the recipient of multiple awards, including U of Saskatchewan’s Distinguished Researcher Award (2019), U of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences’ 2014 Alumni Award for Significant Contributions to his field, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation’s Achievement Award (2009) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Knowledge Translation Award (2006).