Ahmednur AliPhD Student and Research Assistant
Ahmednur is being supervised by Dr. John Lavis. He has a Master's degree in Health Policy & Equity (2015) from York University, where his research was a critical examination of the evidence concerning obesity in Canada and its health effects. Specifically, his research examined how obesity fits in with current public policy preoccupations with health care system cost control, the individualization of health problems, and a turning away from concern with how broader living and working conditions shape health.
Some of the areas Ahmednur is passionate about are: ways to make preventive services more efficient and more appealing to the masses, care coordination and disease management, and strategies for engaging with minorities and at-risk communities regarding HIV. Overall, he is interested in exploring the impact of the social determinants of health on health promotion. His research is focused on prevention as a critical focus for circumventing the health disparities we face. Ahmednur is particularly interested in and hopes to devote his PhD to how recommendations housed in clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) can be better incorporated into public policies and vice versa.
Ahmednur is the recipient of the Michael G. DeGroote Doctoral Scholarship of Excellence for incoming doctoral students who have outstanding academic records and excellent research promise and will be working in the Faculty of Health Sciences. He is also the recipient of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.