Amandeep Saini

Queen Elizabeth Scholar in Strengthening Health and Social Systems (2023)

Amandeep Saini (she/her) is a graduate student in the MSc Global Health program at McMaster University. She previously completed her undergraduate degree in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, also at McMaster. Her interests lie in addressing the impacts of the social determinants of health through multi-sectoral collaboration in order to promote health and social equity. She has worked in interdisciplinary teams on knowledge synthesis and translation projects to promote the well-being of youth with diabetes. She has also worked as a compliance analyst for the G20 and BRICS Research Groups at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Here, her research has focused on international food security and COVID-19 vaccine equity, sparking her interest in global and public health law and governance. Amandeep’s academic and advocacy work in the local Hamilton community has also focused on promoting resident engagement in policymaking relating to affordable housing and public transportation infrastructure.

As an outgoing Queen Elizabeth Scholar, Amandeep will be interning at the George Institute for Global Health in India. She will support the Social Participation for Health: Engagement, Research, and Empowerment (SPHERE) project, which aims to further health reform in countries across the world through multi-stakeholder involvement. Through this work, Amandeep hopes to further her skills in bridging the gap between researchers, policymakers and civil society to develop locally informed and culturally sensitive health policies and programs. She is also excited to learn more about global stakeholder collaboration in addressing transnational health challenges.

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