Adam F. El-KadiQueen Elizabeth Scholar in Strengthening Health and Social Systems (2022)
Adam is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at McMaster University, specializing in Child Health. Adam occupies himself with issues pertaining to health and health care, and ways in which we can start making change now. His academic interest lies mainly in cardiology, reflected by his work as a clinical volunteer at a cardiology clinic and his academic publications in cardiology and cardio-oncology. In clinic, Adam heads the Diabetes Education program educating patients on diabetes management, physiology, and support through monthly webinars and one-on-one meetings. As the co-founder and president of Lorax, a McMaster Student Union club, Adam works on bringing the McMaster student community together to break the armchair advocacy cycle and take steps towards sustainable action.
As an outgoing Queen Elizabeth Scholar, Adam will be travelling to Lebanon to intern at the Knowledge to Policy Centre (K2P) at the American University of Beirut. He will be working on reviewing available evidence and systematically eliciting citizen and stakeholder insights to bridge the gap between research, policy, and politics for evidence-informed policymaking. During his internship, Adam hopes to gain greater insight into how evidence synthesis can be translated into policy and change.
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