Saif AlamForum Fellow
Saif is a third-year undergraduate student in the Honours Integrated Science (iSci) program at McMaster University. He previously worked at the McMaster Health Forum as a Research Assistant, where he helped to identify and extract relevant information from evidence sources for rapid response syntheses. Along with this, he has helped translate web resources in French as part of the Forum’s contribution to the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal and has actively engaged in the organization and preparation of stakeholder dialogues and citizen panels.
As a Forum Fellow, Saif hopes to strengthen his understanding of current health- and social-system issues and develop a greater appreciation for how research evidence and informed-decision making processes play a role in the various responses to COVID-19. During his fellowship, he aims to play an integral role in the synthesis of rapid evidence profiles and living evidence profiles, which will be used to help inform and support decision-makers during the COVID-19 pandemic.