Shafi Bhuiyan elected Board Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

January 25/2019

Professor Shafi Bhuiyan, internationally recognized leader in global public health education and research, was elected Chair of Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research’s Board of Directors from 2018 to 2020.

“It’s a great honor to work with global health champions from around the world and support the Coalition’s mission, vision and values to achieve equitable and improved health and well-being through effective networking, collaboration and partnership,” said Bhuiyan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Public Health and Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the DLSPH.

Established in 2003, the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) is a knowledge network of 24 universities and 500 individuals supporting global health equity. Its member-based, not-for-profit professional organization represents global health academics, students, researchers and practitioners at institutions across Canada and in the Global South. CCGHR promotes global health research as a model and a driver of collaboration, partnership and equity in the generation and use of new knowledge for improving health and well-being globally.

“I am excited to collaborate with passionate global health colleagues, young professionals and support partners to create a model, harmonized system, and unified global health platform to promote global health research and an equitable healthcare system,” said Bhuiyan, who is also an adjunct professor in Ryerson University’s Faculty of Community Services, co-founder and program lead of the ITMDs Post-Graduate Bridging Program at Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education.

Bhuiyan has worked with the CCGHR since 2014, first as liaison with the CCGHR’s University Advisory Committee, as well as capacity-building co-chair and board treasurer.

As board chair, Bhuiyan will support research, capacity and partnership building initiatives, policy and advocacy work, as well as professional development of young global public health scholar worldwide.

Bhuiyan has diverse teaching and research experiences in both developed and developing countries. He received the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians award for civic engagement and leadership in Canada, and was an RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2018 award finalist. He founded the Internationally Trained Medical Doctors Canadian Network and the Toronto Global Doctors Lions Club. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre in Scarborough South West.