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Sameera Hussain

Sameera Hussain is a Fellow with the Canadian Society for International Health and the University of Ottawa in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health. She leads a community of practice around the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), implementing a learning agenda for operationalizing intersectoral collaboration for equitable health outcomes. This knowledge translation work engages with policy makers, academics, students, practitioners, and civil society in the Canadian global health community to effect change in health systems that will support SDG implementation.

Starting her public health career with BRAC, she has done research and policy analysis on the health of marginalized groups, the social determinants of health, structural violence, and global health governance for projects funded by UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the European Commission. Sameera has worked in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. She was research investigator of the Asia regional hub of the Go4Health consortium for formulating goals and governance for health in the post-2015 global health agenda.

Her research interests include global health policy and the enactment of power and its effects on people’s health. She is an alumna of the Emerging Voices for Global Health and holds a Health System Impact Fellowship with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Sameera has a PhD in Public Health from the University of Queensland (Australia), a Masters in Development Studies from North South University (Bangladesh), and a BA in Political Studies from Queen’s University (Canada).