- Sameera hussain
is a CIHR Health System Impact Fellow working at the intersection of research, policy, and practice with the Canadian Society for International Health and the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health. Sameera is a knowledge mobilizer and thought leader with expertise in global public health policy. She leads a community of practice around health policies and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a specific focus on 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 policies and systems that will support SDG implementation. Prior to her appointment, she was a Regional Research Coordinator based at BRAC’s James P Grant School of Public Health for Go4Health, an international collaborative tracking the voices of marginalized peoples in the process leading the SDGs. She has done research and policy analysis on the needs of marginalized communities, the social, political, and economic determinants of health, structural violence, and global health governance for projects funded by UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the European Commission. Sameera is an editor for BMC’s Globalization and Health journal and holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of Queensland (Australia), a Master of Development Studies from North South University (Bangladesh), and a BA in Political Studies from Queen’s University (Canada).