Farah Ahmad, PhD
Dr. Ahmad is a health services researcher with a focus on psychosocial health, vulnerable communities, primary care and eHealth innovations. She has training in medicine (Punjab University) and a master’s (Harvard University) and doctorate (University of Toronto) in public health sciences. She applies health promotion and equity perspective in her research to understand and improve health and health care systems. The key foci in her research are mental health, partner violence and cancer screening. Dr. Ahmad uses mixed-method research designs which range from randomized controlled trials to in-depth interviews, focus groups and concept mapping. She has published extensively with nearly seventy publications. She enjoys mentoring students and has supervised nearly thirty students for their thesis or practicum research. In recognition of her mentorship, she received Kiran van Rijn Award from the CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) in Health Care, Technology and Place. She currently holds the New Investigator Award from CIHR and the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation for her work on Interactive eHealth Innovations for Mental Health Access in Primary Care. In 2015, she received recognition as York U Research Leader.