Ahmad Firas Khalid

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Professor Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Brantford, Ontario akhalid@wlu.ca

Bio/Research

Ahmad Firas Khalid is a medical doctor, a health policy advisor, and a lecturer on health systems and policy. He recently completed his PhD in Health Policy at McMaster University with a focus on supporting the use of research evidence to inform decision-making in crisis zones.

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Bio/Research

Ahmad Firas Khalid is a medical doctor, a health policy advisor, and a lecturer on health systems and policy. He recently completed his PhD in Health Policy at McMaster University with a focus on supporting the use of research evidence to inform decision-making in crisis zones.

Previously, he worked as a health policy researcher at the research unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH) at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Geneva, Switzerland. He also worked in the department of Child and Maternal Health at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

He has expertise in medicine, education, health policy, knowledge translation and health emergencies working with relief and intergovernmental organizations. As a Queen Elizabeth Scholar in Strengthening Health and Social Systems, he traveled to Beirut (Lebanon) to work on research that examines Lebanon’s health-system response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

His most recent scholarly work on the Syrian refugee crisis is published in the prestigious Conflict and Health journal. Firas attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2005 where he graduated MD with Research Distinction. He also holds a Masters of Management (IMHL) from McGill University (2014), and both a Masters of Health Professions Education (2014) and a graduate certificate in population health risk assessment and management (2012) from the University of Ottawa.


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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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