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Lecturer, Department of Health and Society, University of Toronto

Ghazal Fazli is a Lecturer at the Department of Health and Society and a CIHR Health Systems Impact Post-Doctoral Fellow. Ghazal completed her PhD from the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and Master of Public Health from University of Waterloo. Her research explores the impact of sociodemographic, immigration, and environmental related factors on diabetes development among immigrants to Canada.

As an epidemiologist, Ghazal has deep interests for research and policy initiatives that promote action on the social determinants of health to improve wellbeing and quality of life across the lifespan. Specifically, her commitment to these efforts has stemmed from her passion for uncovering the upstream determinants of chronic diseases and supporting the design and implementation of policies and interventions that will eliminate deeply rooted health inequities.