Our cities play an important role in influencing our physical and mental health. I am interested in understanding how cities can be designed to preserve, protect, and promote health for everyone.

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Student Profile: Zarah Monfaredi

December 04, 2020
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I am a PhD student in the Faculty of Health Sciences working with Dr. Meghan Winters. Before coming to SFU, I completed my MSc in Global Health and Public Policy at The University of Edinburgh and completed an Honours BSc in Life Sciences at McMaster University. I have experience working with the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) in Ottawa as a Program Facilitator. When I'm not thinking about research, I'm likely doing something active outside.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

My background prior to starting my doctoral studies was in patient engagement, so when I saw the level of and commitment to community engagement across SFU, I felt like it was the best fit.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.

Our cities play an important role in influencing our physical and mental health. I am interested in understanding how cities can be designed to preserve, protect, and promote health for everyone.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

I am really enjoying being part of a dynamic research team where my supervisor and colleagues are extremely supportive and encouraging. The Faculty of Health Sciences also offers an interesting interdisciplinary environment, so I am enjoying learning about all the research being conducted around me.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?

BC Graduate Scholarship

Contact Zarah: zarah_monfaredi@sfu.ca