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Anam Shahil

PhD Candidate

University of Toronto

Gender, Society, and Health

Anam Shahil-Feroz is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. She has received her BSc Nursing and MSc Health Policy and Management from Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. Shortly after, she began working actively within the community to address health systems issues of access, affordability and quality of healthcare services particularly in the field of maternal and child health. Her current topic of research for her Ph.D. is inspired by seeing countless is inspired by seeing countless pregnant women die of preeclampsia and eclampsia.
    She is now currently participating in the Collaborative Specialization in Women’s Health at Dalla Lana School of Public Health to gain necessary skill set for undertaking  and leading interdisciplinary, collaborative research in the field of obstetric telemonitoring to improve maternal health outcomes for high-risk pregnant women in a low-income setting like Pakistan. Her expertise in using digital tools to support high-risk pregnant women was acknowledged by the Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) panel in March 2021, which awards education grants to exceptional women from developing countries. As an early career researcher, she has published 46 papers (21 publications as the first author) in high-impact peer-reviewed journals in the field of maternal health and digital health research.


Area of Research Expertise
Health informatics, women's health; maternal health; digital health; public health