Dr. Farah Shroff
Takemi Fellow in International Health
Farah M. Shroff is a Takemi Fellow in International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, an Associate of the University of British Columbia Department of Family Practice and the School of Population and Public Health, and a Canadian public intellectual with expertise in global public health research and education. Dr. Shroff is the founder of Maternal and Infant Health Canada (MIHCan), a global public health collaborative that focuses on improving the lives of women and children through education, research, and innovation.
Dr. Shroff’s research coheres around the goals of envisioning and developing “Health for All.” Her main areas of research are integrative health approaches and social/environmental justice from a feminist anti-racism lens. She is a women’s health researcher and educator with a focus on gender equity, reproduction, midwifery, HIV, sexuality, and mental well-being. Unusual in global health work, Dr. Shroff is also known for her promotion and practice of Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, nature immersion (“Shinrin-yoku” in Japan and “salim yok” in Korea), and other natural forms of health promotion and disease prevention. Dr. Shroff is regularly featured in the media and had a television spot called “Dr. Shroff Talks about Holistic Health.” The CBC/Radio-Canada currently features Dr. Shroff as their public health expert.