Fatima Ahmad is an undergraduate student in the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed) Honours program, specializing in the Health Science, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE) discipline at McMaster University.
Her exposure to design thinking, patient-centered learning and various research methodologies both inside and outside the classroom has translated to research interests in women’s health and social determinants of health. She is passionate about working with marginalized families to better understand systemic and cultural barriers in accessing services and is committed to putting forth novel recommendations that improve women’s experiences in healthcare.
Her current thesis project focuses on assessing the effectiveness of parenting programs for at-risk women during the perinatal period. She is delighted to be a part of the Strong Families team and contribute to evidence-based research.