Sharmin Majumder is a Health Service Research doctoral candidate at the Institute of Health, Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. With a diverse academic background in medicine and public health, she brings extensive experience from various sectors, including hospitals, non-profits, research, and community welfare organizations.
Passionate about the intersection of the built environment and urban health, Sharmin’s research focuses on the examination of Canada’s largest redevelopment project, Regent Park. Her dissertation delves into the socio-economic inequalities surrounding the project, aiming to provide insights that can guide future urban health policies.
Outside of academia, Sharmin actively engages in mental health awareness through volunteering and maintains an active lifestyle at the gym. Notably, she received the COVID-19 student engagement award in 2020 and 2021 for leading two art-based research projects. These projects evaluated faith-based perspectives and health practices during the pandemic, showcasing her commitment to understanding diverse viewpoints in challenging times.
Sharmin holds a Master’s in Public Health from Mahidol University, Thailand (2017), and earned her Medical Degree from Chittagong University, Bangladesh (2008).