Farah Shroff, Ph.D.

Farah Shroff, Ph.D.

Global Public Health Policy Expert

Farah Shroff is a Canadian public intellectual with expertise in global public health research, policy and education. She has worked as an educator in academia and for the governments of Canada, Nigeria, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Thailand, and many other countries. Farah is the founder and leads Maternal and Infant Health Canada, a global public health collaborative aiming to improve the well-being of women, young ones and the environment.

As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Farah works with the Nigeria’s Department of Family Health within the Federal Ministry of Health to help strengthen the capacity to coordinate the dissemination, adoption and implementation of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, plus nutrition (RMNCAH+N). The initiative focuses on policy and guidance at national and sub-national levels to improve the sexual and reproductive health of vulnerable populations.

Sharing knowledge and wisdom for inner peace and social justice, Farah envisions and strives for Health for All on a Healthy Planet. Her research areas are integrative health approaches such as Ayurveda, yoga, and social and environmental justice from a feminist anti-racism decolonial lens.

Based in Vancouver, Farah is an independent consultant, faculty member at the University of British Columbia and teacher of yoga, dance, meditation and other mind-body activities. Farah was recently awarded a mid-career fellowship by the Harvard School of Public Health, recognizing her expertise in global public health.