Dr. Ambreen Sayani MD, PhD
Working on Inequities in Cancer Care in Canada
I am passionate about advocating for patient’s rights and have carried out both bench and bedside cancer research to improve treatment and provide socially-just care. I have held leadership roles across multiple healthcare industries and consulted for private-sector organizations and governments. The overarching goal of my research program is to advance interdisciplinary research focused on reducing inequities in cancer care. My work is situated at the interface between social and health equity, and subsequent implications for cancer risk, treatment and survival. I partner with underserved patient communities to co-design research and healthcare services with a goal of improving health equity. I have presented at numerous conferences in Canada and Internationally, have several peer-reviewed publications, and have received leadership, research, early-career investigator, and presentation awards. I am a member of the Equity Advisory Committee for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, and serve as a Community Ambassador for the Region of Peel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Charter. I hold a Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded Research Fellowship in Patient-Oriented research at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, am a Research Affiliate at the MAP-Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University.