Maham joined the IFA team as a Project Officer in 2022. She holds a Bachelor in Honours Life Sciences from McMaster University and a Masters of Public Health from New York University (NYU) with a specialization in Community Health Sciences and Practices. Maham is strongly involved in the community and dedicated her career to bettering the health outcomes of vulnerable populations.
In 2020, Maham cofounded a national for-youth-by-youth organization called The Public Health Youth Association of Canada (PHYAC) which aims to equip, educate and empower youth to pursue opportunities in the field of public health. In this role, she oversees a team of 100 individuals across Canada and 4 working groups of policy reviewers, educators, community engagement, and infographics creation teams.
At NYU Maham has had the pleasure of joining the South Asian Health and Research group which aims to address, advocate and reduce South Asian Health disparities. Most recently she collaborated on a project which investigated the factors that drive South Asian American food behaviors. She is currently working on conducting a study investigating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and generational differences among South Asian Americans.
Maham has held several research-related positions with The National Zakat Foundation, Corteva Agriscience, New York University, McMaster University, and The New York State Department of Health.
Maham is a very passionate and driven individual who hopes her initiative and drive will improve health outcomes and allow people to live a healthy life. In her free time, Maham loves to spend cook for her family and friends. She is a crime show enthusiast and a self-proclaimed fitness buff.