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Shusmita Rashid

Shusmita Rashid is the Director of Knowledge Mobilization and Strategic Relations at the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) and Baycrest Academy for Research and Education. With over 12+ years of experience supporting the design, implementation, and evaluation of health programs and services, Shusmita helps move promising ideas to uptake and adoption for real-world impact. Shusmita leads CABHI’s Knowledge Mobilization and Community Engagement initiatives, working with health, research, and innovation ecosystem partners to support: 1) Innovators in their journey from innovation development to validation and scale; 2) Care delivery organizations to build their readiness for innovation adoption; and 3) Innovation end-users to ensure solutions are co-designed to reflect their diverse needs. Shusmita serves as an implementation science expert on several advisory committees, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has consulted on various large-scale health service research projects, and delivered global KM training workshops, including WHO-supported workshops in Uganda and Ethiopia.

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