Nadia Somani is a Knowledge Management and Translation Analyst at Grand Challenges Canada and is responsible for managing and analyzing data to understand GCC’s impact across Global Health Innovation portfolios.
Nadia Somani holds an MSc in Public Health and Health Systems, with a Health Evaluation Research Field, and a Bachelor of Public Health with a Gerontology Minor and Pre-Clinical Specialization from the University of Waterloo. She has an extensive background in health research and program evaluation. Nadia has most recently worked at St. Michael’s Hospital, within the Knowledge Translation Program. She has also worked at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health under the supervision of Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, where she conducted projects spanning topics of non-communicable diseases, youth development in Kyrgyzstan, and ethics and conflict populations. Nadia also has experience in global health consulting, through her work on diverse projects including a nutrition-related monitoring and evaluation project in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada, which focused on maternal and child health.
Outside work, Nadia volunteers as a Mental Health Program Manager on the Aga Khan Health Board for Canada, where she oversees a range of mental health work across countries including India, Bangladesh, Syria, and the Far-East. She is also actively involved in leading and supporting various programs on the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Canada.