University of Calgary

Sajjad Fazel

  • Gen Associate AHS Research/Clin Admn

Dr. Sajjad Fazel addresses COVID-19 misinformation

Dr. Sajjad Fazel has joined a team of researchers and scientists that will be mapping and studying COVID-19 misinformation. This research will seek to not only understand the content, context and reasons for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation but also provide recommendations to policy makers on how to address this growing challenge.

Sajjad's interview with CBC News can be viewed here: 

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Biography

Dr. Sajjad Fazel is a public health researcher in the Oncology Department at the Cumming School of Medicine and the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Department at Alberta Health Services. He is also the research director for Knight’s Cabin – an NGO assisting cancer survivors to adopt a healthy lifestyle. His research focuses on three main areas; health promotion and misinformation, cancer prevention, and tobacco control. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Sajjad was a policy researcher for the Canadian Cancer Society where he led the smoke-free campuses initiative. Devoted to science communication, he created the Afya Yako program – a health promotion initiative that improved the health literacy of vulnerable Tanzanians. His work has been featured in major news outlets including BBC, CBC, IBN, Deutsche Welle Radio, Voice of America, and Global News Radio.

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