Fahad Razak


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


My research focuses on two main areas:

Domain 1: Randomized Control Trials (RCT) of health interventions in low-income settings.
I am co-leading two trials:

1. A household-level RCT of solar-powered lighting as kerosene replacement in a rural region of Odisha, India that has no reliable access to on-grid electricity. Our primary outcomes cover multiple domains related to health and economic productivity.
(Co-Principal Investigators: Anura KurpadSV Subramanian)
2. A village-level RCT in Tamil Nadu, India that will provide the first direct experimental evidence for the impact of Microfinance on maternal and fetal health outcomes.
(Co-Principal Investigators: Lisa BerkmanErica FieldRohini Pande).

Domain 2: Big-Data Development and Analytics.
I am co-leading two projects:

1. Methodologic Research Around Rising Variance in Population Measures of Health Using Large Datasets. (Co-Principal Investigator: SV Subramanian)
2. General Internal Medicine Inpatient (GEMINI) Clinical Data Research Network, a research platform across seven hospitals that extracts electronic patient data on all general medicine admissions. (Co-Principal Investigator: Amol Verma)

I completed an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science-Biomedical EngineeringMedical Doctorate, Residency and Fellowship in General Medicine all from the University of Toronto. My research training was in the Health Research Methodology Program at McMaster (MSc), and a David E Bell Fellowship at Harvard where I remain a Visiting Scientist.

Please note: Dr. Razak is not taking any summer students in 2017.


Recent Publications

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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Internist, Division of General Internal Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Visiting Scientist, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University