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 Kurpad, SV 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 Berkman, Erica Field, Rohini 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 Engineering, Medical 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.