Khalil is a fourth-year Health Sciences student, concentration in Biomedical Sciences, with a minor in Statistics. Throughout high school, he was always invested in volunteering with community outreach programs and tutoring. Growing up in the GTA, as dense as the population was in certain areas, there was a clear difference in health inequities. Social and spatial determinants of health, in part, do tell a big story when it comes to morbidity and mortality. He hopes to tell this story through implementing statistical analysis and leveraging big data.
His current work in the Spatial Determinants of Health Lab involves examining multiple causes of mortality in Canada by uniquely considering socioeconomic and spatial variation of these multiple causes. Sticking to his passion for data and statistics, he is using comprehensive multiple cause data from vital statistics and census-linked administrative data.
Outside the lab, Khalil is a cooking fanatic and enjoys the simpler pleasures of life such as hiking, playing Soccer, and snowboarding. He also spends his time as a Site Coordinator at Carleton University for Let’s Talk Science Ottawa as well as a research intern at his field placement with Canadian Blood Services.