Doctoral candidate Mohammad Karamouzian awarded the 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship

Mohammad Karamouzian

UBC PhD candidate in the School of Population and Public Health, Mohammad Karamouzian, is one of two UBC recipients of the prestigious 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship.

Each year, up to 15 scholarships are awarded by The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation to support doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People, and their Natural Environment. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholars are highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and expected to become leading national and international figures.

Mohammad Karamouzian’s passion for global equity in health and social justice grew from concerns for the homeless drug users he worked with as a volunteer at an NGO food bank in Iran. An HIV/AIDS epidemiologist, Mohammad works with world-renowned researchers to affect positive change in current harm reduction policies.

“Mohammad is a truly outstanding researcher who despite still being a doctoral student has made a real difference, in both Canada and Iran,” says Thomas Kerr, Assistant Professor, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. “Mohammad cares deeply about protecting the health of vulnerable populations and will undoubtedly continue to make important contributions through his work.”

Learn more about Mohammad and his research.