Wasifa Zarin (MPH) is the research manager of the SPOR Evidence Alliance and is located at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She has a strong interest in the science of evidence synthesis and its uptake in the decision-making process. She has been working with Dr. Tricco and Dr. Straus since 2014 and has contributed to a range of knowledge synthesis products for decision-makers locally (Ontario Drug Policy Research Network), nationally (Health Canada), and internationally (World Health Organization) using a range of methodologies.
Wasifa manages the Alliance’s day-to-day operations, including management of the query service, monitoring progress and reporting to appropriate committees for ongoing strategic direction and recommendations, overseeing all data collection for reporting purposes, and contributing to the development and implementation of all Alliance initiatives and activities.