Hana Dhanji is a 2009-2010 Award Recipient of the Robert H. Catherwood Scholarship in International Relations at the University of Toronto for outstanding extracurricular participation and academic achievement with a focus on G8 country research. Her particular focus has been on Global Health
Hana Dhanji is pursuing a triple major honours BA in international relations, health studies and psychology. Her academic focus has been on the intersection between international relations and global health policy. Hana worked as Professor John Kirton’s research assistant from 2006 to 2008, focusing on global health compliance measures. She was a member of the G8 research group in 2006, specializing in compliance with financial commitments to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In 2007 she worked as research fellow in chronic disease epidemiology at the Centre for Global Health Research in St. Michael’s Hospital. From 2007 to 2008, Hana was research assistant to Professor Peter Coyte on a CIHR research grant related to the legal issues and healthcare costs of HIV-positive immigrants to Canada. She is completing a senior thesis with Professor Joseph Wong on the political determinants of infectious disease control, with assistance from the Yale School of Public Health. Hana intends to pursue an MA in international relations in London or Geneva, work for the World Health Organization and pursue a law degree.