Umair Majid currently works at McMaster University on health policy evaluations for government agencies and the University Health Network in Toronto, ON on patient engagement strategies in hospital planning, service delivery, and evaluation. He is also an investigator at Hamilton Health Sciences and Sinai Health System and has collaborated with both public and private health care organizations on various initiatives across Canada and around the world.
Umair's undergraduate is in Life Sciences and has a Master's degree in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University and a Master of Education (lesson planning, curriculum design, and program evaluation) from Queen's University. In the past, he has been involved in teaching and instruction of both graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as designing and evaluating courses and programs at McMaster University. He has taught in the life, health, and social sciences. Umair's primary expertise is research methods of qualitative research in health policy work. Currently, he is finishing a Ph.D. in health services management and organization at the University of Toronto looking at how to strengthen the impact of organizational vision on hospital performance.