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Researcher Spotlight: Fakir Yunus

Fakir Yunus is a Mitacs Accelerate post-doctoral fellow at Dalhousie University, in the Department of Psychology where he is engaged with Injury Free Nova Scotia as his industry partner. Yunus is a medical doctor (MBBS) from Bangladesh. After completing MPH from BRAC University James P Grant School of Public Health, he completed MSc and PhD from The University of Saskatchewan. Before moving to Canada for higher studies, he worked as Senior Research Associate at BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (Impact Assessment Unit)- the largest NGO in the world based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Yunus has over ten years of experience working on a variety of public health projects with a major portion of his research career involved in managing several Randomized Controlled Trails (RCT) studies.

His ongoing RCT study examines whether the personality-targeted psychological intervention for substance misuse results in reduced risk-taking behaviours and physical injury among 1st and 2nd year university undergraduate students. Details of this project can be found in the Mitacs projects:

Learn more about Yunus, attached is:

  • Yunus' List of Works

  • Yunus' Policy Notes on Injury Prevention in Nova Scotia

  • Yunus' Injury in Nova Scotia

To chat with Yunus about his work please email:

Yunus List of Works
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Injury in Nova scotia_ 2-pager_FMY + SHS Mar 03 2021-1
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Injury policy brief- FMY_ July 7th 2021-1
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