Hasan Merali
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Hasan Merali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Merali received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed fellowships in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children. During this time, Dr. Merali obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University and was appointed Associate Faculty at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, where he works with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit.

Dr. Merali is highly active in global research, particularly involving newborn resuscitation in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Merali holds two Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health grants for projects designed to lower neonatal mortality in Pakistan and Uganda. Currently, his research focuses on examining factors associated with child passenger helmet use in Vietnam and Thailand. In 2020, Dr. Merali was a recipient of the Hamilton Health Sciences Early Career Award for his project "Measurement of Child Passenger Helmet Use in Vietnam and Improving Measurement Methodology".

Dr. Merali is a member of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Oversight Committee at McMaster University and the Research Advisory Committee through the Department of Pediatrics. Outside the university, he is a liaison for the Helping Babies Survive Planning Group at the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health.

Dr. Merali can be reached via his administrative assistant, Sabrina Kernerman, at kerners@mcmaster.ca.
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