Ali joined HQC in June 2021. As an epidemiologist, Ali has extensive research experience in the areas of minority, immigrant, vulnerable populations, and Indigenous health. He is an adjunct professor in the College of Medicine at University of Saskatchewan where he teaches medical undergraduate research courses and graduate courses in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology.
In his role as a researcher at HQC, Ali collaborates and works with Indigenous stakeholder groups, community partners, and other researchers to advance research in the areas of First Nations and Métis Health in Saskatchewan.
Ali has a PhD in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Saskatchewan. His postdoctoral research, conducted at the University of Saskatchewan, was focused in infectious disease epidemiology and in Realist research. Ali also holds a master of divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon and master of business administration from University of Fredericton, with a specialty in innovation leadership. He is also a pastor and Adjunct Professor at Lutheran Theological Seminary, where he teaches graduate courses and advances academic pursuits at the intersection of faith/spirituality/religion and health, religious institutions, and the health care system. Ali loves traveling and learning about different people and cultures and has been to more than 40 countries.