• Portrait of Faran Emmanual
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    Room R070, 771 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W2

    Phone: 204-975-7784   


Associate director - technical collaborations, Institute of Global Public Health, University of Manitoba.

Accepting graduate students

  • Master’s - yes
  • PhD - no

Research interests

  • Second generation surveillance for HIV and AIDS
  • Programmatic mapping and size estimation of key populations
  • Developing monitoring and evaluation systems for health programs
  • Universal health coverage
  • Street children and vulnerability


  • Key populations for HIV/AIDS
  • Surveillance
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Universal health coverage
  • Street children
  • Epidemic appraisals

Research summary

Dr. Emmanuel has significantly conducted public health research within areas of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. He has specifically worked with populations at a higher risk of acquiring and spreading HIV infection including people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men.

He has been involved in developing methodological approaches to understand the HIV epidemic and more specifically understanding key populations and their role as drivers of the epidemic globally. His work also includes improving methods and analysis of public health information systems to measure and monitor progress in the coverage and outcomes of programs to reduce maternal, neonatal and child health morbidity and mortality.


Dr. Faran Emmanuel is an assistant professor in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba and also serves as the associate director for technical collaborations in the Institute of Global Public Health. He is also has an adjunct faculty position at the Health Services Academy, Islamabad, which is the premier public health institution in Pakistan.

Dr. Emmanuel is a strong advocate of research being conducted to generate scientific evidence, which effectively translates into high impact public health policy and programs. Over years, his HIV research program with key population has expanded to over 30 countries across Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Carribean, with a strong emphasis on using knowledge gains from research to develop high impact public health programs.

As a part of the UM’s global health team, Dr. Emmanuel has utilized the “program science approach” i.e., the systematic application of theoretical and empirical scientific knowledge to improve the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs. He serves as an advisor to WHO-EMRO office for HIV surveillance and has been a member of technical advisory committees for HIV surveillance in a number of countries across Asia and Africa. Dr. Emmanuel leads the University of Manitoba’s Global Health program in Pakistan, where he provides leads technical and strategic support to the public and private sectors of health in Pakistan.


  • MSc in Epidemiology, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan (2000)
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery), Punjab University, Pakistan (1992)

ORCID profile

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Faran Emmanuel's profile

Contact us

Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada