Max Rady College of Medicine
Community Health Sciences
Room R070, 771 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W2
Associate director - technical collaborations, Institute of Global Public Health, University of Manitoba.
Dr. Faran Emmanuel has made significant contributions to the field of public health through his extensive research in the areas of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. He has specifically studied key populations that are at higher risk of acquiring and spreading the infection, including people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men.
His research focuses on improving surveillance systems for HIV and AIDS and developing methods for programmatic mapping and size estimation of key populations. He is also interested in universal health coverage and has conducted research on the vulnerability of street children.
Dr. Emmanuel has a passion for using scientific evidence to drive high impact public health policy and programs and has dedicated his career to this goal. Through his work, he has helped to improve the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs in over 30 countries. He is a sought-after advisor and has served on technical advisory committees for HIV surveillance in several countries across Asia and Africa.
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
Dr. Faran Emmanuel is an accomplished public health researcher and an assistant professor in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba. He also serves as the associate director for technical collaborations at the Institute of Global Public Health, where he provides key technical and strategic support to the public and private sectors of health in Pakistan. He has a passion for using scientific evidence to translate into high impact public health policy and programs and is a strong advocate of conducting research to achieve this goal.
Throughout his career, Dr. Emmanuel has been a leader in the field of HIV/AIDS research. He has focused on populations at higher risk of acquiring and spreading the infection, such as people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men. He has been involved in developing new methods to understand the HIV epidemic and has played a critical role in measuring and monitoring progress in reducing maternal, neonatal and child health morbidity and mortality.
As an expert in program science, Dr. Emmanuel has successfully applied theoretical and empirical scientific knowledge to improve the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs in over 30 countries across Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. He serves as an advisor to the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office for HIV Surveillance and has been a member of technical advisory committees for HIV surveillance in several countries across Asia and Africa.
Dr. Emmanuel received his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery from Punjab University in 1992 and a master of science in epidemiology from The Aga Khan University in 2000. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Health Services Academy in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Master of science in epidemiology (2000), The Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery (1992), Punjab University, Pakistan