Life Sciences Tutor (Epidemiology)
BSc, University of Victoria
MS, Tufts University
MPH, Tufts University
PhD, University of British Columbia
Negar is an advocate for health and environmental issues, and is especially interested in science communication. She is motivated by the need to create more effective programs and policies to achieve social change, and to bridge the gap between research, communication and real-world problems. Her teaching is driven by curiosity and a desire to make a difference, and she has been a facilitator with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC.
She has worked for various national and international public health and nutrition organizations. Her current focus is on the risks around infectious diseases and how to improve prevention programs, message development, and information dissemination for future outbreaks. Negar is interdisciplinary in her approach, and applies both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand complex health, environment, risk and policy issues. In the classroom, she draws on real-world problems and participatory approaches to help students make connections between disciplines.
Negar has lived on four continents and speaks five languages. She spent two winters in South America and Antarctica where she made several penguin friends. When in North America, she can often be found riding her bike or playing outside in the mountains and oceans.