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Roxana Salehi

Roxana Salehi

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Roxana Salehi

Senior Research Associate, Centre for Global Child Health at SickKids Hospital AND Principal Consultant, Vitus Consulting

PhD in Environmental Studies 2011

“My supervisor’s support enabled me to receive a CIHR grant and work on an amazing community based project”

About Roxana Salehi

Dr. Roxana Salehi is passionate about helping organizations use research and evaluation evidence to make better decisions. As a global health research scientist, she and her team at Centre for Global Child Health at Hospital for Sick Children aim to train 1500 nurses and health workers in Ghana by 2020, all part of an ambitious national scale up of a nursing education program.

Roxana founded her own consulting company in 2014, Vitus Consulting, ( and works with a range of local agencies on issues related to evaluation capacity building and program evaluation. Roxana has a PhD in Community Health from York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies and certificates in statistical modeling form Inter-university Consortium in Social and Political Research at University of Michigan. She is a Canadian Evaluation Society Credentialed Evaluator.


  • CIHR Post Doctoral Award
  • CIHR Doctoral Award
  • Academic Distinction Award (Brock University)


  • 2015-2020 Co-investigator, Monitoring and Evaluation of Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership (PNEP) - Centre for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Global Affairs Canada funded project.
  • 2017- How do you measure sustainability of global health programs? Presented at American Evaluation Association Conference, 2017, Washington DC: From Learning to Action
  • 2015 Cardiovascular risk factors and 30-year cardiovascular risk in homeless adults with mental illness BMC Public Health 2015, 15:165 doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1472-4