Farah Shroff

Farah Shroff

United States US United States US


Dr Farah Mahrukh Coomi Shroff is a Takemi Fellow in International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Canadian public intellectual with expertise in global public health research and education. Her research envisions and develops Health for All, emphasizing women, global communities of color, and the environment. She pursues three main areas of inquiry: 

  • Integrative health approaches–Yoga, Ayurveda, meditation and so forth
  • Social/environmental justice
  • Health systems design and delivery

Besides her edited book, The New Midwifery: Reflections on Renaissance and Regulation, she has published many articles on yoga, Ayurveda, health systems, gender equity, reproduction, midwifery, HIV, sexuality, mental well-being and so forth. UNESCO has commissioned her to write their high-level technical piece on Ayurvedic medicine. 

Dr Shroff’s passion about the health and human rights of women, children and the environment led her to found Maternal and Infant Health Canada (MIHCan), a global public health collaborative that focuses on improving the lives of women and young ones through education, research and innovation. 

A proud Zarthusti, Dr Shroff has been an active community member since she was a youth in Vancouver until today when she has organized many physical health, recreational and other events for the community. She also led a study of Zarthusti women, the ZXX project, and mentored younger members of the community. You can find the ZXX project at: ZXXresearch.med.ubc.ca

It gives her great joy to teach yoga, dance, self-defense, laughter yoga, meditation, nature immersion (Shinrinyoku in Japanese and Salim Yok in Korean) and other mind-body arts.

She is regularly featured in the media and had a television spot called “Dr Shroff Talks about Holistic Health”. Radio Canada features Dr Shroff as their public health expert (in French). 

You can find her on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-farah-shroff-172a4627/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farah.shroff