Zakir Hossin is an epidemiologist by training and is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Zakir obtained his PhD from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. His broad scientific interests include fetal/developmental origins of disease and social determinants of heath, with a particular focus on intergenerational transmission of disease risks. The overarching goal of Zakir’s research is to enhance knowledge about how parental socioeconomic and health disadvantages before childbirth influence health and developmental outcomes in children during childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, and across the life course. He is currently leading a project which aims to investigate the role of maternal chronic diseases in the developmental origins of long-term offspring health outcomes. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council on Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) and utilizes nationwide register-based data from Sweden and province-wide register and survey data from British Columbia, Canada.

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