Dr. Hadal El-Hadi (she/her/hers) is a first-generation immigrant from Sudan and is a second-year resident in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Her interests and experiences are focused on structural and systemic inequities and their impacts on health equity, health promotion, and access to culturally safe care for marginalized communities, including Black as well as immigrant and refugee health.
Dr. El-Hadi’s interests in advocacy and equity has motivated her in multiple facets of her career. She strongly believes in the importance of educating and motivating people into taking notice of injustices and working as a team to improve the lives of those around us. One of the biggest reasons she pursued medicine as a career was because she wanted to be part of a collective that helps children and adults in Canada and globally have a fighting chance to be happy. Her interests include working with national non-profit organizations to address anti-Black racism in Canada, as well as conducting health equity research.
Dr. El-Hadi received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She has recently completed a Master of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK and has started her residency training at UBC in Public Health and Preventative Medicine.