‘Are you sure you don’t have a background in medicine?’

October 29, 2019 | Burlington, Ontario
Contributed by Sonia Verma, Manager, Strategic Communications

Manaf Zargoush’s research is all about answering one of humanity’s oldest questions: What does my future hold? (Photo by Georgia Kirkos)

“Are you sure you don’t have a background in medicine?”

Manaf Zargoush gets that a lot.

Zargoush — who does have two doctorates — is working on many things: a solution to part of Canada’s pressing hallway medicine problem, and a tool to predict how and when older adults will experience disability. He’s tracking how seniors’ mobility changes with age, developing a model for tailor-made hypertension treatment and creating a model to predict how physicians think, so they can take their individual behaviour into account when prescribing treatment.

And he’s doing it all with data and math.

An assistant professor of health policy and management in the DeGroote School of Business, Zargoush works with experts from a broad range of disciplines, using complex data analysis to find the answer to a question humans have asked since the dawn of time: What does my future hold?

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