Jemal Demeke is a researcher at Wellesley Institute. His research spans topics such as sociodemographic data, infectious disease epidemiology, implementation science, organizational change and equitable health interventions. He has worked for human rights centres, community-based organizations, Ivy League universities and hospital networks.
Black and other racialized communities have a continued presence in his professional focus. He has founded equity initiatives in large organizations, led workshops to educators, healthcare providers and policymakers, and built relationships between community stakeholders and health agencies. His work at Wellesley Institute leverages these experiences to inform policy change in data management and governance across Canada.