Jemal Demeke is a researcher at the Wellesley Institute. He has consistently used his community organizing experience to inform his public health research approaches. His research spans infectious disease epidemiology, implementation science, and equitable health interventions.
African, Caribbean, and Black communities have a continued presence in his professional focus. He has founded equity initiatives in large organizations, led workshops to healthcare providers, and built relationships between community stakeholders and health agencies. His work at the Wellesley Institute leverages these experiences to inform policy change for racialized communities across Canada