The SAHARA Study, conducted by Population Health Research Institute
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SAHARA Project - South Asian HeArt Risk Assessment Study 

The Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University

The David Braley Cardiac, Vascular & Stroke Research Institute RmC.3 115

Hamilton General Hospital237 Barton Street East. Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2


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Call us at: (905) 527-4322 ext. 40378


Study Sponsored by: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario


Principal Investigator: Dr. Sonia Anand

Research Coordinator:  Ms. Dipika Desai


Co-investigators:  Dr. Phillip Joseph, Dr. Zainab Samaan, Dr. Andrew Mente, Dr. Catherine Middleton, Dr. Zubin Punthakee, Dr. Baiju Shah, Mr. Shofiqul Islam, Dr. Jane Irvine, Dr. Gui Pare, Dr. Joseph Beyene, Dr. B. Doobay, Ms. Karleen Schulze


Study Team: Stena Sothiratnam, Sherry Zafar, Cassandra Sum, Zahra Sohani, Fahd Naufal, Andre Oliveira, Reeta Varma, Debi Sloane, Arjun Kumar, Taran Ohson, Yashoda Valliere, Stacey Nezic,  Enrico Rullo, Chetna Mistry, Sindoora  Iyer



Links of Interest



Heart and Stroke Foundation South Asian Resources



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