Amani Massoud joined the Institute for Work & Health in March 2019 as a research associate through the Immigrant Insight Scholar Fellowship, a program developed by Access Alliance for Multicultural Health and Community Services. She is currently working with Dr. Peter Smith and Dr. Basak Yanar on a project exploring the role of employers and settlement agencies in safely integrating newcomers into the workforce in Canada.
Massoud holds a master's in public health from the University of Alexandria in Egypt and a master's in human rights from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She has worked as a consultant for a number of international organizations, including the Fund for Global Human Rights and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Between 2009 and 2014, she was the deputy director for the Right to Health Program and, later, the director of human rights education and campaigns at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.
Massoud has focused much of her work on health-related rights, including the rights of people living with HIV, the role of physicians and health professionals in promoting the right to health, violations to medical impartiality and violence in health-care settings. She is also a contributor to a number of online news outlets and magazines and, for the past two years, has served as an editorial board member of the iAM magazine, published by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation.