Faraz Vahid Shahidi is a Mustard post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Work & Health.
Shahidi joined the Institute in 2019, after completing a PhD in social and behavioural health sciences at the University of Toronto. His doctoral research examined the impact of unemployment benefit programs on the health of jobless workers. Prior to obtaining his PhD, he completed an MPhil in comparative social policy at the University of Oxford.
Shahidi is interested in the role that labour market conditions and surrounding policy environments play in shaping population health and health inequalities. His current program of research investigates the health consequences of adverse employment experiences, with a particular focus on the impact of precarious employment, low wages and stressful work environments.