Qamar Zaido, has a master’s degree in Psychology from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan and Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto. Currently, Qamar is a PhD student in Health Policy and Equity at the York University. His research interests include comparative policy analysis for chronic disease management among low-income populations in Canada. Before starting his PhD, Qamar coordinated a Public Health Agency of Canada funded Migration and Diabetes research, examining risk factors of developing diabetes and its management in four newcomer communities in Toronto. He also coordinated the Rapid Health Assessment in four low-income neighbourhoods in Toronto conducted by Centre for Research for Inner City Health at the St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Qamar’s doctoral research looks at the social exclusion, perceived discrimination and chronic diseases management among low-income population in Ontario.