Mohammad Karamouzian. DVM, MSc, is a Research Assistant with the BC Centre on Substance Use and a Master of Science student at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where his research focuses on addressing HIV/STI-related stigmas among youth. Mohammad was introduced to the areas of population and public health while completing his training as a veterinarian. Because of his passion for social medicine, he later joined the Regional Knowledge Hub and WHO Collaborating Center for HIV Surveillance, a centre that has a collaboration agreement signed by WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office and the Ministry of Health of Iran. Since 2011, Mohammad has contributed to national HIV surveillance programs among female sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners in Iran.
Since his enrollment at UBC, he has won several awards, including the Shaughnessy Hospital Volunteer Society Fellowship in Health Care, the Northern Telecom Graduate Fellowship, and the Ann and William Messenger Graduate Fellowship.