Nathan M. Souza, MD, MEd
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Doctoral Candidate, Health Research Methodology (HRM) Programme

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Nathan M. Souza is a family and community physician who holds a medical degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (2002), a master’s degree in medical education from the National School of Public Health, Cuba (2006), a specialization in Health Economics and Management from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil (2006), and an International Baccalaureate from the United World Colleges, Canada (1994).

Nathan is a third year PhD student in the Health Research Methodology Program at McMaster University and is supervised by Dr. John Lavis. His doctoral research assesses -- through an overview of systematic reviews, a national survey, and a randomized controlled trial -- the use of evidence in primary healthcare sectors of the Ministry of Health of Brazil. He is also pursuing a diploma from the Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research, which involves collaborating on a systematic review of the effects of clinical decision support systems for primary preventive care with colleagues in McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit.

Nathan's main research interest includes knowledge translation and exchange in policy and clinical settings, particularly in primary healthcare. He is interested in systematic and scoping reviews, surveys, randomized trials, and qualitative research methodologies. He is a research assistant at the Program in Policy Decision-Making, a teaching assistant at McMaster University’s Health Systems and Health Policy course (BHSc program), and a research assistant for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, International Programs at University of Toronto.

Nathan is a recipient of the Canada's 2009 International Development Research Centre Doctoral Research Award and the Dr. Stuart MacLeod International Health Travel Fellowship. He was a Sauvé Foundation Fellow at McGill University (2006-2007) and an intern at the Pan American Health Organization, where he supported the development of Evidence-Informed Policy Networks in the America (2007-2008).