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Maame Panyin Darkwa, MHSc

Consultant

What a science mindset means to me:
The ability to approach complex problems by employing critical thinking and implementing evidence-based strategies.

Since joining Shift Health in 2021, Maame Panyin Darkwa has supported multiple high-impact projects for clients across the health research and innovation ecosystem including Janssen, Roche and the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities. Maame embraces opportunities to tackle the unique challenges of each new project and is adept at leveraging her science mindset to uncover critical data and deliver creative and meaningful insights to clients. 

Prior to Shift Health, Maame completed her Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Translational Research in Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. During her time in the program, Maame worked on a variety of knowledge translation and implementation projects that required the development of innovative techniques to solve complex health-related problems. A major highlight was Maame’s experience working alongside an interdisciplinary team of physicians, patients, and other healthcare practitioners at West Park’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic to develop strategies to encourage sustainable AAC device use. For her final year Capstone thesis, Maame worked with staff at the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (CAMH) Bridging Clinic, to complete a quality improvement (QI) project to identify, implement and evaluate novel approaches aimed at reducing clinic wait times.