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Chandni Sondagar, MPH, PMP
Knowledge Broker


Chandni’s areas of expertise include public health, immunization, knowledge translation and health promotion.


Developing innovative approaches to bridge the gap between knowledge and action has always been an area of focus for Chandni Sondagar. Through her work, she aims to reduce the time it takes to move research and evidence into the hands of people and organizations who can take the knowledge and put it to practical use to strengthen public health activities and programs.

Chandni has over 10 years of experience working in public health in various areas including research, policy, health promotion and knowledge translation. Over her career, she has led national level projects to support public health professionals to strengthen immunization programs across Canada. Major projects include the development of the online resource center, CANVax, and a vaccine tracking application for mobile devices called CANImmunize. Chandni also volunteers at the Science to Business Network, which provides training, support and networking opportunities for science graduates.

Chandni has a BSc with honours in biopharmaceutical sciences (genomics) from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Waterloo. Before joining CCSA in August 2019, she held roles at the Canadian Public Health Association, Immunize Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada. 

In her spare time, you can find Chandni with a map in her hand, planning her next travel adventure. 

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