Jida El Hajjar
Vice President, Investments and Health Promotion
Québec Young Executive
Jida El Hajjar is a scientist who cumulated more than six years of clinical and patient care expertise in oncology. After having completed her PhD in molecular biology, she joined the clinical research unit specialized in phase 1 and “first-in-human” oncology clinical trials at the Jewish General Hospital. She subsequently worked at the Rossy Cancer Network, a long-term collaborative initiative between McGill University, McGill University Health Centre, Jewish General Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital Center, that aims to improve survival rates and quality of care provided to cancer patients. In her current position as Vice President in Investment and Health Promotion, Jida establishes the investment strategies to support the mission of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. She directs the research programs, the community support services offered to patients and caregivers, as well as the patient education and awareness program. Her current interests include patient advocacy, health literacy, and applications of innovation in clinical services.