Shahan is a PhD candidate at the School of Public Health Science, specializes in digital epidemiology, harnessing technology to combat pressing public health issues stemming from climate change. His research revolves around using cost-effective technologies and artificial intelligence to address critical public health challenges arising from climate change. Shahan has always had a burning desire to change the world and bring a positive change to people's lives, especially those living in underserved communities. In collaboration with UNICEF in Mongolia, he actively engages in initiatives employing low-cost air quality sensors to monitor and predict adverse outcomes related to air pollution exposure in underserved communities. Shahan is the recipient of the NSERC scholarship and will serve as a 2023 COP observer representing the University of Waterloo.