The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is a leader in global health at the University of Toronto and part of a multi-layered, complex landscape of global health efforts throughout the University.

The School’s global health activities are diverse and include:

Office of Global Public Health Education & Training

The OGPHET stimulates a robust community of global health students and faculty. It is home to the Global Health Emphasis Program, supports collaborations with leading global institutions and administers the Student Global Health Research Travel Awards, among other functions.

Global Health Emphasis Program

Institute for Global Health Equity & Innovation

The IGHEI a university-wide Institute that is addressing health inequities through innovation. It hosted Creating a Pandemic of Health, a transformative Global Health Summit in fall 2014 that launched several initiatives, including:

  • new definitions of and methods for measuring health
  • health of mega-cities
  • global health policies and politics
  • addressing the “convergence” agenda
  • sustainable health systems
  • global big data


Dalla Lana School of Public Health Divisions,Institutes and centres

The School’s Divisions and IHPME each have a complement of global health faculty who teach and embed global health in their coursework and degree programs.  A number of faculty members lead or co-lead major global health units outside U of T, including, for example:

  1. Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital, led by Professor Prabhat Jha
  2. Centre for Child Global Health at Sick Kids Hospital, led by Professors Stanley Zlotkin and Zulfiqar Bhutta
  3.  International Centre for Disability Research at the University of Toronto, led by Professor Stephanie Nixon
  4.  Global Health Program at the Department of Family & Community Medicine, led by Professor Katherine Rouleau
  5. Office of Transformative Global Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, led by Professor Akwatu Khenti

Our Faculty

Global Health at the University of Toronto

Sandra Rotman Centre
Grand Challenges Canada
Centre for Global Engineering