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:
The Office of Global Public Health Education & Training (OGPHE&T) is the knowledge hub of global health educational activities at DLSPH, offering multidisciplinary graduate and undergraduate education in global health, student practicum placements, seminars, lectures, and other training opportunities.
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:
- Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital, led by Professor Prabhat Jha
- Centre for Child Global Health at Sick Kids Hospital, led by Professors Stanley Zlotkin and Zulfiqar Bhutta
- International Centre for Disability Research at the University of Toronto, led by Professor Stephanie Nixon
- Global Health Program at the Department of Family & Community Medicine, led by Professor Katherine Rouleau
- Office of Transformative Global Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, led by Professor Akwatu Khenti
- WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion is based at the DLSPH and co-directed by Professors Suzanne Jackson and Blake Poland.