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 carried out in three units:
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
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.
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