Since the early 19th century, our school has been a public health leader.

From our beginnings in sanitation science, nutrition and vaccine development to today’s advances in chronic disease prevention, we are deeply engaged in a broad array of multi-disciplinary, problem-oriented research that benefits people across the globe.


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Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation (IHPME)

In 2014, IHPME a global leader in health policy, health services and clinical epidemiology, joined the School, creating one of the world’s largest public health schools with a shared vision of improving health and health systems. IHPME translates experience into evidence to set best practices and deliver better health outcomes. By bridging the gaps between clinical, organizational and policy, IHPME makes significant contributions in system design, performance management, health policy and economics, health services research, quality improvement and patient safety.

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Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (CVPD)

With leadership housed at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, we are developing an interdisciplinary group of academic researchers, educators and public health advocates. Our vision is to catalyze cutting-edge research and education that maximizes the health benefits of immunization for everyone. We aim to contribute locally and globally to healthy communities through excellence in interdisciplinary vaccine-preventable disease and immunization research and education.

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Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH)

The Institute aims to promote the health of Indigenous peoples — one of the biggest inequity issues facing Canadians — in Canada and globally using multidisciplinary, population and community-based participatory research approaches. Established in 2014 with a $10-million gift from Michael and Amira Dan, the Institute aspires to have a major impact on society by providing innovative solutions to promote thriving Indigenous communities. Following the gift, the School established an advisory committee dedicated to community-based collaboration, including key voices from Indigenous communities, to shape the Institute’s mission.

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Institute for Global Health Equity & Innovation (IGHEI)

The Institute for Global Health Equity & Innovation is creating a pandemic of health and imagining and creating a healthier, fairer and more sustainable world, together.

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Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB)

JCB is a network of more than 180 multidisciplinary professionals who improve healthcare standards locally, nationally and internationally. As a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics, the Centre’s faculty and alumni play a vital role globally planning and responding to pandemics, most recently during the West African Ebola epidemic.

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Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CCQHR)

The Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, known as CQ, builds capacity in the health sciences to advance critical and theoretically-informed qualitative inquiry. As a hub for researchers, graduate students, and professors teaching and conducting qualitative research, CQ promotes research that addresses the socio-political dimensions of health and questions prevailing assumptions that naturalize health.

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