In the News

Outreach and Access Program helps high school students from under-​represented communities discover public health and health system careers

Through a new pilot outreach and access program, the DLSPH is providing an educational pathway and necessary supports to inspire high school students from underrepresented communities to learn about public health and health systems as career options, achieve their potential, improve their communities, and play a leadership role in creating...

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Two DLSPH PhD Students Selected for 2018 Health System Impact Fellow Profiles

DLSPH PhD candidates Joslyn Trowbridge and Sophie Roher are among the recipients of the first doctoral CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship. Both candidates’ projects will use research methodology to improve and distribute care among vulnerable populations. “I feel very lucky and extremely excited about this brand new opportunity,” said Trowbridge,...

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Lobbying Efforts for Mental Health Initiatives for Black Canadians Bears Fruit

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH It started more than five years ago when PhD candidate Nakia Lee-Foon joined The Black Health Alliance (BHA) as a board member while she was earning her Master’s degree. She was eager to make a difference and improve health and access to care...

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Why a Black Box in the Operating Room is Good for Health Care: IHPME Researcher

by Rebecca Biason, Communications Officer, IHPME Many of us are familiar with the purpose of a black box on an airplane flight; they record audio from the cockpit and capture relevant data so that when something goes wrong, investigators are able to determine what happened, identify risks, and prevent future...

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DLSPH Faculty Member Makes Gift to Increase Public Health and Health Systems Outreach Through Lecture Series

“I think I flatter myself in saying that I can spot good organizations,” Leslie Boehm said reverently. “I’ve worked in great and big hospitals all of my career and been associated with others and you learn to spot the good organizations. When I say Dalla Lana and IHPME are...

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Three DLSPH faculty Receive Canada Research Chairs

Improving sexual and gender minority health, genome data sciences, and integrative molecular epidemiology are research priorities for three new Canada Research Chairs awarded to DLSPH faculty. Professors Daniel Grace, Lisa Strug and Rayjean Hung received Canada Research Chairs from the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat on November 13, 2018. “This Chair...

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DLSPH and UHN Launch Health Policy Blog

Medical Files

By: Dr. Kevin Smith and Professor Adalsteinn Brown Like every other domain of science, health care leaders must manage the onslaught of new evidence and insight. The number of papers published each month that describe what to do or what not to do to improve health care would overwhelm even...

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Patient engagement in research can improve health and the health system

CMAJ cover photo: building blocks of care

Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection of 17 innovative Demonstration projects – from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more – highlights the value of patient engagement in research. Engaging Patients in Health Research:...

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PhD Biostatistics candidate Dawn Yang receives Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship

When Dr. Edwin Leong (MSc 1974) gave generously to the University of Toronto in 2017 to establish the Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship, he hoped the award would “attract the best and brightest students from around the globe to U of T.” Today, Dr. Leong’s vision has become a reality. Three extraordinary students have been...

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DLSPH Open: Creating a Strong Academic Plan for the DLSPH

Academic planning is an integral part of the University of Toronto ecosystem and I am pleased to share that this fall, the DLSPH initiated an academic planning process to complete a plan covering 2019 to 2024. The DLSPH has enjoyed tremendous growth and success since transitioning from a school to...

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