Lack of Health Data Hurting Black Canadians, Say Researchers

by Gabrielle Giroday, Faculty of Medicine The health of Black Canadian women may be endangered by a lack of data, according to a first-of-its-kind paper from the University of Toronto. The paper – published this month in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved – explains how...

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Tracking Global Health Improvements with New Method to Count the Dead

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Getting a snapshot of a country’s health statistics is as easy as using simple causes of death and disability surveys with open-source data. Best of all, the method is low cost and reproducible. Professor Prabhat Jha did just that with his National Burden...

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DLSPH welcomes Victoria Arrandale as Assistant Professor of Occupational & Environment Health

Victoria Arrandale joined the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Assistant Professor (tenure-stream) in the Occupational & Environment Health Division (OEH) on November 1, 2019. Arrandale is an occupational health expert whose research focuses on assessing, developing and evaluating interventions to...

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Remembering Dr. Jay Keystone (1942-​2019)

“That’s the sad thing with life, There’s people always leavin’ just as other folks arrive” -- Josh Ritter The DLSPH community mourns Dr. Jay Keystone — a giant in the worlds of tropical medicine, travel medicine, public health and medical education — who died on September 3, 2019 after a...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Kang Laiyi

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Kang Laiyi — an internationally recognized researcher in HIV, AIDS and infectious disease — who died on October 5, 2019 at the age of 84. “Dr. Kang was a visionary who was at the forefront of promoting global collaboration as key to effectively dealing with...

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U of T Professor Andreas Laupacis takes the helm at the CMAJ

By Brianne Tulk The next phase of Dr. Andreas Laupacis’s career is hardly a goodbye. A professor in the Department of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a general internist and palliative care physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and scientist at...

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Study led by U of T professor shows male surgeons make more than female surgeons for same time worked

By Gabrielle Giroday, Faculty of Medicine Female surgeons in Ontario are earning 24 per cent less than their male counterparts for the same time spent in surgeries, a new study involving University of Toronto researchers shows. The study – published in JAMA Surgery today – studied more than 3,200 male...

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For One Professor, The Climate Strike Was a Classroom

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Brook didn’t just reschedule his weekly “Introduction to Public Health – Traffic Air Pollution Case Study” class on Friday, he held it at Queen’s Park, during the Global Climate Strike. MPH student Roshaneh Jaffer, a work-study communications assistant at DLSPH, spoke with the air pollution expert about...

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Prof Carles Muntaner Inducted to The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

DLSPH Prof. Carles Muntaner has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences – one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community. DLSPH writer Françoise Makanda spoke with Muntaner to learn more about the award and its impact on his work. Q: Congratulations on this recognition! How do...

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“It’s not only whether you wake up and feel healthy but when you wake up, do you have access to land and food security?”

A DLSPH Researcher on Access to Care in the Far North By Heidi Singer After spending her early years in Labrador, the North was always part of Prof. Susan Chatwood’s circle of friends and family.  So it felt like a natural place to land when she became a nurse in...

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