U of T expert attributes ‘dozens of deaths’ to decline in Toronto police traffic ticketing

by Toronto Star's David Rider, City Hall Bureau Chief and Ed Tubb [...] Tickets for moving violations have dropped by nearly two-thirds since 2013. Meanwhile, the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed has gone up nearly as dramatically. They include Erica Stark, a 42-year-old mother of three killed while walking on a...

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U of T Faculty Volunteer to Help Remote Brazilian University Build its First Qualitative Health Research Program

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Four years ago, Rozilaine Redi Lago was a visiting PhD student at U of T’s Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ). She was eager to develop a similar program at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC) in Brazil. After graduating, she taught...

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Targeting each of the four types of opioid-​related stigma can bring health policy and social change

By: Nicole Bodnar U of T researchers have identified four types of opioid-related stigma that depend on a variety of factors, including the context of opioid use, the social identity and networks of the person who is consuming the opioid, and what type of opioid is being consumed, including prescribed...

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Perceived loss of social status linked to rising mortality rate of white Americans

By: Nicole Bodnar The rising mortality rates of white Americans is due to a perceived loss of social status, not socioeconomic disadvantage, according to a provocative new study led by researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH). “This is a startling finding,” said Arjumand Siddiqi, Associate Professor...

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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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