Jeffrey Brook receives shared teaching appointment at DLSPH and Engineering

Jeffrey Brook — a nationally and internationally recognized researcher in air quality and health —  received a budgetary cross appointment at DLSPH and U of T Engineering on September 1, 2018. “Environment continues to be a key interest to all students and through both classes and research I hope to...

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Higher levels of urinary fluoride associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children

Higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children, according to University of Toronto and York University researchers. “Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the growing fetal nervous system may be negatively affected by higher levels of...

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U of T leading a new training program to strengthen Ontario’s public health workforce

group photo of PHESC Team

Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change aims to improve professional skills in health equity, population health assessment and effective public health practice Earlier this spring, the University of Toronto received a $1-million Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health-and Well-Being grant to support a comprehensive training program to improve...

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DLSPH welcomes Pierre Lee, Business Manager

Pierre Lee will take on a new role with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Business Manager on September 17, 2018. In this role, Pierre will work closely with the CAO to provide leadership in finance, human resources and space management. He will be responsible for ensuring...

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Three DLSPH faculty named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Professors Patricia O’Campo, Raisa Deber and Prabhat Jha were named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, joining 2,000 Canadian artists, scientists and scholars in this prestigious group. “It’s thrilling to be recognized by a group of...

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Prescribing employment: Study identifies key features of interventions to help patients get jobs

By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital  Health care organizations can play a key role in supporting unemployed patients find a job, suggests a new study by University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital researchers. “Employment status is a key social determinant of health, or a social aspect that impacts our...

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DLSPH Open: Welcome to the 2018-​19 Academic Year

Dear colleagues, I am delighted to welcome everyone to the 2018-19 Academic Year, and a warm welcome to the more than 485 incoming students to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. A message to our new cohort joining us this month:...

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Mapping Partner Selection Among Gay and Bisexual Men Highlights Public Health Intervention Opportunities

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health A new study by DLSPH researchers describes geographic movements between sexual partners that may inform opportunities for sexually transmitted infection (STI) intervention. “The geography of sex is often overlooked. STIs tend to move in space and time...

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DLSPH Blog – Why U of T is launching a public health-​led Immunization Research and Education Centre

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph[at]utoronto.ca Immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions that saves millions of lives every year from infectious disease...

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Megan Saad helps develop training program to improve health care for transgender sexual assault survivors

Janice Du Mont and Megan Saad

Megan Saad is helping to develop a training program to educate nurses on how to provide “trans-affirming” care to improve health services for trans persons who have experienced sexual violence. “Trans people in their most critical time of need are often unable to access supports due to poor treatment from...

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