Professors Carol Strike and Lori Ross named Division Head and PhD Director for Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division

Professor Carol Strike will assume the role of DLSPH’s Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division Head on July 1, 2017. A full-time, paid U of T faculty member since 2010 (and a status-only member from 2001 to 2010), Strike is a health services researcher with a particular interest in harm...

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Faculty and Staff Honoured at 2017 Public Health Sciences Awards and Retirement Lunch

More than 50 Public Health Sciences faculty and staff attended the awards lunch on June 16, 2017 at U of T’s Faculty Club to celebrate members of the community who have made an impact in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and beyond. The following faculty and staff were...

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Dr. Khaled Almilaji enrolls in Executive Master of Health Informatics Program

Dr. Khaled Almilaji, a Syrian physician affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban, arrived in Toronto on June 16 and will begin the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s (IHPME) Executive Master of Health Informatics Program on June 21, 2017. “Our School is committed to values that embrace human...

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Dr. France Gagnon named Associate Dean of Research

Dr. France Gagnon, Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, is DLSPH’s new Associate Dean of Research as of June 1, 2017. “I am delighted to welcome France to the Faculty’s leadership team in this important role where she will further our diverse research portfolio of...

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Indigenous researchers receive $2.6 million grant for Indigenous Maternal and Child Health Program

A unique Indigenous-led, community-hospital-university-private sector partnership to enhance Indigenous maternal and child health will address some of the underlying causes of health inequity through an innovative new action-research project. The “Kind Faces Sharing Places: An Action Research Project for Indigenous Families During and After Pregnancy and Birth” project will aim...

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Suzanne Stewart leads U of T centre for Indigenous mental health and homelessness

By Hannah James Professor Suzanne Stewart is transforming research in Indigenous mental health and homelessness in Canada. The rate of homelessness for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people is higher than that of the general Canadian population, and Stewart says there has been a dearth of culturally relevant research to...

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Midwives as Partners in Inclusive Primary Care

DLSPH Student Blog By: Jen Goldberg RM, MPH (Family Community Medicine) student With the unfolding of spring, midwives are recognizing International Day of the Midwife (May 5) and queer and trans people are readying themselves for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17). As a queer midwife and...

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Olympic athletes disproportionately white and privately educated compared to general population

White and privately educated Olympic athletes, particularly Winter Olympic Games athletes, are over-represented on four high-income country Olympic teams, according to a University of Toronto public health researcher who conducted the first international study to examine sociodemographic profiles of individual athletes. “Public funds are heavily subsidizing Olympic teams that...

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Dr. Rob Fowler receives the 2017 Teasdale-​Corti Humanitarian Award

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Dr. Rob Fowler is the 2017 recipient of the Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award presented by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This award is given to a Canadian physician to acknowledge their work in health care or emergency medical services,...

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Q&A with Howard Hu: Chemical Weapons

Following news of chemical attacks in Syria, Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, explains how chemical weapons work and why they are inhumane as weapons. He is a Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Medicine and has led human rights fact-finding missions on the effects...

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