DLSPH Open: Welcome Back!

Dear colleagues, It’s good to see the halls and elevators so crowded with people again! Welcome back to the faculty and students returning from fieldwork around the world or a well-deserved break. Welcome to our 13 new postdoctoral fellows and to our four newest faculty members: Roberta Timothy, SBHS Amaya...

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The Future of Obesity May be Whiter, Older and Male

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH Prof. Laura Rosella and her team at the Population Health Analytics Lab predicts that in ten years the typical Canadian living with obesity will most likely be a Canadian-born white man, between the age of 50 and 64 – and that he...

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Uncovering the Communities with the Highest Premature Deaths in Ontario

Alumnus Emmalin Buajitti

U of T researchers have conducted the first spatial analysis of death in Ontario, discovering that social and demographic factors  are by far the biggest factors in predicting who dies before their time. Public health researchers used traditional statistical and geography tools to break down premature death rates community by...

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Building Respectful Inclusion One Semester at a Time

Dr. Fady Shanouda

Dr. Fady Shanouda does not require student accommodation letters.  He does not believe in late marks or penalties.  He uses close-captioned slides, and his handouts are  at least 16 point font for those with low vision.  And he records lectures so students who can’t make it to class, for mental...

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High School Students Learn to Save Toronto from Deadly Theoretical Virus!

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer, DLSPH A virus hits Toronto just as the Raptors clinch the NBA championship and crowds pour into the streets. For 11 high school students, this was the theoretical challenge. They had five days this summer to come up with a plan to avert catastrophe. The...

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Reducing Waste in Health Care – Are We Making Progress?

Assistant Professor Sara Allin

For the past five years, Choosing Wisely Canada has helped introduce patients to the idea that there could be a downside to unnecessary tests and procedures. Although the movement is focussed squarely on what’s best for patients, health systems researchers are following Choosing Wisely closely --  interested in whether it...

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IHPME welcomes new acting director, Audrey Laporte

As the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) bids a fond farewell to outgoing Interim Director Rhonda Cockerill and wishes her well on her retirement, we are very pleased to welcome our current acting director Audrey Laporte, who has been with IHPME since 2001 as a faculty member and...

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DLSPH Push Forward Recommendations to Improve Health of LGBTQ2S+ Communities

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Trans people do not have access to adequate and inclusive medical care. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men face discriminatory policies when donating blood. When measuring homelessness, researchers cannot determine how many LGBTQ2S+ youth and young adults experience homelessness....

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Faculty and Staff Win Big at DLSPH Awards

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Faculty and staff were honoured at this year DLSPH Awards. Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown recognized 11 recipients from 2017-18 and 2018-19. The evening ended with a celebration of Prof Donald Cole's retirement. Recipients The Anthony Miller Award for Excellence in Research in Public...

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Palliative Care Disparities in Ontario Persist

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A DLSPH student has found that some parts of Ontario, particularly in the North, are receiving next to no palliative care – even for painful cancer deaths or organ failure. But Michela Panarella, an MSc candidate in the Division of Biostatistics, found the...

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