CPTP is now CanPath

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is now CanPath, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health. This change is the result of extensive consultation with scientific leadership, funders, regional cohorts, participants and the National Strategic Advisory Council, in a national branding exercise that culminated on March 16, 2020. “Our Leadership Team carefully considered how the CPTP name represented the important work...

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U of T Students Create Dashboard for COVID-​19 Case Monitoring

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Two PhD students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health have developed a dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in Canada – a tool that is proving essential for researchers and news reporters across the country. “When we have this nice figure that shows...

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Arjumand Siddiqi appointed Epidemiology Division Head

Arjumand Siddiqi was appointed Head of the Division of Epidemiology in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 20, 2020. Siddiqi is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity. She also holds appointments in...

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DLSPH appoints Dionne Gesink as Acting Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Dionne Gesink was appointed Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on March 10, 2020. Gesink is a Professor of Epidemiology whose work focuses on generating new knowledge on restoring healthy relationships with a focus on the social epidemiology of sexual and reproductive...

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DLSPH welcomes global health powerhouse Nísia Trindade Lima to launch new Centre for Global Health

Global health is public health. With tremendous breadth and expertise in a diverse set of global health issues, DLSPH faculty, alumni and collaborators have cultivated strong partnerships with leading global institutions and public health leaders. As the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training transitions into DLSPH’s new Centre...

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DLSPH welcomes Ophelia Michaelides as Manager of the Centre for Global Health

Ophelia Michaelides joined the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Manager of the new School-wide Centre for Global Health on January 27, 2020. Ophelia is a public health professional with experience in global health, health system strengthening, family medicine and primary health care. Through her previous management positions at...

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Building Equitable AI for Public Health

Training next generation to close gap in AI and health inequalities A pan-Canadian institute designed to train emerging public health and computational science researchers in equitable artificial intelligence (AI) will be launched this summer by an interdisciplinary team of Canadian scientists. Using interactive teaching methods, case examples and multidisciplinary team-based...

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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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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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