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Message From the Dean

As a graduate of the top school of public health in Canada, you are a member of a community with a long and impactful history of defending the health of populations with an equitable and collaborative approach. As part of a global alumni network, you are making a collective impact on health around the world by harnessing the breadth of your expertise and the power of our community.

As the Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), I have had the honour of witnessing countless DLSPH students excel in their studies and become trusted alumni and colleagues. The diversity of professions, backgrounds, and geographic locations that you are a part of offers a lived experience and expertise that greatly enriches our broader DLSPH family. You never cease to amaze me with your innovation, dedication, and your impact on the health of our communities. I look forward to experiencing the leaps ahead in public health and health systems that you continue to make, both as individuals and as a collective.

About Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown

Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown is the Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto. He received his undergraduate degree in government from Harvard University and his doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Steini is well known for his expertise in evidence-informed policy making, health-care quality improvement, performance management, leadership and health systems capacity-building and strategy. He also has extensive entrepreneurial and leadership experience in the private and public sectors, including founding roles in start-up companies, head of strategy for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and the head of policy and science for the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. Prior to serving as Dean of the DLSPH, he was Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and while in this role, he also led numerous complex initiatives with other universities, hospitals, government and international agencies.

Steini is currently co-chair of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, a group of scientific experts and health system leaders who evaluate and report on emerging evidence relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and Ontario’s response. He has been working collaboratively with the Premier and Cabinet on resilience and recovery measures and efforts. Steini, along with many faculty of the DLSPH, have played a critical role in the response, and will remain deeply involved with Ontario’s strategy going forward.