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Faculty Member

Catherine G. Chalin Ph.D., MDiv

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 978-7806
Office Address
Department of Public Health Sciences Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Centre for Global Health
Professor Emerita
SGS Status
Member Emerita
Appointment Status

Research Interests

  • global public health
  • peace-building through public health
  • uprooted people (refugees, street people, immigrants)
  • human rights
  • medical education
  • child poverty
  • public health in conflicted regions of the world
  • disabilities, habilitation and rehabilitation (hearing loss)

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • CHL 5118H: International Health, Human Rights and Peacebuilding
  • CHL 5117H: A Global Perspective on the Health of Women and Children

Honours & Awards

Current Research Projects

  • ongoing – Hearing and vision screening in the Middle East.
  • ongoing – Health needs of street children in Kenya.
  • 1999-2004 – Health needs of waste pickers in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
  • ongoing – HIV/AIDS in Toronto and in Africa
  • ongoing – Capacity building in health education and service delivery in the Middle-East.

Representative Publications

  • Chalin CG. Medical Assessment, Treatment, and Follow-up of Sexually Abused Children. In C.R. Bagley and R.J. Thomlison [Eds.] Child Sexual Abuse: Critical Perspectives on Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment. Toronto: Wall and Emerson, 1991.
  • Chalin CG. An Overview of Problem-Based Learning. Chengdu: Huaxi Press, 1992.
  • Chalin CG. Toward the Healing of our Children: Perspectives on Child Abuse. APCE Advocate 1992; 17(2):7-12. (Reprinted with permission for Nova Scotia newsletter).
  • Chalin CG. Procedures for Emergency Evacuation. Report written for the Rwanda Evacuation of Canadian Civilians. Secretary of State, Government of Canada, 1994.
  • Chalin CG. Report on the Street Children’s Project. Manuscript written for the Social Responsibility Department of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, 1995.
  • Chalin CG. Report of Kenyan Elections (1997). Report written for Interchurch Coalition on Africa and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Ottawa), 1998.
  • Chalin CG. Medical Education and the Paradigm Shift in Understanding Health and Health Care. Proceedings of Workshop: Al-Quds University, Palestinian Authority, 1999.
  • Chalin CG. Problem-Based Learning in Medical Education. Proceedings of Workshop: Al-Quds University, Palestinian Authority, 1999.
  • Chalin, CG. Gender and Waste Management. Vietnam: NISTPASS, 2002.
  • Chalin, CG et al. Issues related to the health of women and children waste pickers in Vietnam. In Gender and the Easte Economy: Vietnamese and International Experiences. Hanoi: National Political Publishers, 2003, pp. 124-140.