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Faculty Member

Andrea A. Cortinois

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Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto 155 College Street, Suite 520 Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Centre for Global Health
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Teaching Stream

Research Interests

  • Global migration and health
  • Climate change, environmental degradation and displacement
  • Social costs of migration in countries of origin
  • Global public health
  • Health and health equity in highly multicultural societies

Education & Training History

PhD – 2008 – Health Policy, Management & Evaluation (Health Care, Technology & Place) – University of Toronto

MPH – 1995 – International Public Health – University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

Honours BSc – Human Biology (Immunology) – Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • HST405/CHL5113 – Global Migration and Health (Graduate/undergraduate cross-listed course)
  • PHS100 – Discovering Global Health
  • HMB203 – Introduction to Global Health (co-instructor)
  • HMB422 – Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, Displacement and Health

Representative Publications

  • Cortinois, A.A.; Birn, A.-E. ‘What’s technology got to do with it? Power, politics and health equity beyond technological triumphalism.’ Global Policy; 12; 56: 75-9. 2021
  • Farach, N.; Faba, G.; Julian, S.; Mejia, F.; Cabieses, B.; D’Agostino, M.; Cortinois, A.A. ‘Stories from the Field: The use of information and communication technologies to address the health needs of underserved populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.’ Journal of Medical Internet Research – Public Health and Surveillance; 1; 1: e1. 2015.
  • Cortinois, A.A.; Glazier, R.H.; Caidi, N.; Andrews, G.; Herbert-Copley, M.; Jadad, A.R. ‘Toronto’s 2-1-1 healthcare services for immigrant populations.’ American Journal of Preventive Medicine; 43; 6S5: S475-82. 2012.
  • Bender, J.L.; Deshpande, A.; Cortinois, A.A.; O’Grady, L.; Saffie, L.; Husereau, D.; Jadad, A.R. ‘Collaborative authoring: A case study of a public wiki as a resource to keep systematic reviews up to date.’ Open Medicine; 5; 4: e201-8. 2011.
  • Cortinois, A.A. ‘Sólo se trata de ceros y unos!… O no?’ [It’s all about zeroes and ones!… Or not?]. Revista eSalud: 5; 19. /view/334/674. 2009.
  • Hohenadel, J.; Kaegi, E.; Laidlaw, J.; Kovacik, G.; Cortinois, A.A.; Kang, R.; Jadad, A.R. ‘Leveling the Playing Field: The Personal Coach Program as an innovative approach to assess and address the supportive care needs of underserved cancer patients.’ Journal of Supportive Oncology; 5; 4: 185-93. 2007.
  • Glazier, R.H.; Creatore, M.I.; Cortinois, A.A.; Agha, M.M.; Moineddin, R. ‘Neighbourhood Recent Immigration and Hospitalization in Toronto, Canada’. Canadian Journal of Public Health; 95; 3: I 30-4. 2004.
  • Cortinois, A.A.; Downey, S.; Closson, T.; Jadad, A.R. ‘Hospitals in a globalized world: A view from Canada’. Healthcare Papers; 4; 2: 14-32. 2003.
  • Ferrelli, R.; Serrano, CR.; Balladelli, PP.; Cortinois, A.A.; Quinteros, J. ‘Strengthening local health care management in Bolivian districts through participatory operational research’. International Journal of Health Planning & Management; 12; 1: 29-50. 1997.