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New Collaborative Builds Primer for Missing Black Health Curriculum

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A cadre of prominent Canadian Black Health researchers is coming together as The Black Health Education Collaborative (BHEC) to provide Black health education for all health professionals and students. The Collaborative’s first module will be available to students next year. The resource serves...

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“Increasing the Healthy Years of Life”: Meet DLSPH’s Newest Epidemiologist

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By Heidi Singer DLSPH is welcoming a new epidemiologist to the School in January: Asst. Prof. Hailey Banack, who studies obesity and aging in postmenopausal women. Raised in Toronto, Banack received her PhD from McGill University and is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo, where she...

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Understanding How Prison Profits Impact Health

By Heidi Singer A DLSPH PhD student is applying lessons learned from the tobacco wars to improve understanding of health in the isolated world of North American prisons. “We have 50 years of strong information on how the tobacco industry operates, and we find that the playbook in these other...

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Brown, Fisman, Herridge, Walmsley, Booth Elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Two faculty members at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the most prestigious honour of its kind in Canada. Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown and Prof. David Fisman today became Fellows of the independent body, which seeks to advance the...

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DLSPH Open: Welcome Back!

Dear DLSPH Community, Welcome to a second Fall term that’s unique in the history of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. This is such a rare and extraordinary time. And although the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to do things differently for a little longer, the safety measures we’re taking...

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“I Breathed That Dust All Day”: DLSPH Remembers Sept. 11

By Heidi Singer White smoke rolled in from lower Manhattan, wrapping the Brooklyn waterfront in a sudden haze. The top third of the second tower had just crumbled to the ground, and I was on my bike, pedalling as fast as possible to the World Trade Center. It was the...

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AI Infrastructure for Quicker Health Policy Decision-​Making Earns Prof. New Funding

Andrea Tricco

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH A DLSPH researcher is using artificial intelligence to greatly speed up knowledge synthesis in health policy – allowing decision-makers high-quality data in just days, rather than many months. Prof. Andrea Tricco has just received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John...

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Two DLSPH Profs. Become Members of the College of New Scholars at The Royal Society of Canada

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH Profs. Laura Rosella and Andrea Tricco are now members of the College of New Scholars of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada. "This means so much to me on a personal and professional level,” says Rosella, DLSPH’s PhD program director in epidemiology....

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New DLSPH Course Focuses on Black Mental Health

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A groundbreaking new DLSPH course starting this Fall will explore Black mental health from a public health perspective, amid mounting evidence that the COVID pandemic has had inequitable effects on the wellbeing of racialized Canadians. The course, Fundamentals of Black Mental Health, is the first at the University of Toronto...

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Rhonelle Bruder: Rising and Making Space in New Places

Rhonelle Bruder

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Rhonelle Bruder starts her PhD in September at U of T after decades of advocacy work to improve health outcomes for marginalized communities and survivors of human trafficking. “I come from the nonprofit sector but I want to pursue a PhD to advance...

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