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Statement from DLSPH Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Dear DLSPH Community, Today, I hope we can all take some time for reflection as we mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As a public health school with roots that stretch back more than a century, I believe we have a profound responsibility to engage with the...

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DLSPH-​Led Experts Offer Tactics to Catch Up on Routine Immunizations

By Heidi Singer A DLSPH-led group of experts is calling on governments, physicians, schools and other health providers to step up immunizations for serious diseases like measles and polio to prevent new epidemics from cropping up. The vaccine experts, led by members of DLSPH’s Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (CVPD),...

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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

headshot Asst. Prof. Hailey Banack

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

Five 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. Fellows of the Academy are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advancing...

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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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