Your Questions Answered: One-​on-​One with Steini

Last month, Dean Steini Brown and alum Andrea Barrack delved into the COVID-19 response, the inevitable strain on our health system, the disproportionate impact on marginalized groups, the issues around collecting race-based data in the DLSPH's Advancement Office's latest webinar. Not all questions could have been answered. Here’s are some of the...

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DLSPH Open: A Brief Update on COVID

Dear DLSPH Community, We normally don’t publish our School Bulletin during the summer months, but these are not normal times. In this issue, you can catch up on the many ways our faculty, students and alumni are involved in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic through research, education and public engagement. (I’m...

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Statement from Dean Steini Brown on Anti-​Black Racism

To the Dalla Lana School of Public Health community, The deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet and D’Andre Campbell and the violent deaths of Black people in the United States are tragedies that only re-enforce the undeniable impact of structural anti-Black racism on health. I am writing to express my profound shock and anger with these tragedies and to make it clear...

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U of T students develop informatics platform to aid COVID-​19 decision making

Rapid Evidence Access Link (REAL) is an COVID-19 evidence pipeline for government and health sector leaders By: Nicole Bodnar An interdisciplinary team of health systems students and professionals built a digital platform that rapidly provides reliable COVID-19 information to health sector leaders and decision-makers across Ontario. Rapid Evidence Access Link...

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DLSPH Open: The New Doctor of Public Health

Dear Colleagues, Having worked in both government and academia, I’ve long felt the need for deeper educational offerings that bridge these very different worlds to improve public health. Now, I’m pleased to share that a new DLSPH degree program will break fresh ground in this sphere. Our much-anticipated Doctor of...

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DLSPH Open: Taking care of ourselves and others during COVID-​19

Dear Colleagues, As we continue to adapt our teaching, research and service activities in response to COVID-19 and its related challenges, I am proud of how the DLSPH community has demonstrated resiliency and come together to support each other. Adapting to significant change and uncertainty has an impact on productivity...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH launches a new Centre for Global Health

Dear Colleagues, Last week, the DLSPH hosted a lecture and reception to celebrate the launch of the DLSPH’s School-wide Centre for Global Health. As one of the top schools of public health, it is critical for the DLSPH to have a critical mass of scholars exploring problems through a global...

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DLSPH welcomes global health powerhouse Nísia Trindade Lima to launch new Centre for Global Health

Global health is public health. With tremendous breadth and expertise in a diverse set of global health issues, DLSPH faculty, alumni and collaborators have cultivated strong partnerships with leading global institutions and public health leaders. As the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training transitions into DLSPH’s new Centre...

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DLSPH Open: Audrey Laporte appointed IHPME Director & Student Mental Health

Dear Colleagues, Last month, I announced Professor Audrey Laporte’s appointment to Director of IHPME for a five-year term. Strong leadership for IHPME is imperative and I am thrilled to work in partnership with Audrey to expand the Institute’s global footprint. In addition to Audrey’s internationally recognized scholarship in dynamic microeconomic...

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DLSPH Open: Welcoming 2020 with research successes, faculty growth and community engagement

Dear Colleagues, I hope everyone had a restful holiday break and is settling into the New Year. There are a number of exciting opportunities and events in the DLSPH community to kick off the winter term and I am pleased to provide an overview of a few of them. First,...

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