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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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Building a Learning Public Health System

Across the country, there are calls to seize on the disruption caused by COVID to create better, stronger health systems – not least to deal with the coming wave of disease that will be diagnosed later due to missed care during the pandemic. This has accelerated interest in intelligent health...

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Meet DLSPH’s New Postdoctoral Fellows in Black and Indigenous Health

By Alisa Kim and Heidi Singer Six Black and Indigenous postdoctoral researchers are joining DLSPH – part of the School’s strategy to strengthen its research capacity in global and partner-driven Black and Indigenous health. Three of the new researchers are part of the DLSPH Black Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, a pilot...

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Dean Brown Discusses Pandemic With DLSPH Alumni

Ontario stands at a turning point in its progress against COVID-19, says Prof. Steini Brown, co-chair of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table. If the province continues rolling out vaccines in a thoughtful and equitable way, we will see a strong return to normalcy. But stumbling could bring in a...

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The Undervalued Potential of Good Samaritans

head shot, glasses, white collar shirt

DLSPH researchers have found that the world is undervaluing a cheap and potentially significant way to save many more lives from car accidents, overdoses, cardiac arrest and common worldwide diseases like malaria: basic first aid. A research team led by a Toronto emergency physician conducted a literature review finding that...

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A New Interim Director for the Institute for Pandemics

Nelson Lee in grey suit with tie, glasses

Almost 20 years ago, Dr. Nelson Lee returned from postgraduate training in Vancouver to become one of the first infectious disease physicians in his native Hong Kong. A year later, in March 2003, his hospital became ground zero for the SARS outbreak. When Lee first identified the outbreak, over 138...

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DLSPH Prof. Setting the Stage for an MPH in Black Health

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH As one of her first tasks as DLSPH’s first Black Health Lead, Asst. Prof. Roberta Timothy is developing a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Black Health. The two-year program will take approximately 18 months to develop. “They didn't include us in COVID-19,”...

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Dean Steini Brown’s Statement on Discovery of Unmarked Graves in Saskatchewan

Dear DLSPH community, Today, after learning about the 751 children discovered in unmarked graves at Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, I am reflecting on what I can do to advance Reconciliation -- and what can be done by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the University of...

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Teaching the Art of Diplomacy in Public Health

Garry Aslanyan in front of the WHO, wearing suit with arms folded

He works with national governments and world bodies, but DLSPH Adj. Prof. Garry Aslanyan always maintains a simple question in the back of his head: ‘What does this mean for the health of a person?’ It’s a question that can easily get lost in cities like Geneva and New York,...

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