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Waterloo's School of Public Health and Health Systems is training a new generation of leaders, researchers, and change agents, adept at thinking and responding to the complex adaptive systems that affect health and health care.

Together, we are seeking innovative solutions to some of the major health challenges of our time.

Meet our experts in:

  • Chronic disease prevention and management - helping to analyse and improve national and international health policies and regulations of chronic disease through understanding and altering social, economic, political, and cultural determinants
  • Food and water safety, security, and governance - examining the global health impact of food and water safety and security through epidemiology of food and water borne disease, nutrition management, and medical geography
  • Global health - examining how globalizing processes impact economic development, health, healthcare and education
  • Health and aging - taking an integrative approach to the biological, psychological, social, and environmental determinants of health and wellness focused on the life-course trajectory of aging in individuals
  • Health and environment - investigating the impacts of the built environment, environmental degradation, urbanization, globalisation on population health
  • Health informatics - developing and utilizing health sciences and information technologies to support and improve the status of individual and community health
  • Health policy and health systems - investigating and evaluating health care systems and improving their integration and efficiency through the design of diagnostics, treatment, and analytic and assessment tools
  • Healthy workplaces - examining occupational health and safety risks and designing interventions to improve health and wellness in the workplace and develop more effective safety management systems
  1. May 3, 2018Plinio Morita’s UbiLab wins Healthy Behaviour Data ChallengeUbiLab members

    The Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab), headed by School of Public Health and Health Systems professor Plinio Morita, was one of three $25,000 winners in a national competition aimed at generating new methods to collect and use data in public health monitoring.

  2. May 2, 2018Ellen MacEachen named to labour council experts panelEllen MacEachen

    The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) has named Ellen MacEachen, professor and associate director in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, a member of the newly formed 14-person Labour Market Information Experts Panel.

  3. Apr. 23, 2018Young hockey players interested in healthy protein, not French friesDetail of hockey player on ice with stick and puck

    The greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

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