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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. June 26, 2018Majority of teenagers need food safety education Teenager at food prepping station with vegetables

    A new study from the University of Waterloo highlights a low level of awareness in youth around the proper precautions that need to be taken when it comes to handling food.

  2. June 26, 2018Dementia research gets a boost with new Schlegel Research ChairCarrie McAiney

    While more and more older adults are living with dementia, many are living well, thanks in part to researchers like Carrie McAiney. She works together with individuals with dementia, their families, and care partners to understand and address their future and current needs.

  3. June 1, 2018Dieting associated with risky behaviours in teenage girlsPerson using cutlery on cigarettes on a plate

    Teenage girls who diet are more likely to engage in other health-compromising behaviours, including smoking, binge drinking, and skipping breakfast, a University of Waterloo study recently found.

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  1. Sep. 5, 2018Graduate Orientation (MSc, PhD) Fall 2018

    New graduate students in thesis-based programs (MSc, PhD) are invited to this School of Public Health and Health Systems (SPHHS) Orientation session.

  2. Sep. 5, 2018Graduate Student Association Fall Social

    Hosted by the School of Public Health and Health Systems Graduate Student Association (SPHHS GSA), the Fall Social at The Huether is an evening out in Uptown Waterloo for current and incoming students in the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Come join your peers for free food and good times.

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