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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 neuroscience and cognitive epidemiology - examining reciprocal relationships between lifestyle, lifespan development, and sociodemographic factors and brain health on the level of whole populations
  • 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, 2019How students and professors perceive classroom technology
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    Students think it is instructors’ responsibility to ensure they don’t surf the web in class, according to a new study. 

  2. June 20, 2019Youth in Canada and U.S. vaping more than ever
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    A new generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason that more adolescents in Canada and the U.S. are vaping more than ever before. 

  3. June 18, 2019Health policies key factor in hospitalization of seniors
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    Government policy and infrastructure have a substantial impact on hospitalization of older adults, according to a University of Waterloo study.

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  1. Sep. 10, 2019Mental health and return-to-work coordination: a workshop on strategy
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    The workshop will provide professional development for work and health professionals. Return to work (RTW) coordinators from across Canada are invited to join our workshop on consensus RTW coordination strategies for workers with mental health disorders.

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