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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. May 30, 2019New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective
    Spoonful of sugar

    Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

  2. May 22, 2019The top 25 medical lab tests around the world
    Scientist, with her back to us, working in lab

    A new study has revealed the 25 most common diagnostic lab tests in the world, information that could be key for any jurisdiction looking to develop universal health coverage.

  3. May 17, 2019Youth engagement on global health necessary
    Rohit Ramchandani

    If we can't figure out how to engage and empower youth around the world, there is little chance of achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, writes Rohit Ramchandani, health studies alumnus and adjunct professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems.

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  1. June 21, 2019Can we scale tobacco control intervention research with school teachers in India?
    Mangesh Pednekar

    Please join us for a presentation from Dr. Mangesh S. Pednekar, who will speak about the comprehensive tobacco control intervention for teachers in the Indian state of Bihar, representing one of the highest tobacco-using regions among adults and children compared to other regions in India.

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