Research, education, and service to solve grand health challenges
Teaching and research in the School of Public Health and Health Systems focuses on the development of capacity, tools, processes and structures (e.g., governance, policy, mass communication, community mobilization, surveillance, and evaluation) to reorganize, integrate and shape the complex systems and organizations which facilitate or undermine population health and the integrated, efficient delivery of health care.
In addition to classical public health methodologies (e.g., epidemiology, determinants of health), every student will have foundational knowledge about how health systems are organized, as well as how and why it is important to understand health (and health care) as a system.
Our researchers work closely with partners including ministries of health and health promotion, the World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada, private industry, and many others to identify and understand health complex challenges and to develop relevant solutions.
Our research, education and training aims to solve significant local, provincial/state, national and international challenges in public health and health systems, including: