The School of Public Health and Health Systems is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Professor Zahid Butt speaks about what’s open, what’s closed and why
Professor Narveen Jandu clarifies guidelines on wearing masks
Professor Ellen MacEachen answers questions on the implications and future of working from home
Study finds apps can curb impulse purchases and contribute to a healthier lifestyle
Screener identifies those at high risk of adverse health outcomes due to COVID-19
How Waterloo professors are helping adapt health-response guidelines for lower-resource areas
Professor Zahid Butt answers common questions about face masks, who should be wearing them, and when
Q and A with Professor Shannon Majowicz
Professor Jim Wallace answers questions about social media use during the pandemic
Impact of mental health conditions passed on from parents varies depending on the child’s sex
More effective THC labelling and packaging could help to reduce accidental over-consumption
Vaping trends are sweeping the globe, making us revisit the lessons we learned decades ago
Integrated approach is needed to managing mental illness, pain and substance use
Students who drink a few times per month in grade nine are likely to become weekly or even binge drinkers in following years
Screening rates may be increased by better sensitizing women to their risk of getting breast cancer
Study shows popular dating app had a negative effect on men’s body image
Strong ability in languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia
Students think it’s professors’ responsibility to engage students away from tech
New generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason
Study examines the influence of health care policies, infrastructure and professional practices
Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption
New study reveals the most common diagnostic lab tests, of use by areas considering universal health coverage
Legalization discussions and increased access to medical marijuana may have fueled trend
Data helps health providers determine which conditions require hospitalization vs remaining in long-term care setting
Study shows these patients are four times more likely to experience discharge delays
Study finds even 10 minutes later can result in significant sleep benefits
Study shows students with positive mental health are less likely to consume cannabis
Study dispels previous findings
Study examines musculoskeletal pain and discomfort, and associated risk factors
Mini-series explores various themes from education and advertising to impaired driving
Waterloo researcher finds experiences of evacuation and isolation have long-term effects on mental wellbeing
When activity in a specific part is suppressed, the desire for high-calorie food increases
Researchers find that the ‘next generation’ of food handlers has a low level of awareness of proper precautions
Study finds those who diet are more likely to engage in other health-compromising behaviours
Waterloo study finds greasy food being served isn't what young players want
Study investigates adolescents' purchase and intake of sugar-sweetened drinks
Unhealthy behaviours among youth could be greatest predictors of issues in adulthood
High school students in Guatemala consume twice as many soft drinks as their Canadian peers
Waterloo study finds practising just 25 minutes per day can boost the brain’s executive functions
Waterloo study finds young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide
A new software system is improving patient care and setting the gold-standard in data reporting at Grand River Hospital. One day, it may help patients choose what kind of treatment to receive
Study finds even baby food and products marketed as healthy alternatives often contain added sugar
More than one-third of people with Parkinson's disease in long-term care homes are given antipsychotic medication
Research is investigating links between adolescence and Alzheimer's disease later in life
Study shows Canadian magazines are sending women mixed messages about skin cancer and tanning.
Many elementary school students aren’t getting the 20 minutes of daily physical activity mandated by the Ontario government
The “orphan’s orphan” of Canada’s health-care system: Children at risk of suicide are ending up in adult psychiatric units
Special issue of Healthcare Management Forum features eight new papers on interRAI mental health assessment system
Expert in mental health services inspires students to think beyond policy
Master of Public Health student is working with a non-profit group in the Dominican Republic to bring filters to thousands of families
One of the first things students learn when attending Professor Scott Leatherdale’s lectures is to embrace curiosity. Being curious, says Leatherdale, opens the door to enhanced critical thinking
When it comes to road safety, Parkinson’s disease is a bigger threat than once thought
Research shows that we rely on a specific part of the brain to curb our craving for snacks
Landmark study shows people smoke the same number of cigarettes regardless of nicotine level
New screening tool developed by interRAI better connects Ontario Provincial Police and clinicians to support those in crisis
Joon Lee is changing the way doctors make decisions and patients receive care. Lee and his team are at the forefront of a field that harnesses the power of information technology to analyze health data and provide doctors with answers that would take years to obtain through clinical trials.
While researchers have flagged climate change as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, research by Professor Susan Elliott and her graduate student Francesca Cardwell found that most Canadians just don’t see the link.
A proponent of hands-on and experiential learning, Kelly Anthony doesn’t believe in just telling—she believes in showing. Students in her social determinants of health class don’t just learn how environmental factors impact health, they see it with their own eyes.
Tobacco is the largest preventable cause of premature death in the world. David Hammond is working with researchers, policy makers, and non-governmental associations around the world to guide and evaluate the use of graphic warning labels on tobacco products.
Upon hearing of the earthquake, John Hirdes realized the interRAI databases he helped develop held valuable information that could lead rescuers to the homes of New Zealand’s most vulnerable citizens. “It occurred to me that we would actually be able to help out by using our system in a novel way.”
Rhona Hanning and team travel by small plane and boat, snowmobile, or pick-up truck to assess food intake and physical activity levels in remote northern communities as part of a $1.9-million national project aimed at reducing childhood obesity.
For Rose Eelman, the decision to pursue a career in medicine came after a high school co-op position in her local emergency department. She chose Waterloo's Health Studies program as the first step in her journey.
With over 7,000 applications and only 140 spaces, three Master of Public Health (MPH) classmates were delighted to be awarded a prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) internship and the chance to work with international colleagues dedicated to creating a healthier world.
"Many public health professionals are well trained in specific disciplines but don’t have a wide enough grasp of other areas of the field to be able to make decisions for public health. The MPH gives grads the cross-cutting tools they’ll need to take on leadership roles in the field.”
George Heckman is collaborating with partners across the province to review the management of frailty and chronic disease, with the goal of keeping seniors as functional as possible and ultimately reducing pressures on long-term care.