Health Studies

Health Studies (Policy, Management, Informatics) offers a broad perspective and teaches about all aspects of the health care system as well as about other factors, such as wealth and ethnicity, that influence the health of Canadians. Learning takes places not only in classroom settings but also through field placements. The faculty in the School are internationally recognized for their research and teaching.

Our program offers a tremendous amount of flexibility - students can specialize in one or more of: Health Management, eHealth/Health Informatics, and Health Policy. For instance a student can enter the health management stream and also complete the health informatics certificate during their 4 years of study. Students can also enroll in a general Honours Bachelor of Health Studies program that allows them to complete pre-med and other pre-health professional course requirements. In addition, students can do a double major or major-minor in conjunction with many other York programs.

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Associate Professor, Tamara Daly of York University's School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health interviewed by Toronto Star newspaper. Dr. Daly's health services research shows at least 40 per cent of personal support workers face workplace violence on a daily basis.

Professor Emeritus Joel Lexchin of York University's School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health interviewed in Canadian Association of University Teachers Association (CAUT) magazine   about the relationship between the pharmaceutical industry, the medical profession and government.

Dr. Lexchin was also recently interviewed by CBC News about brand name drug sales soaring in Canada, while Research and Development sags.

Faculty of Health Assistant Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management, Christo El Morr's second-year course, Introduction to Health Informatics, is the first time most health students encounter the field of informatics, and he is determined to make the experience a positive one. Dr. El Morr invites professionals into his classroom to speak with his students about their work in health informatics and related topics.

Recent Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Claudia Chaufan, Associate Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, who has received a $3000 Minor Research Grant from the Faculty of Health Research and Awards Committee.