January 16, 2019 Why Big Pharma must disclose payments to patient groups. An op-ed co-written by York University Professor Emeritus Joel Lexchin was published in the Conversation Jan. 13. Read full story.
October 8, 2018 Professor Dennis Raphael in the School of Health Policy and Management in the Graduate Program in Health Policy and Equity has written an op-ed piece in the Toronto Star Social murder and the Doug Ford government.
September 2018 Associate Professor Sean Hillier was interviewed at the conclusion of the 22nd International AIDS Conference by the Takeaway for Public Radio International about his research and conference presentations discussing the increasing rates of HIV in Indigenous Peoples' and communities - especially in relation to the ongoing effects of colonization. This interview was broadcast on New York Public Radio and picked up by NPR, BBC 1 Radio, and played by 28 stations across the U.S.
August 22, 2018 Professor Steven Hoffman, in the School of Health Policy & Management, and Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health has written an op-ed piece in the Toronto Star about How King St. pilot project is improving our health.
May 30, 2018 Congratulations to Professor, and Graduate Program Director Dennis Raphael, in Health Policy & Equity in the School of Health Policy and Management, and Associate Professor, Claudia Chaufan in the School of Health Policy and Management on co-authoring a publication with other researchers on The cultural hegemony of chronic disease association discourse in Canada in Social Theory & Health
May 23, 2018 Professor Steven Hoffman, in the School of Health Policy & Management, and Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health attended the World Health Organization's World Health Assembly
April 23, 2018 Professor Steven Hoffman, in the School of Health Policy & Management, and Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health, is part of a research team mapping vital organizations for global health challenges. The story is featured in YFile about the research being done, including a short video of Professor Hoffman explaining the study.
April 3, 2018 Critical Disability Studies Graduate Program Director, and Associate Professor, nancy viva davis halifax has her 2015 poetry collection Hook - describing "the experiences of women living in emergency shelters and on the streets of Toronto" - mentioned by Mark Abley, editor (and poet himself) of the McGill-Queen's University Press (MQUP) in an article "Green Notes in the Field"
March 28, 2018 Associate Professor, Claudia Chaufan in the School of Health Policy and Management was given the J. William Fulbright grant award to the West Bank. The American-based Fullbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The award will provide Dr. Chaufan, as a representative of the United States, an opportunity to work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic, and scientific fields as a Fulbright recipient with the expectation of establishing open communication and long-term cooperative relationships. Dr. Chaufan will be travelling in June 2018 to Birzeit University, with the Community Health and Social Sciences Programs. She will be engaged full-time in research and curriculum development. As a representative of the School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health at York University, we are very proud of her selection by the Fullbright Foreign Scholarship Board's Specialist Program and the U.S. government's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs.
February 15, 2018 Associate Professor, Farah Ahmad, and Assistant Professor, Christo El Morr, of the School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health presented at the Digital Doings Symposium, at York University, focusing on Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Ahmad spoke about "Interactive eHealth Tools for Mental Health and Community Centres (CHCs)", and Dr. El Morr spoke about "Mindfulness Virtual Community (MVC)"
January 22, 2018 Professor Steven Hoffman of the School of Health Policy and Management, and Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Population & Public Health contributed an opinion piece to the Globe & Mail with President and CEO of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research, Alan Bernstein about Fighting the flu: We need a new kind of intelligence.
October 20, 2017 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.