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Public Health Sciences

Faculty List

Professor and Dean of the School 
H. Hu, MD MPH ScD 

Professors 
L.M. Calzavara, Ph D, MA 
P. Corey, Ph D 
M. Escobar, Ph D 
J. Stafford, Ph D 

Associate Professors 
D. Allman, PhD 
P.E. Brown, PhD 
G. Einstein, MA, Ph D 
B.J. Harvey, MD, Ph D, MEd 
B. Poland, Ph D 
P. Selby, MBBS, MHSc 
J. Scott, Ph D 
R. Summerbell, Ph D 

Assistant Professors 
P. Kaufman, PhD 
K. Urbanoski, PhD 

Offered by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health 

Introduction

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease and promoting health through organized population-based efforts.  The focus of public health is to prevent rather than treat disease and to positively affect determinants of health through a wide range of strategies, including the surveillance and assessment of population health and the promotion of healthy behaviours, healthy environments and healthy public policies.  In addition to these activities, the identification and treatment of those with disease may be vital to preventing it in others, such as during an outbreak of an infectious disease.  Hand washing, vaccination programs, the inspection of restaurants, laws banning smoking in public places and tax credits for childhood physical activity programs are examples of public health measures.  Public health includes sub-disciplines such as epidemiology, biostatistics, occupational and environmental health, public health policy, and social and behavioural health sciences.

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Professor Andrea Sass-Kortsak, a.sass@utoronto.ca.

Enquiries:  Room 688, Health Sciences Building