Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization
Participating Degree Programs
Global Affairs — MGA
Health Administration — MHSc
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation — MSc, PhD
Kinesiology — MSc, PhD
Nutritional Sciences — MSc, PhD
Public Health Sciences — MPH, MSc, PhD
Public Policy — MPP
Social Work — MSW, PhD
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
The Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy provides students with exemplary training in public health policy, which fosters synergies and cross-disciplinary learning. It gives students the capacity to engage in current events and contribute to the development, refinement, and evaluation of policies to address society's pressing and emerging public health priorities.
The collaborative specialization is cross-disciplinary, bringing together a broad range of disciplines, substantive foci, and theoretical and methodological underpinnings, to synergistically build an engaged community of practice of students and faculty focused on public health policy. It contributes to the creation of the next generation of public health policy research leaders and creative agents for change, able to address current health issues and challenges.
Through the direction of the stellar team of academics and policy-makers associated with the collaborative specialization, students are provided with real-world skills to address the complex and demanding task of public health policy-making (including insight into a wide array of legislative and regulatory interventions, administrative practices, financing and funding decisions, and various forms of soft law, such as guidelines and informal processes) which operate at the international, federal, provincial, and municipal levels in ways that are both cross-jurisdictional and cross-sectoral.
Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy" on their transcript.
Contact and Address
Telephone: (416) 978-6512
Fax: (416) 946-0340
Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy
University of Toronto
Suite 534, 155 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7