Giving back – alumni return as mentors to support growth and networking in Master of Health Informatics program

November 7, 2019

A new initiative launched by IHPME’s Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program invites former alumni to return as mentors and enhance the teaching and learning experience of students in the health informatics field. “15% of our graduates responded almost immediately… Read more about Giving back – alumni return as mentors to support growth and networking in Master of Health Informatics program





Improving health outcomes by distributing essential medicines for free – IHPME’s Nav Persaud explains new study results

October 8, 2019

By Jennifer Stranges, Unity Health TO A new study out of St. Michael’s Hospital’s MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions and led by IHPME associate professor Nav Persaud, has found that distributing essential medicines at no charge to patients resulted… Read more about Improving health outcomes by distributing essential medicines for free – IHPME’s Nav Persaud explains new study results


Young adults of South Asian descent face higher risk of prediabetes, diabetes – U of T Study

October 2, 2019

Immigrants  to Canada have a 40% higher risk of developing prediabetes compared to long-term residents. Prediabetes is an early predictor of an individual’s likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes and associated illnesses, like heart disease. Researchers from the Institute of… Read more about Young adults of South Asian descent face higher risk of prediabetes, diabetes – U of T Study



Unlocking creativity to bring innovation to health – a conversation with human centered design expert Sharon Kim

September 19, 2019

From innovators to fine artists, or famous visionaries like Steve Jobs and Oprah, highly creative individuals have always stoked the curiosity of Dr. Sharon Kim and led her to question just why we find generating creative ideas so challenging. Kim… Read more about Unlocking creativity to bring innovation to health – a conversation with human centered design expert Sharon Kim


A trailblazer in women’s health research – Fahima Dossa wins Royal Society of Canada’s Alice Wilson Award

September 18, 2019

For much of her time at U of T’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Fahima Dossa’s research has sought to understand the health care decisions that women make, specifically those who undergo genetic testing for the BRCA1… Read more about A trailblazer in women’s health research – Fahima Dossa wins Royal Society of Canada’s Alice Wilson Award