One-on-One with Steini

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Join Dean Steini Brown and alumna Andrea Barrack as they delve into Ontario’s response to COVID-19 and the path to brighter days ahead.

About this Event

Join the discussion as Dean Steini Brown and IHPME alumna Andrea Barrack delve into how we could have done better with our COVID-19 response, the inevitable strain on our health system, the disproportionate impact on marginalized groups, the issues around collecting race-based data, and the path forward for brighter days ahead.

Following this conversation, you will have an opportunity to ask Dean Brown your questions.

About the speakers:

Steini Brown is the Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

He received his undergraduate degree in government from Harvard University and his doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Steini is well known for his expertise in evidence informed policy making, health-care quality improvement, and health systems capacity-building and strategy. He also has extensive entrepreneurial and leadership experience in the private and public sectors, including in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. Prior to serving as Dean of the DLSPH, he was Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and while in this role, he led numerous complex initiatives, which his collaborative partnerships with other universities, hospitals, government and international agencies made possible.

Over the past several months, we have been witness again to Steini’s outstanding leadership response — in the COVID-19 pandemic. He has worked collaboratively with the Premier and his cabinet on resilience and recovery measures and efforts. Steini, along with many faculty of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, have played a critical role in the response, and will remain deeply involved with Ontario’s strategy. Known as a person who helps clear hurdles, Steini’s vast experience with health systems and health policy will be a part of creating a path forward in what we hope will be brighter days ahead.

Andrea Barrack is the Global Head, Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank Group. She has an MHSc in Health Administration.

At TD Bank Group, she is the lead champion for Corporate Social Responsibility across the enterprise. Previously, Andrea was the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, providing strategic and operational leadership to a government agency that distributed over $120 million in public funding to the charitable and not for profit sector. Andrea Barrack worked in healthcare administration for more than a decade, focused on primary health care and community health. She served as the Vice-Chair with the Scarborough Health Network and was appointed to the Ontario Health Board of Directors in 2019. In 2016, she was named in the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetter and Trailblazer category.

This event is hosted by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Office of Advancement & Alumni Engagement. Contact for any inquiries.

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