Health Professions Education Research (HPER)

Providing exciting possibilities for innovative discoveries, creativity, contributions, and solutions to educational problems in the health professions.

Students in class at the Wilson Centre

HPER is designed to promote understanding of education science across disciplines.

The program is deeply rooted in theory and methodological depth, awareness of the various research paradigms and epistemological opportunities, and attention to issues of diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation.

The concentration is a unique offering by IHPME, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in collaboration with the global leader in health professions education, the Wilson Centre, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, at UHN.

Program Highlights

Lead Research

Develop research leadership skills in healthcare education and practice with expertise in interdisciplinary health professions research.


Connect with a collaborative and highly diverse research community that provides connection, challenge, support, and inspiration.


Engage in collaborative partnerships to share knowledge and expand the boundaries of health professions education.

HPER Careers

HPER fosters a community of advanced practitioners who have acquired exceptional knowledge and skills in research design and analysis in the field of health professions education research.

Graduates of this program lead relevant, innovative, and multidisciplinary research to advance and transform education and practice.

People from HPER

Latest Alumni Stories

Naomi Steenhof

Naomi Steenhof shares insights as the first PhD graduate of the HPER program.

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Latest News

Research and Impact Day 2023 Event Graphic

Research and Impact Day 2023

March 22, 2023

Education / Faculty / Research / Students

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Photos of the 2022 Vanier Canada Scholars

IHPME Students Named 2022 Vanier Scholars

December 19, 2022


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Doctoral students awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

January 13, 2022

Research / Students

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PhD students in the Health Professions Education Research program at IHPME.

Inspired to give: Kimel-Schatzky scholarships invest in tomorrow’s health system leaders

September 7, 2021

Faculty / Research / Students

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Connect with HPER

HPER Program Director

Maria Mylopoulos
Phone Number: 416-340-3646
Email Address: maria.mylopoulos@​

Oversees management of the HPER Program

HPER Graduate Assistant/ Program Assistant

Cheryl Ku
Phone Number: 416-340-4219
Email Address: ihpme.hper@​

Coordinates HPER, including courses, admissions, defenses, graduation, and student records