Transdisciplinary Collaboration to Promote System Change

Transforming health systems requires collaboration between researchers, clinicians, administrators, practitioners, and policymakers. To showcase the breadth of inspiring researchers and practitioners at IHPME, students have teamed up to launch a new initiative. The group plans to create a space for monthly learning and dialogue across the various disciplines at IHPME in the form of student-curated panels.

The monthly virtual panel series will provide a dedicated space for student researchers, clinicians, administrators, and policymakers to discuss complex topics towards the creation of more equitable health systems. Each panel will consist of three to five students from IHPME and will have a thematic area of focus moderated by a faculty member or subject matter expert allowing for rich conversation around the topic. The annual panel series will start on Dec. 17, 2021.

The inaugural panel is titled “Championing Equity and Diversity for Health Systems Change.” The panel will feature PhD students Tolulope Ojo, Alyssa Kelly, and Yasmin Sheikhan. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero who is the Associate Professor of Global Health in the Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

The series will continue in early 2022 with three more panels. Interested students can apply as a panel here.

Students must apply by January 7th 2022. There will be three more panels from February to April 2022.