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Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research


The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research uses critical problem-solving approaches to pursue effectiveness, equity, and excellence in global health. We are global health leaders, researchers, practitioners, and students working at the interface between research, policy, and practice to address 21st-century global health challenges. We conduct research, teach, and form partnerships in three thematic research areas.

Planetary Health

Our research calls urgent attention to the health of human civilization, the state of the natural systems and ecological boundaries in which we live, and the interdependent relationships and dynamics between these interwoven processes.

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Global Health & Humanitarianism

We work to improve the clinical public health effectiveness of humanitarian response with scientific research, technological innovation, an appreciation of complex adaptive systems, and critical perspectives that address the realities of humanitarian policy and practice.

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Global Health Foresighting

What is the global health we want? We ask this question in multiple ways and contexts, and we pursue innovative and transdisciplinary approaches to design more effective, just, and equitable solutions that address the health challenges of the global commons.

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Call for Applications – 2024 Seed Grants for Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Research

Four seed grants of up to $7,000 CAD each will be awarded to York faculty undertaking critical global health projects that contribute to one or more of the Institute’s three themes: planetary health; global health and humanitarianism; and global health foresighting.

Apply by May 14, 2024!