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Whose Global? Challenges and Choices for Public Health, with Dr. Rene Loewenson

This seminar presentation—part of the Dahdaleh Institute's Decolonizing Global Health Research Seminar Series—will explore the different, convergent, and contesting paradigms shaping ideas and action in public health, drawing from different geopolitical regions, and the implications for health systems. It will critically review how these different paradigms have been expressed and how dominance has been asserted […]

One Health Governance Approaches to Tackle Global Health Threats - Panel Discussion

Climate change, the rise of antimicrobial resistance, and the COVID-19 pandemic reflect ecological and health crises that threaten planetary health and global health equity gains. One Health (OH) approaches recognize the interdependences of these systemic threats, and an increasing number of states and multilateral organizations are establishing OH strategies that advance intersectoral efforts to tackle […]

Laying the Foundation for a Complexity-Informed Synthesis of Evaluations of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes: Unintended Consequences and System Adaptations

Miriam Alvarado will discuss the challenges in evaluating large-scale population health interventions and how a combination of methods, including process tracing, qualitative comparative analysis, and systems thinking, may be used together to address these challenges. In particular, Miriam will focus on how these methods can be applied to consider the case of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation, a […]

Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Workshop

Challenging the divide between academic and applied research, the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research invites the York University community to join our ongoing discussion on critical social science perspectives in global health research.  Please join us at the third annual Workshop on Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health—a two-day online workshop. Participants will engage with […]

Seminar – Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Community Planetary Health in Bangladesh

Please join the Dahdaleh Institute for this seminar on the impacts of climate change on coastal communities in Bangladesh, featuring Planetary Health Fellow Byomkesh Talukder. This seminar is part of York University’s Climate Change Research Month, an initiative to generate awareness on climate change research and mobilize the University community to take action. Increasing salinity […]

World Water Day 2022: A Solutions-Driven Workshop on Climate Impacts on Freshwater

The impacts of climate change and ecosystem degradation are experienced by local communities regionally and around the world. These experiences are exacerbated by underlying social inequities. World Water Day is an opportunity to contextualize research that sheds light on these experiences against the backdrop of global efforts to boost ambition on adaptation action, and strengthening […]

World TB Day 2022: How Are the Social Sciences Making an Impact?

This year, the theme of World TB Day is “Invest to End TB. Save Lives”; however, this call to action is not unlike the themes in 2021 and 2020, “The Clock is Ticking” and “It’s time to End TB,” respectively. This begs the question: What are we doing wrong that TB is still the world’s […]

Seminar – Systems Thinking in Non-Communicable Disease Prevention Policy: Scoping Review and Practice-Oriented Guidance

Systems thinking broadly encourages us to look at the “bigger picture,” recognizing how people, populations, and organizations act and evolve in response to each other and their contexts. The value of systems thinking in non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention policy is increasingly recognized. This presentation will focus on a recently completed systematic scoping review. In this review, the researchers aimed to describe the academic […]

Seed Grant Snapshot – Situated Neurology: An Ethnographic Study of Neurology in Kenya

Join us for this research snapshot featuring Dahdaleh Institute seed grant recipient Prof. Denielle Elliott and PhD candidate Michelle Charette. The larger goals of this seed project were to conduct a preliminary literature review and to formalize networks with colleagues as a step toward developing a Tri-Council grant in collaboration with colleagues in Kenya (Kenyatta […]

Seminar – The Language in TB: A Tool for Empowerment or Disenfranchisement?

In this presentation, Dahdaleh Institute global health graduate scholar Beauty Umana will illuminate how knowledge and perceptions of TB lead to the stigmatization of the disease and those that are affected. Beauty will examine existing literature and illustrate the influence of language on health-seeking behaviours in individuals affected by TB. The presentation will address the […]

Dahdaleh Institute Intern Symposium

The Dahdaleh Institute worked with exceptional students this year through our internship program, which provides dynamic experiential education and training opportunities for students.  Interns provided research support for our faculty and fellows and gained valuable experience in their fields of interest. As their work comes to an end, please join us at the 4th annual […]

Seminar – Integrated Climate–Biodiversity Strategies for an Accelerated and Just Transition

The two planetary crises of climate change and ecosystem degradation are profoundly interlinked. The implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement will undergo a major assessment in 2023 with the first “global stocktake” (GST). Preparations are underway against a backdrop of stark warnings from the scientific community that the window to stay within safe planetary boundaries […]