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Faculty of Health

The Faculty of Health is committed to creating positive change for our students, our communities, and the world around us through teaching and research excellence to keep more people healthier, longer.

Through our six degree programs – Global Health, Health Studies (Policy, Management and Informatics), Kinesiology & Health Science, Neuroscience, Nursing, Psychology – our commitment to excellence is demonstrated through our faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized experts, through our leading edge research, and through local and international partnerships to improve health outcomes both locally and globally. In addition, students engage in experiential education opportunities to build their learning in a range of settings beyond the classroom.

Stand alone BScN degree launch

Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities and Rhonda Lenton, York’s President & Vice-Chancellor, announced the launch of York University’s new stand-alone four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Kristine Pedernal

Nursing Prof Kristine Pedernal made the most of remote teaching to improve her students' clinical decision-making skills through virtual escape rooms to assess their analytical and decision-making skills

Rebecca Pillai Riddell

Psychology Prof & York Assoc VP Research Rebecca Pillai Riddell advises parents on how to make getting the COVID-19 vaccine for kids as pain-free as possible


Psychology Prof Esther Greenglass presents new research on the psychological implications of the economic impact of COVID-19

Mathieu Poirier

Global Health Prof Mathieu Poirier has been appointed the new associate director at York’s Global Strategy Lab

Jennifer Connolly

Psychology Prof Jennifer Connolly was featured in the Fall 2021 issue of The York University Magazine on the mental health challenges faced by youth during the pandemic


A new study led by Kinesiology & Health Science Prof Anthony Scimè discovered a novel mechanism used by muscle stem required for cell division with implications for cancer research 

Dennis Raphael

Health Policy & Management Prof Dennis Raphael published a paper showing that health-promoting possibilities of unionization & collective agreements are a neglected area among health contributors


Psychology Prof Jennifer Mills was quoted in Forbes Magazine on how social media has a negative impact on how young women feel about themselves

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Global Health Prof Steven Hoffman and Psych Prof Rebecca Pillai Riddell are among 74 new Fellows elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Sean Hillier

Health Policy & Management Prof Sean Hillier is the new Associate Director of York’s new Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages

Loriann Hynes

The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association interviewed Kinesiology Prof Loriann Hynes on how Athletic Therapists can recognize & manage a concussion


Congratulations to Profs Mathieu Poirier, Julie Condor, Adrian Viens & Amy Muise, 2021 Dean's Awards winners for Excellence in Educational Leadership, Teaching, Service, and Research

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Welcome and congratulations to the newest faculty members in the Faculty of Health

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Psychology Prof Jennifer Connolly says remote learning can exacerbate youth mental-health issues but with support and mental-health services, they can bounce back

Jennifer Mills

Psychology Prof Jennifer Mills tells CBC news that social media platforms aimed at young women to promote wellness may actually do the opposite


Global Health Prof Steven Hoffman calls on Canada to halt COVID-19 booster shots and purchase vaccine doses for low and middle income countries

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Researchers Emilie Roudier (Kine), Matthew Keough (Psych), & Taylor Cleworth (Kine) received Canada Foundation for Innovation funding for their research projects

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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate programs in Global Health, Health Studies, Kinesiology & Health Science, Nursing, Neuroscience, and Psychology

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Graduate Programs

Graduate programs in Health, Critical Disability Studies, Kinesiology & Health Science, Nursing, and Psychology

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Shahirose Premji


Toward Better Maternal-Child Well-Being

Research shows that when a pregnant woman’s emotional well-being suffers, it increases the likelihood of preterm birth. But we know very little about how the combination of stress, depression and anxiety together affect the biological pathways to the preterm birth. Shahirose Premji, director of and professor in York’s School of Nursing, is shedding light on this important area by studying how these physiologic burdens influence birth outcomes among women exposed to some of the most extreme psychosocial stress worldwide.