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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.

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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

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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

Carly Albaum


Psychology PhD student Carly Albaum received the Autism Scholars Awards' $20,000 Doctoral Award to support her research into mental health interventions for children on the autism spectrum

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Beach Volleyball champion Melissa Humaña-Paredes competes at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Her father, Kinesiology Prof Hernán Humaña, coached Canada's men's team to bronze in Atlanta in 1996

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A new study by Nursing Profs Christine Jonas-Simpson and Gail Mitchell shows arts-based relational caring helps those living with dementia thrive



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Psychology Prof Robert Muller tells the Globe & Mail that messages left at the Quarantine Hotline shows "Dropping our mask and speaking from the heart, can be emotionally helpful."



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Psychology Prof Rebecca Pillai Riddell finds what you say in the first minute after a vaccine can be key in reducing a child's future distress



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Six Faculty of Health researchers named York Research Chairs: Doug Crawford, Kerry Kawakami, Jennifer Steeves, Lyndsay Hayhurst, Sean Hillier, and Shayna Rosenbaum

Jordana-Waxman


Psychology PhD grad Jordana Waxman receives the Governor General’s Gold Medal for outstanding scholastic achievement



Heather Prime


Psychology Prof Heather Prime receives Banting-Mitacs Discovery Award for her Child Mental Health Research During and After COVID-19

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Nursing Prof Shahirose Premji named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nursing by the Canadian Nurses Association

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STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAMS
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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

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

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.

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