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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.

A new book co-authored by Nursing Prof Rose Steele provides a roadmap of exemplary interaction for healthcare providers to optimize care for seriously ill children and their families.

Sherry Grace

Kinesiology & Health Science Prof Sherry Grace is the York U lead on the first International Cardiac Rehabilitation Registry with Qatar University. The Registry will assess cardiac rehab programs worldwide, improving outcomes for patients.

Rebecca Pillai Riddell

Psychology Prof and York U Assoc VP Research Rebecca Pillai Riddell speaks to CBC’s Power & Politics about what parents can do to help their children remain resilient amid increased levels of child anxiety and depression during the pandemic.

Impact Report-20-21

Read about the accomplishments of our faculty members in research, teaching, and community partnerships, as well as the stories of our students and alumni in the 2020-21 Faculty of Health Impact Report.

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

Learn more about Faculty of Health students, alumni, faculty and staff who are creating positive change.

Explore peer mentorship, leadership and development, and peer assisted learning programs for students in the Faculty of Health.

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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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Toward Compassionate Health Care for All

As founder of the Black Student’s Mental Health Project, Agnès Berthelot-Raffard, assistant professor in the School of Health Policy & Management, is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into the experiences of Black university students, who experience elevated rates of anxiety and depression compared to non BIPOC students. Another of her large projects examines how Black women in Quebec experience racial bias in obstetrics and gynecology.