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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.

Humana-Paredes, Melissa


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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Global Health Prof Steven Hoffman says faster vaccinations worldwide are necessary for herd immunity at home and abroad

Oghenowede Eyawo and Adrien Viens


Global Health Profs A.M. Viens and Oghenowede Eyawo published a commentary proposing COVID-19 strategies to keep low- and middle-income countries safe

Chris Arden


Kinesiology Prof Chris Ardern appointed new Associate Dean, Research in the Faculty of Health

Psychology professors and students talking in a classroom


York’s Psychology program ranked #6 in Maclean's magazine 2021 Rankings for Canada's Best University Psychology Programs


New study from Psychology Prof Laurence Harris shows what happens when your brain can't tell which way is up or down


Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research Fellow Syed Imran Ali publishes new study with first ever evidence-based guidelines for water treatment in humanitarian emergencies

Erez Freud


Psychology Professor Erez Freud is quoted in the New York Times article "In an Era of Face Masks, We’re All a Little More Face Blind"

Mary Wiktorowicz


Health Policy & Management Professor Mary Wiktorowicz recently published "Police encounters reveal a mental health system in distress" in The Conversation

Psychology student performing a brain scan on another student


10 Professors in Kinesiology & Psychology were among 50 researchers awarded nearly $9 million in funding from NSERC through the Discovery Grants Program

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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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