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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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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.