Health Studies (Policy, Management, Informatics) offers a broad perspective and teaches about all aspects of the health care system as well as about other factors, such as wealth and ethnicity, that influence the health of Canadians. Learning takes places not only in classroom settings but also through field placements. The faculty in the School are internationally recognized for their research and teaching.
Our program offers a tremendous amount of flexibility - students can specialize in one or more of: Health Management, eHealth/Health Informatics, and Health Policy. For instance a student can enter the health management stream and also complete the health informatics certificate during their 4 years of study. Students can also enroll in a general Honours Bachelor of Health Studies program that allows them to complete pre-med and other pre-health professional course requirements. In addition, students can do a double major or major-minor in conjunction with many other York programs.
Programs of Study
In the News
Universities, faculty gearing up in response to Afghan refugee crisis | University Affairs
An informal working group led by Professor Farah Ahmad was featured on the University Affairs website.
Supporting mental health at a time of crisis
Professor Farah Ahmad was quoted in York Magazine, Summer Issue, 2021.
York Research Chair in Indigenous Health Policy and One Health
Professor Sean Hillier has been appointed York Research Chair in Indigenous Health Policy and One Health (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026).
Angelique Gordon and Chanelle Chanelle Perrier-Telemaque are winners of the SHPM First Annual Graduate Student Paper Award on Anti-Black Racism in the Fields of Health and Disability in Canada, and Interventions to Policy, Practice and Alternatives from Community Activism and Organizations
Canadian ethicists recognize the critical importance of science and research
Steven J. Hoffman, director, Global Strategy Lab and professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science, contributed to an article in The Conversation July 2.
Awards and Recognitions
Health Studies graduate Hanaa Ameer recognized with Murray G. Ross Award.
Statement of Support & Solidarity
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