Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Without fail, and especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we see some of our best and brightest students, like PhD in Epidemiology student Jean-Paul Soucy and PhD Candidate in Epidemiology Isha Berry, create and maintain necessary tools to understand and manage public health concerns like emerging infectious diseases. Isha and Jean-Paul have produced an Interactive Daily Dashboard and Case List of COVID-19 cases in Canada, which is quickly becoming a widely used resource for effective tracking of the virus. This current crisis is, sadly, proving to be a real-time, live epidemiological case study in which future leaders in public health are using their on-going training to translate life-saving knowledge to communities world-wide in matters of critical public importance.
Founded in 1927, the School of Hygiene, now the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), was born out of the tenacious belief and diligent work in public health education and measures, disease control, and vaccine development. It was through this work that many diseases such as diphtheria were controlled and eradicated in cities across Canada. The origins, history, and current work has proven to be a vital resource with great impact several times over the past century. The importance of public health is undeniable once again.
When you support the DLSPH Greatest Needs Fund or the General Scholarship Fund, you support current and on-going research and knowledge translation of public health concerns, along with the hands-on training and education of the next generation of future public health leaders.