About

Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research is committed to the pursuit of equity and social justice.

We are transdisciplinary and collaborative, drawing on academic and field expertise across three research themes: Planetary Health, Global Health & Humanitarianism and Global Health Foresighting. We build active partnerships which advance research, practice, policy, and teaching in order to address contemporary global health challenges.

DIGHR is led by Dr. James Orbinski, a medical doctor, humanitarian practitioner and advocate, best-selling author, and leading global health scholar. In 2017, James joined DIGHR as the inaugural Director.

Meet the people and institutions that make up DIGHR

For Researcher biographies, click here.

Leadership

James Orbinski, OC,MSC,BSC,MD,MA,MCFP

James OrbinskiDirector, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
orbinski@yorku.ca | @jamesorbinski
Dr. James Orbinski is professor and Inaugural Director of DIGHR. As a medical doctor, a humanitarian practitioner and advocate, a best-selling author, and a leading scholar in global health, Dr. Orbinski believes in actively engaging and shaping our world so that it is more just, fair and humane. << read more >&gt

Founding Faculties

DIGHR is grounded in a vision of global health research and practice shared by our six founding faculties at York University

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Faculty of Health
Lassonde School of Engineering
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Osgoode Hall Law School

Interim Executive Committee

Farah Ahmad, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Uzo Anucha, MSW, MSc, PhD
Martin Bunch (bunchmj@yorku.ca), PhD
Gordon Flett
Michaela Hynie, PhD
Alison Macpherson, MA, PhD
Joseph Mensah, BA, MA, PhD
F Beryl Pilkington, RN, MScN, PhD
Mary Wiktorowicz, MSc, PhD
Jianhong Wu, PhD

Members

Chris Ardern
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Faculty of Health, York University

Dewan S. Alam (alamds@yorku.ca )
Course Director, Promoting Global Health
Faculty of Health, York University

Lesley Beagrie
Associate Professor, Global Health Program
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University

Yvonne Bohr
Associate Professor of Psychology
LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, York University

Jacqueline Choiniere
Graduate Program Director, School of Nursing
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Faculty of Health, York University

Arun Chockalingam
Adjunct Appointment, Faculty of Health, York University

Tamara Daly
CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health
Faculty of Health, York University

Georges Danhoundo (georgesd@yorku.ca)
Adjunct Professor, Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Health
Faculty of Health, York University

Serban Dinca-Panaitescu
Associate Professor, School of Health Policy & Management
Faculty of Health, York University

Christo El Morr
Undergraduate Program Director, School of Health Policy and Management
Faculty of Health, York University

Denielle Elliott
Assistant Professor and Director, Health and Society
Social Science, Health and Society Program & Development Studies, Social Anthropology, and STS
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

Sarah Flicker
Associate Professor & Community Arts Practice Certificate Coordinator
Dean's Office, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

Lucy Gagliese
Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Faculty of Health, York University

Rachel Gorman
Assistant Professor, School of Health Policy and Management
Faculty of Health, York University

Sherry Grace
Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Faculty of Health, York University

Les Jacobs
Professor, Department of Political Science,
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
Director, Institute for Social Research

Elsabeth Jensen
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Faculty of Health, York University

Nazilla Khanlou
Women’s Health Research Chair in Mental Health
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Faculty of Health, York University

Christine Kurtz Landy
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Faculty of Health, York University

Kenneth Lam
Assistant Professor, School of Health Policy and Management
Faculty of Health, York University

Jaime Llambias-Wolff
Associate Professor, Health and Society Program, Department of Social Science
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

Margaret MacDonald
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

Claire Mallette
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Faculty of Health, York University

Eric Mykhalovskiy
Professor, Department of Sociology
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

Paul Ritvo
Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Faculty of Health, York University

Richard Saunders
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

Mina Singh
Associate Director (Research) & Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Faculty of Health, York University

Harvey Skinner
Founding Dean and Professor
Faculty of Health, York University

Thomas Teo
Professor, Department of Psychology
Faculty of Health, York University

Peter Tsasis
Associate Professor, School of Administrative Studies
Faculty of LA&PS, York University
Associate Professor, School of Health Policy & Management
Faculty of Health, York University

Staff

Theresa Dinh, MSc

Administrative Officer
thedinh@yorku.ca
Theresa Dinh has a wealth of academic and administrative experience at York, and has a strong interest in developing her career in academic administration. Theresa holds a recently completed (2015) Master of Science in Geography from the University of Guelph. Her thesis focused on the Influence of Humans and Climatic Variability on Historic Wildfire Dynamics. She has certification in Research and Project Management, and in Geographic Information Systems, and is highly skilled in database management, and research software.

Harpreet Singh, BCom

Financial Assistant
harsingh@yorku.ca
Harpreet Singh is a graduate from York University with a Bachelor in Commerce, Finance. Harpreet has a strong interest in the area of research administration and accounting and has worked in the public and broader public sector.

Netta Sarah Kornberg, MPhil.

Knowledge Dissemination Strategist
nskorn@yorku.ca

Netta Kornberg is a published researcher, educator and organizer with international experience in adult education, public health, and the arts. She holds an MPhil. in African Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Netta has worked at York University Faculty of Education, Artists' Health Alliance, South African History Online, and Peoples’ Health Movement South Africa. Her work has been featured in academic, popular, trade and government publications. Past research topics include Namibian women’s literature, innovative pedagogy in Ontario schools, and health equity for artists.

Locally engaged, Netta volunteers with Hospice Toronto and is a member of Friends of Watkinson Park. She trains as an amateur boxer and occasionally teaches at Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club.



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