Dr. Patricia O’Campo is Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is Director of the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto, a centre dedicated to reducing health inequities through research that supports social change for complex health and social problems. As a social epidemiologist she has been conducting policy relevant research on the social determinants of health and well-being across North America for over 25 years. Relying primarily on original research data collection, she has received over 60 research grants to address complex populations and problems. She has conducted extensive research on the topics of violence (e.g., partner violence and youth violence); women’s, children’s and infants well-being; and intersectoral action for health. The majority of her research is undertaken in partnership with community or policy partners who will use the evidence for change.
She has been widely recognized for her contributions to health equity by receiving numerous international early and mid-career awards and using her expertise she serves and has served on several local, federal and international committees and boards the Board of Trustees at Toronto’s United Way, the national Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System committee, the WHO Advisory Group on Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART), and the US Federal Advisory Committee for the multi-billion dollar National Children’s Study.
Commentaries by Patricia O’Campo:
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