The world’s first MPH Program in Black Health to launch at U of T
In Fall 2023, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health will welcome its first cohort of 10 students in its inaugural MPH in Black Health program at the University of Toronto.
Lead by Roberta Timothy, the MPH in Black Health program comes earlier than expected – with much enthusiasm.
“I put the message out because when I think about the process, it’s emotional for me—and it’s emotional for me because this should not be, nor can it be, the only Master’s in Black Health that exists,” says Timothy, an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
“I don’t think I can fully feel the impact of that and the honour that lead me to this journey.”
Throughout the program, students will enroll in six core courses that will include a sociohistorical overview of Black health, chronic diseases and reproductive health in a lifespan; decolonizing theory and methods in Black health research; transnational Black health policy and practice; and Black resistance in health.