Social Dimensions of Health

Adam Sherk with InterMAHP

PhD Student creates new program to calculate alcohol-related harms

Adam Sherk, SDH PhD student, has developed a new program called InterMAHP which creates an international standard for calculating relative-risk in alcohol-related harms.

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SDH students at the annual Meet and Greet

SDH Director and some of our participating Faculty introduce the new cohort of students to fellow SDH students at the annual Meet and Greet. Click here to read more about 'Our People'.

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PhD student explores youth use of social media in times of grief in dissertation

Graduate Student Marion Selfridge’s PhD dissertation research focuses on street-involved youth’s use of social media to deal with grief and loss. Click here for a video presentation on her findings.

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Graduate student research

SDH Doctoral Student Trudy Pauluth-Penner meets with a student during HS 200  office hours.  The SDH program gives students an opportunity to TA during their program. Read more about the research and work being done by SDH graduate students here.

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Innovation in interdisciplinary health research

The SDH program offers graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Focused specifically on interdisciplinary health research, the program links the research and academic mandates of the Faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Human and Social Development, as well as the research mandates of the University’s many interdisciplinary research centres, to offer a unique training opportunity to students interested in health research that cross-cuts traditional disciplines.

Designed as an interdisciplinary, research-intensive graduate program, the SDH program incorporates theoretical and methodological perspectives from the humanities, health and social sciences. The program is flexible, allowing students to create the program that fits with their background and future goals. The final output is a thesis (MA/MSc) or dissertation (PhD), which the student must successfully defend according to regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The SDH program is an interdisciplinary program within the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The program is administered by the School of Public Health and Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development. This gives students the advantage of having a home within an academic unit at the University, while still allowing the program to maintain its unique interdisciplinary focus and strengths.