Top Stories of 2019

The top 10 most read news stories of the year illustrate the work of health economists; celebrate the achievements of faculty, staff, students and alumni; and demonstrate the broad reach and impact of public health.

Nisa Drozdowski - 11 December 2019

  1. New Canada Research Chairs to improve child health, promote adaptation to climate change
    The Government of Canada awarded Canada Research Chairs to School Faculty members Sherilee Harper and Roman Pabayo.

  2. Toolkit aims to prevent the leading cause of death for kids in Alberta
    A generous gift from Forbes Bros Ltd. is an investment in childhood injury prevention and instilling safety as a value.

  3. The depressing truth about income inequality
    Researcher says the mental health of adolescent girls is at risk.

  4. Healthy lifestyle linked to better mental health in kids
    Meeting lifestyle recommendations proves to be beneficial to both kids' physical and mental health.

  5. Health economist moves beyond adoption to optimization of health delivery
    "He is likely the most influential health economist in the province, impacting many levels of financial, economic and policy decisions made in Alberta."

  6. Grad's research identifies demand for online support for cannabis use
    "We need to make sure that people who want help, are able to receive help."

  7. U of A research informs proposed new Canadian drug pricing rules
    Health economists help determine trade-offs when approving costly new drugs.

  8. Public forum to discuss opioid crisis
    Front-line experts will explore root causes of the crisis and discuss solutions.

  9. 2019 Celebration of Excellence
    The School of Public Health came together to celebrate excellence in our community.

  10. Mentorship and training to strengthen Indigenous research capacity
    "At the end, I see this work as something that is important to our future. We can only be successful working together."