Welcome to a world-class research endeavor.

The School of Health Administration is an unquestionable centre of excellence for health systems research: we count two Canada Research Chairs and a Killam Scholar amongst our four distinct teams.  Their work reflects the exceptionally high standards of our School’s contribution to the field, across Canada and around the world. As we continue to grow, we invite committed, talented researchers to explore these pages, and the opportunities we may have to offer them.

Our teams are also committed to the widest possible dissemination of their research, whether in the service of public health education, or evidence-led policy development.   Our team leads are experienced, expert communicators with a genuine passion for their work: whether you are looking for support in institutional/governmental decision-making; expert input for broadcast, print or online media, or some cutting-edge expertise to fire your students’ enthusiasm, do not hesitate to get in touch.

On this page, you can follow the links below to focus on each of our four teams, or scroll down for general information about PhD opportunties within the Faculty of Health.

Food Policy Lab

"Food choices are deeply personal.  We eat what we know and like, what tastes good, and what we can afford."

Applied Health Research & Knowledge Mobilization Lab

"Our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of Canadians by optimizing the delivery of health services and enhancing public knowledge of key health issues."


Health Equity and Policy (HEP) Research Group

"We work with researchers across Canada and Internationally to produce research that informs policy to improve population health and equity in health and healthcare".


Health Policy Lab

"Policies are a potentially powerful way to shape health outcomes by influencing access to (and quality of) care. Our goal is to rigorously quantify these effects."