About the Global Health Program
The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto, and in particular its Global Health Program, aims to leverage the widely recognized depth and richness family medicine in Canada to help achieve equity and improve health of vulnerable individuals and populations in Canada and abroad.
The Global Health Program has extensive experience in collaborative partnerships with academic institutions and organizations in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). We anchor our work in a collective commitment to respectful collaboration, partner-centered support and innovative learner-responsive education. Our activities bring together the vast expertise of our faculty in clinical practice, scholarship and research, knowledge support, education and health systems management.
For Canadian family medicine trainees and faculty, we offer a range of educational experiences to enhance the competency of family medicine learners, throughout the learning continuum, in caring for vulnerable individuals and populations in Canada and abroad. For international learners, we offer a range of programs that drive global efforts to advance the discipline of family medicine, through capacity building in leadership, research and education.
Committed to social justice and equity, the program contributes to the development of sustainable health systems anchored in quality primary care.
DFCM Global Health Program Faculty, Staff & Collaborators
Dr. Katherine Rouleau, Director of the Global Health Program, DFCM, University of Toronto
Dr. Katherine Rouleau is a family physician at St-Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Her clinical and academic interests include primary care in the global health context, global health education, the scholarship-leadership continuum, the care of marginalized populations and HIV primary care.
Dr. Praseedha Janakiram, Global Health PGY3 Enhanced Skills Co-Coordinator, DFCM, University of Toronto
Dr. Praseedha Janakiram is a practicing family physician in Toronto, with interests in HIV primary care, refugee health, women’s health, and global health.
Dr. Eileen Nicolle, Global Health PGY3 Enhanced Skills Co-Coordinator, DFCM, University of Toronto
Dr. Eileen Nicolle is a practicing family physician in Toronto, with a strong interest in teaching the social determinants of health, women's health and palliative care.
Mrs. Jamie Rodas, Global Health Program Coordinator, DFCM, University of Toronto
Mrs. Jamie Rodas is trained in public health. She has a strong interest and research experience in health promotion, health education, community engagement and global health.
Dr. Paula Ruiz, Global Health Program Coordinator, DFCM, University of Toronto
Dr. Paula Ruiz is trained as an anthropologist. She has research experience in the areas of violence and mental health, immigrant and refugee health, women's health, global health & social justice.