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Professor Meric S. Gertler
President, University of Toronto

cordially invites you to a reception or University of Toronto alumni and friends, featuring a special presentation:

Improving Child Health: When Data and Policy Come Together by

Dr. Astrid Guttmann
Professor of Pediatrics, and Health Policy and Public Health Sciences
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

December 13, 2023

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Presentation at 7:40 p.m.


Salon 1- 3, Level 3
JW Marriott Seoul-176 Sinbanpo-ro
Seocho-gu, Seoul 06546,


Many children in our society are at risk of poor health because of different types of disadvantages, ranging from their socioeconomic status to chronic illness. At the University of Toronto, a generous gift from the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation has allowed us to create the Edwin SH Leong Centre for Healthy Children. The aim of the Centre is to harness interdisciplinary research to promote the flourishing of every child and family. In other words, we do research to improve child health equity. Achieving more equitable health outcomes requires many things. Nimble population-based data systems and advanced analytics help identify specific groups in need of interventions, and can be used to evaluate whether these work.  Partnership with healthcare and public health organizations, and using windows of policy opportunities helps scale these discoveries and make real world impact. 

A GuttmannDr. Astrid Guttmann is a Professor of Pediatrics, and Health Policy and Public Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto where she co-leads the Edwin SH Leong Centre for Healthy Children. She is also the Chief Science Officer of ICES, Canada’s largest health services and policy research institute, with a long track record of improving health and healthcare for all Ontarians through world-leading research and analytics. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Applied Child Health Services Research and Policy at the Hospital for Sick Children where she is a practicing pediatrician and senior scientist.

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