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Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team


SDOH research

Faculty members within the department are leaders in research on the social determinants of health.

Our department has a robust health equity and social determinants-focused research program.

DFCM researchers are leading work in the following areas:

Dr. Andrew Pinto

  • Income security, decent work, and healthy equity (see the Upstream Lab website)

Dr. Tony Antoniou

  • HIV outcomes among immigrant groups
  • Barriers for people with HIV after incarceration

Dr. Rick Glazier

  • Healthy equity in primary care

Dr. Tara Kiran

  • Health equity in primary care (see the project website)
  • Income-related disparities in cancer screening (see the project website)

Dr. Aisha Lofters

  • Immigrant health and health equity
  • Income-related disparities in cancer screening (see the project website)

Dr. Nav Persaud

  • Access to essential medicines (see the CLEAN Meds study website)

Dr. Janet Smylie