Welcome to the Institute for Health and Social Policy!
The Institute was founded in 2007 as part of McGill’s cross-faculty Health and Society initiative. The Institute’s mission speaks not only to McGill’s longstanding commitment to excellence in research issues at the intersection of Medicine and the Arts, but also the University’s pre-eminent position in public policy.
The Institute supports world-class research on how social conditions impact population health and welfare. In particular it aims to translate research findings in the area of social inequalities and health outcome into concrete provincial, national and international policies. Through the generosity of donors, the Institute also administers two programs: the McBurney Latin America Program, which focuses on training in Latin America; and the Healthier Societies Initiative, which examines OECD best practices in health policy and services.
The Institute gratefully acknowledges funding by the Dean of Medicine and the Dean of Arts, as well as by the Vice-President (Research) and the University Provost.
We invite you to read more about the Institute’s activities and opportunities for student internships both at McGill and abroad.
David Wright, Professor of History & Interim Director
We are now accepting applications for our 2013 McBurney Latin America Fellowship program.
Please see our McBurney Fellowship page for more information and instructions on how to apply for our 2013 McBurney Latin America Fellowships.
This unique program will allow McGill students to work on health and social service projects in Latin America and make a significant contribution to meeting the basic needs of local populations and be mentored by McGill faculty members. Applications may be submitted by either McGill faculty or McGill students.