History

Initially named the Department of Epidemiology and Health, it was first chaired by Dr. J.C. McDonald. Since 1964, we have undergone a few changes in our name and our mission. For example, Occupational Health was represented at various points in McGill’s history as a separate entity; however, it has now been merged into an integral part of the department. We are looking forward to 2018 when once again a large merger will happen, creating the School of Population and Global Health.

Read more about the history of EBOH in the Chair's Message.

Purvis Hall

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