Welcome to the SPHERE Program

The Social Policies for Health Equity Research (SPHERE) program, led by Dr. Rita Hamad, is a research group that focuses on evaluating the health effects of social and economic policies. This research helps us to understand the role of social and economic factors, like poverty and educational attainment, in influencing disparities in health. It also helps to provide evidence on specific policies in order to inform policymaking to attain health equity.

Determinants of Population Health
Ecosocial model: determinants of population health