MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions is a world-leading research centre dedicated to creating a healthier future for all. Through big-picture research and street-level solutions, MAP scientists tackle complex urban health issues — many at the intersection of health and inequality.
The Scientists Leading the Way
Internationally recognized for groundbreaking science and innovation, MAP scientists are changing the way the world understands the health consequences of inequality in cities.
What We Do
We design and test real-world solutions to redefine health care for those experiencing marginalization. Through scientific excellence, a focus on rapid scale-up, and long-term community partnerships, our research is improving health — and lives — in cities.
Our work covers a broad spectrum of interrelated topics, such as homelessness, addiction, and access to health care. Learn more by exploring some of our past and present work.
- February 13, 2021New maps show how many public indoor spaces Toronto lost this winter
- February 10, 2021Two MAP scientists named among Canada’s top-30 ‘doctors with power’: Medical Post’s 2021 Power List
- February 8, 2021Doctors’ virtual visits jumped by 5,600% during COVID. What does that mean for the future of Canadian health care?
- February 4, 2021As Toronto’s largest shelter grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak, a resident talks about life inside and his worry for the elderly
Survey Research Unit
The Survey Research Unit (SRU) was created to consolidate, mobilize, and expand MAP’s considerable survey research capabilities and expertise. The SRU is passionate about data collection and quality. They provide access to hard-to-reach study participants and provide full research management services.
Well Living House
Well Living House is an action research centre for Indigenous infants, children, and their families’ health and well-being. Their focus is on gathering, using, sharing, and protecting Indigenous health and well-being knowledge and practices.