Dr. Orkin’s research focuses on strategies to redistribute health care delivery more equitably across communities, and involve the public directly in essential health services – especially in low-resource settings.
Dr. Orkin is a scientist with MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of Unity Health Toronto, an emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, and the founding Director of Population Health at Inner City Health Associates. Dr. Orkin is Ontario’s first fellowship-trained clinical public health specialist. He holds graduate degrees in the history and philosophy of medicine (MSc, University of Oxford), and in epidemiology and health care research (MPH, PhD, University of Toronto). Dr. Orkin has authored/co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.