MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions

MAP is a world-leading research centre dedicated to creating a healthier future for all.

Through big-picture research and street-level solutions, our scientists tackle complex urban health issues — many at the intersection of health and inequality. Internationally recognized for groundbreaking science and innovation, MAP is changing the way the world understands the health consequences of social inequality in cities.

Together with our community and policy partners, we are charting the way to the world’s healthiest cities: places where people, communities, and the political, economic, social, environmental, and health infrastructures come together so that everyone can thrive.

How We’re Structured

MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions is part of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. St. Michael’s is a site of Unity Health Toronto, which also includes Providence Healthcare and St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

About Our Name

Why ‘MAP’? It’s not an acronym. Instead, our name represents our vision and our purpose. We are St. Michael’s MAP to a healthier future for all.

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MAP’s clinician-scientists represent the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, nursing, pediatrics, and psychiatry. Our research disciplines include health geography and economics, population health, program evaluation, and social epidemiology.