Assistant ProfessorRichard Foty is an assistant professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He teaches primarily within the Translational Research Program Faculty of Medicine, challenging students to think differently so they can champion change in their own communities. He sits on numerous departmental and faculty committees including one that is focused on the development of a professional Masters program in Translational Research within the Faculty of Medicine
Richard was classically trained as a musician from a very young age. While music continues to be an integral part of his life, he has also been able to blend his artistic passion into his scientific pursuits. His current research interests include supporting quality of life and aging well through the use of mobile health technologies; identifying and understanding unmet medical needs; the application of scientific knowledge to answer those needs and improve health; Population health and the use of large population-based health databases to answer complex questions, and; the health effects of climate change.
Richard completed his PhD at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto (UofT). Prior to undertaking his doctoral studies, Richard was a Research Coordinator at the Hospital for Sick Children, studying the effects of traffic-related air pollution on school children in Toronto. He holds an MSc. in Epidemiology from UofT, and an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University.