Understanding the Determinants of Health for a Healthy and Inclusive Community

Dr. Roberta Timothy
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Roberta K. Timothy is Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, New Director of Health Promotion at Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Specializing in the areas of intersectionality and ethics in health work; health and race; transnational Indigenous health; and anti-oppression/anti-colonial approaches to mental health. Dr. Timothy has extensive teaching experience in universities, colleges, and in social service organizations and community settings, with particular expertise in critical health theory and social justice health policy development and implementation.
Dr. Timothy prioritizes critical and creative approaches to knowledge production that reflect experiences and aspirations of migrant, refugee, African/Black diasporic, and transnational Indigenous communities. Her scholarship contributes to critical race theory by examining how factors such as gender, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, transgenerational connections, and historical and contemporary intersectional violence impact African/Black communities health, and by centering community resistance through innovative decolonizing health practices.
Dr. Timothy is also co-founder and consultant at Continuing Healing Consultants where she implements and teaches her intersectional mental health model "Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy". She is an interdisciplinary scholar and health practitioner who is also a political scientist who examines global health and ethics from a critical trauma-informed decolonizing framework.