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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"Community designs that favour pedestrians, cyclists and public transit use support the public’s health by integrating physical activity into daily life."

Brent Moloughney, Medical Director, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention


  • Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Academic degrees and accreditations

  • MD (University of Toronto)
  • MSc (Epidemiology, University of Ottawa)
  • FRCPC (Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa)

Areas of expertise

  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Health promotion

PHO research interests

  • Healthy built environment
  • Creating supportive environments for health
  • Healthy public policy
  • Workforce development
  • Public health system design and performance

Current PHO research activities

  • Collaborating on healthy built environment/walkability initiatives 
  • Collaborating on development of a perinatal mental health toolkit

Other publications

  1. Moloughney BW. What can public health do to address inequities in infectious disease? Can Comm Dis Rep 2016; 42-Suppl 1:S14-s17.
  2. Massé R, Moloughney B. New era for schools and programs of public health in Canada. Public Health Rev 2011; 33 (1).
  3. Developing Pan-Canadian Competencies for health promoters. Final project report. Prepared for: Pan-Canadian Committee on Health Promoter Competencies. 2015.
  4. Improving Health by Design in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area. A Report of Medical Officers of Health in the GTHA. Prepared for Peel Public Health and GTHA MOHs. 2014.
  5. Changing Course: Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Living in Peel. Prepared for Peel Public Health. 2012.
  6. Developing an Injury Prevention Framework for Nunavut. Prepared for: Nunavut Department of Health and Social Services. 2012.
  7. Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity into Canadian Public Health Practice: Environmental Scan 2010. Prepared for National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. 2010.
  8. Developing a Five-Year Strategic Framework for FNIHB’s Public Health Role in First Nations Communities. Prepared for: FNIHB, Health Canada. 2009.
  9. A Set of Minimum Competencies for Medical Officers of Health in Canada. Prepared for: MOH Competencies Working Group. 2009.
  10. Defining and Strengthening the Public Health System in Nunavut. Prepared for the Nunavut Department of Health and Social Services. 2007.
  11. The Renewal of Public Health in Nova Scotia: Building a Public Health System to Meet the Needs of Nova Scotians. Prepared for Nova Scotia Department of Health and Nova Scotia Health Promotion. 2005.

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