Dr. Pat O’Campo is Canada Research Chair in Population Health Interventions and Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. Dr. O’Campo has an active research program that focuses on understanding the health impacts of complex urban social problems experienced by low-income populations.
Through her scholarship over the past 25 years, dedicated partnerships with affected communities, and academic leadership for fifteen years, she has generated strong evidence around interventions to improve the lives of those living with multiple health, social and economic challenges. She has published Realist Reviews on a variety of topics from screening for partner violence in health care settings, batterer intervention programs, to what works for social protection programs such as unemployment insurance. She has also conducted various realist evaluation case studies on topics such as health in all policies and resistance to austerity measures.