Dennis Raphael

York University

Dennis Raphael is a professor at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. His most recent publications have focused on the health effects of income inequality and poverty, the quality of life of communities and individuals, and government decisions and policy. Dennis is editor of Social Determinants of Health, co-editor of Staying Alive and author of Poverty and Policy in Canada. He served as an advisor to the California Newsreel series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? and the Deveaux Babin Productions Canadian documentary Poor No More.

  • About Canada: Health and Illness, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis Raphael     October 2016

    Most Canadians believe that their experiences of health and illness are shaped by genetics, medical care and lifestyle choices. Governments, the media and disease associations reinforce this perception by pointing to medical research and a healthy lifestyle as the keys to health. About Canada: Health and Illness tells a different story.