Roberta K. Timothy , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Program Director : Health Promotion
at Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Roberta K. Timothy is an Assistant Professor in the Teaching Stream, and is the new Director of Health Promotion at Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Professor in Critical Disability studies at York University. Specializing in the areas of intersectionality and ethics in health work; health and race; art-based methodologies ; transnational Indigenous health; and anti-oppression/anti-colonial approaches to mental health. Dr. Timothy has worked for over 30 years in community health working on resisting anti-Black racism and intersectional violence strategies. 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, health practitioner, and political scientist who examines global health and ethics from a critical trauma-informed decolonizing framework. She has been living with disabilities for over 25 years. Currently, she is working on a 2 year research project entitled: “Black Health Matters: National and Transnational COVID-19 Impact, Resistance, and Intervention Strategies.”