Assistant Professor

Aaron Orkin

DFCM - Emergency Medicine Division


Central DFCM
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at Unity Health Toronto, 250 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5B 2L7
Research Interests
Addiction Medicine, Disadvantaged Populations, Design for Health, Emergency Medicine, Health Policy, Health Service Delivery, Public Health, Social Justice and Medicine, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, Systematic Reviews, Ethnography, Mixed Methods, Quantitative Data Analysis
CREMS Students, Graduate Students, Summer Students

Aaron Orkin is an emergency, family, and public health physician. He is the Director of Population Health for Inner City Health Associates Toronto, and practices emergency medicine at St. Joseph's Health Centre.

Aaron’s work explores the intersection between public health and clinical medicine, with an emphasis on health systems design and health equity. His research focuses on strategies to integrate clinical care and population health, as well as strategies to redistribute health care delivery in our communities and involve the lay public directly in essential health services, especially in low-resource settings and vulnerable populations. 

He studied medicine at McMaster University and completed postgraduate training in Family Medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the University of Toronto. He holds graduate degrees in history and philosophy of medicine from the University of Oxford, Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto.