Dr. Onye Nnorom
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, DFCM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Black Health Theme Lead, MD Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Associate Program Director, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Clinical Consultant, Nicotine Dependence Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Co-Lead, Black Health Education Collaborative (BHEC)

President, Black Physicians' Association of Ontario
HostRace, Health and Happiness Podcast

Faculty Affiliate, The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB)

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Dr. Onye Nnorom is a Family Doctor and a Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist. She is the Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto, and is the Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. As the Black Health Theme Lead, she is tasked with developing educational content for teaching medical students about Black Canadian health, and inequities due to systemic racism. She is also a clinical consultant for the Nicotine Dependence Clinic at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.


She is the President of the Black Physicians' Association of Ontario. She was also the chronic disease prevention lead at TAIBU Community Health Centre, where she led a number of successful cancer screening initiatives. Most recently she has taken the role as the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, within the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. And she is the host of a podcast called Race, Health and Happiness where she interviews successful Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, providing wisdom on how to stay well in a “racialized world”.


Dr. Nnorom completed her medical degree at McGill University and then completed a Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology) and residency training at the University of Toronto. Being of Nigerian and Trinidadian heritage, she is particularly interested in Black community health and wellness, and racism as a social determinant of health.