Dr. Onye Nnorom
Clinical Consultant, Nicotine Dependence Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Co-Lead, Black Health Education Collaborative (BHEC)
Past President, Black Physicians' Association of Ontario
Host, Race, Health and Happiness Podcast
Faculty Affiliate, The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB)
Dr. Onye Nnorom is a Family Doctor and a Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist. She was the Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto, and was the Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. As the Black Health Theme Lead, she was 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 Past 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 was the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, within the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. 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.