The Upstream Lab

Interventions that tackle social factors, to improve individual and population health


Taking action to address COVID-19

We are dedicated to:

  • Incubating novel interventions that tackle social factors that impact on health, in collaboration with patients, health providers, community organizations and policymakers
  • Rigorous evaluation of interventions, using a variety of methods
  • Sharing our findings widely
  • Training “upstreamists” to become change agents

The Upstream Lab was founded in 2016 by Dr. Andrew Pinto to bring together a number of linked projects and initiatives. We are based in MAP (Centre for Urban Health Solutions) at Unity Health Toronto.