Vision & Mission

Harnessing Interdisciplinary Research to Promote the Flourishing of Every Child and Family

The Leong Centre strives to achieve measurable impact for all children, with a vision of “harnessing interdisciplinary research to promote the flourishing of every child and family”. The Leong Centre will catalyze work to reduce health inequities and address emerging issues for the health and well-being of children and their families.

Through strategic investments in multi-disciplinary research and sustainable partnerships with key stakeholders and decision-makers, the Leong Centre will work to ensure that all children flourish regardless of their circumstances.

Through the recruitment of endowed Chairs who are leaders in their respective fields, three core research programs will be established:

1. Data Science for Child Health Equity

Led by The Edwin S.H. Leong Chair in Data Science for Child Health Equity, this data scientist will leverage cutting-edge predictive analytics, such as artificial intelligence and machine/deep learning, to advance the science of child health equity.

2. Child Policy Research

Led by The Edwin S.H. Leong Chair in Child Health Policy Research, this expert in policy research will evaluate and inform broad policies that have an impact on the health and well-being of children and their families.

3. Child Health Intervention​

Led by The Edwin S.H. Leong Chair in Child Health Intervention, this researcher will focus is on developing and testing innovative community-based interventions to improve child health outcomes.