Global Health Equity

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Who are we?

Ronald Labonté
Professor and Canada  Research Chair (Globalization and Health Equity)
School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa

Ivy Bourgeault
Professor, Telfer School of Management and Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa; CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources; Scientific Director of the pan-Ontario Population Health Improvement Research Network and the Ontario Health Human Resource Research Network.

Matthew Sanger
Research associate, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ottawa.

Mohammed Jamal Sharif
Research volunteer at Globalization Health Equity unit.

Nick Drager
Honorary Professor, Global Health Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Professor of Public Policy and Global Health Diplomacy, McGill University; Adjunct Research Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Senior Fellow, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.
His work focuses on current and emerging public health issues related to globalization and health, especially global health diplomacy/governance, foreign policy and international trade and health. He has deep experience in global health diplomacy and high level negotiations on international health development issues.

Rory Johnston
PhD student in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, supervised by Valorie Crooks
His research interests pertain to understanding the impacts of the international trade in health services on health systems and policy, especially with regard to the influence these impacts may and do have on health equity

Jonathan Crush
CIGI Chair in Global Migration and Development, Professor Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University; Professor, Basillie School of International Affairs
He is a frequent commentator on issues of migration, food security and xenophobia in the Global South and has consulted for the IOM, ILO, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNESCO, CIDA-CIC, OECD and various African governments.

Leigh Turner
Professor, School of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota.

Laura Hopkins
Head, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Deputy Chair, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care, University of Ottawa.

Valorie Crooks
Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University.
She currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Service Geographies. I also hold a Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. She is interested in the spatial and place-based dimensions of health and health care.

Jason Behrmann
Ph.D and post-doctoral work in health policy and LGBT health care, Institute of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, McGill University

Elise Smith
Researcher, Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication, University of Montreal
Elise is broadly interested in research ethics, publication ethics, academic integrity, and bias in research (linked especially to gender, power and seniority)

Janet Hatcher Roberts
Co Director WHO Collaborating Centre, Knowledge Translation, Technology Assessment for Health Equity Centre for Global Health; Adjunct Professor, SPHEPM, University of Ottawa

Corinne Packer
Researcher, Globalization and Health Equity Unit, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa.

Vivien Runnels
Researcher, Globalization and Health Equity Unit, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa.

Abdullahel Hadi
Former researcher, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa.