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

Chantal Blouin
Conseillère scientifique, agro-alimentaire et santé à l’Institut national de santé publique de Québec (INSPQ)

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

Ted Schrecker
Professor of Global Health Policy in the Centre for Public Policy & Health, Durham University
Ted’s academic background is in political science, and he has taught that discipline as well as environmental studies and population health (at the doctoral level) from an interdisciplinary perspective. For the past decade his research has addressed the consequences of transnational economic integration (globalization) for health and health equity; he also has a long-standing interest in issues at the interface of science, ethics, law and public policy.

Raphael Lencucha
Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Professor Lencucha is engaged in research that examines the intersection of public health policymaking (tobacco control) and economic policy. Specifically, this research examines the influence of international trade and investment on tobacco control policy in Brazil, Philippines, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi and Nigeria.

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

Michelle Gagnon
President, Palix Foundation; Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Colleen O’Manique
Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies, Trent University, Peterborough.
Her research has focused on the intersections between global economic restructuring, gender, & health and health policy, and global health policy & human rights.