Global Health Equity

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

Toba Bryant
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Research areas of specialty: social determinants of health, income, housing, welfare state analysis, health and social policy change, women’s health

Margaret Condon
Consultant, formerly of the Social Planning and Research Council of BC.

Jennifer Cushon
Program Manager of Research and Evaluation in the Public Health Observatory, Saskatoon.

Kristin Good
Professor, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University.
Prof. Good’s primary research interests are city politics and governance, ethnic relations, immigration policy as well as Canada’s model of ethno-cultural and linguistic pluralism.

Jody Heymann
Dean UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Heymann also serves as Founding Director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center. An unprecedented effort to improve the level and quality of comparative policy data available to policymakers, researchers and the public, WORLD examines health and social policies and outcomes in all 193 UN countries.

Elizabeth Kristjansson
Professor, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa.
She is a health measurement expert whose place-based research focuses on the socio-economic determinants of health. Her primary research interest is in systematic reviews on nutrition and food security interventions.

Judith McKenzie
Former professor, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph.

Nazeem Muhajarine
Professor and Chair, Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan College of Medecine; Director, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit; Founding member, Community-University Institute for Social Research
Dr. Muhajarine is a social epidemiologist, academic and mentor with a particular passion for community development and family and neighbourhood contextual influences in child development and health. His research expertise and interest include population health intervention research, physical activity in children, place and health, and application of epidemiological methods.

Karen Murray
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University.
Her research interests include governance , politics and government , urban governance, anti-racist and feminist politics, poverty and inequalities

Michael Orsini
Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa; Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies, University of Ottawa; Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
His main areas of research interest are in health politics and policy, and the role of social movements in policy processes. His substantive areas of interest include autism, HIV/AIDS and illnesses that affect marginalized people.

Dennis Raphael
Professor, School of Health Policy and Management and Graduate Program Director, Health Policy and Equity, York University
His most recent publications have focused on the health effects of income inequality and poverty, the quality of life of communities and individuals, and the impact of government decisions on Canadians’ health and well-being.

Damaris Rose
Professor, Urbanisation, Culture and Society Research Centre, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Montréal.

Nancy Ross
Professor, Department of Geography, and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University.
Nancy Ross studies the geo-social determinants of health with an emphasis on how physical and social urban environments shape human health across the lifespan.

Michael Sawada
Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics; Director of the Laboratory for Applied Geomatics and GIS, 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.

Andrew Sharpe
Executive Director, Centre for Study of Living Standards, Ottawa; Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa.

Denise Spitzer
Canada Research Chair in Gender, Migration and Health; Professor, Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa.
Trained as a medical anthropologist, Dr. Spitzer is interested in the impact of marginalization on health and wellbeing and in the myriad of ways in which people and communities resist its effects.

Richard Stren
Professor emeritus, Department of Political Science, and School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto; Senior Fellow at the Global Cities Institute
His major area of interest is comparative urban policy with a special interest in developing countries.

Armine Yalnizyan
Senior economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in Ottawa.
She is also Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Business Economics and serves on the boards of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research’s Institute of Population and Public Health and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

She is Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Business Economics and serves on the boards of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research’s Institute of Population and Public Health and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. – See more at: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/national/staff#sthash.cnYmV0Yr.dpuf
She is Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Business Economics and serves on the boards of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research’s Institute of Population and Public Health and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. – See more at: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/national/staff#sthash.cnYmV0Yr.dpuf