Dr. Ronald Labonté* BA MA PhD


Dr. Ronald Labonté* BA MA PhD

Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity

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Ronald Labonté


Ronald Labonté PhD, FCAHS, HonFFPH, is Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity and Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa; and Professor, College of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Australia. His recent and current research focuses on the health equity impacts of: health worker migration; medical tourism; global health diplomacy; trade, political economy and tobacco control; trade and food security; health impact assessments of trade and investment treaties; comprehensive primary health care reforms; the social determinants of health equity; and health and foreign policy. He is active with the People’s Health Movement, and has consulted extensively with UN agencies, governments and civil society organizations.

Recent books include Achieving Health for All: Case Studies in the Struggle for Comprehensive Primary Health Care (University of Toronto Press, 2017); Population Health in Canada: Issues, Research & Action (Canadian Scholars Press, 2017, forthcoming); Global Health (Sage Major Works, 2011); Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy (Routledge. 2009); Health Promotion in Action: From Local to Global Empowerment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); and Critical Perspectives in Public Health (London: Routledge. 2007). He is presently completing a textbook on globalization and health for Oxford University Press. See http://www.globalhealthequity.ca/ for a full list of publications and research projects.

Prior to his appointment at uOttawa, he was founding Director of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), a bi-university collaboration undertaking engaged research on social determinants of health equity. Before joining academia in full time capacity, he worked for 15 years in public health settings across all three Canadian government levels, and 10 years consulting internationally.

Fields of Interest

  • Globalization and Health Equity
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