Erica Di Ruggiero

Associate Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero is Associate Professor of Global Health in the Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor in the School’s Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, and is also the Director of the Centre for Global Health. Dr. Di Ruggiero's program of research examines how evidence affects global policy agendas related to employment, other determinants, and health equity, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Her work addresses governance-related questions about the roles of global institutions in the promotion of health, health equity, and the prevention of non-communicable disease and related risk factors. She also studies population health intervention policies and programs, using novel conceptual and methodological tools to conduct international comparative policy research on global social and health inequities.

Prior to joining the DLSPH, she was the inaugural Deputy Scientific Director with the CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health, where she led the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic research, capacity building, and knowledge translation initiatives, to address a range of population health and global health research priorities.

She completed her doctoral training in public health sciences, Master of Health Science in Community Nutrition, at the University of Toronto, and is a registered dietitian. She is Editor in Chief, Global Health Promotion Journal and Associate Editor, International Journal of Public Health, and the co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Promotion. She has also served as technical advisor or research consultant for the WHO, PAHO and IDRC.

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