Suzanne Sicchia

Associate Professor
University of Toronto Scarborough

Suzanne Sicchia is an award winning Associate Professor Teaching Stream in the Department of Health & Society, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health where she holds a non-budgetary cross-appointment. She also serves as the Acting Vice Dean Teaching & Learning, at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. Dr Sicchia has a PhD in medical science, MHSc in health promotion, and MSc in social theory and health from the former Department of Public Health Sciences, at the University of Toronto. Before joining the University of Toronto, Dr. Sicchia worked as a Research Associate in the ‘Global Health’ and ‘Violence and Health’ units of the former Centre for Research in Women’s Health, WHO/PAHO Collaborative Centre in Women’s Health. During this time, she worked extensively on the Globalization Gender & Health: Research-Policy initiative. Project partners included the NIH Office for Research in Women’s Health, Fogarty International, and the Institute for Aboriginal Peoples' Health and the Institute for Gender & Health, at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. More recently she has served as an external reviewer on global health governance-related grants for the CIHR, SSHRC, and IDRC. She founded and continues to lead the annual UTSC International Health Film Series & Expo, and is the founder of a UTSC Critical Book Club for student and alum. Her interests include critical pedagogy, anti-oppressive practice, global health governance, community health and development, critical public health, community-based participatory research, social theory and health, and structural violence and health.

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