Erica Di Ruggiero

Associate Professor of Global Health and Director of the Centre for Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Erica is Director, Centre for Global Health, Director of the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health, and Associate Professor of Global Health, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division, and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Di Ruggiero is a global public health expert and opinion leader whose research focuses on evaluating the health and health equity impacts of different policy and program interventions on marginalized groups (e.g. labour policies; interventions that aim to reduce food insecurity). She is also interested in how different types of evidence shape global policy agendas and influence global governance in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. She is editor in chief for Global Health Promotion. Prior to joining the university, she was the inaugural Deputy Scientific Director with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-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 different research priorities including health equity, global health, maternal and child health, environmental health and population health intervention research. Di Ruggiero obtained her BSc in Nutritional Sciences, a Masters of Health Science in community nutrition and a PhD in public health sciences from the University of Toronto. She is a registered dietitian.