Dr. Beverley Essue (BSc, University of Toronto; MPH, PhD, University of Sydney) is an Associate Professor of Global Health in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She is a global health systems researcher and health economist who leads interdisciplinary research focused on strengthening financial risk protection, supporting effective and equitable priority setting and advancing equity and gender equality. Her research tackles some of the most pressing issues facing population, public health and global health systems in research that is conducted across a number of low and middle income countries. She has contributed to key global health initiatives including the Disease Control Priorities initiative, Lancet taskforce on non-communicable diseases and the Lancet Commission on Gender Based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People. She is deeply committed to capacity development and to inspiring the future generation of global health leaders.