Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero (PhD University of Toronto) is Director, Centre for Global Health; Director, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health; and Associate Professor of Global Health, Social & Behavioural Health Sciences and cross-appointed to the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She is also the Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Promotion and Editor in Chief, Global Health Promotion. She was inaugural Deputy Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Population & Public Health. She is a global public health systems and policy researcher whose research focuses on the political and social influences affecting equitable policy progress in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Her research also focuses on evaluating the health and health and gender equity impacts of policy and program interventions using implementation science and assessing governance effectiveness of global institutions and public health systems. institutions. As an educator, is deeply committed to teaching and mentoring our next generation of global health researchers and leaders.

Health Policy & Systems,
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
Social Determinants of Health,
Governance & Administration,
Nutrition & Food Security