Di Ruggiero, Erica

Biographical Statement 

Erica Di Ruggiero is Director, Centre for Global Health; Director, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health; and Associate Professor, 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 was inaugural Deputy Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Population & Public Health. She led the design and evaluation of research/ knowledge translation initiatives to address health equity, global health, and population health intervention priorities. She served on the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health Program Committee for sub-Saharan Africa, as Honorary Vice President, American Public Health Association, and Chair of the Canadian Public Health Association. She held adjunct/status faculty appointments at the University of Toronto where she obtained her PhD (public health sciences).

Her research focuses on the political and social influences affecting equitable policy progress in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. As an educator, she is committed to teaching and mentoring our next generation of global health professionals.