Ronald Labonte, BA, MA, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity
Ronald Labonte is Canada Research Chair in Globalization & Health Equity, Institute of Population Health , and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, at the University of Ottawa , and Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan . He is the former Director of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), a bi-university interdisciplinary research organization he created and led from 1999 until 2004, that was committed to “engaged research” on population health determinants at local, national and global levels. Ron is a founding member of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, and a past board member of provincial and national public health associations in CanadaHe recently worked with international colleagues in preparing The Global Health Watch, an ‘alternative world health report,’ released in July, 2005.