Several University of Ottawa researchers are involved in a research project on Globalization and Health Equity that examines how contemporary globalization is affecting social determinants of health and the health status of different population groups, within and between nations.

Part of this project examines thepossible regulatory and policy approaches to minimizing adverse effects of globalization on public health. For example, what policy approaches might be pursued to reduce the “brain drain” of health professionals from the developing world to richer countries? Their research provides an important glimpse into the need for (and possible approaches to) improved regulation and governance at the global level – in this case, in the domain of public health.

The Globalization and Health Equity project is run by the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Population Health.

Project Leaders

  • Ronald Labonte, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity, University of Ottawa
  • Ted Schrecker, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa


Schrecker, Ted. “Multiple crises and global health: New and necessary frontiers of health politics“, Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, Volume 7, Issue 6, 2012.