Ronald Labonté

Professor and Holder of the Distinguished Research Chair in Contemporary Globalization and Health Equity
University of Ottawa

Ronald Labonté is former Canada Research Chair and current Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity and Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa. For the past 25 years his research has focused on the health equity impacts of diverse globalization processes, many of which form the content of his 2019 book, Health Equity in a Globalizing Era (Oxford University Press). He is Editor-in-Chief of the BMC journal, Globalization and Health, active with the People’s Health Movement, a frequent contributor to its flagship publication Global Health Watch, and a co-editor of its forthcoming 6th edition. His most recent work focuses on the global governance of infectious disease and anti-microbial resistance, the political economy of tobacco farming in low- and middle-income countries, and the health impacts of ‘free’ trade and investment treaties.