Erica Di Ruggiero

Director, Global Health & Associate Professor

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


Erica Di Ruggiero is Associate Professor, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division, Director of Global Health, and Director, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Di Ruggiero is a global public health expert and opinion leader whose research focuses on the study of population health interventions (e.g. policies and health promotion programs) to address health and health inequities, including global labour policy and non-communicable disease prevention programs, as well as how different types of evidence shape global policy agendas and influence global governance in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. She is the editor in chief for Global Health Promotion. She holds a PhD in Public Health Sciences from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and is a registered dietitian. Previously, Di Ruggiero was Deputy Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Population and Public Health where she led the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic research, capacity building and knowledge translation initiatives to address different research priorities including health equity, global health, maternal and child health, environmental health and population health intervention research. She was a past chair of the Canadian Public Health Association Board of Directors and past honorary vice-chair of the American Public Health Association.