Faculty Member

Erica Di Ruggiero BSc., MHSc., PhD, RD

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
Office Address
Health Sciences Building 155 College Street, Room 516 Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Office of Global Public Health Education & Training
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Admin Position
Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training

Research Interests

  • Study of population health interventions (policies, programs), their health and health equity impacts:
    • Relationship between context and population health interventions
    • Social and economic policies influencing decent work at the global level
  • Global agenda setting in policy
  • Population health intervention and implementation research
  • Qualitative research and mixed methods research; discourse analysis
  • Knowledge utilization and exchange strategies to influence public health decision-making at national and global levels

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Co-Director, Introduction to Public Health Sciences, CHL5004H
  • Director, Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health Seminar, CHL5701
  • Lead Instructor, Population Health Intervention Research, CHL7001H F5

Professional Summary & Appointments

I am the Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education & Training. I am the Director of the Collaborative Program in Global Health. I am an Assistant Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences. I am an Associate Member of the School of Graduate Studies.

Honours & Awards

  • Commendation for Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR’s) Science Council for “outstanding accomplishments, contributions and leadership throughout her 15 years with the CIHR and specifically its Institute of Population and Public Health” (2016)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Instant Award for Professional Excellence
  • Canadian Public Health Association, Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contributions
  • CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health Advisory Board Award for Excellence
  • CIHR President Awards for Team Excellence and Professional Excellence
  • Canadian Cancer Society Award for Excellence in Medicine and Health
  • Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Toronto, Nutritional Sciences
  • Daniel Wilson Scholarship in Science, University of Toronto, Nutritional Sciences

Current Research Projects

Having joined DLSPH full-time in December 2016, I am launching a program of research that examines how evidence affects global policy agendas related to employment and health equity. My work addresses questions about the roles of public/private partnerships and global institutions in promoting and protecting health. I also study population health interventions, using novel conceptual and methodological tools to conduct international comparative policy research on global public health inequalities

Representative Publications