Arjumand Siddiqi MPH, Sc.D.
Arjumand Siddiqi is Professor, Division Head of Epidemiology, and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She also holds appointments in Sociology, Public Policy, and Women and Gender Studies at University of Toronto, and adjunct professorships at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Siddiqi’s research focuses on understanding the nature and causes of health inequities, with particular emphasis on how they are influenced by social policies and other societal conditions. Dr. Siddiqi frequently speaks to and works with stakeholder institutions, including federal, provincial, and local governments, and international agencies. She was a member of the World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health. She is the recipient of the 2022 Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Population and Public Health Mid-Career Trailblazer Award. She received her doctorate in Social Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
University of Toronto Cross-Appointments: Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; Department of Sociology; Women and Gender Studies Institute
Adjunct Professor, Harvard University
Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
7001 – Seminar on Social Conditions and Health, Fall Semester
Vahid Shahidi F, Parnia A, Siddiqi A. 2020. Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in premature and avoidable mortality in Canada, 1991-2016. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 39:E1114-E1128. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.191723
Siddiqi A, Sod-Erdene O, Hamilton D, McMillan Cottom T, Darity W. 2019. Growing sense of social status threat and concomitant deaths of despair among whites. SSM Population Health. 9:100449. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100449
Siddiqi A, Shahidi FV, Hildebrand V, Hong A, Basu S. 2018. Illustrating a ‘Consequential’ Shift in the Study of Health Inequalities: A Decomposition of Racial Differences in the Distribution of Body Mass. Annals of Epidemiology. 28(4): 236-241. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.02.003. [PA, SRA]
Basu S, Meghani A, and Siddiqi A. 2017. Evaluating the health impact of large-scale public policy changes: classical and novel approaches. Annual Review of Public Health. Mar 20;38:351-370. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031816-044208
Ramraj C, Vahid Shahidi F, Kawachi I, Darity S, Zuberi D, and Siddiqi A. 2016. Equally Inequitable? A Cross-National Comparative Study of Racial Health Inequalities in the United States and Canada.Social Science and Medicine. Jul (161): 19-26. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.05.028