Faculty Member

Arjumand Siddiqi MPH, Sc.D.

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155 College Street Room 566 Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Z2
Epidemiology Division
Associate Professor
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Full Member
Appointment Status

Research Interests

Arjumand Siddiqi is Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity and Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, where she also holds appointments in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and the Hospital For Sick Children, as well as at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Siddiqi is interested in understanding how societal conditions produce and resolve inequities in population health and human development across the lifespan. Her research focuses primarily on the roles of resource inequities and social policies, the methods and metrics that enable scientific inquiry on health inequities, and mechanisms related to public and political uptake of evidence. Dr. Siddiqi is an alumnus of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Global Academy and former Associate Member of its Program on Successful Societies. She was also a member of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health Knowledge Hub on Early Child Development, and has consulted to several international agencies including the World Bank and UNICEF. Dr. Siddiqi received her doctorate in Social Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health.

Other Affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Scientist, Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Research Affiliate, National Center for Children and Families, Columbia University

Member, International Network of Research on Inequalities in Child Health (INRICH)

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Social Determinants of Health (CHL 5105)

Social Epidemiology (CHL 5127)

Representative Publications

Ramraj, C., Shahidi, F.V., Darity, W., Kawachi, I., 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 & Medicine, 161, pp.19-26.

Siddiqi, A., Jones, M.K., Bruce, D.J. and Erwin, P.C., 2016. Do racial inequities in infant mortality correspond to variations in societal conditions? A study of state-level income inequality in the US, 1992–2007. Social Science & Medicine, 164, pp.49-58.

Basu, S., Rehkopf, D.H., Siddiqi, A., Glymour, M.M. and Kawachi, I., 2016. Health Behaviors, Mental Health, and Health Care Utilization Among Single Mothers After Welfare Reforms in the 1990s. American Journal of Epidemiology, p.kwv249.

Basu, S., Hong, A. and Siddiqi, A., 2015. Using decomposition analysis to identify modifiable racial disparities in the distribution of blood pressure in the United States. American Journal of Epidemiology, p.kwv079.

Siddiqi, A. and Hertzman, C., 2007. Towards an epidemiological understanding of the effects of long-term institutional changes on population health: a case study of Canada versus the USA. Social Science & Medicine,64(3), pp.589-603.