Skip to content

Faculty Member

Arjumand Siddiqi MPH, Sc.D.

Email Address(es)
Office Address
155 College Street Room 566 Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Z2
Centre for Global Health
Epidemiology Division
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status

Research Interests

Arjumand Siddiqi is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist and Edwin S.H. Leong Chair of Child Policy Research at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. At University of Toronto, she is also appointed in Sociology, Public Policy, and Women and Gender Studies, and is a Senior Fellow of Massey College. She holds 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 works with organizations, including governments and international agencies, on issues of social determinants of health, health inequalities, and related matters. 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.

Other Affiliations

University of Toronto Cross-Appointments: Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; Department of Sociology; Women and Gender Studies Institute

Adjunct Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

7001 – Seminar on Social Conditions and Health, Fall Semester

Representative Publications

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.

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:

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: [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:

Ramraj C, Vahid Shahidi F, Kawachi I, Darity S, Zuberi D, and Siddiqi A2016. 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: