Ronald Labonte is Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity, Institute of Population Health , and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, at the University of Ottawa , and Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan . He is the former Director of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), a bi-university interdisciplinary research organization he created and led from 1999 until 2004, that was committed to “engaged research” on population health determinants at local, national and global levels. His current research interests include globalization as a ‘determinant of determinants’ (he chaired the Globalization Knowledge Network for the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health; see www.globalhealthequity.ca); ethics, human rights and global health development; global migration of health workers; revitalization of comprehensive primary health care; global health diplomacy; and globalization and the health of Canadians. He has over 150 scientific publications and several hundred articles in popular media. His recent books include Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy (Routledge, 2009); Health Promotion: From Community Empowerment to Global Justice (Palgrave Macmillan. 2008); Critical Public Health: A Reader (Routledge. 2007); Health for Some: Death, Disease and Disparity in a Globalizing Era (Centre for Social Justice, 2005); and Fatal Indifference: The G8, Africa and Global Health (University of Cape Town Press/IDRC Books, 2004). Professor Labonté is also outgoing President of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research and has been active public health associations provincially, nationally and internationally. Prior to his research on globalization and health, he worked as a health promotion consultant and wrote and consulted extensively on community development, empowerment, policy advocacy and other facets of community health.