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Arjumand Siddiqi

Arjumand SiddiqiArjumand Siddiqi is a professor and division head of epidemiology in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity. Dr. Siddiqi also holds cross-appointments in public policy and sociology at the University of Toronto, as well as an adjunct appointment with the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research centres on understanding why health inequalities are so pervasive and persistent and what can be done about this, with an emphasis on the role of societal conditions (e.g., policy, political and economic factors). In recent years, her research has focused on (a) evaluating the impact of social policies on population health and health inequalities; (b) examining contemporary trends in population health and health inequalities (e.g., the recent decline in life expectancy in liberal welfare states, the widening of racial and socioeconomic health inequalities in many societies; and the social distribution of the COVID-19 pandemic) and (c) reflecting on concepts and methods used in health inequalities research. Dr. Siddiqi also engages with governmental and non-governmental entities, including the Government of Ontario, the Government of Canada and the World Health Organization.