Position: Extraordinary professor Department: School of Public Health Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health Qualifications: MD (McMaster), MPH (Harvard), PhD (McGill)
(Left SOPH December 2013– now extraordinary professor)
Christina Zarowsky joined the SOPH in June 2009 where she also headed the university-wide Centre for Research in HIV and AIDS. A medical doctor and anthropologist, she has specialised in public health. From 2000, Christina worked for the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) where she led the Research for Health Equity suite of programmes and developed several donor partnerships. Her work at SOPH takes forward the focus of her work at IDRC which examined public health and health systems issues from a governance perspective, emphasising civic engagement, attention to power and process, and strengthening linkages between research, policy, practice, and social change. Christina’s areas of interest include social determinants of health, community and systems perspectives on HIV and AIDS, refugee and migrant health, and research capacity strengthening.