Ted Schrecker, MA

Associate Professor

Ted Schrecker Photo Institute of Population Health
Room 216A
Phone: (613) 562-5800, ext. 2289
Fax: (613) 562-5659
E-mail: tschreck@uottawa.ca


Ted Schrecker is a scientist and Associate Professor in the University of Ottawa’s Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, and a principal scientist at the University’s Institute of Population Health.

Ted’s academic background is in political science, with a special interest in globalization, political economy, and issues at the interface of science, ethics, law and public policy. At the end of the 1970s, he worked in the New Democratic Party caucus research unit at the Legislature of Ontario, specializing in energy and environment. He then spent many years as a consultant, during which he was one of the few non-lawyers to undertake multiple research projects for the Law Reform Commission of Canada, the results of all of which were published. He has also been a full time faculty member in the Environmental and Resource Studies Program (at Trent University) and the Department of Political Science (at the University of Western Ontario, where the outline for his course on feminism and political theory was published in the first Canadian collection of syllabi on this topic).

Most recently, before coming to the University of Ottawa Ted was an associate member of the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law; associate scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario; and research associate at the Saskatchewan Population Health Research and Evaluation Unit (SPHERU) at the University of Saskatchewan. Some of his research is described in the Spring, 2007 issue of the University of Ottawa’s Tabaret Magazine.

Ted is a co-author of Fatal Indifference: The G8, Africa and Global Health (IDRC Books/University of Cape Town Press, 2004) and numerous related publications on globalization and health; he has also published widely on environmental policy and law. He contributed to Global Health Watch, the first annual alternative health report. He also acted as Hub coordinator for the Globalization Knowledge Network of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health; the Network was based at the Institute of Population Health.

Recent Presentations

Research Interests

  • Globalization and Health
  • Health Ethics
  • Resource Allocation
  • Environment Policy and Politics
  • Urban Health

Selected Publications

R. Labonte and T. Schrecker, Globalization and social determinants of health: Introduction and methodological background (part 1 of 3), Globalization and Health, 3:5.

R. Labonte and T. Schrecker, Globalization and social determinants of health: The role of the global marketplace (part 2 of 3), Globalization and Health, 3:6.

R. Labonte and T. Schrecker, Globalization and social determinants of health: Promoting health equity in global governance (part 3 of 3), Globalization and Health, 3:7.

T. Schrecker, R. Labonte and D. Sanders, Breaking faith with Africa: The G8 and population health post-Gleneagles, in A.F. Cooper, J.J. Kirton and T. Schrecker, eds., Governing Global Health: Challenge, Response, Innovation ( Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007): 181-206.

R. Labonte and T. Schrecker, Foreign Policy Matters: A Normative View of the G8 and Population Health, Bulletin of the World Health Organization 85:185-191.

R. Labonte and T. Schrecker, The G8, Africa and Global Health: A Platform for Global Health Equity for the 2005 Summit ( London: Nuffield Trust, 2005).

T. Schrecker, Class, Place and Citizenship: The Changing Dynamics of Environmental Policy, in R. Paehlke and D. Torgerson, eds., Managing Leviathan: Environmental Policy and the Administrative State, 2nd edition ( Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2005): 125-144.

G. Ooms and T. Schrecker, Viewpoint: Expenditure Ceilings, Multilateral Financial Institutions and the Health of the Poor , Lancet 365 (2005):1821-1823.

R. Labonte and T. Schrecker, “Committed to Health for All? How the G7/G8 Rate,” Social Science and Medicine 59 (2004): 1661-1676.

T. Schrecker, Using Science in Environmental Policy: Can Canada Do Better? in E. Parson, ed. , Governing the Environment: Persistent Challenges, Uncertain Innovations ( Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001): 31-72.

T. Schrecker, L. Acosta, M.A. Somerville and H. Bursztajn, The Ethics of Social Risk Reduction in the Era of the Biological Brain, Social Science and Medicine 52 (2001):1677-1687.

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