Beverley Essue

Faculty Member

Beverley Essue is an Associate Professor of Global Health in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She holds a Visiting Scientist appointment at the Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas, University of Miami and is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, India.

She is a global health systems researcher and health economist who leads interdisciplinary research focused on strengthening financial risk protection, supporting effective and equitable priority setting and advancing equity, including gender equity, across global health systems. Her research tackles some of the most pressing issues facing global health and is conducted with a network of collaborators and partnerships across low-, middle- and high-income countries. She has led work for key global health initiatives including the Disease Control Priorities series and the Lancet Taskforce on Non-Communicable Diseases. She co-chairs the Scientific Advisory committee for the Lancet Commission on Gender Based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People and co-leads the Economics working group for this Commission. She is also a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems and a Scientific Advisor to the Lancet Commission on Breast Cancer. In 2020 she was recognized on the list of Canadian Women in Global Health for her scholarship and contributions to the field.


Training and Impact: The Art & Science of Health System Leadership

Course Details

Pratyasha Acharya

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis: Targeting Efficacy of Indian Public Health Insurance Programs

Supervisors: Beverley Essue, Ajay Mahal, Sumit Kane

Prossy Kiddu Namyalo

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis: The Path Towards Universal Health Coverage: An Evaluation of the Free Healthcare Policy in Public Healthcare Facilities in Uganda

Supervisors: Beverley Essue, Lisa Forman