Beverley Essue

PhD (University of Sydney)
MPH (University of Sydney)
BSc (honours), (University of Toronto)

Research Interests

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 also 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 and gender equality in global health systems. Her research tackles some of the most pressing issues facing global health and is conducted across a number of 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 is currently a scientific advisor to the Lancet Commission on Gender Based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People and the World Bank’s Health Longevity Initiative. She is also Commissioner on the newly launched Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems. She has been recognized on the 2020 list of Canadian Women in Global Health.

Current trainees:

Master students:

  • Klesta Hoxha

PhD students:

Postdoctoral fellows:

  • Cyndirela Chadambuka
  • Tegan Joseph Mosugu

Professional Interests

Health economics; equity; health financing; household economic impact analysis; financial protection; priority setting; non-communicable diseases; global health.

Other Affiliations

Institute for the Advanced Studies of the Americas, University of Miami

Centre for Global Health Research