Arjumand Siddiqi, ScD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior


Arjumand Siddiqi is associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She also holds appointments in the Department of Paediatrics at University of Toronto as well as at the Gillings School. Dr. Siddiqi is interested in the societal conditions that produce inequities in population health and human development across the lifespan. Her research focuses primarily on the roles of income inequality and social policies, the methods and metrics that enable scientific inquiry on health inequities, and mechanisms related to public and political uptake of the evidence.

Dr. Siddiqi is an alumnus of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Global Academy and former Associate Member of its Program on Successful Societies. She was also a member of the World Health Organization's Commission on Social Determinants of Health, and has consulted to several international agencies including the World Bank and UNICEF.

Research Activities

Child and adolescent health
Health equity
Minority health
Population health


  • ScD, Social Epidemiology, Harvard University, School of Public Health, 2005
  • MPH, Public Health, Boston University, School of Public Health, 2000