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Dr. Spiegel is co-chair of the SPPH "Global Health and Vulnerable Population" theme and Director of Global Health for the UBC Liu Institute and Director of the UBC Centre for International Health. His academic training is in economics and sociology (McGill, MA); environmental health and health administration (U of Toronto, MSc); and Community Health Sciences (Manitoba, PhD). In addition he has 15 years experience as a senior policy official with the Manitoba Government Department of Environment and is a Senior Editor of the International Labour Office Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety. Dr. Spiegel is also co-lead in an innovative international, intercultural, interdisciplinary community-university partnership projects across Ecuador and founding chairperson of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research.
Dr. Spiegel's research interests include the effects of globalization on health, ecosystem approaches to human health, understanding and addressing influences of physical and social environments on health, global health and human security, the economic evaluation of interventions, and health and equity in Latin America.
SPPH 523 Global Health and Human Security
SPPH 580D (directed study) Intersectoral management of health determinants
SPPH 581 (directed study) Health Impact Assessment & the Ecosystem Approach to Human Health
Fabio Cabarcas, PhD, ISGP (SPPH)
Harnessing social capital to reduce pesticide exposure in a southern Ecuador indigenous community
Ben Warren, PhD, SPPH
Impact of Trade Agreements on Health
Ben Brisbois, PhD, SPPH
Reducing Pesticide Exposure in Agricultural Production in Ecuador
Veronic Ouellette, PhD, SPPH
Primary Care, Public Health and the Intersectoral Management of Health Determinants: How Cuba Approaches Health Equity
Carolina Vidal, PhD, ISGP (SPPH)
Globalization and Mental Health
Kendra Foster, PhD, ISGP (SPPH)
Applying effective indicators to promote interdisciplinary knowledge translation in dengue control
Ireh Iyioha, PhD, Law
Health Governance, Medical Pluralism and the Politics of Integration: A Legal Theory for Increasing Access to Healthcare in Developing Nations
Patricio Velasquez, PhD, Mining Engineering
Mercury mobility in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold mining in southern Ecuador
Alykhan Rehmat, MHA
Reflecting on Alma-Ata’s vision of 'Health for All': Can lessons be learned from the Cuban health model?
Deepthi Jayatilaka, MPA, U Victoria
Food as a Determinant of Health & Intersectoral action in the Policy Processes: A Comparative analysis of Cuba and BC
The Relationship Between Human and Livestock Health in a Traditional Maasai Community of Southwestern Kenya
Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Lessons from the margins of globalization: Appreciating the Cuban health paradox. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2004;25(1):85-110.
Spiegel JM, Bonet M, Ibarra AM, Pagliccia N, Ouellette V, Yassi A Social and environmental determinants of Aedes aegypti infestation in Central Havana: Results of a case-control study nested in an integrated dengue surveillance program in Cuba. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2007 12(4):503-510.
Spiegel JM, Gonzalez M, Cabrera GJ, Catasus S , Vidal C, Yassi A. Promoting Health in Response to Global Tourism Expansion in Cuba. Health Promotion International. 2007; doi: 10.1093/heapro/dam040
Huish RL, Spiegel JM Integrating Health and Human Security into Foreign Policy: Cuba's Surprising Success. The International Journal of Cuban Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2008.
Bonet M, Spiegel J, Ibarra AM, Kouri, G, Pintre A and Yassi A An integrated ecosystem approach for sustainable prevention and control of dengue in Central Havana. Int J Occup Environ Health 2007 13(2):188-194.
Spiegel JM Commentary: Daring to learn from a good example and break the ‘Cuba taboo’. International Journal of Epidemiology 2006;35:825–826.
Spiegel JM, Garcia M, Bonet M and Yassi A. Learning together: A Canada-Cuba research collaboration to improve the sustainable management of environmental health risks. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2006;97(1):50-55.
Spiegel JM, Bennett S, Hattersley L, Hayden MH, Kittayapong P, Nalim S, Wang DNC, Zielinski-Gutiérrez, E, Gubler D. Barriers and Bridges to Prevention and Control of Dengue: The need for a Social-Ecological Approach. EcoHealth 2005; 2:273-290.
Spiegel JM, Labonte R, Ostry A. Understanding “globalization” as a determinant of health determinants: a critical perspective. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2004;10:360-7.
Labonte R, Spiegel JM. Setting global health research priorities. British Medical Journal. 2003;326:722-723.
Spiegel JM, Labonte R, Hatcher-Roberts J, Girard J, Neufeld V. Tackling the 10-90 gap: A report from Canada. Lancet. Sept 13 2003;362(9387):917-918.
Spiegel JM, Bonet M, Yassi A, Tate B, Concepción M, Cañizares M. Evaluating the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention to improve health in an inner-city Havana community. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2003;9(2):118-127.
Spiegel JM, Krewski D. Using willingness to pay to evaluate the effectiveness of Canada's residential radon exposure guideline. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2002;93(3):223-228.
Spiegel JM, Yassi A, Ronald LA, Tate RB, Hacking P, Colby T. Implementing a resident lifting system in an extended care hospital. Demonstrating cost-benefit. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal. Mar 2002;50(3):128-134.