“Collectively, we have the resources and knowledge to make health for all a reality worldwide. We lack only the political and economic commitment.”
Dr. Denise Gastaldo’s academic work explores health as a social phenomenon. She focuses on how health is produced through social, political and economic processes, exploring migration and gender as social determinants of health, both in Canada and internationally.
As the Director of U of T’s Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, Dr. Gastaldo has hosted visiting scholars and worked with numerous doctoral students undertaking interdisciplinary qualitative health research in several countries.
At U of T Nursing, Dr. Gastaldo introduced global health as a core component of the graduate nursing curriculum and has made great strides in building capacity for international health research and education. She founded the International Nursing PhD Collaboration that involves nursing faculties in Canada, Spain, Mexico, Australia and Finland.
Dr. Gastaldo is cross-appointed to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and to the graduate programs in the Faculty of Nursing and Physiotherapy at the Universitat de les Illes Balears and at the Universitat de Lleida in Spain.
- Academic Credentials
- 1995 – PhD, Sociology, University of London, England 1989 – MA, Education, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 1985 – BSc, Nursing, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Dr. Gastaldo’s PubMed link is available here.