Ronald Labonté holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity and is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; and in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia. His earlier work focussed on health promotion, community development, community empowerment and social determinants of health. For the past 20 years he has led research and scholarship on the health equity impacts of contemporary globalization, on which he has published extensively in the scientific and popular literature. From 2005 until 2008 he chaired the Globalization Knowledge Network for the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, some of the work of which is published in the book, Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy (Routledge, 2009). Present research interests include health equity impacts of comprehensive primary health care reforms; health worker migration; medical tourism; global health diplomacy; globalization, trade and tobacco control; and trade and food security.