Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Professor Ted Schrecker

Professor of Global Health Policy

Background

Introduction

I am a political scientist by background, and moved from Canada to take up a position at Durham University in June, 2013 before transferring to Newcastle University with colleagues from Durham's School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health in 2017.  The video of my inaugural lecture at Durham (2014) is available here.  My research interests focus on the political economy of health inequalities,especially as they are affected by neoliberal globalisation, and on issues at the interface of science, ethics, law and public policy. (See Research tab for more detail.)  Earlier in my working life, I spent many years involved with environmental policy and law as a legislative researcher, academic and consultant.  A link to my blog 'Health as if Everybody Counted - second edition', so far in its early stages, is available here.

Roles and responsibilities

Member, advisory group, Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health

Member (2015-17), Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health

Co-editor, Journal of Public Health

Associate editor (globalisation), Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

Member, editorial board, Critical Public Health

External examiner, M.Sc. Medicine, Health and Public Policy, King’s College London

Taught programme external examiner, Institute of Global Health Board, University College London

Areas of expertise

  • Globalisation
  • Global health
  • Neoliberalism
  • Political economy
  • Social determinants of health

Recent previous positions

  • 2013-2017: Professor of Global Health Policy, Durham University
  • 2012-2013: Clinical Scientist, Bruyere Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 2011-2014: Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • 2005-2011: Scientist (Associate Professor rank), Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine and Principal Scientist, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa
  • 2003-2004:  Research Associate, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2002-2003: Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario
  • 2000-2002:  Full-time consultant and Associate Member, Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, McGill University

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Research

Basic principles guiding teaching and research

Political economy of health

'[A]nalysis of causes of disease distribution requires attention to the political and economic structures, processes and power relationships that produce societal patterns of health, disease, and wellbeing via shaping the conditions in which people live and work' (Nancy Krieger, 2011; emphasis in original).

Speaking truth about power (a play on Wildavsky's familiar description of the task of the policy analyst)

A fine illustration:‘[U]nequal distribution of health-damaging experiences is not in any sense a “natural” phenomenon but is the result of a toxic combination of poor social policies and programmes, unfair economic arrangements, and bad politics’ (Commission on Social Determinants of Health, 2008).

Major current commitments

Global Health in a Neoliberal Era: Critical Perspectives (under contract to Polity Press)

Handbook of Global Health Politics (co-edited with K.S. Mohindra, under contract to Edward Elgar)


Major themes going forward

Neoliberal epidemics

Clare Bambra’s and my book How Politics Makes Us Sick: Neoliberal Epidemics (2015) was reviewed as [b]oth sophisticated and accessible to non-specialist audiences …. Schrecker and Bambra marshal solid, cross-national evidence and clear arguments to make a compelling and incriminatory case against neoliberalism and the epidemics it has engendered’ in The Lancet.  Key research directions:

  • Advancing understanding of public finance as a public health issue (perhaps the most important take-home message of all) by way of
  • Continued description of the destructive consequences of neoliberal policies for health.
  • Comparative multidisciplinary research on the politics of support for redistributive policies that can reduce health inequalities, and on
  • Why some settings are ‘resource-scarce’ and others not.
  • Relentlessly challenging ‘lifestyle drift’ in health policy, research and intervention design.
The politics of evidence

Four decades of scholarship on standards of proof in environmental policy and law have had surprisingly little influence in other areas of population health research. So we need first of all to ask

  • How much evidence is enough for acting on social determinants of health and health inequalities (the standard of proof issue)? What are relevant guiding principles? Who should decide?

Some specific topics:

Extractive industries and health

This is work I have been undertaking with Canadian colleague Anne-Emanuelle Birn and others, as part of the work of the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health.  We have published one overview article in Health & Place as well as an extensive online bibliography; another article has been accepted and at least one more is in preparation.  We draw on Saskia Sassen's work on "logics of extraction" to develop a more expansive definition of extractive industries than is customary to include not only mining, oil and gas but also (for example) large scale land acquisitions by foreign investors and governments and some forms of tropical timber 'harvesting'.  Such activities are increasingly part of global commodity or value chains dominated by transnational corporations, and their direct and indirect health impacts remain seriously under-studied.

Population health in a new, darker (post-democratic?) future

The overarching theme here is captured in David Rieff's 1993 description of how globalisation had transformed Los Angeles that is now a quarter-century old: ‘After all, nobody got up one balmy afternoon on the Capitoline Hill sometime in the fifth century and said that the Roman empire was over and the Dark Ages had begun’.  In other words, population health must now come to grips with the potential existence of multiple tipping points. Key trends that require exploration in terms of their implications for population health:

  • The shift from public to private power associated with rising economic inequality and ultra-wealth; transnational corporations; financialisation, tax avoidance and global financial flows; philanthro-capitalism.
  • Global health in the Anthropocene age, with climate change being only one of multiple challenges.
  • How to understand and react to the drift towards what Fareed Zakaria has called ‘illiberal democracy’ and the spread of authoritarianism. 
  • What can be learned about the challenges of reducing health inequalities in other jurisdictions from the prospect of a poorer, meaner, more unequal and inward-looking post-Brexit United Kingdom.
  • Reconstructing lost political vocabularies: exploring the consequences of the near-disappearance from academic discourse of the concepts of state terror and corporate crime.

I am delighted to hear from colleagues and prospective students interested in these themes and challenges.


Teaching

A reflection on teaching

Catharine MacKinnon, whose work has been an intellectual inspiration for a long time, wrote that: 'A platform and a period of time and listeners who choose to be there creates a threshold of mortality. If you never say anything else to them (you might not) and if you die right afterward (you could), what would have been worth this time?'  Students are listeners who choose to be there, and we as teachers should always ask ourselves this question.

Postgraduate teaching

2018-19:  Module lead, HSC8056/8057 (Introduction to Global Health/Global Health, 10/20 credits), available to multiple taught programmes and (8057) MRes.  Contributors include Dr. Mark Booth, Dr. Colin Millard, Prof. Judith Rankin, Dr. Laura Ternent and Prof. Richard Walker.

       Sample readings:

      A short history of AIDS. In UNAIDS (2015). How AIDS Changed Everything - MDG6: 15 Years, 15 Lessons of Hope from the AIDS Response (pp. 80-95). Geneva: UNAIDS (concise history of the AIDS epidemic). 

      Birn, A-E. (2014). Philanthrocapitalism, past and present: The Rockefeller Foundation, the Gates Foundation, and the setting(s) of the international/global health agenda. Hypothesis, 12, e6. 

Dieleman, J.L., Schneider, M.T., Haakenstad, A., Singh, L., Sadat, N., Birger, M. et al. (2016). Development assistance for health: Past trends, associations, and the future of international financial flows for health.. The Lancet, 387, 2536-2544. 

People's Health Movement et al. (2014). Global Health Watch 4: An Alternative World Health Report (London: Zed Books).  This report is compiled every three years by a coalition of civil society organisations; the link enables open access downloads of individual chapters.

      Livingston, J. (2013). Revealed in the Wound. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31, 3719-3720. Note that a ‘toilet mastectomy’, a term used in the article, does not refer to a mastectomy that is actually performed in a toilet. Rather, it describes a mastectomy performed as therapy for an advanced (bleeding, ulcerated, infected) breast cancer of a type almost never seen today in the high-income world. This reference is usefully read in conjunction with watching a presentation by Prof. Livingston at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh4Ou06uqNA (her presentation starts at the 9-minute mark).

      Moodie, R., Stuckler, D., Monteiro, C., Sheron, N., Neal, B., Thamarangsi, T. et al. (2013). Profits and pandemics: prevention of harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and ultra-processed food and drink industries. The Lancet, 381, 670-679.

      Sassen, S. (2010). When complexity produces brutality. Sens Public, article 753. 

      Taylor, S. (2018). 'Global health': meaning what? BMJ Global Health, 3 (a very thoughtful discussion of what people mean when they talk about 'global health').


      2018-19: Contributor (eight out of 18 contact hours), HSC8047 (Public Policy, Health & Health Inequalities, formerly Health & Society, 10 credits, module lead Dr. Shelina Visram), available to multiple taught programmes.


     2018-19: Module lead, HSC8003 (Advanced Social Determinants of Health; new module, 10 credits), available to multiple taught programmes.  Newcastle University contributors include Dr. Bruce Baker, Prof. Clare Bambra, Prof. Roger Burrows and Dr. Suzanne Moffatt.  External contributors include Prof. Kate Pickett and Prof. Robert MacDonald.

      Sample readings:

Atkinson, R., Parker, S., & Burrows, R. (2017). Elite Formation, Power and Space in Contemporary London. Theory, Culture & Society, 34, 179-200

Basu, S., Carney, M. A., & Kenworthy, N. J. (2017). Ten years after the financial crisis: The long reach of austerity and its global impacts on health. Social Science & Medicine, 187, 203-207. 

Benzeval, M., Bond, L.,  Campbell, M. Egan, M., Lorenc, T., Petticrew, M. et al. (2014). How Does Money Influence Health? York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. .

McEwen, B. & Seeman, T. (2009). Research: Allostatic Load Notebook. John D. and Katherine T.MacArthur Foundation [On-line].

Pickett, K.E., Wilkinson, R.G. (2015). Income inequality and health: a causal review. Social Science & Medicine, 128, 316-326.


     

 2018-19: Contributor, HSC8007 (Global Health in the Anthropocene; new module, 10 credits: module lead Dr. Duika Burges Watson) - details to follow


Lead, Global Health strand, M.Sc. Global Health and M.Res. Global Health

Supervision

I advise two Ph.D. students from Durham, both of whom are nearing completion, and one who is just starting.  Interested in supervising students wishing to develop a critical (political economy) perspective on global health.


Publications

  • Birn A-E, Shipton L, Schrecker T. Canadian mining and ill health in Latin America: a call to action. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2018, epub ahead of print.
  • Kapilashrami A, Schrecker T. Global Health Watch: Challenging entrenched ideas in global health [Editorial]. BMJ 2018, 360, k956.
  • Schrecker T, Birn A-E, Aguilera M. How extractive industries affect health: Political economy underpinnings and pathways. Health & Place 2018, 52, 135-147.
  • Schrecker T. Priority Setting: Right Answer to a Far Too Narrow Question?. International Journal of Health Policy and Management 2018, 7(1), 86-88.
  • Schrecker T. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health: Ten years on, a tale of a sinking stone, or of promise yet unrealised?. Critical Public Health 2018, epub ahead of print.
  • Schrecker T. The State and Global Health. In: McInnes, C; Lee, K; Youde, J, ed. Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Schrecker T. Towards a critical political economy of global health. In: McInnes, C; Lee, K; Youde, J, ed. Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, pp.Epub ahead of print.
  • Schrecker T. “Stop, You’re Killing us!” An Alternative Take on Populism and Public Health; Comment on “The Rise of Post-truth Populism in Pluralist Liberal Democracies: Challenges for Health Policy”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management 2017, 6(11), 673-675.
  • Schrecker T. A social movement, based on evidence?. In: Bourgeault, I; Labonté, R; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Population Health in Canada: Issues, Research, and Action. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2017, pp.265-268.
  • Schrecker T. Development and Health. In: Haslam, P; Schafer, J; Baudet, P, ed. Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, Issues and Practice. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Schrecker T. Global Health. In: Reinert, K, ed. Handbook of Globalisation and Development. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017, pp.529-545.
  • Schrecker T. Healthy, equitable and sustainable transportation: A new frontier for action on health equity?. In: Bourgeault, I; Labonté, R; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Population Health in Canada: Issues, Research, and Action. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2017, pp.251-255.
  • Schrecker T, Taler V. How to think about social determinants of health: Revitalizing the agenda in Canada. In: Bourgeault, I; Labonté, R; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Population Health in Canada: Issues, Research, and Action. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2017, pp.100-111.
  • Schrecker T. Our big fat complicated population health problem: Even tougher than you thought?. In: Bourgeault, I; Labonté, R; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Population Health in Canada: Issues, Research, and Action. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2017, pp.260-264.
  • Schrecker T. Reflections on a change of scene, and the politics of health research. In: Bourgeault, I; Labonté, R; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Population Health in Canada: Issues, Research, and Action. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2017, pp.265-268.
  • Schrecker T. Social determinants of health: Bad news and good on the inequality front. In: Bourgeault, I; Labonté, R; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Population Health in Canada: Issues, Research, and Action. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2017, pp.246-250.
  • McNeill D, Barlow P, Birkbeck CD, Fukuda-Parr S, Grover A, Schrecker T, Stuckler D. Trade and investment agreements: Implications for health protection. Journal of World Trade 2017, 51(1), 159-182.
  • Schrecker T. Was Mackenbach right? Towards a practical political science of redistribution and health inequalities. Health and Place 2017, 46, 293-299.
  • Schrecker T. ‘Neoliberal epidemics’ and public health: sometimes the world is less complicated than it appears. Critical Public Health 2016, 26(5), 477-480.
  • Schrecker T. Globalization, austerity and health equity politics: taming the inequality machine, and why it matters. Critical Public Health 2016, 26(1), 4-13.
  • Schrecker T. Neoliberalism and Health: The Linkages and the Dangers. Sociology Compass 2016, 10(10), 952-971.
  • McNeill D, Birkbeck CD, Fukuda-Parr S, Grover A, Schrecker T, Stuckler D. Political origins of health inequities: Trade and investment agreements. The Lancet 2016, 389(10070), 760-762.
  • Burges Watson DL, Schrecker T. Politics for food security and climate changes. In: Section Editor: Pasquale Ferranti; Editor-in-Chief: Geoffrey Smithers, ed. Reference Module in Food Science. Elsevier, 2016.
  • Schrecker T. Bringing (domestic) politics back in: Global and local influences on health equity. Public Health 2015, 129(7), 843-848.
  • Schrecker T. Global reach, local depth, and new geographies of metropolitan health. In: Luginah, I; Bezner-Kerr, R, ed. The Geographies of Health and Development. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015, pp.261-279.
  • Hunter DJ, Schrecker T, Alderslade R. Governance for health in a changing world: Special issue. Public Health 2015, 129(7), 831-832.
  • Schrecker T, Bambra C. How Politics Makes Us Sick – Neoliberal Epidemics. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • Glasgow S, Schrecker T. The double burden of neoliberalism? Noncommunicable disease policies and the global political economy of risk. Health and Place 2015, 34, 279-286.
  • Schrecker T. Bringing politics back in: Governance, development and health. In: Robertson, A; Jones-Parry, R; Wolf, A, ed. Governance for Development 2014: Towards Excellence in Global Public Service. London, UK: Nexus Strategic Partnerships, 2014, pp.99-102.
  • Schrecker T. Changing cartographies of health in a globalizing world. Medicine Anthropology Theory 2014, 1(1), 145-180.
  • Schrecker T. Globalization and Health. In: Jennings, B et al, ed. Bioethics [previously Encyclopedia of Bioethics]. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 2014, pp.1363-1370.
  • Schrecker T. Health equity in a globalising world: The importance of human rights. In: Robertson, A, ed. Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2014. London, UK: Nexus Strategic Partnerships for the Commonwealth Secretariat, 2014, pp.18-21.
  • Schrecker T. The extraterritorial reach of money: How global finance constrains actions on social determinants of health. In: Brown, G; Yamey, G; Wamala,S, ed. Handbook of Global Health Policy. New York, NY, USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2014, pp.393-407.
  • Schrecker T. Beyond 'Run, Knit and Relax': Can Health Promotion in Canada Advance the Social Determinants of Health Agenda?. Healthcare Policy 2013, 9(Special issue), 48-58.
  • Schrecker T. Can health equity survive epidemiology? Standards of proof and social determinants of health. Preventive Medicine 2013, 57, 741-744.
  • Schrecker T, Taler V. How to Think about Social Determinants of Health: Revitalizing the Agenda in Canada. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 2013. É/Exchange working paper series.
  • Schrecker T. Interrogating scarcity: How to think about ‘resource-scarce settings’. Health Policy & Planning 2013, 28, 400-409.
  • DeVogli R, Schrecker T, Labonté R. Neoliberal globalisation. In: Monaghan, L ;Gabe, J, ed. Key Concepts in Medical Sociology. London: Sage, 2013, pp.32-36.
  • Schrecker T, Labonté R. Global development and population health. In: Nriagu, J, ed. Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012, pp.976-986.
  • Labonté R, Mohindra K, Schrecker T, Stoebenau K, ed. Global Health (4 volumes). London: Sage, 2012.
  • Johri M, Chung R, Dawson A, Schrecker T. Global health and national borders: The ethics of foreign aid in a time of financial crisis. Globalization and Health 2012, 8, 19.
  • Schrecker T, Barten F, Mohindra K. Metropolitan health in a globalizing world. In: Schrecker, T, ed. Research Companion to the Globalization of Health. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012, pp.191-204.
  • Schrecker T. Multiple crises and global health: New and necessary frontiers of health politics. Global Public Health 2012, 7(6), 557-573.
  • Schrecker T, ed. Research Companion to the Globalization of Health. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.
  • Idzerda L, Adams O, Patrick J, Schrecker T, Tugwell P. Access to primary healthcare services for the Roma population in Serbia: a secondary data analysis. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011, 11.
  • Larson C, Haddad S, Birn A-E, Cole D, Labonté R, Roberts J, Schrecker T, Sellen D, Zakus D. Grand Challenges Canada: Inappropriate Emphasis and Missed Opportunities in Global Health Research?. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2011, 102, 149-151.
  • Östlin P, Schrecker T, Sadana R, Bonnefoy J, Gilson L, Hertzman C, Kelly M, Kjellstrom T, Labonte R, Lundberg O, Muntaner C, Popay J, Sen G, Vaghri Z. Priorities for research on equity and health: Implications for global and national priority setting and the role of WHO to take the health equity research agenda forward. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2011.
  • Ostlin P, Schrecker T, Sadana R, Bonnefoy J, Gilson L, Hertzman C, Kelly M, Kjellstrom T, Labonte R, Lundberg O, Muntaner C, Popay J, Sen G, Vaghri Z. Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda. PLoS Medicine 2011, 8(11), e1001115.
  • Labonté R, Mohindra K, Schrecker T. The Growing Impact of Globalization for Health and Public Health Practice. Annual Review of Public Health 2011, 32, 263-283.
  • Schrecker T. The Health Case for Human Rights against the Global Marketplace. Journal of Human Rights 2011, 10, 151-177.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T. The State of Global Health in a Radically Unequal World: Patterns and Prospects. In: Benatar, S; Brock, G, ed. Global Health and Global Health Ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp.24-36.
  • Schrecker T. Why are some settings ‘resource-poor’ and others not? Globalization, perfect economic storms, and the right to health. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2011, 102, 204-206.
  • Schrecker T, Chapman A, Labonté R, DeVogli R. Advancing Health Equity in the Global Marketplace: How Human Rights Can Help. Social Science & Medicine 2010, 71, 1520-1526.
  • Bryant T, Raphael D, Schrecker T, Labonté R. Canada: A Land of Missed Opportunity for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health. Health Policy 2010, 101, 44-58.
  • Schrecker T, Labonté R. Globalization. In: Vlahov, D; Boufford, J; Pearson, C; Norris, L, ed. Urban Health: Global Perspectives. New York: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 2010, pp.13-26.
  • Schrecker T. Globalization, health, and the future Canadian metropolis. In: Labonté, R, ed. Forgotten Families: Globalization and the Health of Canadians. Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, 2010, pp.188-208.
  • Yalnizyan A, Schrecker T. The growing economic gap: What it means for Canadian families and the Canadian future. In: Labonté, R, ed. Forgotten Families: Globalization and the Health of Canadians. Ottawa: Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, 2010, pp.112-127.
  • Hamel N, Schrecker T. Unpacking Capacity to Utilize Research: A Tale of the Burkina Faso Public Health Association. Social Science & Medicine 2010, 72, 31-38.
  • Muntaner C, Benach J, Chung H, Schrecker T. Welfare State, Labor Market Inequalities and Health in a Global Context: An Integrated Framework. Gaceta Sanitaria 2010, 24(Suppl. 1), 56-61.
  • Schrecker T, Labonté R. Beyond the Matrix: Thinking three-dimensionally about social determinants of health. In: Gatti, A; Boggio, A, ed. Health and Development: Towards a Matrix Approach. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp.56-78.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T, Packer C, Runnels V, ed. Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy. New York: Routledge, 2009.
  • Koivusalo M, Schrecker T, Labonté R. Globalization and Policy Space for Health and Social Determinants of Health. In: Labonté, R; Schrecker, T; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp.105-130.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T. Introduction: Globalization’s Challenges to People’s Health. In: Labonté, R; Schrecker, T; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp.1-33.
  • Schrecker T. Labor Markets, Equity, and Social Determinants of Health. In: Labonté, R; Schrecker, T; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp.81-104.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T. Rights, Redistribution, and Regulation. In: Labonté, R; Schrecker, T; Packer, C; Runnels, V, ed. Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp.317-333.
  • Schrecker T. The G8, Globalization, and the Need for a Global Health Ethic. In: Maclean, S; Fourie, P; Brown, S, ed. Health for Some: The Political Economy of Global Health Governance. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp.21-38.
  • Schrecker T. The Power of Money: Global Financial Markets, National Politics, and Social Determinants of Health. In: Williams, O; Kay, A, ed. The Crisis of Global Health Governance: Political Economy, Ideas and Institutions. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp.160-181.
  • Blas E, Gilson L, Kelly M, Labonté R, Lapitan J, Muntaner C, Östlin P, Popay J, Sadana R, Schrecker T, Sen G, Vaghri Z. Addressing Social Determinants of Health Inequities: What can the state and civil society do?. The Lancet 2008, 372, 1685-1689.
  • Schrecker T. Denaturalizing scarcity: A strategy of inquiry for public health ethics. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2008, 86, 600-605.
  • Schrecker T, Labonté R, DeVogli R. Globalisation and Health: The need for a global vision. The Lancet 2008, 372, 1670-1676.
  • Ooms G, VanDamme W, Baker B, Zeitz P, Schrecker T. The ‘diagonal’ approach to Global Fund financing: A cure for the broader malaise of health systems?. Globalization and Health 2008, 4, 6.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T, Sanders D. Trade policy and health equity: Can ‘policy coherence’ avoid a collision?. In: Blouin, C; Drager, N; Heymann, J, ed. Trade and Health: Seeking Common Ground. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008, pp.226-261.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T. Globalization and social determinants of health: Introduction and methodological background (part 1 of 3). Globalization and Health 2007, 3, 5.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T. Globalization and social determinants of health: Promoting health equity in global governance (part 3 of 3). Globalization and Health 2007, 3, 7.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T. Globalization and social determinants of health: The role of the global marketplace (part 2 of 3). Globalization and Health 2007, 3, 6.
  • Schrecker T, Labonté R. What’s Politics Got to Do with It? Health, the G8, and the Global Economy. In: Kawachi, I; Wamala, S, ed. Globalization and Health. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007, pp.284-310.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T, SenGupta A. A global health equity agenda for the G8 summit. BMJ 2005, 350, 533-536.
  • Schrecker T. Class, Place and Citizenship: The Changing Dynamics of Environmental Policy. In: Paehlke, R; Torgerson, D, ed. Managing Leviathan: Environmental Policy and the Administrative State. Peterborough, Canada: Broadview Press, 2005, pp.125-144.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T. The G8, Africa and Global Health: A Platform for Global Health Equity for the 2005 Summit. London: Nuffield Trust, 2005.
  • Ooms G, Schrecker T. Viewpoint: Expenditure Ceilings, Multilateral Financial Institutions and the Health of the Poor. The Lancet 2005, 365, 1821-1823.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T. Committed to Health for All? How the G7/G8 Rate. Social Science & Medicine 2004, 59, 1661-1676.
  • Labonté R, Schrecker T, Sanders D, Meeus W. Fatal Indifference: The G8, Africa and Global Health. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press and International Development Research Centre, 2004.
  • Schrecker T. It’s Not (Just) About Privacy: A New Perspective on Health Databases. Health Law Review 2004, 12(2), 11-17.
  • Schrecker T. Benefit Sharing in the New Genomic Marketplace: Expanding the Ethical Frame of Reference. In: Knoppers, B, ed. Populations and Genetics: Legal and Social-Ethical Perspectives, Proceedings of the Third International DNA Sampling Conference. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 2003, pp.405-421.
  • Hartford K, Schrecker T, Wiktorowicz M, Hoch J, Sharp C. Four decades of mental health policy in Ontario, Canada. Administration and Policy in Mental Health 2003, 31, 65-73.
  • Vingilis E, Hartford K, Schrecker T, Mitchell B, Lent B, Bishop J. Integrating Knowledge Generation with Knowledge Diffusion and Utilization: A Case Study Analysis of the Consortium for Applied Research and Evaluation in Mental Health. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2003, 93, 468-471.
  • Schrecker T. Place, Class, and the Privatized Environment. In: Boyd, S; Chunn, D; Menzies, R, ed. Toxic Criminology: Environment, Law and the State in Canada. Fernwood Publishin: Halifax, NS, 2002, pp.45-57.
  • Schrecker T. From the Welfare State to the No-Second-Chances State. In: Boyd, S; Chunn, D; Menzies, R, ed. (Ab)Using Power: The Canadian Experience. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2001, pp.36-48.
  • Schrecker T, Acosta M, Somerville M, Bursztajn H. The Ethics of Social Risk Reduction in the Era of the Biological Brain. Social Science & Medicine 2001, 52, 1677-1687.
  • Schrecker T. Using Science in Environmental Policy: Can Canada Do Better?. In: Parson, E, ed. Governing the Environment: Persistent Challenges, Uncertain Innovations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001, pp.31-72.
  • Hoffmaster B, Schrecker T. An Ethical Analysis of the Mandatory Exclusion of Immigrants Who Test HIV-Positive. Canadian HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Newsletter 2000, 5(4), 1, 42-51.
  • Schrecker T. The Cost of the Wild: International Equity and the Losses from Environmental Conservation. In: Pimentel, D; Westra, L; Noss, R, ed. Ecological Integrity: Integrating Environment, Conservation and Health. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2000, pp.301-316.
  • Hoffmaster B, Schrecker T. An Ethical Analysis of HIV Testing of Pregnant Women and Their Newborns. Canadian HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Newsletter 1999, 4(3), 5-11.
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