Sue Horton is the CIGI chair in global health economics. She received her B.A. from Cambridge University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and specializes in health, nutrition and labour market issues in developing countries. She has worked in over 20 developing countries, and has consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, several United Nations agencies, and the International Development Research Centre, among others.

Sue has edited or co-edited four books, and is the author or co-author of more than 50 refereed journal articles and book chapters, as well as 30 technical publications. She is currently working on a book on the economics of public health, in addition to articles and chapters on the economics of nutrition. She has given over 80 invited presentations and conference papers in four continents. In addition to English, Sue speaks French, German and Spanish.

She is also associate provost of graduate studies at the University of Waterloo. Previously, Sue has served as associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, chair of the Department of Social Sciences and interim dean at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, as well as vice-president academic at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.



Select Publications

  1. Horton, S. and A. Miloff 2010 "Food and Nutrition Bulletin" Iodine status and availability of iodized salt: an across-country analysis. 31 No 2: 214–220
  2. Horton, S., M. Shekar, C. McDonald, A. Mahal, and J.K. Brooks 2009 "Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost?" Washington DC: World Bank Directions in Development
  3. A. Hall, S. Horton and N. de Silva 2009 "Public Library of Science: Neglected Disease" The costs and cost-effectiveness of mass treatment for intestinal nematode worm infections using different treatment thresholds. s 3(3)
  4. S. Horton et al 2008 "Public Health Nutrition" Setting priorities for zinc-related health research to reduce children's disease burden worldwide: an application of the CHNRI research priority-setting method. 22: 1–8
  5. Horton, S 2006 "Applied Research in Quality of Life" High aspirations: differences in employee satisfaction between university faculty and staff. 1: 315–322