Denise Gastaldo

Associate Professor - Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Social and economic inclusion in large urban settings for immigrants.


Dr. Gastaldo is an Associate Professor at the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Director of the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She has been a visiting professor in several countries, including Spain, Brazil, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Australia. For the last 20 years she has worked internationally to build capacity for health research and to develop critical and equitable approaches to produce transformative knowledge and achieve health for all. Her research focuses on the health consequences of social inequity.Methodologically, Dr. Gastaldo favours community-based and participatory-action approaches. She is the author of over a hundred publications for academic and community audiences.

Research Areas

health equity, social determinants of health; migration, gender, participatory and arts-based methodologies.

Cities of Focus