Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Social Policy (Joint Appointment with Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
Professor (joint appointment with Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
PhD, Harvard University
MD, Harvard Medical School
Founding Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy
How social policy and social conditions impact on health globally; poverty, income inequality and health; trade, labour conditions and health; addressing the social and health impacts of the global HIV/AIDS crisis; meeting the needs of orphans; health promotion and disease prevention.
Heymann SJ, Sherr L, and Kidman R, eds. Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic: Finding Solutions that Work. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Forthcoming.
Heymann SJ and Cassola A, eds. Lessons in Educational Equality: Successful Approaches to Intractable Problems around the World. New York: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.
Heymann SJ with Barrera M. Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder: Creating Value by Investing in Your Workforce. Harvard Business Press, 2010.
Heymann SJ and Earle A. Raising the Global Floor: Dismantling The Myth That We Can’t Afford Good Working Conditions For Everyone. Stanford University Press, 2010.
Blouin C, Heymann SJ, and Drager N eds. Trade and Health: Finding Common Ground. Montreal: McGill Queens University Press, 2007.
Heymann SJ. Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Heymann SJ, Hertzman C, Barer M, and Evans R, eds. Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Heymann SJ and Beem C, eds. Unfinished Work: Building Equality and Democracy in an Era of Working Families. New York: The New Press, 2005.
Heymann SJ, ed. Global Inequalities at Work: Work’s Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Heymann SJ. Rogers J and Cohen J, eds. Can Working Families Ever Win? A New Democracy Forum on Helping Parents Succeed at Work and Caregiving. Boston: Beacon Press, 2002.
Heymann SJ. The Widening Gap: Why Working Families Are in Jeopardy and What Can Be Done About It. New York: Basic Books, 2000.
Policy Briefs and Government Testimony (partial list)
Schmitt J, Rho HJ, Earle A, and Heymann SJ. Paid Sick Days Don't Cause Unemployment. Issue Brief. Center for Economic and Policy Research. 2009.
Rho HJ, Schmitt J, Earle A, and Heymann SJ. A Review of Sickness-related Leave in High Human Development Index Countries. Center for Economic and Policy Research. 2009.
Heymann SJ, Rho HJ, Schmitt J, and Earle A. Contagion Nation: A Comparison of Paid Sick Day Policies in 22 Countries. Center for Economic and Policy Research. 2009.
Heymann SJ and Kidman R. Weaving a Tighter Safety Net: Supporting Children and Families amidst the AIDS Pandemic. Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS Technical Paper. 2008.
Heymann SJ, Barrera M, and Earle A. The Working Poor: Canada and the World. Options Politiques. 2008.
Heymann SJ and Barrera M. Addressing Poverty in a Globalised Economy. Policy Network Progressive Governance Paper. 2008.
Heymann SJ. (2007). Poverty, Work and Education: The Key to Addressing the Social Determinants of Canadian's Health. Written testimony submitted to the Sub-Committee on Population Health of the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Written testimony submitted to the Sub-Committee on Population Health of the Canadian Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. 2007
Heymann SJ. The Healthy Families Act: The Importance to Americans' Livelihoods, Families, and Health. Written testimony submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 2007.
Academic Journal Articles
Earle A, Mokomane Z, and Heymann SJ. International Perspectives on Work-Family Policies: Lessons from the World’s Most Competitive Economies. Future of Children. Forthcoming.
Sigurdsen P, Berger S, and Heymann SJ. The Effects of Economic Crises on Families Caring for Children: Understanding and Reducing Long-Term Sequelae. Development Policy Review. Forthcoming.
Kidman R, Hanley JA, Foster G, Subramanian SV, and Heymann SJ. Educational Disparities in AIDS-affected Communities: Does Orphanhood Confer Unique Vulnerability? Journal of Development Studies. Forthcoming.
Heymann SJ, Raub A, and Earle A. Creating and Using New Data Sources to Analyze the Relationship between Social Policy and Global Health: The Case of Maternal Leave. Public Health Reports. Forthcoming.
Morantz G, Rousseau C, and Heymann SJ. The Divergent Experiences of Children and Adults in the Resettlement Process: Perspectives of Child and Parent Refugee Claimants in Montreal. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. Forthcoming.
Rodin DL, McNeill K, Norma V. León NV, and Heymann SJ. Determinants of informal employment among working mothers in Mexico. Community, Work & Family. Forthcoming.
Schliwen A, Earle A, Hayes J, and Heymann SJ. The Administration and Financing of Paid Sick Leave. Industrial and Labor Relations. Forthcoming.
Earle A and Heymann SJ. Protecting the Health of Employed Adults Caring for Family Members with Special Health Care Needs. Social Science & Medicine. 2011; 73(1):68-78.
Currie, M, and Heymann SJ. Faith-based Orphan Care: Addressing Child-oriented Goals and Child Rights in HIV/AIDS-affected Communities. Vulnerable Child and Youth Studies. 2011; 6(1): 51-67.
Oxlade O, Schwartzman K, Benedetti A, Pai M , Heymann SJ, and Menzies D. Developing a Tuberculosis Transmission Model that Accounts for Changes in Population Health. Medical Decision Making.2011; 31(1): 53-68.
Heymann SJ. Investing at the Bottom of the Ladder. Stanford Social Innovation Review. 2011; Winter (1):27-28.
Heymann SJ and Barrera M. How businesses can profit from raising compensation at the bottom. Ivey Business Journal. Nov-Dec 2010.
Kidman R, Hanley JA, Subramanian SV, Foster G, and Heymann SJ. AIDS in the family and community: The impact on child health in Malawi. Social Science & Medicine. 2010; 71(5): 966-974.
Drouin O and Heymann SJ. Scaling up and sustaining community-based care for preschool and school-age children – successes and challenges in Malawi. Vulnerable Child and Youth Studies. 2010; 5(sup 1):31-39.Oxlade O, Schwartzman K, Pai M, Heymann SJ, Benedetti A, Royce S, and Menzies D. Predicting Outcomes and Drug Resistance with Standardized Treatment of Active Tuberculosis. European Respiratory Journal. 2010; 36(4): 870–877.
Heymann SJ, Gerecke M, and Chaussard M. Paid Health and Family Leave: The Canadian Experience in the Global Context. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2010; 101(Suppl.1): S9-S15.
Shea A, Nakayama M, and Heymann SJ. Labour Standards in Clothing Factories: Lessons from Stakeholder Views and Monitoring Results in Cambodia. Journal of Global Social Policy. 2010; 10(1): 85–110.
Morantz G and Heymann SJ. Life in Institutional Care: The Voices of Children in a Residential Facility in Botswana. AIDS Care. 2010; 22(1): 10-16.
Heymann SJ, Rho HJ, Schmitt J, and Earle A. Ensuring a Healthy and Productive Workforce: Comparing the Generosity of Paid Sick Day and Leave Policies in 22 Countries. International Journal of Health Services. 2010; 40(1): 1-22.
Chaussard M, Gerecke M, and Heymann SJ. L’Indice Travail et Équité Canada : Comment se porte le Québec par rapport au reste du monde? Quebec Travail. 2009; 6(1): 30-34.
Heymann SJ and Kramer M. Public Policy and Breastfeeding: A Straightforward and Significant Solution. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2009; 100(5): 381-383.
Oxlade O, Schwartzman K, Behr MA, Benedetti A, Pai M, Heymann SJ, and Menzies D. Global Tuberculosis Trends –A Reflection of Changes in TB Control or in Population Health? International Journal of TB and Lung Disease. 2009; 13(10): 1238–1246.
Heymann SJ and Kidman R. HIV/AIDS, Declining Family Resources and the Community Safety Net. AIDS Care. 2009; 21(1): 34-42.
Lahaie C, Hayes JA, Piper TM, and Heymann SJ. Work and Family Divided Across Borders: The Impact of Parental Migration on Mexican Children in Transnational Families. Community, Work and Family. 2009; 12(3): 299-312.
Ruiz-Casares M and Heymann SJ. Children Home Alone Unsupervised: Modeling Parental Decisions and Associated Factors in Botswana, Mexico, and Vietnam. Child Abuse & Neglect. 2009; 33(5): 312-323.
Mandic CG and Heymann SJ. Supported Employment in a Lower Income Context: The Case of Banco de Crédito del Perú and Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú. International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation. 2009; 8(1).
Boileau C, Clark S, Poulin M, Bignami-Van Assche S, Reniers G, Watkins SC, Kohler HP, Heymann SJ. Sexual and Marital Trajectories and HIV Infection Among Ever-married Women in Rural Malawi. STI. 2009; 85(Suppl I): i27–i33.
Kidman R and Heymann SJ. The Extent of Community and Public Support Available to Families Caring for Orphans in Malawi. AIDS Care. 2009; 21(4): 439 – 447.
Heymann SJ, Flores-Macias F, Hayes J, Kennedy M, Earle A, and Lahaie C. The Impact of Migration on the Well-Being of Transnational Families: New Data from Sending Communities in Mexico. Community, Work and Family. 2009; 12(1): 91-103.
Heymann SJ and El-Dardiry G. Work and Family Policy in the United States: Past Gaps, Future Possibilities. International Journal. 2008-09; 64(1): 125-133.
Heymann SJ, Clark S, and Brewer T. Moving from Preventing HIV/AIDS in Its Infancy to Preventing Family Illness and Death (PFID). International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2008; 12: 117-119.
Rajaraman D, Earle A, and Heymann SJ. Working HIV Caregivers in Botswana: Spill-over Effects on Work and Family Well-being. Community, Work and Family. 2008; 11(1): 1-17.
Petrow E, Simmons S, and Heymann SJ. AIDS and Work: The Need for Both Public and Private Sector Responses. The McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy. 2007; 3(1): 103-118.
Heymann SJ and Kidman R. Creating a Healthier Version of Globalization. Global Social Policy. 2007; 7(2): 139-143.
Miller C, Gruskin S, Subramanian SV, and Heymann SJ. Emerging Health Disparities in Botswana: Examining the Situation of Orphans During the AIDS Epidemic. Social Science & Medicine. 2007; 64(12): 2476-2486.
Vo PH, Penrose K, and Heymann SJ. Working to Exit Poverty While Caring for Children's Health and Development in Vietnam. Community, Work and Family. 2007; 10(2): 197-199.
Heymann SJ, Earle A, Rajaraman D, Miller C, and Bogen K. Extended Family Caring for Children Orphaned by AIDS: Impacts on Child Well-Being and Economic Survival. AIDS Care. 2007; 19(3): 337-345.
Kidman R, Petrow E, and Heymann SJ. Africa’s Orphan Crisis: Two Community-Based Models of Care. AIDS Care. 2007; 19(3): 326-329.
Earle A and Heymann SJ. A Comparative Analysis of Paid Leave for the Health Needs of Workers and their Families Around the World. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 2006; 8(3): 241-257.
Heymann SJ, Penrose K, and Earle A. Meeting Children’s Needs: How Does the U.S. Measure Up? Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 2006; 52(2): 189-216.