Raphael Lencucha

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Raphael Lencucha
Contact Information

Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, Québec H3G 1Y5

(514) 398-4400 extension 00386
Fax number: 
(514) 398-6360
Email address: 
raphael.lencucha [at] mcgill.ca
Assistant Professor

BScKin (Calgary), BScOT (Alberta), PhD (Western), Postdoc (Ottawa)


Teaching areas: 



Current research: 

Prof. Lencucha is currently conducting research on the implementation of recovery-oriented mental health policy in Quebec, Canada. He is also engaged in research that examines the intersection of public health policymaking (tobacco control) and economic policy. Specifically, this research examines the influence of international trade and investment on tobacco control policy in Brazil, Philippines, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi and Nigeria. These two lines of research are joined by an overarching interest in the relationship between norms, economic and political interests and evidence in the policymaking process.

Research Interests:

Mental Health Policy, Social Policy, Global Health Politics and Governance, International Organization, Intersectoral Policy Process, Global Health Education

Selected publications: 

Lencucha R, Drope J, Labonte R, Zulu R, & Goma F. (2015) Investment incentives and the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Evidence from Zambia. Tobacco Control. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052250

Labonte R & Lencucha R. (2015) Regulating electronic cigarettes in Canada: Finding the balance between precaution and harm reduction. Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

Lencucha R, Labonte R & Drope J. (2015) Tobacco plain packaging: Too hot for regulatory chill. The Lancet. (Letter) 385(9979). 1723.

Lencucha R, Drope J & Chavez J. (2014). Whole-of-Government approaches to NCDs: The case of the Philippine Interagency Committee Tobacco (IAC-T). Health Policy and Planning. doi:10.1093/heapol/czu085

Drope J, Lencucha R, McGrady B & Chavez J. (2014). The political economy of foreign direct investment: Evidence from the Philippines. Policy & Society. 33(1). 39-52.

Lencucha R. (2014). A research-based narrative assignment for global health education. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 19(1):129-42.

Drope J and Lencucha R. (2014). Evolving norms at the intersection of health and trade. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 39(3):591-631.

Lencucha R and Mohindra K. (2014). A snapshot of global health education in North American Universities. Global Health Promotion, 21(1):63-7.

Lencucha R. (2013). Cosmopolitanism and foreign policy for health: ethics for and beyond the state. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 13(1), 29.

Lencucha R and Drope J. (2013). Plain packaging: an opportunity for improved international policy coherence? Health Promotion International.

Lencucha R, Kothari A and Labonte R. (2012). Enacting accountability: Networked Governance, Canadian NGOs and the FCTC. Global Health Governance, (2).

Drope J and Lencucha R. (2012). Tobacco control and trade policy: Proactive strategies for integrating policy norms. Journal of Public Health Policy, 34(1), 153-164.

Lencucha R, Kothari A and Labonté R. (2011). The role of non-governmental organizations in global health diplomacy: negotiating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Health Policy and Planning, 26(5), 405-412.

Lencucha R and Callard C. (2011). Lost revenue estimates from the illicit trade of cigarettes: a 12-country analysis. Tobacco Control, 20(4), 318-320.

Labonté R, Mohindra KS and Lencucha R. (2011). Framing international trade and chronic disease. Globalization and Health, 7(1), 21.

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