Dr. Aleck Ostry is currently Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Victoria. He holds a Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Community Health and is also a Senior Scholar with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in British Columbia. He has an MSc. in Health Service Planning, an MA in history (specializing in the history of public health), and a PhD. in epidemiology. He conducts an extensive program on the social determinants of health with a focus on rural health, food security and nutrition policy.


Aleck Ostry’s main current research interests are:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Food security
  • Nutritional policy

Contact Information:

E-mail: ostry@uvic.ca
Phone number: 250.721.7336