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Sue Horton is a Professor of Health Economics in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at UW. She received her BA from Cambridge, and her Masters and PhD from Harvard, and specializes in health, nutrition and labour market issues in developing countries. Her research focus is on health economics and health policy, particularly on nutrition and public health, and more recently also cancer. She has worked in over 20 developing countries.

Sue has edited or co-edited seven books, and is the author or co-author of more than 70 refereed journal articles and book chapters, as well as 30 technical publications. She has given over 100 invited presentations and conference papers in four continents, and has consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, several UN agencies, International Development Research Centre, etc. Sue speaks French, German and Spanish as well as English.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Visiting Scientist at Centre for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto 2014-15
  • Proposed solution for nutrition and hunger ranked as top solution at the Copenhagen Consensus 2008 (https://www.copenhagenconsensus.com)
  • 2008-09 Visiting Scientist at Micronutrient Initiative, Ottawa


  • Black, R.E., H. Alderman, Z.A. Bhutta, S. Gillespie, L. Haddad, S. Horton, A.Lartey, V. Mannar, M. Ruel, C. G. Victora, S. P. Walker, P. Webb. 9890. Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group members. Maternal and child nutrition: building momentum for impact.. : 272-375 2013.
  • Bhutta, Z. A., J. K. Das, A. Rizvi, M. F. Gaffey, N. Walker, S. Horton, P. Webb, A. Lartey, R. E. Black for. 9890. Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition & Interventions Review Groups Evidence based interventions for improving maternal and child nutrition: what can be done and at what cost?. 382 : 452-477 2013.
  • Stalker, C.A., S. Horton and C-A Cait. 2012. Single session therapy in a walk-in counselling clinic: a pilot study.. 31(1):38-52.
  • Horton, S., C.A. Stalker, C-A Cait and L. Josling. 2012. Sustaining walk-in counseling services.. 15(3): 44-49.
  • Horton, S., A. Wesley and V. Mannar. 2011. Double-fortified salt reduces anemia, benefit:cost ration is modestly favourable.. doi:101016/jfoodpol201106002.
  • Horton, S. and A. Miloff. 2010. Iodine status and availability of iodized salt: an across-country analysis.. 31(2): 214-220.
  • Horton, S., M. Shekar, C. McDonald, A. Mahal, J.K. Brooks. 2009.Washington DC: World Bank Directions in Development.
  • A.Hall, S. Horton and N. de Silva. 2009. The costs and cost-effectiveness of mass treatment for intestinal nematode worm infections using different treatment thresholds.. March 3(3) available at https://wwwplosntdsorg/article/info%3Adoi%2F101371%2Fjournalpntd0000402.
  • Brown, K.H., S.Y. Hess, E. Boy, R.S. Gibson, S. Horton, S.J.Osendarp, F. Sempertegui, R. Shrimpton and I. Rudan. 2008.
    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.
  • Horton, S. 2006. High aspirations: differences in employee satisfaction between university faculty and staff.. 1:315-322.
  • Horton, S. and R.H. Steckel. 1900. Global economic losses attributable to malnutrition 1900-2000 and projections to 2050..
    “Global economic losses attributable to malnutrition -2000 and projections to 2050” Forthcoming in B Lomborg (ed) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press forthcoming.
  • Sartori, D., G.J. Casey, S.E. Horton, R.Q. Phuc, LB. Phu, D.R. Thach, R.C. Dai, G. Fattore, A. Montresor, B.A. Biggs. Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of a deworming and weekly iron supplementation programme in women of reproductive age in Vietnam.. Forthcoming PLoS (Public Library of Science) ONE.
  • School of Public Health and Health Systems
  • University of Waterloo

  • Office: School of Public Health and Health Systems, LHN2714 (UW)

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  • Ph.D., Harvard, 1982
  • M.A., Harvard, 1981
  • BA Cambridge, economics, 1977

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