Professor of Geography at the University of Waterloo, Susan Elliott completed her PhD (1992) in medical geography and has worked as a faculty member at 3 Canadian research intensive universities. She is a productive scholar, with over 200 peer reviewed publications related to environment and public health, focused on Canada and the developing world. She has also supervised approximately 40 post-graduates to completion. For the past 10 years, she has been a program lead for the AllerGen NCE (gene environment interactions as they relate to allergic disease) and is principal investigator for the development of a National Food Allergy Strategy for Canada and of GLOWING – the development of a Global Index of Wellbeing, based upon the successful Canadian Index of Wellbeing. She is also a Senior Editor for the journal Social Science and Medicine.