Assistant Professor, School of Social Work


  • ACHIEVE Post-doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH), St. Michael's Hospital
  • Ph.D., Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • MSW, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
  • BSW, School of Social Work, University of Windsor

Research interests

Welfare states and regimes, political economy of population health and health inequalities, critical social science theory, social protection policies, social determinants of health, research methods

Representative peer-reviewed articles

Ng, E., & Muntaner, C. (2015). Welfare generosity and population health among Canadian provinces: a time-series cross-sectional analysis, 1989–2009. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, jech-2014.

O'Campo, P., Molnar, A., Ng, E., Renahy, E., Mitchell, C., Shankardass, K., ... & Muntaner, C. (2015). Social welfare matters: A realist review of when, how, and why unemployment insurance impacts poverty and health. Social Science & Medicine, 132, 88-94.

Muntaner, C., Ng, E., Prins, S. J., Bones-Rocha, K., Espelt, A., & Chung, H. (2015). Social class and mental health testing exploitation as a relational determinant of depression. International Journal of Health Services, 45(2), 265-284.

Ng, E., & Muntaner, C. (2014). A critical approach to macrosocial determinants of population health: Engaging scientific realism and incorporating social conflict. Current Epidemiology Reports, 1: 27-37.

Muntaner, C., Chung, H., Murphy, K., Ng, E. (2012). Barriers to producing and transferring knowledge on urban inequalities in health: Cultural, economic, and political considerations. Journal of Urban Health, 89(6): 915-924.

Muntaner, C., Borrell, C., Ng, E., Chung, H., Espelt, A., Rodriguez-Sanz, M., Benach, J., O’Campo, P. (2011). Politics, welfare regimes, and population health: controversies and evidence. Sociology of Health and Illness, 33(6): 946-964.

Representative book chapters

Ng, E., Muntaner, C., Chung, H., Eaton W.W. (2014). Socioeconomic status and mental illness (pp. 1-7). In Cockerham, W.C., Dingwall, R., and Quah, S.R. (eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior and Society. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Muntaner, C., Ng, E., Vanroelen, C., Christ, S., W.W. Eaton. (2013). Social stratification, social closure, social class, and mental health inequalities (pp. 205-227). In Aneshensel, C.S., Phelan, J.C., and Bierman, A. (eds.). Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health, 2nd. New York, NY: Springer.

Contact information

University of Waterloo

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