Steven J. Hoffman, JD, PhD, LLD
Dahdaleh Distinguished Chair in Global Governance & Legal Epidemiology
Dr. Steven J. Hoffman is the Dahdaleh Distinguished Chair in Global Governance & Legal Epidemiology and a Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science at York University, the Director of the Global Strategy Lab, the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance, and the Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He holds a courtesy appointment as a Professor of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact (Part-Time) at McMaster University. He is an international lawyer licensed in both Ontario and New York who specializes in global health law, global governance and institutional design. His research leverages various methodological approaches to craft global strategies that better address transnational health threats and social inequalities. Past studies have focused on access to medicines, antimicrobial resistance, health misinformation, pandemics and tobacco control.
Steven previously worked as a Project Manager for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and as a Fellow in the Executive Office of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York City, where he offered strategic and technical input on a range of global health issues. He also previously worked for a Toronto law firm specializing in cross-border intellectual property litigation, health product regulation, and government relations. Steven advised the World Health Organization on development of a global strategy for health systems research and was lead author on the background paper that provided the strategy's conceptual underpinnings. For three years he convened an academic advisory committee on science reporting for Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine. He was previously an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa (2014-2017), Adjunct Professor of Global Health & Population at Harvard University (2015-2020) and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford (2018-2019).
Steven holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences from McMaster University, an MA in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto, a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University, and a doctorate in law from Sciences Po Paris.
|Global Health & Humanitarianism|
|Governance, Infectious Disease|
Director James Orbinski Co-Chairs Global Public Health at The Recovery Summit | 16 September 2020
Dahdaleh Faculty Speak at "Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals & the Law: International Legal Symposium" | 19 May 2020
Dahdaleh Distinguished Chair Makes over 100 Media Appearances About COVID-19 | 18 March 2020
Steven Hoffman Publishes on Governance of Antimicrobial Use | 14 June 2019
Oshawa Showing of "Shadowpox: The Antibody Politic" Closes | 11 February 2019
CIHR Trailblazer Awards 2017 | 20 September 2018
Significant Progress at The Dahdaleh Institute | 17 May 2018
York University appoints internationally renowned global health scholars | 1 June 2017
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