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Mathieu Poirier

Assistant Professor

DB 5022C 30043

A headshot of Mathieu Poirier

Mathieu Poirier is the Co-Director of the Global Strategy Lab, York Research Chair (Tier II) in Global Health Equity, and Assistant Professor of Social Epidemiology at the School of Global Health. His research ranges from evaluating international law to developing health equity metrics and generating policy-relevant research on socially and politically determined inequities in health. As Research Director for Global Legal Epidemiology with GSL, Dr Poirier has led evaluations of the global impacts of international law in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the BMJ and Tobacco Control, while his global health equity research has been published in Social Science & Medicine, the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Social Indicators Research, and Population Health Metrics, among others.  

He is a member of the WHO Collaborating Centre on the Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance, has worked throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and has previously directed vector-borne disease research for the University of Notre Dame Haiti Program. As a founding member of the Grounded Project, he was Academic Lead and Executive Producer of the documentary film More Than Migrants and supports the Las Nubes EcoCampus study abroad program in Costa Rica. Dr Poirier’s teaching makes use of experiential education to cultivate critical thinking skills, including the use of Globally Networked Learning Environments

Graduate supervision 

Dr Poirier is currently available to supervise PhD students. His research expertise broadly spans global health equity and social epidemiology, with particular interests in quantitative methods to measure health inequities, health policy analysis, tobacco control, antimicrobial resistance, and global legal epidemiology.