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People Professor Steven Hoffman

Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease


Director of the Global Strategy Lab

Steven J. Hoffman is an Oxford Martin Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease; the Director of the Global Strategy Lab, a Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science at York University, and the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Population & Public Health. He holds courtesy appointments as a Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics (Part-Time) at McMaster University and Adjunct Professor of Global Health & Population at Harvard University.

He is an international lawyer licensed in both Ontario and New York who specialises in global health law, global governance and institutional design. His research integrates analytical, empirical and big data approaches to craft global regulatory strategies that better address transnational health threats, social inequalities and human rights challenges. Past studies have focused on access to medicines, antimicrobial resistance, health misinformation, pandemics and tobacco control.