• December 9, 2016 from 9:30am to 11:30am

Steven Hoffman, the new Scientific Director for the CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health, is in Toronto as part of a listening tour with the population and public health community. The objectives of the tour are to:

  • Get more familiar with emerging and priority public health issues of interest to population and public health (PPH) researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the country; and,
  • Learn more about issues of concern to population and public health researchers and potential solutions for consideration by IPPH and CIHR.

 Steven Hoffman is the Director of the Global Strategy Lab, an Associate Professor of Law, Medicine and Public & International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, and the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Population & Public Health. He holds courtesy appointments as an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics (Part-Time) at McMaster University, Adjunct Faculty with the McMaster Health Forum, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health & Population at Harvard 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 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, development assistance, health misinformation, health systems, maternal health, pandemics, technological innovation and tobacco. Currently he is co-principal investigator of a large $4.6 million CAD research consortium on “Strengthening International Collaboration for Capitalizing on Cost-Effective and Life-Saving Commodities (i4C)” with John-Arne Røttingen at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

This talk is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.