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Faculty Member

Maxwell J. Smith BA (Hons.), MSc, PhD

Email Address(es)
Clinical Public Health Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Public health ethics
  • Normative and empirical understandings of health equity and social justice in public health
  • Values in health policy/public health policy
  • Health policy ethics; global health ethics; bioethics; applied ethics
  • Infectious disease policy and ethics
  • Cross-sectoral/intersectoral systems thinking for health
  • Qualitative health research
  • Empirical ethics methodology

Maxwell J. Smith, PhD, MSc is a Bioethicist and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. At Western, he is also the Co-Director of Western’s Health Ethics, Law, and Policy (HELP) Lab, and holds appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI), and the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration. He is also a Consulting Clinical Bioethicist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Assistant Professor (status) in the Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, at the University of Toronto. Dr. Smith’s research is in the area of public health ethics and focuses specifically on the ethical dimensions involved in the pursuit of health equity.