Professor of Law and Public Health
Scott Burris, JD, AB is Professor of Law and Public Health at Temple University, where he directs the Center for Public Health Law Research. His work focuses on how law influences public health, and what interventions can make laws and law enforcement practices healthier in their effects. He has worked with many U.S. and international organizations including WHO, CDC and WHO. He is a founder of Legal Science, LLC, a private company dedicated to the social mission of improving access to legal information and the supporting the practice of policy surveillance. In 2014, he was the recipient of the American Public Health Law Association Health Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award. Burris founded and directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Public Health Law Research Program, a $20 million program that funded over 70 empirical research grants between 2009 and 2016. He was the founding director of the Policies for Action research program, and directed a research hub on housing for the program. He also leads the Foundation’s Policy Surveillance Program, which maintains LawAtlas.org, a hub for publishing legal data and training researchers in policy surveillance techniques. Burris is the premier methodologist in the emerging field of legal epidemiology. With Alex Wagenaar, he is the editor of Public Health Law Research: Theory and Methods (Wiley 2013). His most recent book is The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy, published by Oxford University Press.
Thursday, April 25
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM