Lisa Forman

Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Global Health Equity

Tier 2 - 2015-04-01
Renewed: 2020-04-01
University of Toronto
Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Research involves

Studying international human rights laws that govern global health.

Research relevance

This research will strengthen the international laws governing the right to health to improve access to health care for people around the world.

Research summary

During her second Canada Research Chair term, Dr. Lisa Forman will continue her impactful research on the right to health, by exploring two primary questions:

  • What can we learn from innovative, on-the-ground strategies about the capacity of this right to advance equitable universal health coverage?
  • Can rights-based universal health coverage help advance global health equity in an age of rampant inequality and democratic retreat?

Forman will lead interdisciplinary research teams to conduct mixed-method, in-country research to produce new knowledge capable of addressing one of the major health equity challenges of our time.