Publications and Research
Scott Burris is a Professor of Law at Temple University, where he directs the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research program. His work focuses on how law influences public health, and what interventions can make laws and law enforcement practices healthier in their effects. He is the author of over 100 books, book chapters, articles and reports on issues including urban health, HIV/AIDS, research ethics, global health governance, and the health effects of criminal law and drug policy. His work has been supported by organizations including the Open Society Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. and international organizations including WHO, UNODC and UNDP. He has been a visiting scholar at RegNet at the Australian National University, and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Cape Town Law School. Professor Burris is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (A.B.) and Yale Law School (J.D.).