Scott Burris, JD




Professor of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia
Associate Director, Centers for Law and the Public's Health
Senior Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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 the ways law influences public health and on interventions to make laws and law enforcement practices healthier in their effects. His work has been supported by the Open Society Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development, and the CDC. Professor Burris has served as a consultant to numerous US and international organizations, including WHO, UNODC and UNDP. He has been a visiting scholar at the Australian National University and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Cape Town Law School. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Yale Law School and is the author of more than 100 books, book chapters, articles and reports on issues such as urban health, HIV/AIDS, research ethics, global health governance, and the health effects of criminal law and drug policy.