Research Pillars

In today’s interconnected world, global health is more important than ever with serious implications for trade, security, well-being and development. The Global Strategy Lab's work centres around three core thematic areas: 

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 Global Antimicrobial Resistance           Global Legal Epidemiology                  Public Health Institutions     

Global Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens arise from the overuse of antimicrobials in humans, agriculture, and the environment, rendering many existing antimicrobial treatments ineffective. Without concerted global collective action, the number of annual deaths due to resistant infections will continue to increase, as will the economic and social impacts of drug resistance. In order to successfully address the threat of antimicrobial resistance, coordinated global action is needed to bring about new innovation, collaboration, and attention among global health actors and the public. We are working to bring the science of global strategy to bear on how to achieve the necessary level of global action. Learn more about our work in this area here.

Global Legal Epidemiology

Global legal epidemiology is the scientific study of international law as a factor in the cause, distribution and promotion of health around the world. New treaties have often been proposed to address many global health issues, including chronic diseases, nutrition, research and development, and healthcare corruption. With so many calls for treaties, it is imperative that a closer look is taken at their overall potential effectiveness and value for the future. We are pioneering new approaches for evaluating existing treaties and informing the design of future international instruments. Learn more about our work in this area here.

Public Health Institutions

Numerous international, national, and sub-national institutions play a critical role in public health. However, relatively little research has been conducted on these public health institutions, and few existing studies draw on the rich body of research in political science, public administration, and international relations. Similarly, the existing literature on public health policy does not typically integrate the insights of political science and, in particular, the rapidly growing body of research on the complex role of science and scientific evidence in policymaking. We are bridging disciplinary divides to better understand today's public health institutions and advise governments around the world on how to design those capable of addressing tomorrow's challenges. Learn more about our work in this area here.