The Rise of Corporate Sovereignty? The story of global health governance, tobacco & trade
Dr. Heather Wipfli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the USC/Keck School of Medicine and in the Department of International Relations at the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She is also the Associate Director of the USC Institute for Global Health. Her research focuses on global health politics and the development of innovative forms of global health governance. Dr. Wipfli has been engaged in global health research for over 10 years, focusing on developing multi-national research protocols that can identify determinants of health that lie beyond the control of any one country or community, and that require an international response to address them. She has successfully led a number of large multi-country research and capacity building projects focused on global tobacco control research and policy, including a study of secondhand smoke in homes in over 30 countries. These studies have led to policy change at the local and national level and have contributed to the scientific foundation for global policy recommendations by the World Health Organization.