Jeremy Shiffman is a pre-eminent scholar of global health policy whose work aims to better understand the politics of health policy-making in low-income countries, as well as the global governance of health and social development. A political scientist by training, he applies political and social science theories to improve analysis of health policy-making.
Shiffman’s research considers how the political interests of governments, advocates, and organizations affect which issues receive attention, which policies get adopted, and how these policies are implemented. He has conducted research in Asia, Africa, and Latin America on many policy issues, including maternal mortality, newborn survival, the provision of surgical care, violence against children, communicable diseases, and health systems strengthening. His research has been funded by the Gates, MacArthur, Rockefeller, Oak and Open Societies Foundations, among other organizations, and has appeared in multiple journals, including The Lancet and The American Journal of Public Health. He has served on multiple technical advisory committees for organizations working in global health.
Shiffman joined Johns Hopkins University as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in 2018 from American University.