Lisa Forman

University of Toronto

Lisa Forman, BA, LLB (University of the Witwatersrand), MA (Columbia University), SJD (University of Toronto), is a postdoctoral fellow with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Comparative Program on Health and Society at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. She has specialized in HIV/AIDS and human rights for over a decade.

Her current research focuses on using the human right to health to reform trade rules on medicines; exploring the legal and normative power of the right to health; and corporate responsibilities regarding medicines. Her doctoral dissertation, completed at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, explored the transformative potential of human rights in relation to AIDS medicines and TRIPS, focusing on South Africa as a case study. Prior to her graduate work, she practiced in South Africa as an attorney in HIV/AIDS and human rights. Forman has published several journal articles and book chapters in these and related areas.