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Jillian Clare Kohler

Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Transparency and Accountability in the Pharmaceutical Sector




Jillian Clare Kohler is a Professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She is also Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Transparency and Accountability in the Pharmaceutical Sector. Her research and teaching are focused on global pharmaceutical policies related to improving fair access of those in need to critical medicines. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, she worked exclusively on global pharmaceutical policy for a number of  UN organizations including UNICEF, the World Bank and the WHO. She continues to advise global institutions and NGOs on global pharmaceutical policy issues such as anti-corruption strategies, drug regulations, and reimbursement policies. Dr. Kohler is the author of numerous policy papers, journal articles and book chapters on pharmaceutical policy and a co-editor of The Power of Pills: Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Drug Development, Marketing and Pricing Policies (2006) and Access to Medicines as a Human Right: Implications for Pharmaceutical Industry Responsibility (2012).

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