Claudia Chaufan, MD PhD (Sociology/Philosophy), is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Global Health at York University, member of several Graduate Programs at York (Development Studies, Social and Political Thought, and Interdisciplinary Studies), past US Fulbright Scholar, past Graduate Program Director in Health, and current Special Advisor to the Dean of the Faculty of Health in Curriculum Internationalization.
Retired for medical practice in her native Argentina, Dr. Chaufan works in the tradition of Marxist critical social, health and policy studies. Her research includes comparative health policy, the geopolitical economy of global health, and medicalization and social control. She is currently researching the geopolitics of Anti-Asian racism during COVID-19, the politics of sanctions policy, the role of the military as a pathogen transmitter, and medicalization and social control in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Chaufan is editorial board member and reviewer in leading journals in her field, has published widely—in journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Critical Public Health, and the International Journal of Health Services—and volunteers with organizations that work against the regulatory capture of public health agencies and professional colleges, or are involved in antiwar, anti-colonial and anti-imperialist struggles.