Steven Hoffman has been selected as one of the recipients of a 2011-12 Fulbright Canada Student Award. The grant is allowing Hoffman to pursue a Ph.D. in health policy at Harvard and conduct research into the politics surrounding health systems and global health governance.

Awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), the Ph.D. in health policy is a collaborative program of six Harvard faculties: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School. Hoffman was attracted to the interdisciplinary nature of the program. Although he is still a couple years away from beginning work on his dissertation, Hoffman said he is very interested in studying how the international community can best address the emerging health threats and inequalities that demand global solutions.

“Harvard is a special place, and the nature of this program is unique in allowing students to be truly interdisciplinary,” he said. “I feel lucky to be here and quite privileged to have this opportunity. The corollary to that, of course, is an intense feeling of responsibility to ensure that I use what I learn here to contribute positively to the world.”