Roojin is an international lawyer and doctoral researcher working at the intersection of international law, global health and human rights. She holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Award for my ongoing doctoral research at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto, Canada), and dual fellowship appointments at the Global Strategy Lab (York University) and the Canadian International Council.
As a legal scholar, Roojin studies a range of public health law and policy issues, from the local and domestic, to the multilateral and transnational. The overarching aim of her work is to better understand how transnational institutions, norms and actors influence global health justice, and how they can be changed to promote it. Her interdisciplinary research is published across journals of law, public health and the social sciences, commissioned reports, as well as textbooks and casebooks of law.
Having worked for government, nongovernmental and international organizations, Roojin is committed to generating research in the service of promoting health justice, informing public debate and achieving policy impact. She collaborates regularly on health rights advocacy with NGOs, speaks at national and international conferences & events, and interviews with print, radio, and television media.
Roojin holds a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa, a Master’s of Science in Global Health, and is a barrister and solicitor of the Law Society of Ontario.