Maxwell J. Smith, PhD

Maxwell Smith

Assistant Professor

Room 331, HSB
519 661-2111 x88589

Twitter: @maxwellsmith


  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (McGill University)
  • PhD (University of Toronto)
  • MSc (Union Graduate College & the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
  • BA (Hons.) (University of Toronto)
  • Certificate in Health Law (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Public health ethics/population-level bioethics
  • Infectious disease ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Health equity and social justice
  • Health policy

Additional Information

Recent Publications

View all publications in Google Scholar.

Featured Projects/Publications

COVID-19 Ethics Articles

COVID-19 Ethics Reports, Policy Briefs and Guidance Documents

Health Equity and Social Justice

Academic Appointments

  • Cross Appointment - Department of Philosophy, Western University
  • Assistant Professor (status) - Division of Clinical Public Health & Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Health policy
  • Bioethics
  • Health equity

Professional Activities

  • Member and Rapporteur, World Health Organization Ethics & COVID-19 Working Group
  • Consultant, World Health Organization Health Ethics & Governance Unit
  • Member, Public Health Agency of Canada Public Health Ethics Consultative Group
  • Member, Ontario COVID-19 Bioethics Table
  • Consulting Ethicist, Health Ethics Alliance, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Member, Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force
  • Member and Rapporteur, World Health Organization Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator Ethics and Governance Working Group
  • Member, Canadian Institutes of Health Research College of Reviewers