John G. Searle Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Holly Jarman is a political scientist who studies the effects of market regulation, particularly crossborder regulation and international trade and investment agreements, on health and social policies. Within this broad topic, my publications address questions related to the relationship between tobacco control regulation and the world trading system, the regulation of crossborder health markets in the European Union, crossborder collaborations to promote innovative public health and environmental regulation, and the impact of crossborder patient mobility on global health governance.

She is also a member of the North American Digital Government Working Group, a network of researchers in Canada, the US and Mexico formed with the support of the National Science Foundation.

In 2009, she received her PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for comparative research into the use of non-trade issues, including environmental protections and labour standards, as weapons and incentives in EU and US trade policy.

She is a contributor to the Journal of Public Health Policy.


  • 2009–2012
    Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Albany
  • 2011–2011
    Visiting Professor , L’Institut d’études politiques de Grenoble (Sciences Po Grenoble)


  • 2009 
    London School of Economics, PhD Political Science


  • 2013
    Attack on Australia: Tobacco Industry Challenges to Plain Packaging, Journal of Public Health Policy
  • 2012
    When Trade Law Meets Public Health Evidence: The WTO and Clove Cigarettes, British Medical Journal: Tobacco Control