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New College of Florida, BA 1987
Northeastern University, JD 1993


Mark Gottlieb is a public health and research attorney who has worked in the field of commercial tobacco control for nearly 30 years. He joined the staff of Northeastern Law’s Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) in 1993 where he has been the executive director since 2004. PHAI was founded more than 40 years ago by University Distinguished Professor Richard A. Daynard, JD, Ph.D., who serves as its president.

Professor Gottlieb's primary professional focus has been on legal and regulatory interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with tobacco industry products. He has been working with the American Academy of Pediatrics on commercial tobacco issues since 2006 and serves on the editorial board of the international pediatrics journal, Children. His research and advocacy interests also include gun violence prevention, predatory gambling and food policy. Professor Gottlieb strongly believes that Public Health Advocacy must promote social justice and address health inequities. A bibliography of his scholarly work is available here.

Professor Gottlieb's litigation work includes tobacco personal injury cases, e-cigarette consumer protection actions, and the defense of health regulations through PHAI's Center for Public Health Litigation.

Mark Gottlieb also serves as the president of the board of directors for the Institute for Health and Recovery. He has directed the Public Health Advocacy Clinic to train and engage Northeastern University law students in public health advocacy since 2014.

Mark Gottlieb

Executive Director, Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)


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