Topher Hoffmann, MPH

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Topher Hoffmann is currently a Research Analyst at NORC at the University of Chicago. Positioned in the DC metro area, Topher supports research and policy project for federal sector clients including CMS, SAMHSA, and HRSA. He attained his Master’s in Public Administration and Master’s in Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh in 2016, after having earned his Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences at Pitt in 2013. During his graduate program, Topher was in the certificate program for LGBT Health and Wellness, and he was an active member of the LGBT MPH working group in the Center for LGBT Health Research. Through this group he participated in research projects such as the POWER study and benefited from the focused mentorship that program provides. While in School, Topher worked as a health educator in the University Wellness Center, and he volunteered at Pittsburgh AIDS Task force and as an editor of Pitt Policy Journal. Before joining NORC, Topher completed a fellowship in the DC-based public policy office at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and he co-founded the DC chapter of Gays Against Guns, where he currently volunteers to advocate for sensible gun policy reform. During school, he completed internships at Morehouse College, CDC, Center for LGBT Health Research and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.