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Lori Beaman

Classics and Religious Studies

The social impact of the increase of nonreligion, including its impact on health practices and institutions

The concept of deep equality as an alternative to tolerance and accommodation in responding to religious diversity

The framing of religion and culture in law and public discourse

Human/non-human animal relations

Human rights and liberties

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Louise Bélanger-Hardy

Common Law

Mental health

Liability of health professionals

Legal and ethical dimensions of research involving the aged

Legal issues in home care

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Sarah Berger Richardson

Civil Law

Food law and policy

Regulatory oversight of slaughterhouses and meat processing sector

Farm animal welfare

"Agriculture of the middle"

Food sovereignty

Food supply chains

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Emmanuelle Bernheim

Civil Law

Mental health law, with a particular interest in access to justice for people with mental health problems and their rights in the context of consent to care, internment, forced treatment, isolation, and restraint

Self-representation

Youth law

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Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

Management

The health workforce, particularly from a gender lens

Migration and integration of health workers from a comparative perspective

Primary and maternity care workforce issues

Care relationships in home and long term care

Psychological health and safety of professional workers

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Angela Cameron

Common Law

Social justice, with a particular focus on the equality interests of women

Reproductive technologies law

Criminal law, Property law, Family law, Legal theory

Restorative justice

Human rights law

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Stefanie Carsley

Common Law

Canadian law and policy responses to assisted reproduction, including in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood and sperm, egg and embryo donation

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Céline Castets-Renard

Civil Law

Digital laws and policies (EU, US, and Canada)

Data protection and privacy laws and policies

Cybersecurity laws and policies

Tech, surveillance and policing: facial recognition, predictive policing, body cams

COVID-19, apps, and modelling the pandemic in a globalized world

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Jennifer Chandler

Common Law

Law and neuroscience, Neuroethics – Legal, ethical and social implications of developments in neuroscience

Regulation of novel psychiatric interventions

Organ donation and transplantation

Legal, ethical  and social issues related to emerging biomedical technologies

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Y.Y. Brandon Chen

Common Law

Laws and policies that contribute to health inequities and marginalization, particularly among noncitizens and racialized minorities

Health rights litigation

Refugee health care

Social determinants of health

Health care solidarity

Medical tourism

HIV/AIDS

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Karen Eltis

Civil Law

"Cyberlaw": artificial intelligence, cyber security and privacy

Impact of new technologies on constitutional rights

Health/bioethics and democratic governance from a comparative law perspective

Gerotechnology

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Patrick Fafard

Public and International Affairs

Public health; Trade and environmental policy; Federalism:

Role of the Chief Public Health Officer

Knowledge translation for public health

Science advice for the World Health Organisation

Impact of Canadian federalism and intergovernmental relations on health services delivery and various aspects of public health

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Paul Fedoroff

Medicine (Psychiatry) / Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Assessment and treatment of people with problematic sexual interests and behaviours.

Dr. Fedoroff is Head of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry at at the University of Ottawa. He is also Director of the Sexual Behaviours Clinic, which provides treatment for those who have a sexual interest in children.

ORCiD

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Audrey Ferron Parayre

Civil Law

Human rights

Health law

Effectiveness of law and knowledge transfer.

Effectiveness of consent to care in implementing patient autonomy

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Colleen Flood

Common Law

Comparative healthcare policy

Public/Private funding of healthcare systems

Constitutional rights to healthcare

Accountability and governance issues

Impact and regulation of AI and other technologies in healthcare

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Daphne Gilbert

Common Law

Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with a particular emphasis on equality rights, reproductive rights and sexual violence

Impact of physician conscience protections on access to contraception and abortion in Canada

Medical assistance in dying

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Michelle Giroux

Civil Law

Human rights law

Family law and children’s law

End of life care

Public health

Assisted reproduction, specifically surrogacy and the right to know one’s origins

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Vanessa Gruben

Common Law

Legal regulation of various aspects of assisted human reproduction, including contractual disputes over frozen embryos, privacy and access to information, gamete donor anonymity, the regulation and funding of assisted reproductive technologies, and the constitutionality of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

Organ donation

Regulation of health professions

Harm reduction, including safe injection sites, vaping, and legal cannabis

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Simon Hatcher

Medicine (Psychiatry) / Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Suicide, self-harm

Psychotherapies and psychiatry in the general hospital setting

E-therapies. Current research programs include a trial of a blended smartphone and face-to-face therapy for men who have attempted suicide, and coach-assisted/computer-delivered cognitive therapy for people on psychiatric waiting lists.

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Martha Jackman

Common Law

Constitutional law, with a focus on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the rights of women and other disadvantaged groups

Health law in relation to the Charter and projects to strengthen the capacity of community groups to claim their social-economic rights

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Jamie Chai Yun Liew

Common Law

Immigration, refugee and citizenship law

Meaning of citizenship

Legal barriers for stateless persons to obtain citizenship/nationality

Gendered implications of Canadian law on migrants

How Canada’s immigration and refugee system marginalizes those navigating the process

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Katherine Lippel

Civil Law

Content and application of occupational health and safety regulatory frameworks

How the law impacts prevention of work accidents and occupational disease, workers' compensation, disability prevention and rehabilitation

Occupational health and safety issues raised by precarious employment

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Jason Millar

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Ethical Engineering of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (automated vehicles, AI, healthcare robotics, social and military robotics), with a focus on empowering engineers to integrate ethical thinking into their daily workflow

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Jason Nickerson

Common Law / Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital (Clinical Research)

Global public health, including the response to medical and humanitarian emergencies such as epidemics, armed conflicts, and other crises

Policy options for improving access to medicines, vaccines, medical devices, and other health technologies in Canada and globally, including intellectual property rights and biomedical research and development systems

Global drug policy issues, including access to controlled medicines for pain relief, anesthesia, and palliative care

Health issues affecting older adults, including access to health services, long-term care, and the intersection between aging and drug policy (e.g. cannabis use) in Canada

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Chidi Oguamanam

Common Law

Global knowledge governance, especially the dynamics of intellectual property and technology law with emphasis on biodiversity and biotechnology

Policy and practical contexts for the exploration of the intersections of knowledge systems, particularly western science and the traditional knowledge of Indigenous and local communities

Global institutional and regime dynamics for negotiating access and distributional challenges in regard to the optimization of benefits of innovation

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Michael Orsini

Political Studies

Health politics and policy

Role of social movements in policy processes

Autism, HIV/AIDS and illnesses that affect marginalized people

Roles of emotions and stigma in policy fields

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Christine Straehle

Philosophy / Public and International Affairs

Health justice and inequality locally and globally, including vulnerability and the conditions of autonomy in health, and migrant health

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Marie-Eve Sylvestre

Civil Law

Criminal law

Punishment theory and legal theory from a critical and multidisciplinary perspective

Punitive regulation of poverty and social conflicts related to the occupation of public spaces in Canada, including conflicts related to homelessness, sex work, drug and alcohol use and political protests

Alternatives to criminalization, including in the Indigenous context

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Kumanan Wilson

Medicine (Internal) / Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Immunization

Health surveillance

Health technology, app development

Pandemic preparedness

Child and maternal health

Newborn screening to identify disease risk

Blood safety

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Michael Wolfson

Epidemiology and Public Health

Design of health information systems

Modeling of socio-economic policy and health dynamics

Modeling disease determinants and treatments

Inter-generational equity of Canada’s pension and health care systems

Income inequality and polarization trends

Income and income inequality as determinants of population health

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