Public Health Leader and Advocate
Maureen McTeer is a lawyer who has held academic appointments at both Canadian and American universities. As an expert on health and medical law and policy, she has lectured at universities across North America and has presented at conferences on the relevant legal and policy issues raised by science and technology. She is the author of four books, including “Tough Choices: Living and Dying in the 21st Century”. She was a member of the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development, whose report appeared in the Lancet in 2017. She has served in many other volunteer capacities, e.g. as a founding member and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre in Ottawa, a lay member of the Accreditation Committee of Canadian Medical Schools, Co-Chair of the National Experts Commission of the Canadian Nurses Association, etc. She has been awarded four honorary degrees from universities in Canada and the U.K.
School of Law
Jennifer Herbst was CHLPE's Fulbright Visiting Scholar from the U.S. in the winter term 2020. Her research looks at the intersection between health, ethics, law, and money. Her research at the Centre looked at the ethical and legal framework for informal caregivers making healthcare decisions for patients lacking decision-making capacity.
Yale School of Management
Professor Ted Marmor was Fulbright Visiting Scholar from the U.S. in 2018. His scholarship primarily concerns welfare state politics and policy in North America and Western Europe. He is the author or co-author of 11 books and over 100 articles in a wide range of journals. Ted began his public career as a special assistant to Wilbur Cohen, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under President Johnson in the late 1960s. He has been Associate Dean of Minnesota's School of Public Affairs, faculty at the University of Chicago, Head of Yale's Center for Health Services, a member of President Carter's Commission on the National Agenda for the 1980s, and a senior policy advisor to Walter Mondale in the Presidential campaign of 1984. He has testified before Congress about medical care reform, social security, and welfare issues, as well as been a consultant to government and non-profit agencies.
Rengui Liu is a Professor of Philosophy at Jishou University. His main research interest is metaethics. He was a visiting scholar at CHLPE in 2018–19, gaining exposure to North American culture and English.
O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Sam Halabi is an O’Neill Institute Scholar as well as an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law. He was CHLPE's first Fulbright Visiting Scholar from the U.S. During the 2009-10 H1N1 influenza pandemic, the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, a series of complex legal and regulatory issues arose in developing, testing, and distributing vaccines and other medical countermeasures. These complicated issues involved pharmaceutical companies, logistics firms, the World Health Organization, governments, foundations, and research institutions. Sam's project examined the comparative approaches to these issues by U.S. and Canadian federal authorities. The purpose of the project was to identify legal and regulatory factors affecting global health emergency response that may be resolved at the planning stage; and to facilitate support to decision makers.
Wende Yu is a Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Director of the Center for Socialism with Chinese Characteristics at Jishou University. His primary research area is applied ethics, including public health ethics, food safety ethics, and political ethics. His first book emerged from his doctoral dissertation, entitled An Ethical Inquiry of Public Health. His second book was entitled The People's Livelihood at the Dinner Table: Food Safety Ethical Responsibility. He was a visiting scholar at CHLPE in 2018 in order to broaden his academic vision, conduct comparative research, and gain exposure to North American culture and English.
Department of Political Science
Professor Bhatia holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from McMaster University and a B.Sc. in Nursing from the University of Toronto. Her research is in the fields of comparative public policy and Canadian politics. She has a particular interest in the role of ideas and discourse in the politics of health care reform, and how political discourses shape the construction of policy problems and the strategies and solutions proposed to address them. Vandna spent a sabbatical at CHLPE in 2016–17.
School of Public Policy and Administration
Dr. Gagnon’s empirical research focuses on the political economy of the pharmaceutical sector: business models, innovation policies, corporate influence over medical practices, health and drug insurance regimes. From a more theoretical standpoint, his research analyzes capital accumulation and corporate competition in terms of how firms capitalize not only their productive capacity but also their capacities and their business network powers to influence laws, public policies, culture and socio-institutional settings in order to accrue monopolistic differential gains. Marc-André spent a sabbatical at CHLPE on 2016–17.