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Panel Members

Dr. James Lavery

Dr. James Lavery is a research scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health and Centre for Global Health Research, St. Michael’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lavery earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Medical Science and Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto and subsequently received a post-doctoral fellowship in applied ethics and health policy from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, during which he studied priority-setting in home care in Canada at the Queen’s University Health Policy Research Unit.

Most recently, Dr. Lavery spent three years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland where he worked on ethical and regulatory issues in international research. In addition to his membership on the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics, he serves on the Advisory Board of the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine in Research.

Dr. Lavery is currently the co-principal investigator of a project entitled Addressing Ethical, Social and Cultural Issues in the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, and is developing a project entitled A Brokered Dialogue Between the Rich and Poor. He has completed the editing, with colleagues at the NIH, of a book of case studies in international research ethics published in 2006 by Oxford University Press.