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Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield has been Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, since 1993. In 2002 he received a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy. A professor in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, his research has focused on two general areas: biotechnology, ethics and the law; and the legal implications of health care reform in Canada. Specific projects include the regulation of genomic technologies, as well as the exploration of the legal issues associated with the control of infectious disease. He has published well over 100 academic articles and book chapters, and often writes for the popular press.

A recipient of many awards and accolades, Professor Caulfield has been a visiting scholar at the Hasting Center for Bioethics in New York, the University of Houston's Health Law and Policy Institute, and Stanford University's Program in Genomics, Ethics and Society. He currently chairs the Canadian Blood Services Ethics Committee and is a member of Genome Canada's Science Advisory Committee. He has served on the Institute Advisory Board of the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, was part of the Royal Society of Canada's Expert Panel on the Future of Food Biotechnology (2001), and was a member of the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee (1998-2005). He is also an editor of the Health Law Journal and the Health Law Review, teaches Law and Medicine in the Faculty of Law, and provides health law lectures for other faculties.