Amir Attaran

Canada Research Chair in Law, Population Health and Global Development Policy
Professor, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law
1 Stewart Street, Room 212
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
E-mail: aattaran@uOttawa.ca
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 2015
Fax: 613-562-5659
Assistant: Belinda Smith
E-mail: bsmith@uOttawa.ca

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B.A. (Berkeley), M.S. (Caltech), D.Phil. (Oxford), LL.B. (UBC); of the bar of Ontario; Professor and Canada Research Chair in Law, Population Health and Global Development Policy

Biography
Amir Attaran is a Professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Law, Population Health and Global Development Policy.  Dr. Amir Attaran is by training both a lawyer (LL.B., Vancouver) and a biologist (D. Phil, Oxford; M.S., Caltech), whose research covers the gamut of both fields to explore different drivers of human well-being, particularly in the fields of human rights, health, and/or international development.  Current research interests include studies on the social and policy determinants of health in areas policy ranging from malaria to AIDS to hypertension; the fight against criminally counterfeit, falsified and substandard medicines; the role of intellectual property and trade law on access to medicines in less developed countries; and the application of human rights law in armed conflict and anti-terrorism.

Dr. Attaran has published widely in the leading journals of both the legal and biomedical professions, and is an editorial consultant to The Lancet, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.  He also publishes journalism in the Globe and Mail, New York Times, The Guardian, and the Literary Review of Canada, among others.

Research Interests
Policy issues related to health and developing countries, health systems, technology in health-care fields
Human rights
Malaria

Courses
Law and Current Problems in Global Poverty and Public Policy

Academic Publications
My publications (free to download)

Other Projects
Detainee Documents released by Federal Court on November 14, 2007

 

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