Timothy Caulfield, BSc (Alberta), LLB (Alberta), LLM (Dalhousie), Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy; Trudeau Fellow; Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; and Research Director, Health Law Institute

Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, Professor & Research Director, Faculty of Law - Health Law Institute

Contact

Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, Professor & Research Director, Faculty of Law - Health Law Institute
Email
caulfield@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8358
Address
461 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science and health policy issues has allowed him to publish over 350 academic articles. He has won numerous academic and writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He contributes frequently to the popular press and is the author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin 2012) and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (Penguin 2015). His most recent book is The Vaccination Picture (Penguin, 2017). Caulfield is also the host and co-producer of the award winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries and is currently streaming on Netflix.


Research
  • Public Health Law
  • Science & Health Policy Studies
  • Bioethics
  • Biotechnology & Science Policy

Courses

LAW 501 - Biotechnology Policy

An exploration of the policy challenges associated with emerging biotechnology innovations, including stem cell research, human cloning, gene patents and bio-banking. While the course will cover relevant national and international law, its emphasis will be on ethical and policy issues. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Biotechnology under the LAW 599 course number.

Winter Term 2021