I am an Assistant Professor of Canadian Public Law & Governance (tenure track) in the School of Public Policy and Administration within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University.
I also recently held a post-doctoral fellowship at Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell’s O.U.C.H. Lab at York University, researching the Governance of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare. In 2018-2019 I held the inaugural research Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence Law and Ethics at the Centre for Computational Medicine at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
My research program is focused both on the law of public sector governance and accountability and also on bringing that literature to bear on the regulation of innovative and emerging technologies (particularly in healthcare).
My experience as a former employee of Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner informs my work, as does my status as a rare disease patient, parent and advocate. I dedicate much of my time to raising awareness about the many challenges faced by those who live with chronic illnesses and trying to find ways to help improve the lives of others. As part of my work in the health space, I have joined the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Ethics Board as a legal member, am a former member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) and the Government of Ontario’s Rare Disease Implementation Plan Steering Committee, a member of Rare Disease International’s (RDI) Working Group on Rare Disease Research (which represents the global rare disease patient community on the NGO Committee for Rare Diseases and has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council) and serve as member of the panel of experts for the European Union’s Rare2030 Project.
I also serve as a member of York University’s Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force and as a member of SickKids Hospital’s Artificial Intelligence in Medicine for Kids (AIM4Kids) Task Force.
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