Jennifer L. Gibson

Faculty Member

Dr. Jennifer L. Gibson is Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Division of Clinical Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She directs the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto.

Jennifer is a health system and policy ethics scholar with an interdisciplinary background in the health sciences and philosophy. She has advised governments and policymakers on topics such as pandemic preparedness and response (H1N1, Ebola, COVID-19), medical assistance in dying, health technology assessment, public health surveillance, and resource priority setting. Jennifer co-chaired national expert panels on medical assistance in dying in Canada in 2015 and 2018-19. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she served in several government advisory roles, including as co-chair of the Ontario COVID-19 Bioethics Table and member of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Table. Currently, Jennifer is Vice-Chair and member of the Ontario Health Data Council and a member of the WHO Expert Group on Ethics and Governance of AI for Health.

Professional Interests: health system and policy ethics, organizational ethics, priority setting/resource allocation, AI ethics and governance, pandemic ethics, global health ethics

Jessica Dowden

MSc Graduate Student

Thesis: Knowledge synthesis and policy analysis on advance requests for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Supervisors: Jennifer L. Gibson

Shannon L. Roberts

Shannon L. Roberts

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis: An ethical framework to guide shared decision-making when using artificial intelligence in clinical care

Supervisors: Jennifer L. Gibson