Jennifer L. Gibson

Faculty Member

Professional Interests

organizational ethics, priority setting/resource allocation, ethics program development in health organizations, ethics evaluation and effectiveness, policy ethics, pandemic planning, public engagement


Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (2014 – present).

The Ross Upshur Award for Excellence in Course Direction (inaugural winner), University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (2012).

Current Grants

Gibson JL, Upshur REG, Baker R, Culyer T, Frolic A, Gibson B, Hawryluck L, Mitton C, Nelson S, Thompson A.
“Ethics & values in health policy: improving care transitions for Ontario patients across the continuum of care”.
Source: CIHR

Gibson JL, Denis J-L, Mitton C, Ritvo P, Simpson C, Velji K.
“Organizational ethics in health care: a national survey of health executives, managers, and ethicists.”
Source: CIHR

Gibson JL, Secker BL.
“Ethics program evaluation in Canada: synthesizing research evidence and expert experience to improve ethics quality in health institutions”
Source: CIHR

Peacock SJ, Burgess M, Bryan S, Dobrow M, Gibson JL, Hoch J, Mitton C.
“Evidence, values, and priority setting methods in cancer control.”
Source: CIHR

Quinonez C, Bensimon C, Gibson JL.
Resource allocation in publicly funded dental care: defining an ethically-defensible basket of essential services.
Source: CIHR

Thompson A, Cadarette S, Gibson JL, Lemmens T.
“SAFER: Study to articulate a framework for ethical reflection in post-market pharmacovigilance”
Source: CIHR

Peacock S, Hoch J, Barbera L, Barer M, Berry S, Browman G, Culyer A, Dobrow M, Doll R, Elwood M, Evans B, Gallagher R, Gibson JL, Harvey B, Henry D, Hodgson D, Krahn M, McBride M, Mittman N, Morgan S, Ringash J, Sawka C, Sullivan T, Sutcliffe S, Upshur R.
“Centre for Health Economics, Services, Policy, and Ethics (HESPE) Research in Cancer Control”
Source: National Cancer Institute of Canada

Other Affiliations

Jessica Dowden

MSc Graduate Student

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

Supervisors: Jennifer L. Gibson