Current Research

The interdisciplinary research conducted by the Health Law Institute is funded by a number of organizations. Current research projects include: 

  • Childhood Asthma and the Microbiome - Precision Health for Life: The Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development Study (funded by the CIHR and Genome Alberta) 
  • PEGASUS-2 - PErsonalized Genomics for prenatal Abnormalities Screening USing maternal blood: Towards First Tier Screening and Beyond (funded by the CIHR and Genome Alberta) 
  • CanPREVENT - Precision Medicine CanPREVENT AMR: Applying Precision Medicine Technologies in Canada to Prevent Antibody Mediated Rejection and Premature Kidney Transplant Loss (funded by the CIHR and Genome Alberta) 
  • Canadian Cord Blood Banking: Legal and Policy Responses (funded by the Canadian Blood Services)
  • Legislative Strategies to Improve Deceased Organ Donation in Canada: A Special Focus on Evaluating the Impact of Opt-Out Legislation in Canada LEADDeR (funded by Health Canada) 
  • Privacy and Artificial Intelligence: Protecting Health Information in a New Era (funded by Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Contributions Program 2020-2021)
  • Coronavirus Outbreak: Mapping and Countering Misinformation (funded by the CIHR and Alberta Innovates)
  • Critical Thinking in the Digital Age: Countering Coronavirus Misinformation (funded by the Government of Canada) 
  • Exploratory Discourse Analysis of Herd-Immunity as a COVID-19 Management Strategy in Eight Countries: Communication Networks, Misinformation, and Health Literacy (funded by the World Health Organization)