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CPG Centre of Genomics and policy

Team Member

Ma'n H. Zawati

Executive Director

Ma’n H. Zawati (LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D. (DCL)) is the Executive Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy in the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University. He is also an Associate Member of McGill’s Biomedical Ethics Unit. His research concentrates on the legal, ethical and policy dimensions of health research and clinical care, with a special focus on biobanking, data sharing, professional liability, and the use of novel technologies (e.g. mhealth apps, WGS, WES) in both the clinical and research settings. Dr. Zawati is funded by CIHR, Genome Canada, and Genome Quebec. His work is interdisciplinary, drawing together perspectives from law, ethics, bioinformatics, genomics, and policy. He’s also a frequent presenter on a variety of the most critical and topical issues in healthcare and the biosciences. He has appeared at 100+ international conferences, symposia, meetings, and has shared his expertise with universities, research ethics boards and law firms. Dr. Zawati has published 13 book chapters and 45+ peer reviewed articles in leading publications such as Nature Reviews Genetics, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Journal of Law and the Biosciences, the Journal of Medical Genetics, and the McGill Journal of Law and Health. In 2015, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (stay at Oxford University) and was named a Royal Society of Canada Delegate for the IAP Young Scientists of the Year international symposium. In 2014, the Young Bar Association of Montreal named him as one of its Lawyers of the Year.

For a full research profile, visit: www.manhzawati.com

RESEARCH AREAS

Biobanking, Health Law, International Comparative Law, mHealth and Digital Technologies, Paediatrics, Precision Medicine, Research Ethics

TEACHING

• HGEN 674 – Research Internship in Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine (Supervisor)
• INDS 302 – Medical Ethics and Health Law: Transition to Clinical Practice, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine (Guest Lecturer)
• CMPL 522 - Medical Liability, McGill University, Faculty of Law (Guest Lecturer)
• CMPL 642 – Law and Healthcare, McGill University, Faculty of Law (Guest Lecturer)

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

• Scientific Advisory Committee, Biogeniq (2018–Present)
• Scientific Advisory Committee, Alberta Tomorrow Project (2018–Present)
• Access Officer, Data Access Compliance Office, International Cancer Genome Consortium (2018–Present)
• CARPEM, Scientific Advisory Board (2018–Present)
• Association of Bioethics Program Directors (2017–Present)
• Expert Member, PRE-Ethics Incidental Findings Sub-Committee Reviewing the Tri-Council Policy Statement (2015–Present)
• Chair, Ethical and Legal Issues Committee, Biobank Collaborative Network (BCNet), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (2013–Present)
• Delegate, Steering Committee, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (2012–Present)