Erika Kleiderman is a lawyer and an Academic Associate at the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP). She holds a civil law degree (LL.B.) from the Université de Montréal, as well as a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 2014.
Currently, her research deals with the ethical, legal, and social implications surrounding access to data and genetic information, regulation of stem cells and regenerative technologies, biobanking, and paediatrics. Erika is the Coordinator of both the Canadian International Data Sharing Initiative (Can-SHARE) and the Participant Values task team of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health’s Regulatory and Ethics Working Group. She has also been actively involved in the development of controlled data and biosample access documentation and operating procedures for the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP).
Before joining the CGP, Erika was involved with a research lab at the Douglas Hospital dealing with the effects of sleep on children’s academic performance. She carried out qualitative research, conducting focus groups with parents, teachers and children to develop an educational module to be incorporated and implemented into the elementary school curriculum as a means of educating children about the importance of sleep.
Erika is also a member of the McGill University Health Centre Research Ethics Board.