Jim Lavery

Jim Lavery, MSc, PhD
Research Scientist, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, and Centre for Global Health Research

Email: laveryj@smh.toronto.on.ca email link


Jim Lavery is a research scientist in the Centre for Research on Inner City Health and Centre for Global Health Research, St. Michael's Hospital, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. Jim received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at the Institute of Medical Science and Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto and subsequently received a post-doctoral fellowship in applied ethics and health policy from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, during which he studied priority-setting in home care in Canada at the Queen's University Health Policy Research Unit.


Most recently, Jim spent 3 years at the Fogarty International Center, and Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center Department of Clinical Bioethics, both at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. While at the NIH he worked on ethical and regulatory issues in international research and chaired a working group of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that issued a report on equivalent protections in international research. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity and a member of the Board of Directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine in Research.


Jim's current research interests are in ethics and health research systems in developing countries, the U.S. Common Rule regulation on equivalent protections in international research, and ethical issues in research with marginalized populations. He has recently edited a book of case studies in international research ethics with colleagues at the NIH, which will be published in 2005 by Oxford University Press.