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Bioethics
Bioethics

Who we are

Randi Zlotnik Shaul, J.D., LL.M, PhD
Director Bioethics

Randi Zlotnik Shaul is the Director of the Bioethics Department and Senior Associate Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences. In that role, Randi provides bioethics consultation services and policy support, teaches health care professionals and bioethics students, and conducts bioethics research. Randi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and is a member of the University of Toronto's Joint Centre for Bioethics. Prior to studies in bioethics, Randi practiced law at the Ontario Ministry of Health. Randi completed a degree in political science at McGill University, received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and her Master of Laws and PhD from the University of Toronto. Randi's current research focuses on paediatric health care challenges at the intersection of ethics and law. Randi's scholarship is published in bioethics, medical, health policy and law journals.

Rebecca Greenberg, RN, PhD
Bioethicist

Rebecca Greenberg is a Bioethicist at SickKids. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, and a member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics, at the University of Toronto.  Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts (psychology) from the University of Manitoba, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and PhD (bioethics) from the University of Toronto. She has completed an ethics internship at Baycrest Centre and a post-doctorate fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Prior to working as a bioethicist, Rebecca worked as a nurse in the area of general medicine. Her main research interests include transplant ethics, ethics education and priority setting.

James Anderson MHA, PhD
Bioethicist

Bioethicist in the Department of Bioethics at SickKids, and an Assistant Professor (Status Only) in the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Previously, Dr. Anderson was an Ethicist at Trillium Health Partners and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Anderson completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto in (2013). Before entering the field of clinical ethics, Dr. Anderson was a Senior Research Associate in the National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia, a an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Trent University, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University. Anderson holds a PhD in Philosophy (2007) from Dalhousie University, a Master’s in Philosophy (2002) and a Master’s in Health Administration (2001) all from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He received his BA (Hons) in Philosophy from McGill University (1998). His research is currently focused on assent in paediatric research, the ethics of whole genome sequencing in paediatric care, and the conceptual foundations of research ethics.