Amir Attaran
Amir Attaran
Full Professor (on secondment)

BA (Berkeley)
MS (Caltech)
DPhil (Oxford)

57 Louis Pasteur St.
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2889
Office: 613-562-5659


Amir Attaran is an Professor in the Faculties of Law and School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa.  Professor Attaran is by training both a lawyer (LL.B., Vancouver) and a biologist (D. Phil, Oxford; M.S., Caltech; B.A., Berkeley), whose research covers the gamut of both fields to explore different drivers of human well-being.  Current research interests include the social and policy determinants of health in both infections and non-infectious disease; constitutional, administrative, and environmental law in Canada, particularly focused on biodiversity and climate change; intellectual property and criminal law in the provision of medicines.  

Professor Attaran is also an active litigator, and has appeared in the Courts of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, as well as the Federal Courts.



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