Y.Y. Brandon Chen (SJD, MSW, JD, University of Toronto; BSc, Emory University) is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Common Law Section. A lawyer and social worker by training, Professor Chen’s research program examines laws and policies at the intersection of health and international migration, particularly the mechanics of health inequities facing noncitizens and racialized minorities. His published work has addressed such topics as health rights litigation, migrant and refugee health, social determinants of health, health care solidarity, and medical tourism. He is currently a member of the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics; Public Law Centre; and Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health.
Besides his scholarly pursuits, Professor Chen engages in a variety of community-based work and pro bono legal services. He has served as a member of the board of directors for several non-profit organizations, including the HIV Legal Network, the Community Alliance for Accessible Treatment, and the Canadian Centre on Statelessness.
Professor Chen currently teaches in the areas of public and constitutional law, health law, and immigration and refugee law.