Technoscience and Regulation Research Unit

Project Deliverables


Risks and regulation of novel therapeutic products: A case study of biologics and emerging genetic technologies

 

Publications

 

Books

Graham, J. E., & Stephenson, P. (Eds.). (2010). Contesting Aging and Loss. Toronto: The University of Toronto Press.

REFEREED ARTICLES

Amrita Mishra & Graham, Janice E. (2012).  Risk, choice and the ‘girl’ vaccine: Unpacking HPV Immunization. Health, Risk & Society. Vol 14(1): 57-69

Graham, Janice E. & Amrita Mishra (2011). Global challenges of implementing human papillomavirus vaccines [PDF].  International Journal for Equity in Health, 10,1,27.

Dugas, Marylène & Graham, Janice E. (2011). Is consent for research genuinely informed? Using decision aid tools to obtain informed consent in the global South. Journal of Global Ethics, 7:3, 349-359. 

Graham, Janice E. et Jones, M.  (2010) Rendre evident : une approche symetrique de la réglementation des produits thérapeutiques.  (Determining evidence: a symmetrical approach to the regulation of therapeutic products.)  Sociologie et sociétiés, 42, 2, 157-184.

Holmes, Christina, Ozdemir, Vural, McDonald, Fiona, Jones, Mavis, & Graham, Janice E. (2010). Standardization and Omics Science: Technical and Social Dimensions are Inseparable and Demand Symmetrical Study. OMICS, 14, 3, 1-6.

Y.K. Paik, J.E. Graham, M. Jones, F. McDonald, C. Holmes, V. Ozdemir. Interview with Dr. Young-Ki Paik. (2009). President of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO): Pharmacoproteomics and the Approaching Wave of ‘Proteomics Diagnostics’. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, 7, 4, 243-248.

Jones, M. & Salter, B. (2009). Proceeding carefully: assisted human reproduction policy in Canada. Public Understanding of Science. doi:10.1177/0963662509104722

Sanou, A., Simboro, S., Kouyate, B., Dugas, M., Graham, J., & Bibeau, G. (2009). Assessment of factors associated with complete immunization coverage in children ages 12-23 months: A cross sectional study in Nouna district, Burkina Faso. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 9, S10. 

Jones, Mavis & Graham, Janice E. (2009). Multiple institutional rationalities in the implementation of new public policy: an ethnographic examination.  Science and Public Policy, 36, 6, 445-455.

Holmes, Christina & Graham, Janice E. (2009). Genetically Modified Organisms as Public Goods: Plant Biotechnology Transfer in Colombia. Culture & Agriculture, 31, 1, 26-38.

Turnpenny, J. Lorenzoni, I. and Jones, M. (2009). Noisy and definitely not normal: Responding to wicked issues in the environment, energy and health. Environmental Science & Policy, 12(3), 347-358.

Lorenzoni, I., Jones, M., and Turnpenny, J. (2007). Climate change, human genetics, and post-normality in the UK. Futures, 39, 65-82

Holmes, Christina (2008). O fascínio dos cientistas colombianos pela engenharia genética de plantas. Sociologias, 19 (Jan.-Jun.): 40-61. (Portuguese/English translation: "The Lure of Plant Genetic Engineering for Colombian Scientists")

Ozdemir, V., Graham, Janice E., Godard, B. (2008). Race as a variable in Pharmacogenomics Science: From empirical ethics to publication standards. Pharmacogenetics and Genomics, 18, 837-841.

Graham, Janice E. (2008). Facilitating regulation: the dance of statistical significance and clinical meaningfulness in standardizing technologies for dementia. BioSocieties, 3, 3, 241-263.

Ozdemir, V., Williams-Jones, B., Graham, Janice E., Preskorn, S.H., Gripeos, D., Glatt, S.J., Friis, R.H., Reist, C., Szabo, S., Lohr, J., Someya, T. (2007). Asymmetry in scientific method and limits to cross-disciplinary dialogue: Towards a shared language and science policy in pharmacogenomics and human disease genetics. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 55, 3, 130-141.

Holmes, Christina (2006). GMOs in the Lab: Objects Without Everyday Controversy. Focaal: The European Journal of Anthropology, 48: 35-48.

Graham, Janice E. & Ritchie, Karen (2006). Mild Cognitive Impairment: ethical considerations for nosological flexibility in human kinds. Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry, 13, 2, 31- 43.

Graham, Janice E. (2006). Reifying Relevance in Mild Cognitive Impairment: An appeal for care and caution. Response to Commentaries. Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry, 13, 1, 57- 60.

Ozdemir, Vural; Eleni Aklillu, Steven Mee, Leif Bertilsson, Lawrence J. Albers, Graham, Janice E., Michael Caligiuri, James B. Lohr, Christopher Reist (2006). Pharmacogenetics for off-patent antipsychotics: Re-framing the risk for tardive dyskinesia and access to essential medicines. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 7, 2, 119-133.

Graham, Janice E. (2005). Smart Regulation: Will the government’s strategy work? Canadian Medical Association Journal, 173, 12, 1469-1470.

Ozdemir V, Kalow W, Tothfalusi L, Bertilsson L, Endrenyi L, Graham, Janice E. (2005). Multigenic control of drug response and regulatory decision-making in pharmacogenomics: the need for an upper bound estimate of genetic contributions. Current Pharmacogenomics, 3, 1, 53-71.

Nathoo, T., C. Holmes and A. Ostry (2005). An analysis of the development of Canadian food fortification policies: the case of Vitamin B. Health Promotion International, 20(4): 375-382

Graham, Janice E. (2005). Qui s’occupe des réglementations? Les technologies émergentes et les “smart regulations.” Agora.

 

Published Contributions to a Collective Work/ Refereed Book Chapters/ Public Broadcasts

Graham, Janice E. (2011) Mandatory Flu Vaccine for Healthcare Workers. CBC Radio1.

Graham, Janice E. (2010). The Experience of Loss and the Range of Contestation. In Janice E. Graham and Peter H. Stephenson (eds.) Contesting Aging and Loss. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. IX-XVII. 

Graham, Janice E. (2010). The Science, Politics and Everyday Life of Recognizing Effective Treatments for Dementia. In Janice E. Graham and Peter H. Stephenson (eds.) Contesting Aging and Loss. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 153-173.

Graham, Janice E. (2010). “Them” are “Us”: Building Appropriate Policies from Fieldwork to Practice. In Janice E. Graham and Peter H. Stephenson (eds.) Contesting Aging and Loss. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 177-190.

Holmes, Christina and Peter H. Stephenson. (2010) "Dignity and Loss: implications for senior's health in hospitalization narratives" pp103-122 in Contesting Aging and Loss, Peter Stephenson and Janice Graham (Ed.). University of Toronto Press: Toronto.

Graham, Janice E. (2009). Facilitating regulation: Technologies of efficacy and effectiveness for dementia drugs. In: Jean Paul Gaudilliere and Volker Hess (eds.), Ways of Regulating: Therapeutic agents between plants, shops and consulting rooms. Max-Planck-Institut fur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, pp 225-246.

Mishra, A. (2009). The Place and Space of Research Work: Studying Control in a Bioscience Laboratory. In (Eds) Wahlberg, A., Bauer, S. Contested Categories, Aldershot: Ashgate. 155-180.

2009 Mishra, A. (2009). From the Pap Smear to Bethesda 2001: The Making of a Diagnostic Lexicon. In (Eds) Bamme, A. and Wieser, B. Jahrbuch IASSTS, München, Wien: Profil Verlag. 105-128.

Graham, Janice E. (2007) Inside out: from the test tube to the dinner table. Trust in Science: a five-part series exploring why we trust science. Public lecture, Halifax, January 23, 2007. Video and audio taped for distribution through public television network, CCEPA, and for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Ideas programme.

Rogers-Hayden, T. and Jones, M. (2007). Public biotechnology inquiries: from rationality to reflexivity? In P. Glasner, P. Atkinson, H. Greenslade (Ed.), New genetics, new social formations (pp. 49-68). London: Routledge.

Bibeau, Gilles, Graham, Janice E. & Usher Fleising (2006). Bioscience and Biotechnology Under Ethnographic Surveillance: Where Do Canadian Medical Anthropologists Stand? In: Francine Saillant and Serge Genest (eds.) Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns. London: Blackwell., pp. 3-22.

Bibeau, Gilles, Graham, Janice E. & Usher Fleising (2005). Biosciences et biotechnologies sous surveillance ethnographique: Où se situent les anthroplogues médicaux canadiens? dans, Anthropologie médicale. Ancrages locaux, défis globaux. Éditeurs : Francine Saillant et Serge Genest. Québec/Paris: Les Presse de l'Université Laval/Anthropos (l’édition française), pp 23-59.

 

Published Refereed Abstracts

Graham, Janice E. (2011). All Hands on Deck: Regulating the risk of emerging biotechnologies. International Journal of Medical Implants and Devices, 5, 1, 4.

 

Reports

Mishra, A. (2011). The Administration of a Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine for Minors: Challenges and Implications in the Canadian Context.

Graham, Janice, Alexander Borda-Rodriguez, Farah Huzair.  WHO Global Vaccine Safety Blueprint Project. Activity 1.3. Survey of Regulators, March 2011.

Graham, Janice. Report on Technical Discussions on modernization strategy to the Office of Legislative and Regulatory Modernization, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada. October 2010.

Graham, Janice (Chair) for the Expert Advisory Panel on the Special Access Programme, Health Canada. Report and Recommendations, September 2008.

Graham, Janice. Report to Nova Scotia Health Research Fund (NSHRF) Research Capacity Building Award on the Qualitative Research Software Series. 2008

Graham, Janice. Report to Barb Benning. Anthropological Study of Regulatory Practices at BGTD. Preliminary Report on BGTD Fieldwork. October 2004.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

 

Conference Presentations

“Global Vaccine Safety: An STS Engagement in Regulatory Harmonization”. American Anthropology Association Annual Conference. Montreal, QC. November 2011

“Vaccines as healers and harbingers”. Canadian Anthropological Society Conference, Fredericton, Canada. May 11, 2011.

Éthique de la santé: Problematiques liées au concept de competence pour le consentement éclair par les populations vulnerable (avec Marylène Dugas). Canadian Anthropological Society Conference, Fredericton, Canada. May 11, 2011.

Amrita Mishra. HPV Vaccines in Canada: Building on the legacy of HBV immunization. 16th Annual Infectious Diseases Research Day & Canadian Center for Vaccinology 3rd Annual Symposium’ IWK Health, Centre, Halifax, Canada. April 11, 2011.

“The Marketplace of Memory: Hopes & False Profits”.  Invited Discussant for symposium organized by Anne Basting “The Marketplace of Memory”.  Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, New Orleans, November 20, 2010.

“Towards an Anthropology of Care and Caring: Building care into a new world becoming”. Invited discussant for AAA Invited session “Circulating the Life Course: Towards an Anthropology of Care and Care Giving”.  Andrea Sankar and Athena McLean, organizers. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, New Orleans, November 18, 2010.

“Diverse anthropologies dealing with fickle funders: cleaving ‘health’ from the funding priorities of the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council in Canada”. WCAA Panel on “Diverse anthropologies with multiple publics: Crisis or imaginative responses?” at the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) annual conference, Maynooth, Ireland, August 2010.

“Introducing the Actors: Development and Rollout of a Conjugate Meningitis A Vaccine in Sub-Saharan Africa” Panel Discussant. Canadian Anthropological Society Conference, Montreal, Canada. June 3, 2010.

Amrita Mishra. The Administration of a Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine for Minors in Nova Scotia. Meeting of the Canadian Anthropology Society, CASCA 2010: Anthropological Connections, Montreal, Canada. June 3, 2010.

 “Anthropological Connections: Networking Practicing Anthropologists in Canada” Roundtable Discussant. Canadian Anthropological Society Conference, Montreal, Canada. June 2, 2010.

Farah Huzair. “Governance and policy learning during the H1N1 pandemic in Canada” Anthropological Connections, CASCA Conference, Montreal, 31 May 2010.

21st Century Vaccines. Poster. The Canadian Centre for Vaccinology (CCfV) Symposium, Halifax, Canada. April 22, 2010.

“Dynamic Capabilities and Knowledge Translation in Canada during the H1N1 Pandemic”. Poster. The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Symposium, Halifax, Canada. April 18, 2010.

“Ethics” Session Moderator. The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Symposium, Halifax, Canada. April 19, 2010.

Farah Huzair. “H1N1 Vaccine Innovation and Production” Society for the Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, Washington, 28th Oct 2009.

“Politics in the Guise of Deliberative Democracy: Regulating Private Goods for the Public’s Health”. Society for Medical Anthropology Conference. New Haven,
Connecticut. September 24-28, 2009.

“Just evidence in assessing risk in emerging health products”. Canadian Bioethics Society. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. June 11-14, 2009.

“Governing Clinical Trials: Preventing Real World Risks at the Gate”. Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA). Vancouver, Canada. May 13-15, 2009.

“Regulating pharmaceuticals and biologics: Translating evidence and practice”. Global Challenge, Local Action: Ethical Engagement, Partnerships and Practice; Society for Applied Anthropology. Santa Fe, New Mexico. March 17-21, 2009.

“Determining Evidence in the assessment of health product risk”. Wave to the future: Navigating health connections among systematic reviews, policies and practices – 7th Annual Canadian Cochrane Symposium. Poster. March 11-12, 2009.

Regulatory science and politics: a case study of emerging biologic technologies in Canada.  Society for the Social Studies of Science, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, August 20-23, 2008.

Struggling for Global Benefits: Colombian Plant Genetic Engineering within Global Biotechnology (with Holmes, C) [Poster] GE3LS Symposium, Calgary, April 28-30, 2008.

“Balancing risk: scientific evidence, political expediency and public opinion in the drug approval process in Canada” and “Contesting Paradigms of Loss in Again: the science, politics and everyday life of recognizing effective treatments for dementia.” University of Saskatchewan, March 12-13, 2008.

Anthropology, ethnography and bioethics. Paper accepted in session organized by Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston and Janice Graham, “Does Everyone Have to be an Anthropologist?”  American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 28-December 2, 2007.

Things that fall short in translation: A comparison of health technology assessment and regulatory approval. Paper accepted for GEIRSO 2nd International Conference, The Pharmaceutical Lifecycle: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Diversity and Complexity.  Theme: 2.2 Regulation: economic, ethical and political issues. Montreal. Oct 14-17, 2007.

Inside Out: From the Test Tube to the Dinner Table. Society for the Social Study of Science. Montreal, October 11-13, 2007.

Position paper: Including techniques and technologies for an integrated approach to unraveling capacity, competency and compassion.  Decision-Making, Personhood & Dementia: Exploring the Interface Decision-Making, Personhood & Dementia: Exploring the Interface. Invitational Conference, Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, May 13-15, 2007.

Informing Policy, Influencing Practice, Improving Health. Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Invitation Symposium, Ottawa, April 22-24, 2007.

Bravo, G, S.M. Wildeman, C.A. Cohen, M.F. Dubois, Janice Graham , K. Painter. Searching for the person legally authorized to give substitute consent for research purposes: preliminary work for the SCORE Study. 8th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. Salzburg, Austria, March 14-18, 2007. 

Poster. 2006. Holmes, Christina & Graham, Janice. Not all GMOs are Equal: Struggling for Global Benefits. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

Pharmaceuticals Division, British Columbia Department of Health, Alzheimer’s disease Forum, July 2006.

British Columbia Ministry of Health consultation on funding of Alzheimer’s treatments, July 2006, Vancouver

World Health Organization Scientific and Technical consultation on serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines, Geneva, June 22-23, 2006. http://www.who.int/biologicals/publications/trs/areas/vaccines/meningococcal/MenA%20Final%20BS204102.Nov.06.pdf

Public Trust, Private Profit: Safeguarding Health in the Approval of Emerging Therapies. Society for Applied Anthropology, Session organized by Sam Migliore & Marg Dorazio “Culture, Community and Well-being.” March 28-April 1, 2006, Vancouver, B.C.

Regulating risks and uncertainty: An anthropological exploration of approving emerging drugs. Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium Series, Carleton University, March 13, 2006.

Smart Regulation: Does Accelerating Access to New Drugs Improve the Drug Approval Process? [Poster] 18th Annual CHSPR Health Policy Conference: Towards a National Pharmaceutical Strategy, Lessons from Abroad, February 9-10, 2006, Vancouver, B.C.

From a NOD to a NOC with a wink: how drugs (that don’t work) get approved. American Anthropological Association 104th Annual Meeting, Dec 1, 2005, Washington, DC, USA.

National Pharmaceutical Strategy Working conference: “Strengthening the evaluation of real world drug safety and effectiveness”.  Health Canada, Ottawa Sept 13-15, 2005.

Global harmony and smart regulations: into Big Pharma we commend our trust. Invited paper for session Psychotropic medications as translocal objects: an inquiry into critical pharmacology, Annette Leibing, organizer. Joint meeting of the Society for North American Anthropology, Canadian Anthropology Society and Yucatan Anthropology Society, May 8, 2005.  Merida, Mexico.

“Biologicals are illogical”:  Making radiopharmaceuticals fit into regulatory systems . Joint meeting of the Society for North American Anthropology, Canadian Anthropology Society and Yucatan Anthropology Society, May 5, 2005, Merida, Mexico.

 

Invited Speaker

Amrita Mishra. Informed consent, privacy, and parental roles in HPV immunization: Challenges for public health nurses. Forthcoming: Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia. December 8, 2011.

Biologics in the City: The Privatization of Everything. Public Trust with Private Profit. Novel Tech Ethics. Invited speaker. September 20, 2011.

Keynote Address, All hands on deck: regulating the risk of biologics and vaccines. 16th Annual Infectious Diseases Research Day & 3rd Annual Canadian Center for Vaccinology Symposium. Halifax, April 11-12, 2011.

Keynote Address, All hands on Deck: Regulating the Risk of Emerging Biotechnologies. 6th International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, April 1-3, 2011.

Amrita Mishra. From Innovation to Equity: Vaccines and Global Health. Mt Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada. March 19, 2011.

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH) Seminar/Webcast “Health Information: Is it a public good?” Discussant: Insights into Barriers and Potential Opportunities from a Social and Technologic Perspective. Ottawa Ontario, March 30, 2010.

“Introducing the Actors: Development and Rollout of a conjugate Meningitis A Vaccine in Sub Saharan Africa”, Dalhousie Global Health Research Forum, March 25-26, 2010.

“Safer, better, faster: Will drugs and vaccines be safer or just easier to get?” Invited speaker, Lansdowne Speaker for 2009-2010, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria, March 17, 2010.

“Research, development and innovation: Who gets and who doesn’t?”. Invited speaker, Anthropology Colloquium Series, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria, March 22, 2010.

“The Spread of Disease” Panel Member for the Dalhousie Medical School Global health Conference, March 5-7, 2010.

Farah Huzair. “H1N1 Vaccine Innovation and Networks” Situating Science WIP Series, Halifax, 28 Jan 2010 (Invited speaker).

Invited Speaker for the Community and Population Health Research (CPHR) training Program and the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) conference “New Directions in Population Health Research: Linking Theory, Ethics and Practice.” University of Saskatchewan, November 12-14th, 2008.

Invited Speaker. “Smart regulation, progressive licensing and the myth of deliberative democracy: Regulatory Practices at Health Canada.”  University of Manitoba, Community Health Sciences Colloquium & Grand Rounds, April 18th, 2008.

Regulating Biopharmaceuticals. Regulating Biotechnologies Symposium, Leeds Social Science Institute.  Organized by Anne Kerr, University of Leeds, U.K. July 24-25, 2006.

Graham, Janice. Counting Meanings, Disappearing Memories, Re-Constructing Pharmacological Treatment Efficacy. Canadian Anthropology Society, May 12, 2006.

From a NOD to a NOC with a wink: smart policy and regulatory practices. Department of Community Health & Epidemiology Colloquium, Dalhousie University, Halifax, December 6, 2005.

“Money & Drugs” Plenary speaker for Town Hall session, Annual Meeting, Canadian Bioethics Society, Halifax, Oct. 22, 2005.

“Facilitators and Barriers of Conducting Methodologically Rigorous Research in Drug Policy and Medication Management in the Real World”. IMPART Research Unit (Initiative for Medication Management, Policy Analysis, Research & Training),  College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University, September 23, 2005.

“Looking Back, Looking Forward: lessons for governing emerging technologies.” Genome Canada, Ottawa, Sept 22, 2005.

Presentation, Health Canada: “A Cultural Study of Regulation”. Biological & Genetic Therapies Directorate, Health Canada, Sept 21, 2005.

Health Canada: “A Cultural Study of Regulation”. Biological & Genetic Therapies Directorate, Health Canada, Sept 21, 2005.

Regulatory Cultures. Works in Progress Colloquium, Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Sept 19, 2005.

Global harmony and smart regulations: into Big Pharma we commend our trust. Invited paper for session Psychotropic medications as translocal objects: an inquiry into critical pharmacology, Annette Leibing, organizer. Joint meeting of the Society for North American Anthropology, Canadian Anthropology Society and Yucatan Anthropology Society, May 8, 2005.  Merida, Mexico.

Navigating the Descriptive/Normative divide: Response at CIHR Training Programme Retreat, Dunsmuir Lodge; May 15-19, 2004

Genomics, Genetics and Society: Bridging the Disciplinary Divides.  Toronto, CIHR Institute of Genetics; April 15-17, 2004

Genomics, Health & Society. Ottawa Symposium. Policy Research Initiative, the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee, the Canadian Biotechnology Secretariat and Health Canada. Ottawa Congress Centre, March 24-25, 2004

Presentation to Rx&D, Canada’s Research Based Pharmaceutical Industries. Ottawa; February 24, 2004

Presentation to BIOTECanada and Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate. Health Canada, Ottawa; February 23, 2004

Canadian Health Coalition.  Safety Last. Ottawa Congress Centre, January 28, 2004

 

Invited Workshop Presentations

 “Regulatory modernization and relevant expertise”.  Technoscience and Regulation Research Unit presentation to Health Canada Atlantic Staff Retreat, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. December 4, 2008.

“Regulatory modernization and relevant expertise”.  Technoscience and Regulation Research Unit presentation to Health Canada Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  October 21, 2008.

A symmetrical approach to regulation: will the scientists and policy wonks please rise? “Regulating Biotechnology Products: at the interface between science and ethics.” Université Laval, Institut d’ethique appliqué, March 20, 2008.

Behind closed doors: Negotiations for the regulatory approval of drugs. Drug Trajectories V. Ways Of Regulating: Therapeutic agents between plants, shops and consulting rooms. Max- Planck Institut fűr Wissenchaftsgeschichte, Institut fűr Geschichte der Medizin (Charité Berlin) and CERMES (Paris). Berlin Nov 30-Dec 2, 2006.

World Health Organization. Expert Committee on Biological Standardization [PDF].  Geneva; October 23-27, 2006.

Navigating the Descriptive/Normative divide: Response at CIHR Training Programme Retreat, Dunsmuir Lodge; May 15-19, 2004

A biopolitics of global health interventions. Discussant and Commentary for Symposium on Uneven Collaborations and political dilemmas: positioning ethnography in health research. Robert Lorway and Maureen Murney, organizers. 31st Annual meetings of the Canadian Anthropological Society, London, Ontario, May 5-9, 2004

Genomics, Genetics and Society: Bridging the Disciplinary Divides.  Toronto, CIHR Institute of Genetics; April 15-17, 2004

Presentation to Rx&D, Canada’s Research Based Pharmaceutical Industries. Ottawa; February 24, 2004

Presentation to BIOTECanada and Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate. Health Canada, Ottawa; February 23, 2004

 

Consultation

CIHR President’s Roundtable Discussion: Considerations for CIHR’s New Open Program with Dr. Alain Beaudet. December 12, 2011

Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences: Funding Research on the social determinants of health. Teleconference.  May 26, 2011

Invited presentation “The science and politics of regulatory practices at Health Canada” for Science Policy Directorate roundtable, Health Canada, December 9, 2010.

October 28-29, 2010.  Office of Legislative and Regulatory Modernization, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada.  Health Canada has been working to modernize Canada’s regulatory system for pharmaceuticals prescription and non-prescription drugs, biologics, and medical devices.  Graham contributed to technical discussions. 

World Health Organization, Global Vaccine Safety Blueprint – Collaborative Group Retreat 6-8 July 2010, Institute for Global Health, London, U.K.

Canadian Anthropology Society, Medical Anthropology Consultation. Anthropology and Health research in Canada: What does the future hold? Canadian Anthropological Society Conference, Fredericton, Canada. May 12, 2010.

World Health Organization. 2010 Global Vaccine Safety Blueprint Project: Regulators’ Survey (March – September 2010).

Centre de recherche en santé de Nouna (CRSN), Burkina Faso (February/March, 2010).

Drug Safety Effectiveness Network Workshop: Potential Legal and Ethical Risks Associated with Post-Market Drug Surveillance Research. Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  March 6, 2009. Toronto, Canada.

Panel on Research Ethics: Navigating the Ethics of Human Research. Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS) Regional Consultation Tour. March 5, 2009. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), 2009.

Expert Advisory Panel on the Special Access Programme, Health Canada (Chair). 2008.

African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa. September 2007

Health Canada and Office of the Chief Scientist, July-August, 2007. $6000 Contract.

Health Canada, Progressive Licensing Project – Mock Framework Consultation 3. Post-Licensing. Ottawa, June 11-12, 2007

Health Canada, Progressive Licensing Project – Mock Framework Consultation 2. Licensing. Ottawa, May 29-30, 2007.

Health Canada, Progressive Licensing Project – Mock Framework Consultation 1. Regulatory Planning. Ottawa, May 28, 2007.

World Health Organization, Expert Committee on Biological Standardization Annual meeting, Geneva; Oct 23-27, 2006. WHO Report produced: WHO (2006) Recommendations to assure the quality, safety and efficacy of Group A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines.

Pharmaceuticals Division, British Columbia Department of Health, Alzheimer’s disease Forum, July 2006.

World Health Organization, Invited observer to Scientific and Technical meeting, WHO International Standardization of Biologics consultation on serogroup A Meningococcal A (African conduit) conjugate vaccine, Geneva; June 22-23, 2006.

Invited Commentator, Review of Research. SSHRC-ERA-SAGE Workshop “Trends in North American Research on the Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects of Genomics.” Ottawa, May 22-23, 2006.

Health Regulation Research Consultation Conference, Health Policy Research Program, Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Ottawa, March 22-23, 2006.

National Pharmaceutical Strategy Workshop, Ottawa, Health Canada, Sept 13-15, 2005.

The Polio Vaccine: The First 50 Years and Beyond. International Association for Biologicals Conference.  Toronto, June 5-7, 2005.

Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA), 2004, 2005.

 

Conference/ Session Organizer/ Chair

Organizer- Executive Double Session: American Anthropology Association Annual Conference- “Sleeping with and Elephant: Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies of an Engaged Canadian Anthropology”. Montreal, QC. November 2011.

“Anthropological Connections: Vaccines in the 21st Century”. Panel Organizer and Chair. Canadian Anthropological Society Conference, Montreal, Canada. June 3, 2010.

“Women and Universities Part 2: Universities as Workplaces”. Symposium Chair. Canadian Anthropological Society Conference, Montreal, Canada. June 1, 2010.

“Connecting CIHR to Medical Anthropologists: Acceptance, Challenge & Dollars”. CASCA-CIHR Roundtable Organizer. Canadian Anthropological Society Conference, Montreal, Canada. June 1, 2010.

Working with Policy Wonks: Undisciplined Perspectives on Health Policy. Society for Medical Anthropology Session organizers: Sylvia Abonyi, Janice Graham, James Waldram. New Haven, Connecticut. September 24-28, 2009.

Workshop Organizer/Chair. North South Workshop for an African decision-making framework for vaccines – Part 2. Montreal, Canada. April 27 – 28, 2009.

Workshop Chair. Reassessing the Governance of Clinical Trials: Preventing Real World Risks at the Gate. A Technoscience & Regulation Research Workshop. Halifax, Nova Scotia. March 9-10, 2009.

Workshop Organizer/Chair. North South Workshop for an African decision-making framework for vaccines – Part 1. Burkina Faso, Africa. February 28 – March 3, 2009.

Co-Organizer (with Christina Holmes) “Authority, agency and bodies: sites of encounter in the anthropology of regulation:  from Field to Regulator” Canadian Anthropology Society, Ottawa, Ontario May 7-10, 2008

Workshop/Symposia Organizer: Qualitative Research Software: a series of workshops sponsored by the Nova Scotia Health research Foundation. With Raewyn Bassett. May 12, May 25-29, June19-22, 2006.

Session Coordinator of Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elwyn Griffiths. “Distinguished Leaders in Medicine Series,” Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine,  February 2006

Session Organizer: “Accounting for us: Social science in, of, betwixt and between bioethics”, Susan Cox, Margaret Dorazio, Sharon Batt, Christina Holmes, Fern Brunger. Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, Halifax NS, Oct. 21, 2005.

Session Organizer: Border crossings: Reflections on Multi-sited Ethnographies of Science, Technology and Medicine. Joint meeting of the Society for North American Anthropology, Canadian Anthropology Society and Yucatan Anthropology Society, Merida, Mexico, May 5, 2005.

International Harmonization & Smart Regulation at Health Canada.  Organized session on Biopolitics, 31st Annual meetings of the Canadian Anthropological Society, London, Ontario, May 5-9, 2004

 

Teaching & Supervision

 

Post- Doctoral Researchers:

Amrita Mishra, PhD. Linkages between Vaccines, Attitudes and Local Institutions
in Canada (2009-2011).

Farah Huzair, PhD. Regulation and Innovation in Canada: Pandemic Influenza Vaccines (2009-2010).

Alexander Borda-Rodriguez, PhD. Knowledge Translation and Vaccine Interventions in the Global South (2009-2011).

Emma Varley, PhD. Sectarian identity and affiliation as social determinants of health in northern Pakistan (2008-2010).

Maryléne Dugas, PhD. Global health, disease and society. (2007-2009).

Robert Nuttall , PhD. Health technology assessment. (September 2008 – March 2009).

Christina Holmes, PhD. Anthropology/Interdisciplinary Studies, Dalhousie University. Title of Postdoctoral Fellowship: Analysis of the ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social issues related to genomics research. (January – August 2008)

Mavis Jones, PhD.  Political, Social and International Studies, University of East Anglia, UK. Title of Postdoctoral Fellowship: ‘Relevant’ expertise in the governance of risk: The regulation of biologics and genetic therapies.  (2006-2008)

Geneviève Imbert, PhD.  Public Health, U de Montréal; Anthropology, U Bordeaux 2, France. Title of Postdoctoral Fellowship:  Safety, Effectiveness, and Risk in Diabetes Therapies across Regulatory Directorates (September 2007 – February 2008)

 

PhD/ Master Students:

Sharon Batt: PhD                                                             
2003-Present
Thesis: “From Grass Roots to Pharma Partnerships: Breast Cancer Advocacy in Canada”. CIHR Training Fellow in Health Research Ethics and Policy. (February 7, 2012)

Christina Holmes: PhD                                  
2001-2008
Thesis:
“Seeds, Scientists and Genetically Modified Organisms: Genetic Engineering Practices and Global Connections.” IDRC Doctoral Research Award. Dissertation completed April 11, 2008.

Elizabeth Toller: MA                                                       
2006-2008
Thesis: “
Framing Regulation as Competitive Advantage: An Anthropological Analysis of Natural Health Product Commercialization”. Thesis completed April 7, 2008.

 

Related Courses Taught

January- April 2011 Graduate course ‘BIOT 5000.03 Advanced Topics in Bioethics: Social Studies of Vaccines,’ Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.

July 2009- October 2010 Convener of ‘Science Studies of Vaccines,’ the scientific journal discussion club of TRRU and the Canadian Center for Vaccinology, IWK Health Sciences Center, Halifax, NS.

 

Research Assistants:

Emily Zinck                                                                         
2011-Present

Alison Spurr                                                                       
2010

Kirsten Saliste                                                                   
2009-2010

David Morgan                                                                   
2009-2010

Hanno Santelmann                                                        
2008-2009

Laura Young                                                                      
2008

Andrea D’Sylva                                                                
2007-2008

Elizabeth Toller                                                
2006-2008

Jonathan Lear                                                                   
2005

Scott MacDougall                                                            
2004-2005

 

Research Coordinators:

Emily Uhrig                                                                        
2009-2010

Delthia Miller                                                                    
2008-2009

Andrea D’Sylva                                                
2007-2009