H-pod unveils its latest research project

Studying the Normative Leadership of the World Health Organization

Interdisciplinary and international team

Principal Investigator

Catherine Régis, principal investigator, is a full Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal, holder of a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and co-director of the Health Policy, Organizations and Law Hub (H-POD). She is a specialist in health law and policy and global health law.

Co-researchers

Jean-Louis Denis, is a full Professor in the Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy at the University of Montreal’s School of Public Health, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Health System Design and Adaptation (Level 1) and co-director of the H-POD.  He is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management at King’s College London. 

Miriam Cohen is a full Professor at the University of Montreal and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and International Reparative Justice and a researcher at the Public Law Research Centre and the International Centre for Comparative Criminology. She is a specialist in international human rights law and has a solid and rich experience in international organizations.  

Pierre Larouche is a full Professor and Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal and is a researcher at the International Business and Trade Centre

Scientific coordination

Gaëlle Foucault is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal and a research assistant at the H-POD.  She is also associated to the CERIUM (2019 - ).

Nathalie Voarino  was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP – Université de Montréal) (2021-2022).

Marie-Andrée Girard holds a doctorate in medicine from the Université de Sherbrooke and a doctorate in law on health professionals' knowledge of the law governing interprofessional practice in Quebec (2022 - ).

Stéphanie B. M. Cadeddu is a Post-Doctoral fellow at H-POD, at the Research center of the CHUM (CRCHUM) and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal. Her expertise is in qualitative research methodology and bottom-up, frugal and responsible innovations. (2019 - 2021).

International researchers

Chercheuse principale
Costa Rica
  • Hugo Muñoz is an associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at Universidad de Costa Rica.
France
  • Florian Kastler  has a Doctorate in Public Law from Paris Descartes University is a researcher at Institut droit et santé from l’Université de Paris.
Israel
  • Pamela Laufer-Ukeles is Professor of Law and Health Systems Administration at the Academic College of Law and Science in Hod Hasharon, teaching feminist legal theory, bioethics, health care reform, and elder law among other subjects. 
New Zealand
  • Colin Gavaghan is the Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies and is a professor at University of Otago.
  • Jeanne Snelling is a researcher and lecturer at University of Otago.
Switzerland
  • Olivier Guillod is a professor at the Faculty of Law from Université de Neuchâtel and director of Institut de droit de la santé. 
  • Mélanie Lévy is an assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at Université de Neuchâtel.

    Sandra Hotz is a Professor at Université de Neuchâtel.
United States
  • Katherine Ginsbach is is an associate with the Center for Transformational Health Law at the O’Neill Institute.
  • Katie Gottschalk is the executive director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Kashish Aneja is a consultant at the O’Neill Institute, where he utilizes his global legal expertise to support the development of the COVID-19 Law Lab and the HIV Policy Lab.

Young researchers

Shoghig Téhinian is a research officer in the Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy at the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal (2022 - ).

Thomas Grenier is a law student (L.L.B) at the University of Montréal (2021 -).

Béatrice Joanis-Bergeron is a law student (L.L.B) at the University of Montréal  (2022 -).

Thibault Malo Lepitre  is a law student (L.L.B) at the University of Montréal   (2022 -).

Adélina Bocanegra Alvarez is a law student (L.L.B) at the University of Montréal (2022). 

Maelenn Corfmat is a Doctoral candidate in law at the University of Montreal and Paris Descartes University.(2021-2022).

Ido Alon is a post-doctoral researcher. After completing his PhD at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, he is currently working on a literature review project with Professor Vardit Ravitsky to map social science and humanities studies of assisted reproductive technologies (2021-2022).

Sophie Poirier is a law student (L.L.B) at the University of Montréal (2021).

Nathan De Tracey is a law student (L.L.B) at the University of Montréal (2021).

Naomie Beauchamp is a law student (L.L.B) at the University of Montréal (2021).

Alexia Argiolas is a doctoral candidate in law at the Université of Montréal (2021).

Julie Nicolas is a doctoral candidate in health law at the Université of Montréal (2022).

Safi Nsiempa holds a Bachelor of Lawsi (L.L.B) and is currently completing her Juris Doctor at the Université de Montréal (2022).

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