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Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

Adam R. Houston is a Canadian health & human rights advocate, specializing in access to medicines and the role of law in the response to infectious disease. He has worked with organizations across Canada and around the world on a wide range of issues, including global COVID-19 vaccine (in)equity, reconciling disparate human rights approaches towards HIV and tuberculosis, and United Nations accountability for the Haitian cholera epidemic. By day, he is the Medical Policy & Advocacy Advisor for Médecins sans frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada.


  • –present
    Adjunct professor, University of Ottawa


  • 2022 
    University of Ottawa, PhD (Law)
  • 2013 
    University of Washington , LL.M (Health Law)