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Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon

Assistant Professor in Health Ethics, Simon Fraser University

Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon, PhD is Assistant Professor in Health Ethics at the Faculty of Health Sciences of Simon Fraser University.
Bioethicist by training, his research lies at the interface of health policies, citizen and patient engagement in research and health governance, as well as business practices. His professional experience, working for both the pharmaceutical industry and the government, provided him with an insider’s understanding of the ethical, policy and social dimensions of health technology development and assessment. He has worked on the ethics of pharmaceutical marketing, conflict of interest, public health ethics, patient engagement in research and the science-society interface. His normative gaze has since turned to the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data in health.
Jean-Christophe uses both empirical and conceptual bioethics methodologies. As part of his research, he makes recommendations on the appropriate management and resolution of ethical issues for health regulators and industry decision-makers.
He is a former Visiting Researcher at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at the Harvard Law School as well as former Fellow at the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University.
His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Québec Health Research Fund, Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Québec Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials Unit.


  • 2021–present
    Assistant Professor in Health Ethics, Simon Fraser University
  • 2017–2020
    Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School


  • 2018 
    Université de Montréal, Bioéthique