Jerome Singh

Jerome Amir Singh, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD, MHSc
Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Jerome Amir Singh is Head of Ethics and Law at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He is also Adjunct Professor in the division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Sciences, and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, Canada, and Course Director for Bioethics and the Law, at Howard College School of Law, UKZN.

 

He is the Principal Investigator / Director of the Ethical, Legal, Social, and Cultural Issues (ELSCI) Program on Synthetic Biology, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has previously served as a Senior Consultant to the Ethical, Social, and Cultural Program on Global Health, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada, which advised the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on ethical, social, cultural, and regulatory issues. Before then, he served as the Co-Director of the Ethical, Social, and Cultural Issues Advisory Services to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative. He has served as an ad hoc consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), UNAIDS, TDR, and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). He is the Co-Chair of the US NIH’s HIV Prevention Trial Network's (HPTN) Ethics Working Group and a member of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Technical Task Team on Ensuring Protection of Human Rights and Improving Access to Justice.

 

He currently serves on several bodies, including the International Ethics Review Board of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Research Ethics Committee of the South African Human Sciences Research Council, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Aurum Institute of Health Research. He also serves as a member of the Critical Path for TB Drug Regimens (CPTR) Advisory Panel and as a Special Advisor to the Biomedical Research Ethics Committee of the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine. He has previously served as a member of the World Health Organisation's Ethics Task Force on TB Management, the US NIH's African Data and Safety Monitoring Board, and as a consultant to the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). He has served as a member of the South African Law Reform Commission's statutory law revision project (Redundancy, obsoleteness and constitutionality of health legislation) and is an elected Founding Member, and two-term Co-Chair of the South African Young Academy of Science.

 

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