Anita Ho (PhD, MPH) is a bioethicist with a unique combined academic training and experience in clinical/organizational ethics, public health, business, and philosophy.  She is currently an Associate Professor in bioethics and health services research at the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia, and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Bioethics Program at the University of California, San Francisco.  The former Director and Senior Researcher in Ethics Services at Providence Health Care, Anita is also a Section Editor in research ethics for BMC Medical Ethics.  Between 2014 and 2017, Anita was the Director of Undergraduate Ethics Education at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.  An international scholar and author of more than 60 publications, Anita’s current research focuses on supportive decision making for various chronic conditions (e.g., heart failure, chronic kidney diseases, cancers) and end-of-life care decisions.  Her broader research areas include ethical dimensions of utilizing innovative and artificial intelligence technologies in health care, trust and decision making in domestic and international clinical and research medicine, organizational and system ethics in medicine, cross-cultural and global health ethics, health-care resource allocation and disparity, professional-patient relationship, ethics education for health professionals, disability and pain experiences, and various concepts of autonomy.

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SPPH 538DL Application of Ethical Theories in the Practice of Public Health