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News and Media

  1. New York Post: How celebs are tricking you into BS wellness fads

    June 13 2017

    “Studies tell us that the general public is already confused about how to live a healthy lifestyle. Science-free advice only confuses things more,” says Caulfield.

  2. Vocative: Goop-Busters: The Health Pros Debunking Gwyneth Paltrow’s Fake Science

    June 09 2017

    When fighting celebrity quackery is your job, Professor Timothy Caulfield engages the public to focus on the science, not the celebrity endorsement.

  3. CBCNews: No tax break for natural remedies, Edmonton tax court rules

    June 09 2017

    An Edmonton woman says natural remedies cost her about $6,000 in health care in 2014. Timothy Caulfield provides expert comment.

  4. Ottawa Citizen: Fake science publisher accepts (again) a paper already exposed as 'pile of dung'

    June 01 2017

    Timothy Caulfield, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta, said “scam journals” continue to be a serious problem universities cannot afford to ignore.

  5. Digital Publishing Awards: Best Blog or Online-Only Column

    June 01 2017

    Awards were presented at the Digital Publishing Awards soirée on June 1 in Toronto. Best Blog or Online-Only Column Gold award went to Timothy Caulfield for The Cure with Policy Options.

  6. Canadian Art: The Art of Vaccination

    May 25 2017

    What can art bring to emotionally charged debates around vaccination? This is just one question raised by a Canadian-led exhibition on now in Geneva .

  7. Policy Options: The direct-to-consumer genetic testing fog

    May 25 2017

    Continued hype on direct-to-consumer genetic testing - company gives parents opportunity to uncover kids' "hidden" talents; the limitation - these tests simply don't have an impact on health behaviour.

  8. Seeking asthma and allergy treatment from a naturopath: A wise decision?

    May 25 2017

    Annie, fed up with her nagging asthma and allergies, seeks treatment from a naturopath based on a friend's recommendation. Is that a wise decision? Will the naturopath be able to help?

  9. Vox: Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says.

    May 22 2017

    Professor Timothy Caulfield provides comment.

  10. CBC Radio: Keep Calm: the science and business of handling stess

    May 19 2017

    Professor Timothy Caulfield is among experts in their fields commenting on the radio interview.

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In 1977, Professor Ellen Picard (now Justice Picard of the Alberta Court of Appeal) launched the Faculty of Law’s Health Law Institute (HLI) and in so doing established the very first research institute in Canada in the health law field. Read more...

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything: The Not-so-creative Coupling Of Celebrity Culture And… Timothy Caulfield's Book is now available 

Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything?

What you need to know about stem cell therapies

Policy recommendations for addressing privacy challenges associated with cell-based research and interventions

More publications


  1. CNTRP: Understanding Opt-Out or Presumed Consent - what are the challenges and how would it work in Canada?

    February 15 2017

    This Fast Fact briefly explains the framework and implications of opt-out consent for deceased organ donation, describes the social and legal challenges with adopting an opt-out consent model in Canada and raises important questions to consider. Produced by Maeghan Toews with the input from the CNTRP team and with support from Canadian Blood Services.

  2. Regenerative Medicine: Human gene editing: revisiting Canadian policy

    January 27 2017

  3. Combatting Unlicensed Stem Cell Interventions through Truthful Advertising Law: A Survey of Regulatory Trends

    January 03 2017

    Professor Ogbogu proposes the adoption and application of consumer protection legal frameworks, specifically truthful advertising laws and enforcement strategies, as a means of combating the proliferation of clinics offering and providing unproven and unlicensed stem cell interventions to the public.

  4. From Kim Kardashian to Dr. Oz: The Future Relevance of Popular Culture to Our Health and Health Policy

    October 26 2016

    Professor Timothy Caulfield transcribes Celebrity and Health Behaviours and Beliefs, Inaccurate and Uncritical Portrayals, Celebrities and the "Prius Effect", Our Celebrity-Filled Future, and Celebrity Conundrum.

  5. Bioéthique Online: Doing Research with Vulnerable Populations: The Case of Intravenous Drug Users

    September 23 2016

    2016 B Murdoch, T Caulfield. This review article considers ethical concerns when doing research on potentially vulnerable people who inject drugs (PWID) in a Canadian context.

  6. Science, Celebrities, and Public Engagement

    June 16 2016

    Timothy Caulfield and Declan Fahy on Science, Celebrities, and Public Engagement in the Summer 2016 Issues in Science and Technology.

  7. Science: Confronting stem cell hype

    May 13 2016

    Professor Timothy Caulfield co-authors new stem cell policy guidelines.

  8. Media portrayal of non-invasive prenatal testing: a missing ethical dimension

    March 04 2016

  9. Commercialization of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Past, Present and Future

    February 08 2016

  10. Marginally scientific? Genetic testing of children and adolescents for lifestyle and health promotion

    January 15 2016

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