Health Law Institute
Blake Murdoch is a research associate at the Health Law Institute. He has written and lectured on many topics relating to health law, policy and bioethics, including misleading marketing, alternative medicine, research ethics, noninvasive prenatal testing, organ donation and transplantation, biobanks and informed consent. His academic publications have appeared in numerous law and science journals, including but not limited to Nature Methods, BMJ Open, The Journal of Law and the Biosciences, Medical Law International, Research Ethics, PLoS Biology, The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. Blake’s recent research interests lie at the intersection of misleading information, unproven interventions and public policy - specifically, policy challenges associated with anti-vaccination attitudes, unproven stem cell therapies, and alternative medicine.
Prior to joining the Health Law Institute, Blake received his BA, JD and MBA from the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and was called to the bar in 2013. Blake currently sits on the Canadian National Transplant Research Program’s Data Safety Monitoring Board, and teaches a portion of “Biotechnology Policy” at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law.