Dr. Alice Virani

Dr. Alice Virani specializes in the social, ethical and cultural implications of new genomic technologies. A genetic counselor by training, she also holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, a Masters in Human Sciences from Oxford University and a PhD research from the University of British Columbia in medical genetics and applied ethics. She currently serves as a clinical ethicist for the Provincial Health Service Authority of BC. She also has considerable experience in research ethics and procedures, and has served as the ethicist on various Research Ethics Boards since 2008. She provides education and training in ethics, and teaches a graduate seminar in ethics and genetics, among other ethics-related courses at UBC. In addition to her clinical and teaching roles, she maintains a consulting practice and has provided consulting services for provincial and national organizations such as Health Canada and the Canadian Institute of Health Research.