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Research unit director

Eric Racine, PhD

  • Director, Neuroethics research unit
  • Full IRCM Research Professor
  • Associate Vice-President, Scientific Activities
  • Associate Research Professor, Department of Medicine (accreditation in social and preventive medicine / bioethics), Université de Montréal
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine) and Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
  • Research Scholar, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

Dr. Racine’s research is designed to improve the ethical aspects of quality of care, research practices and public communications in the domain of clinical and basic neuroscience. Various approaches and research methods, such as qualitative interviews, content analysis and media studies, are used to develop ethical approaches in health care and research. For example, some research projects propose ethical approaches to end-of-life decision-making for patients with severe neurological conditions, while others examine and attempt to improve the quality of information available in the media on neurological conditions and research methods in neuroscience.

Other affiliations

  • Affiliate member, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University
  • Affiliate member, National core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia

Awards and honours

  • 2014 Authors Award, Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses
  • Researcher of the month (February 2013), Canadians for Health Research

Degrees and relevant experience

  • PhD in applied human sciences - bioethics, Université de Montréal (2004)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA (2004-2006)


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