Division of Clinical Public Health
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)
Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine
Durban, South Africa,
Jerome Amir Singh (BA, LLB, LLM, MHSc, PhD) is Head of Ethics and Law at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), and the Director of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Advisory Services on Global Health Research and Development, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He serves as an ad hoc Consultant to several UN entities, including the WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR), and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). He is the Co-Chairperson of the HIV Prevention Trial Network’s (HPTN) Ethics Working Group, and a member of the HIV Vaccine Trial Network’s (HVTN) Efficacy Trial Working Group. He is a member of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Technical Task Team on Ensuring Protection of Human Rights and Improving Access to Justice. He currently serves on several oversight bodies, including the International Ethics Review Board of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). He is an elected Founding Member, and two-term Co-Chair of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), and currently serves as an Academic Editor for PLOS One. He has served as a member of the US NIH’s Data and Safety Monitoring Board for Africa, the World Health Organisation’s Ethics Task Force on TB Management, and on the health law advisory committee to the South African Law Reform Commission.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
Global Health Governance (core module of the graduate certificate in Global Health for medical residents and fellows, Global Health Education Initiative, Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada).
Bioethics and the Law: Graduate course (Howard College School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa).
Current Research Projects
Director / Principal Investigator: Ethical Legal, Social Issues (ELSI) Advisory Services on Global Health Research and Development (funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).
Head: Ethics and Law – Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa
Singh JA, Karim SS. Trump’s “global gag rule”: implications for human rights and global health. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Apr;5(4):e387-e389. PubMed PMID: 28288738.
Singh JA. How Bioethics is Complementing Human Rights in Realizing Health Access for Clinical Trial Participants: The Case of Formative PrEP Access in South Africa. Health Hum Rights. 2015 Jun 11;17(1):E58-62. PubMed PMID: 26204584.
Singh JA. Bigotry and oppressive laws in Africa drive HIV in men who have sex with men. PLoS Med. 2013;10(6):e1001471. PubMed PMID: 23853553; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3708691.
Singh JA, Govender M, Mills EJ. Do human rights matter to health? Lancet. 2007 Aug 11;370(9586):521-7. PubMed PMID: 17693181
Singh JA and Jogee F. Age of Consent: Ethical, Cultural, and Social Review. South Africa Country Report. In: UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), SAT (Sexual and Reproductive Rights Africa Trust), et al (2017). Age of Consent: Legal, Ethical, Cultural, and Social Review. South Africa Country Report. Published by SAT. Available at SAT website: http://www.satregional.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Age-of-consent-South-Africa.pdf.