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Faculty Member

Alison Thompson PhD

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Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy 144 College Street Toronto, ON M5S 3M2
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Non budgtry Crss

Research Interests

  • Public Health Ethics
  • Emergency Preparedness and Global Health Security
  • Public Understanding of Science and Public Engagement
  • Public Understanding of Risk and Vaccination
  • Professional Ethics and Pharmacy

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • CHL 5124H Public Health Ethics
  • PHM 120Y Introduction to the Profession of Pharmacy

Honours & Awards

Current Research Projects

  • 2007-2009 – Ethics and Pandemic Planning: Engaging the Voices of the Public (Co-Investigator)
  • 2008-2011 – University of Toronto Canadian Program of Research on Ethics in a Pandemic (CanPREP) (Co-Investigator)

Representative Publications

  • Thompson, A., Faith, K., Gibson, JL and Ross Upshur. (2006) “Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: an Ethical Framework to Guide Decision-Making.” BMC Medical Ethics, 7:12
  • Thompson, A. and R. Chadwick, Eds. (1999) Genetic Information: Acquisition, Access and Control. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing Corp. Ltd. pp.335. ISBN 0-306-46052-1
  • Thompson A. (April 2006) Commentary 2. “‘I’m sorry but you can’t leave’: Patients, physicians, and quarantine.” Virtual Mentor: Ethics Journal of the AMA, 8:201-207. Available at: Accessed March 31, 2006.