Board Members

Vanessa Gruben

B.Sc.H, LL.B., LL.M.


Board Member

Vanessa Gruben B.Sc.H (Queen’s), LL.B. (Ottawa), LL.M. (Columbia) is Vice Dean of the English Common Law Program, an Associate Professor and a member of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests include legal and ethical issues regarding professional self-regulation, assisted reproduction, organ donation and harm reduction. She is co-editor of the 5th edition of Canada’s leading health law text, Canadian Health Law and Policy, with Joanna Erdman and Erin Nelson (LexisNexis, 2017). Her most recent book is Surrogacy in Canada: Critical Perspectives in Law and Policy, co-edited with Alana Cattapan and Angela Cameron (Irwin Law, 2018). Her research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canadian Blood Services and the Foundation for Legal Research. Professor Gruben teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Health Law, Public Health Law as well as a seminar on Access to Health Care.