Catherine Régis

Chair / Tenured Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal

Catherine Régis is a full professor in the University of Montreal's Faculty of Law, holds the Canada Research Chair on Collaborative Culture in Health Law and Policy, is co-director of the Health Policy, Organizations and Law Hub (H-POD) and a founding member of the JusticIA research group ( She is also a researcher at the Public Law Research Centre, the Research Centre of the University of Montreal Health Centre (CR-CHUM), the International Observatory on the Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (OBVIA), an academic member of MILA (Québec Institute for AI) and special advisor, planning and strategic communications to its vice president. Prior to joining the University of Montreal, she was a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sherbrooke, where between 2008 and 2012 she was director of  graduate programs in law and health policy. She holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal, a Master's in health law from the University of Sherbrooke, a certificate in clinical ethics from the University of Geneva, and a doctorate in law from the University of Toronto. Professor Régis has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1999 and is an accredited mediator.

Professor Régis is the recipient of numerous prizes, bursaries and grants, notably from the Canada Research Chairs, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Fonds de recherche du Québec, the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, OBVIA and the Georg Stellari Foundation. She is regularly called upon as consultant and mediator for the health sector. She collaborates with a number of interdisciplinary international research teams, notably in artificial intelligence, medicine, management, engineering and psychology. She participates on various committees in the health sector and in digital innovation, including the ethics committee of the Public Health Agency of Canada, the University of Montreal's committee on data science, the Working Group on Responsible AI of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) and the working group on digital innovation and AI of the U7+ international university alliance. She is frequently invited as visiting professor in various countries, including France and Israel.

Her work has been published in numerous national and international journals focusing on digital innovation in health and AI, collaborative governance in health systems, the normative action of the World Health Organization, global rights to health, innovative models of medical practice
and the prevention and resolution of health inequities. She participated in the development of the Montreal Declaration for the responsible development of AI, notably as member of the scientific committee.

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This content has been updated on 24 May 2021 at 11 h 46 min.