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Dr. Jason Nickerson is a Clinical Scientist at the Bruyère Research Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Common Law at the University of Ottawa in the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. Jason has worked extensively on drug policy research, analysis, and advocacy with a specific focus on improving access to controlled medicines for pain relief and anesthesia in low- and middle-income countries, and on the use of cannabis by older adults in Canada. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s respiratory therapy program specializing in anesthesia, and completed a master’s degree at the University of British Columbia studying the education of health professionals who provide community-based HIV care, and a PhD in population health at the University of Ottawa where he focused on the methodologies for conducting assessments of health facilities in severely disrupted health systems during acute and protracted emergencies. He has worked and published on a broad array of global public health, health systems, access to medicines, and drug policy issues in Canada and internationally.

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