Shane K. Green

Shane K. Green, PhD
Program Leader in Ethical, Social and Cultural (ESC) Program for Global Health, Sandra Rotman Centre, University Health Network and University of Toronto

Telephone: (416) 673-6544
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As Program Leader of the Ethical, Social and Cultural (ESC) Program for Global Health at the Sandra Rotman Centre (University Health Network and University of Toronto), Shane is responsible for managing and delivering the ESC Program and contributing across various research portfolios, most recently focusing on ethical issues in vaccine development and deployment.


Shane specializes in the ethics of biotechnological ("benchside") research and research involving human subjects and has dedicated the past 10 years to the integration of ethics into biological research endeavors. Previously, he was the Lead of Social Impact Programs and Director of Outreach at the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI), leading OGI’s public outreach and education initiatives as well as its program to provide support to researchers funded through the organization in considering the ethical, economic, environmental, legal and social issues ("GE3LS") related to their research.


Shane earned his specialized honours BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph, and his PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto (U of T), specializing in cell and molecular biology of human cancers. He has studied and taught bioethics and research ethics through U of T, the U of T Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) and the American Medical Association in Chicago, IL. He has served on the Research Ethics Boards of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, and is currently a member of the JCB and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Stem Cell Oversight Committee, as well as a lecturer in Health Care Ethics in the U of T Department of Human Biology.