Adam R. Houston


Adam R. Houston
Ph.D. Candidate in Law, University of Ottawa

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Adam Houston


Current Research Interests

  • Human rights and infectious disease
  • Access to medicines
  • Globalization and non-communicable disease

BSc (UofA), JD (UVic), MA (Queen’s), LL.M (UW), PhD Candidate (UofO)

Adam’s academic and professional interests lie at the intersection of health, human rights and globalization. He has lived and worked in Southern Africa, the South Pacific and all over Canada, with organizations such as Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation (PIAF), and Avocats sans frontières Canada (ASFC). He holds a JD from the University of Victoria, an MA in Global Development Studies from Queen’s University, and won the Outstanding Student Award in his LL.M (Health Law) from the University of Washington. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Law at the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Amir Attaran, while also continuing his involvement with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) in their litigation against the United Nations over the Haitian cholera epidemic.

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