Anita Ho

Degrees / Designations 


Mailing Address 
227 6356 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2


Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor
Other Areas of Research 
biomedical ethics

Anita Ho (PhD, MPH) is an Associate Professor in bioethics at the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia, and an Affiliate Faculty member in the Bioethics Program of the University of California, San Francisco.  She is also a Senior Researcher in Ethics Services at Providence Health Care in Vancouver, and a Section Editor in research ethics for BMC Medical Ethics.  Between 2014 and 2017, Anita was the Director of Undergraduate Ethics Education at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.  An international scholar and author of more than 60 journal articles and book chapters, her publications can be found in a wide range of prestigious bioethics, medical, and interdisciplinary journals such as the Journal of Medical Ethics, The Hastings Center Report, American Journal of Bioethics, Intensive Care Medicine, Journal of American Geriatric Society, Pain Medicine, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Medical Genetics, and the Journal of Interprofessional Care.  Anita’s current research focuses on supportive decision making in diverse healthcare settings, supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  Her broader research areas include ethical dimensions of incorporating innovative technologies in health care, trust and decision making in domestic and international clinical and research medicine, organizational and system ethics in medicine, cross-cultural and global health ethics, health-care access and disparity, professional-patient relationship, ethics education for health professionals, disability and pain experiences, and various concepts of autonomy.