Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor - Biomedical Ethics Unit / Social Studies of Medicine
Associate Member - Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine

Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman
Contact Information

Biomedical Ethics Unit
3647 Peel Street,
Montreal, Qc, H3A 1X1

(514) 398-3306
Email address: 
jonathan.kimmelman [at] mcgill.ca
Current research: 

Dr. Kimmelman's research centers on the ethical, social, and policy challenges in testing novel medical technologies in human beings ("translational clinical research"). Current projects are investigating risk, prediction, validity and knowledge value across the trajectory of drug development. Another set of projects is pursuing alternative frameworks and understandings concerning the role and content of clinical research ethics.


1. Forecasting skill of clinical and biomedical researchers.
2. Evolutionof risk/benefit and evidence in clinical development.
3. Concordance of effects and study quality in preclinical and clinical studies.

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