Assoc. Professor Anita Ho
B.A. (Hons.), B.Comm., M.A., M.Mus., PhD.
Contact No. : 6516 8038
Anita Ho is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Medical Ethics Curriculum at the CBmE. Prior to joining the National University of Singapore, she was an Associate Professor at the Centre for Applied Ethics and an Associate Chair for the Behavioural Research Ethics Board at the University of British Columbia. She was also the Director of Ethics Services at Providence Health Care, and she continues to contribute to their work as a Senior Researcher. While in Canada, Anita was also a board member of the Canadian Bioethics Society. In addition, she was a volunteer consultant for the American Refugee Committee on human rights and gender-based violence in post-conflict regions, particularly Rwanda and South Sudan.
A native of Hong Kong, Anita received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Alberta, and she is currently pursuing a Master in Public Health (MPH) at the University of California, Berkeley. Her main research areas include ethics, bioethics, social/political philosophy, and disability studies. Her work as a Principal Investigator has been supported by research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She published widely in various philosophical, bioethics, medical, and interdisciplinary journals, including The Journal of Social Philosophy, The Journal of Medical Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Academic Medicine, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, The Journal of Medical Genetics, The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Advances in Nursing Science, International Nursing Review, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the American Journal of Geriatric Society. She has also published various encyclopedia entries and book chapters.
Anita’s current work focuses on supportive and shared decision making in the diverse healthcare settings. She is increasingly interested in ethical issues in healthcare delivery and policy making, particularly around how funding models and other system factors affect stakeholders’ decision-making processes. Given her prior experience teaching professionals and her current position as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Ethics Curriculum, Anita is also developing models for evaluating ethics curricula for various educational and professional programs.
In addition to her research and teaching duties, Anita is also a Section Editor (Ethics in Biomedical Research) for BMC Medical Ethics as well as an editorial board member for the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics(IJFAB)
Selected Publications (last 10 years)