Faculty Profile - Amy Zarzeczny
Assistant Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina
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Amy Zarzeczny is a lawyer and health law scholar who obtained her Master of Laws with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Zarzeczny held an Academic Trust appointment as a Research Associate at the University of Alberta’s Health Law Institute. Zarzeczny has also served as Crown Counsel with the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General of Saskatchewan in the Policy, Planning and Evaluation Branch, and previously practiced law with the firm of Reynolds, Mirth, Richards & Farmer LLP in Edmonton, Alberta. Zarzeczny’s research focuses on health law and health policy issues, in particular, legal, social, bioethical and policy challenges associated with different areas of emerging biotechnology and medical research. Zarzeczny also has a strong interest in health care administration and organization. She currently teaches courses in Health Law, Health Policy and Health Care Organization and Administration.
Phone: (306) 337‐3345
- Master of Laws (LLM) with Distinction, London School of Economics and Political Science (2008
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Distinction, University of Alberta (2005)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology with Distinction, University of Alberta (2002)
Areas of Interest
- Health law
- Health policy
- Science and biomedical research policy
- Medical tourism
Recent Research Funding
2012-13 - Lead, Principal Investigator (with Ubaka Ogbogu and Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta). "An Examination of Professional Regulation's Role in Addressing Physician Involvement in Stem Cell Tourism", $50,000
Book Chapters & Contributions to Edited Volumes
- Amy Zarzeczny, Christen Rachul & Timothy Caulfield, “The Phenomenon of Stem Cell Tourism”, in Progenitor and stem cell technologies and therapies: Principles and Issues (Vol 1), Atala, A. ed. (Woodhead Publishing, 2012).
- Ciara Toole, Amy Zarzeczny & Timothy Caulfield, “Research Ethics Challenges in Neuroimaging Research – A Canadian Perspective”, in International Neurolaw – A Comparative Analysis, Spranger, T.M. eds. (Springer, 2012).
- Amy Zarzeczny & Timothy Caulfield, “Public Representations of Neurogenetics”, in Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics, J. Illes and B.J. Sahakian eds. (Oxford University Press, 2011).
- Ubaka Ogbogu & Amy Zarzeczny, “Effects of commercialisation on public opinion and trust of stem cell research“, in Translational Stem Cell Research: Issues Beyond the Debate on the Moral Status of the Human Embryo, Hermerén, G., Hug, K. eds. (Springer Humana Press, 2011).
- Tracey Bailey, Amy Zarzeczny, Timothy Caulfield, “Genetics and the Law”, in Canadian Health Law Practice Manual. (LexisNexis Canada, 2010).
- Daryl Pullman, Amy Zarzeczny, André Picard, “Media, Politics and Science Policy: MS and Evidence from the CCSVI Trenches” (2012) BMC Medical Ethics (submitted).
- Zubin Master, Amy Zarzeczny, Christen Rachul, Timothy Caulfield, “What’s Missing: Discussing stem cell translational research in educational information on stem cell ‘tourism’” (2012) Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (under review).
- Timothy Caulfield, Christen Rachul, Amy Zarzeczny, “The Evolution of Policy Issues in Stem Cell Research: An International Survey” (2012) Stem Cell Reviews and Reports DOI 10.1007/s12015-012-9404-5.
- Timothy Caulfield, Amy Zarzeczny & the Toronto Stem Cell Working Group, “Stem Cell Tourism and Canadian Family Physicians”, (2012) 58(4) Canadian Family Physician 365-368.
- Amy Zarzeczny & Timothy Caulfield, “Legal Liability & Research Ethics Boards: The Case of Neuroimaging and Incidental Findings”, (2012) 35 International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 137-145.
- Christen Rachul & Amy Zarzeczny, “The Rise of Neuroskepticism”, (2012) 35 International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 77-81.
- Timothy Caulfield, Christen Rachul, Amy Zarzeczny & Henrik Walter, “Mapping the Coverage of Neuroimaging Research” (2010) 7(3) SCRIPTed 421-428.
- Amy Zarzeczny, Christen Rachul, Matthew Nisbet & Timothy Caulfield, “Stem cell clinics in the news” (2010) 28 Nature Biotechnology 1243-1246.
- Timothy Caulfield & Amy Zarzeczny, “Popular Culture Representations of Science: Views from the Canadian Stem Cell Research Community” (2010) 6 Stem Cell Reviews and Reports 337-339.
- Christen Rachul, Amy Zarzeczny, Tania Bubela & Timothy Caulfield, “Stem Cell Research in the News: More than a Moral Status Debate?” (2010) 7(2) SCRIPTed 311-323.
- Timothy Caulfield, Christen Rachul & Amy Zarzeczny, “‘Neurohype’ and the Name Game: Who’s to Blame?” (2010) 1(2) American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 13-15.
- Amy Zarzeczny & Timothy Caulfield, “Stem Cell Tourism & Doctors’ Duties to Minors” (2010) 10(5) American Journal of Bioethics 3-15.
- Amy Zarzeczny, “Field Notes” (2010) 18(2) Health Law Review 3.
- Timothy Caulfield, Christopher Scott, Insoo Hyun, Robin Lovell-Badge, Kazuto Kato, Amy Zarzeczny, "Stem cell research policy and iPS cells" (2010) 7(1) Nature Methods 28-33.
- Amy Zarzeczny, Christopher Scott, Insoo Hyun, Jami Bennett, Jennifer Chandler, Sophie Chargé, Heather Heine, Rosario Isasi, Kazuto Kato, Robin Lovell-Badge, Kelly McNagny, Duanqing Pei, Janet Rossant, Azim Surani, Patrick L. Taylor, Ubaka Ogbogu, Timothy Caulfield, "iPS Cells: Mapping the Policy Issues" (2009) 139(6) Cell 1032-1037.
- Timothy Caulfield, Amy Zarzeczny, Jennifer McCormick, et al. “The Stem Cell Research Environment: A Patchwork of Patchworks” (2009) 5(2) Stem Cell Reviews and Reports 82-88.
- Amy Zarzeczny, & Timothy Caulfield, “Emerging ethical, legal and social issues associated with stem cell research and the current role of the moral status of the embryo” (2009) 5(2) Stem Cell Reviews and Reports 96-101.
- Timothy Caulfield, Amy Zarzeczny, Jennifer McCormick, et al. “International stem cell environments: a world of difference” (2009) Nature Reports Stem Cells. Published online April 16, 2009: doi:10.1038/stemcells.2009.61
- Amy Zarzeczny, “The CCSVI Wave Sweeps Saskatchewan” (2012) Western Policy Analyst (forthcoming October 2012).
- Amy Zarzeczny, “Legal Policies Steer Direction of Stem Cell Research” (2009) 28(48) The Lawyers Weekly 15-16.
- JSGS 827 – Health Care Organization and Administration
- JSGS 835AT – Health Law and Policy
- JSGS 817 – Health Policy
- Professional regulation and stem cell tourism
- Health law and policy issues engaged by medical tourism, with a particular focus on treatment for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), or MS Liberation Therapy
- Rare diseases and health policy challenges