Matthew HERDER

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Room 329, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2

Professor Herder is currently the Director of the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is also an Associate Professor in the Dalhousie University Faculties of Medicine and Law. As well, he is the 2017-18 Canadian Harkness/CFHI Associate in Health Care Policy and Practice.Herder’s research focuses on biomedical innovation policy, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property rights and the regulation of biopharmaceutical interventions. His work is often interdisciplinary and policy-oriented, and he has received grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Royal Society of Canada, in addition to appearing as an expert witness before several Parliamentary committees on pharmaceutical regulation and policy. Prior to arriving at Dalhousie, Herder was the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Legal Research Fellow at New York University’s School of Law. He was a Law Clerk at the Federal Court of Canada and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada. Herder holds a Master of the Science of Law degree from Stanford Law School as well as two law degrees from Dalhousie University.


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