Dr Eric Meslin, is President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). He has held several academic positions at universities in Canada, Australia, the UK, France, and the US, including 15 years at the Indiana University where, among other roles, he was Founding Director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics. He has published more than 200 articles and book chapters, and has coedited two books on topics in health and science policy ethics. He is currently Visiting Scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.
His professional experience includes roles as Bioethics Research Director of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) program at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, followed by his appointment as Executive Director of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission established by President Bill Clinton. Eric has sat on a wide range of boards and committees, including Genome Canada, World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the UK Biobank.
Dr Meslin is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and a Chevalier de l’Ordre Nationale du Mérite for contributions to French bioethics policy.