International Association of Bioethics
Dr. Anant Bhan is trained as a medical doctor with a masters’ degree in bioethics from the University of Toronto. He is a researcher in the fields of Global Health, Health Policy and Bioethics. He is an Adjunct Visiting Professor at the Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University, Mangaluru, India. In the past, he has worked for NGOs and a government public health training institution in India, as well as a consultant to a project on Ethical, Social and Cultural issues in health biotechnology based at the University of Toronto, and as Senior Manager with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in their India Regional Office.
Anant has published extensively in various national and international medical journals in the field of global/public health and bioethics, as well as contributed to popular mass media. He is on the Editorial Board of ‘Public Health Ethics’ (www.phe.oxfordjournals.org), a quarterly journal of Oxford University Press and also serves on the International Advisory Board of the Asian Bioethics Review (http://www.asianbioethicsreview.com). He is also a member of the Ethics Working Group of the US NIH‐funded HIV Prevention Trials Network
(http://www.hptn.org/hptnresearchethics.htm). He has been as a reviewer for multiple journals, conference scientific committees and international grant competitions, and serves as a member of the Central Ethics Committee on Health Research, Indian Council of Medical Research.
Anant was a member of the Working Group set up to revise the 2002 CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research involving Humans, and a sub-committee involved in devising the 2017 ICMR National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research, and is currently the President of the International Association of Bioethics.